Substitute House Bill No. 6825
          Substitute House Bill No. 6825

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 91-351

AN  ACT CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCING OF DELEGATES
INVOLVED IN PRIMARIES, CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTING,
IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS, SURPLUS CAMPAIGN FUNDS, THE
MAILING OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS,  THE DEADLINE FOR THE
ADMISSION  OF ELECTORS AND THE PRINTING  OF  STATE
STATIONERY.


    Section   1.  Section  9-333  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    This   chapter   applies  to:  [the]  (1)  THE
election, and all primaries  preliminary  thereto,
of   all  public  officials,  except  presidential
electors, United States senators  and  members  in
Congress, [. This chapter also applies to] (2) any
referendum  question,  AND  (3)  PERSONS  WHO  ARE
CANDIDATES  IN A PRIMARY FOR CONVENTION DELEGATES.
This  chapter  also  applies,   except   for   the
provisions   of   sections   9-333m   to   9-333v,
inclusive, to persons  who  are  candidates  in  a
primary   for   [convention   delegates  or]  town
committee members.
    Sec.   2.   Section   9-333a  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    As used in this chapter:
    (1)  "Committee"   means  a  party  committee,
political  committee  or  a  candidate   committee
organized,   as  the  case  may  be,  for a single
primary,  election or referendum,  or for  ongoing
political  activities,    to  aid  or  promote the
success  or defeat of any political party, any one
or  more  candidates  for  public  office  OR  THE
POSITION OF CONVENTION DELEGATE OR TOWN  COMMITTEE
MEMBER or any referendum question.
    (2)  "Party  committee"  means a state central
committee or a town committee.  "Party  committee"
does not mean a party-affiliated or district, ward
or borough committee which  receives  all  of  its
funds  from  the  state  central  committee of its
party or from a single  town  committee  with  the
same  party  affiliation.  Any  such  committee so
funded shall be construed to  be  a  part  of  its
state  central  or  town committee for purposes of
this chapter.
    (3)   "Political   committee"   means   (A)  a
committee  organized  by  a  business  entity   or
organization,  (B) persons other than individuals,
or two or more  individuals  organized  or  acting
jointly  conducting their activities in or outside
the state, [or] (C) a committee established  by  a
candidate   to  determine  the  particular  public
office  to  which  he  shall  seek  nomination  or
election,  and  referred  to in this chapter as an
exploratory   committee   OR   (D)   A   COMMITTEE
ESTABLISHED   BY  OR  ON  BEHALF  OF  A  SLATE  OF
CANDIDATES  IN  A  PRIMARY  FOR  THE  POSITION  OF
CONVENTION DELEGATE, but does not mean a candidate
committee or a party committee.
    (4) "Candidate  committee" means any committee
designated  by a single candidate,  or established
with the consent, authorization  or cooperation of
a  candidate, for the purpose of a single  primary
or election and to aid  or  promote  his candidacy
alone  for  a  particular  public  office  OR  THE
POSITION OF  TOWN  COMMITTEE  MEMBER, but does not
mean a political committee or a party committee.
    (5)    "National    committee"    means    the
organization which according to the  bylaws  of  a
political  party is responsible for the day-to-day
operation of the party at the national level.
    (6)    "Organization"    means    all    labor
organizations,   (A)    as    defined    in    the
Labor-Management  Reporting  and Disclosure Act of
1959, as from time to  time  amended,  or  (B)  as
defined  in  subdivision  (9)  of  section 31-101,
employee organizations as  defined  in  subsection
(d)  of  section  5-270  and  subdivision  (6)  of
section    7-467,    bargaining     representative
organizations  for  teachers,  any local, state or
national   organization,   to   which   a    labor
organization  pays  membership or per capita fees,
based upon  its  affiliation  or  membership,  and
trade  or  professional associations which receive
their  funds  exclusively  from  membership  dues,
whether organized in or outside of this state, but
does  not  mean  a  candidate   committee,   party
committee or a political committee.
    (7)  "Business  entity"  means  the following,
whether organized in or  outside  of  this  state:
Stock  corporations,  banks,  insurance companies,
business   associations,   bankers   associations,
insurance   associations,  trade  or  professional
associations which receive funds  from  membership
dues   and   other  sources,  partnerships,  joint
ventures,  private  foundations,  as  defined   in
Section  509 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986,
or any subsequent corresponding  internal  revenue
code  of  the  United States, as from time to time
amended; trusts or estates; corporations organized
under  sections  38a-175  to  38a-192,  inclusive,
38a-199 to  38a-209,  inclusive,  and  38a-214  to
38a-225,  inclusive,  and  chapters  594  to  597,
inclusive;    cooperatives,    and    any    other
association,   organization  or  entity  which  is
engaged  in  the  operation  of  a   business   or
profit-making   activity;  but  does  not  include
professional service corporations organized  under
chapter  594a  and  owned  by a single individual,
nonstock corporations which  are  not  engaged  in
business or profit-making activity, organizations,
as defined in subdivision  (6)  of  this  section,
candidate   committees,   party   committees   and
political committees as defined in  this  section.
For  purposes  of this chapter, corporations which
are component members of  a  controlled  group  of
corporations,   as  those  terms  are  defined  in
Section 1563 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986,
or  any  subsequent corresponding internal revenue
code of the United States, as from  time  to  time
amended, shall be deemed to be one corporation.
    (8)  "Individual"  means a human being, a sole
proprietorship,   or   a   professional    service
corporation organized under chapter 594a and owned
by a single human being.
    (9)  "Person"  means an individual, committee,
firm,  partnership,   organization,   association,
syndicate,  company  trust,  corporation,  or  any
other legal entity of any kind but does  not  mean
the  state  or  any  political  or  administrative
subdivision of the state.
    (10)   "Candidate"  means  an  individual  who
seeks  nomination  for  election  or  election  to
public  office  whether  or not such individual is
elected, and for the purposes of this  chapter  an
individual  shall be deemed to seek nomination for
election or election if he has (A)  been  endorsed
by  a  party  or become eligible for a position on
the ballot  at  an  election  or  primary  or  (B)
solicited   or   received  contributions  or  made
expenditures or given his  consent  to  any  other
person to solicit or receive contributions or make
expenditures with the intent to  bring  about  his
nomination  for  election  or election to any such
office.  "CANDIDATE"  ALSO  MEANS   A   SLATE   OF
CANDIDATES  WHICH  IS TO APPEAR ON THE BALLOT IN A
PRIMARY FOR THE POSITION OF  CONVENTION  DELEGATE.
For  the  purposes  of  sections  9-333 to 9-333l,
inclusive, and section  9-333w,  "candidate"  also
means  an  individual  who  is  a  candidate  in a
primary  for  [convention   delegates   or]   town
committee members.
    (11)    "Campaign    treasurer"    means   the
individual appointed by  a  candidate  or  by  the
chairman  of  a  party  committee  or  a political
committee to receive and disburse funds on  behalf
of the candidate or committee.
    (12)  "Deputy  campaign  treasurer"  means the
individual appointed by the candidate  or  by  the
chairman  of  a committee to serve in the capacity
of  the  campaign  treasurer   if   the   campaign
treasurer is unable to perform his duties.
    (13)    "Solicitor"    means   an   individual
appointed by a campaign treasurer of  a  committee
to  receive,  but not to disburse, funds on behalf
of the committee.
    (14)  "Referendum  question"  means a question
to be voted upon at any  election  or  referendum,
including a proposed constitutional amendment.
    (15)  "Lobbyist"  means  a lobbyist as defined
in subsection (l) of section 1-91.
    (16)  "Business  with  which he is associated"
means any business in which the contributor  is  a
director,   officer,  owner,  limited  or  general
partner or holder of stock constituting  five  per
cent or more of the total outstanding stock of any
class.  Officer  refers  only  to  the  president,
executive or senior vice-president or treasurer of
such business.
    Sec.   3.   Section   9-333d  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Except  with  respect  to  an  individual
acting on his own, no contributions may  be  made,
solicited  or  received and no expenditures may be
made, directly or indirectly,  in  aid  of  or  in
opposition  to  the  candidacy  for  nomination or
election  of  any  individual  or  any  party   or
referendum  question,  unless (1) THE CANDIDATE OR
CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE HAS FILED a  designation
of  a  campaign  treasurer [has been filed and (2)
the candidate or the chairman of a  committee  has
also  filed  a  designation  of]  AND a depository
institution  situated  in  this   state   as   the
depository  for  the  committee's funds OR (2) THE
CANDIDATE  OR,  IN  THE  EVENT  OF  A   REFERENDUM
QUESTION,  A  GROUP  OF  INDIVIDUALS  HAS  FILED A
CERTIFICATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF
SECTION  9-333f,  AS  AMENDED BY SECTION 5 OF THIS
ACT, OR SECTION 9-333g, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 6 OF
THIS  ACT,  AS  THE  CASE MAY BE. In the case of a
political committee, the filing of  the  statement
of organization by the chairman of such committee,
in  accordance  with  the  provisions  of  section
9-333g, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 6 OF THIS ACT, shall
constitute compliance with the provisions of  this
subsection.
    (b)   No   contribution   in   aid  of  or  in
opposition to  the  candidacy  of  any  person  or
[persons]  TO  ANY  PARTY  OR  REFERENDUM QUESTION
shall be made at  any  time,  except  to  [a]  THE
COMMITTEE'S  campaign  treasurer whose designation
is on file with the proper authority,  [or  to]  a
solicitor,  A  CANDIDATE  WHO  IS  EXEMPT FROM THE
REQUIREMENT TO FORM A CANDIDATE COMMITTEE AND  HAS
FILED  A  CERTIFICATION, OR A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS
WHICH HAVE JOINED SOLELY TO SUPPORT  OR  OPPOSE  A
REFERENDUM    QUESTION    AND    HAVE    FILED   A
CERTIFICATION.
    Sec.   4.   Section   9-333e  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Statements  filed  by  party  committees,
political committees formed to aid or promote  the
success   or   defeat  of  a  referendum  question
proposing     a     constitutional     convention,
constitutional   amendment   or  revision  of  the
constitution and those  political  committees  and
candidate  committees formed to aid or promote the
success or defeat of any candidate for the  office
of governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of the
state, treasurer, comptroller,  attorney  general,
sheriff,  judge  of  probate  and  members  of the
general assembly, shall be filed with  the  office
of  the  secretary  of  the  state. A COPY OF EACH
STATEMENT FILED BY A TOWN COMMITTEE SHALL BE FILED
AT  THE  SAME  TIME  WITH  THE  TOWN  CLERK OF THE
MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH THE COMMITTEE IS SITUATED. A
POLITICAL   COMMITTEE   FORMED   FOR  A  SLATE  OF
CANDIDATES  IN  A  PRIMARY  FOR  THE  POSITION  OF
CONVENTION  DELEGATE  SHALL  FILE  STATEMENTS WITH
BOTH THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE AND THE TOWN CLERK
OF  THE MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH THE PRIMARY IS TO BE
HELD.
    (b)  Statements filed by political  committees
formed solely to aid  or  promote  the  success or
defeat  of a referendum question to be voted  upon
by the electors of a single municipality and those
political   committees  or  candidate   committees
formed to aid or promote  the success or defeat of
any  candidate FOR PUBLIC OFFICE, other than those
enumerated in subsection  (a),  OR THE POSITION OF
TOWN COMMITTEE MEMBER shall be filed only with the
town  clerk  of  the  municipality  in  which  the
election  or  referendum  is  to  be  held.   Each
unsalaried town clerk shall be entitled to receive
ten  cents  from the town for the filing  of  each
such statement.
    (c)  A  CERTIFICATION  OF  A  CANDIDATE WHO IS
EXEMPT FROM THE REQUIREMENT OF SUBSECTION  (a)  OF
SECTION  9-333f,  AS  AMENDED BY SECTION 5 OF THIS
ACT, TO FORM A CANDIDATE COMMITTEE SHALL BE  FILED
WITH  THE  SECRETARY OF THE STATE IF THE CANDIDATE
SEEKS AN OFFICE ENUMERATED IN  SUBSECTION  (a)  OF
THIS  SECTION,  OR  WITH  THE  TOWN  CLERK  OF THE
MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH THE ELECTION IS TO  BE  HELD
IF  THE CANDIDATE SEEKS AN OFFICE OTHER THAN THOSE
ENUMERATED.  A  CERTIFICATION  OF   A   GROUP   OF
INDIVIDUALS  WHO  HAVE  JOINED  SOLELY  TO  AID OR
PROMOTE A REFERENDUM QUESTION AND WHO  ARE  EXEMPT
FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO FORM A POLITICAL COMMITTEE
UNDER SECTION 9-333g, AS AMENDED BY SECTION  6  OF
THIS  ACT,  SHALL  BE FILED WITH THE TOWN CLERK OF
EACH MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH THE REFERENDUM IS TO BE
HELD.
    Sec.   5.   Section   9-333f  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) Each  candidate  for  a  particular public
office  OR  THE POSITION OF TOWN COMMITTEE  MEMBER
shall form a single candidate  committee for which
he  shall  designate a campaign  treasurer  AND  A
DEPOSITORY INSTITUTION  SITUATED  IN THIS STATE AS
THE DEPOSITORY FOR THE COMMITTEE'S FUNDS AND SHALL
FILE  A   COMMITTEE   STATEMENT   CONTAINING  SUCH
DESIGNATIONS WITH THE PROPER AUTHORITY AS REQUIRED
BY SECTION 9-333e, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 4 OF THIS
ACT.   The  candidate may also designate a  deputy
campaign treasurer ON SUCH  COMMITTEE STATEMENT to
serve in the event that the campaign treasurer  is
unable to perform his duties for any reason.
    (b)  The formation of a candidate committee by
a candidate AND THE FILING  OF STATEMENTS PURSUANT
TO  SECTION 9-333j,  AS AMENDED BY SECTION  11  OF
THIS ACT, shall  not  be  required  if  [all]  THE
CANDIDATE  FILES A CERTIFICATION WITH  THE  PROPER
AUTHORITY REQUIRED BY  SECTION 9-333e,  AS AMENDED
BY SECTION 4 OF THIS ACT, AND ANY of the following
conditions exist FOR THE  ENTIRE CAMPAIGN: (1) The
candidate  is  one of a slate of candidates  whose
campaigns are funded  solely  by a party committee
or  a  political  committee  formed  for a  single
election  or  primary  [;   (2)  no  contributions
specifically  designated for use on behalf of such
candidate are accepted by such committee; and (3)]
AND expenditures made on behalf of [each such] THE
candidate's campaign [do  not  exceed one thousand
dollars   and]  are  reported  by  the   committee
sponsoring  his   candidacy;   (2)  THE  CANDIDATE
FINANCES HIS CAMPAIGN ENTIRELY FROM PERSONAL FUNDS
AND DOES NOT SOLICIT OR RECEIVE CONTRIBUTIONS;  OR
(3)  THE  CANDIDATE DOES NOT RECEIVE OR EXPEND  IN
EXCESS OF FIVE  HUNDRED  DOLLARS.   THE  CANDIDATE
SHALL  CERTIFY THE CONDITION FOR THE EXEMPTION NOT
LATER THAN THE THIRD DAY FOLLOWING  HIS CANDIDACY.
IF  THE  CANDIDATE  NO LONGER  QUALIFIES  FOR  THE
EXEMPTION,  HE SHALL COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF
SUBSECTION  (a),   NOT LATER THAN  THREE  BUSINESS
DAYS THEREAFTER AND  SHALL  PROVIDE HIS DESIGNATED
CAMPAIGN  TREASURER WITH ALL INFORMATION  REQUIRED
FOR COMPLETION OF THE  TREASURER'S  STATEMENTS AND
FILINGS AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 9-333j, AS  AMENDED
BY SECTION  11  OF  THIS  ACT.   THE  FILING  OF A
CERTIFICATION  UNDER  THIS  SUBSECTION  SHALL  NOT
RELIEVE THE  CANDIDATE  FROM  COMPLIANCE  WITH THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER.
    (c)  The  chairman  of  a  political committee
formed to support a single  candidate  FOR  PUBLIC
OFFICE  shall,  not  later  than  seven days after
filing a statement of organization with the proper
authority under section 9-333e, send the candidate
a notice, by certified mail, of such filing. If  a
candidate (1) does not, within fourteen days after
receiving such notice, disavow such committee,  in
writing,  to  the  proper  authority under section
9-333e, or (2) disavows such committee within such
period,  but,  at  any time before such disavowal,
accepts funds from the committee for his campaign,
such  committee  shall  be  deemed  to  have  been
authorized by such candidate and shall  constitute
a  candidate  committee  for  the purposes of this
chapter. No candidate shall establish, agree to or
assist  in  establishing,  or  give his consent or
authorization to establishing  a  committee  other
than  a  single candidate committee to promote his
candidacy for any  public  office  except  that  a
candidate   may   establish   a  single  political
committee, for a single election or  primary,  for
the  sole  purpose  of determining whether to seek
(A) nomination or election to the general assembly
or (B) nomination or election to any public office
other than the  general  assembly.  The  candidate
shall  designate  such purpose on the statement of
organization. Not later than fifteen days after  a
public   declaration   by  the  candidate  of  his
intention to seek nomination or  election  to  the
general  assembly  or  any other particular public
office,  the  candidate  shall   form   a   single
candidate committee.
    (d)  A  SLATE  OF  CANDIDATES IN A PRIMARY FOR
THE POSITION OF DELEGATE TO  THE  SAME  CONVENTION
SHALL  DESIGNATE  A  CHAIRPERSON  TO FORM A SINGLE
POLITICAL   COMMITTEE   TO   COMPLY    WITH    THE
REQUIREMENTS  OF  SECTION  9-333g,  AS  AMENDED BY
SECTION 6 OF THIS ACT, EXCEPT IF  THE  INDIVIDUALS
ON  THE  SLATE  UNANIMOUSLY  CONSENT TO HAVE THEIR
CAMPAIGN FINANCED SOLELY BY A TOWN COMMITTEE OR BY
THE  CANDIDATE  COMMITTEE OF A CANDIDATE FOR STATE
OR DISTRICT OFFICE TO WHICH  THEY  ARE  COMMITTED,
AND  SUCH  COMMITTEE OR CANDIDATE CONSENTS TO SUCH
FINANCING BY FILING A STATEMENT  OF  CONSENT  WITH
BOTH THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE AND THE TOWN CLERK
OF THE MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH THE PRIMARY IS TO  BE
HELD.
    Sec.   6.   Section   9-333g  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   The   chairperson   of   each  political
committee shall designate a campaign treasurer and
may designate a deputy campaign treasurer to serve
in the event that the campaign treasurer is unable
to   perform   his  duties  for  any  reason.  The
chairperson of each political committee shall also
file  a  statement of organization with the proper
authority, within ten days after its organization,
provided  that  the  chairperson  of any political
committee organized within ten days prior  to  any
primary, election or referendum in connection with
which it intends  to  make  any  contributions  or
expenditures, shall immediately file a statement.
    (b)  The statement shall include: (1) The name
and address of the committee; (2) a  statement  of
the  purpose  of  the  committee; (3) the name and
address of  its  campaign  treasurer,  and  deputy
campaign  treasurer  if  applicable; (4) the name,
address and position of its  chairman,  and  other
principal officers if applicable; (5) the name and
address of  the  depository  institution  for  its
funds;  (6) the name of each person, other than an
individual, that is a member of the committee; (7)
the  name  and party affiliation of each candidate
whom the committee is supporting and the office OR
POSITION  sought  by  each  candidate;  (8) if the
committee is supporting the entire ticket  of  any
party,  a statement to that effect and the name of
the party; (9) if the committee is  supporting  or
opposing   any   referendum   question,   a  brief
statement  identifying  the   substance   of   the
question;  (10) if the committee is established by
a business entity or organization, the name of the
entity  or  organization; (11) if the committee is
established by an organization,  whether  it  will
receive its funds from the organization's treasury
or  from  voluntary  contributions;  (12)  if  the
committee files reports with the Federal Elections
Commission or any out-of-state agency, a statement
to  that  effect including the name of the agency;
(13) a statement indicating whether the  committee
is  established  for a single primary, election or
referendum or for  ongoing  political  activities;
and  (14) if the committee is established by or on
behalf of a lobbyist, a statement to  that  effect
and the name of the lobbyist.
    (c)  The  chairman of each political committee
shall  report  any  addition  to  or   change   in
information previously submitted in a statement of
organization to the proper  authority  within  ten
days after the addition or change.
    (d)   [Each  check  issued  by  the   campaign
treasurer of a political committee  to a candidate
committee,   party committee or another  political
committee (1)  shall  have  typed,   stamped,   or
printed other than by hand, on its face, the  name
and address of the  political committee making the
contribution  and  (2) shall legibly indicate  the
name of the campaign  treasurer  of  the political
committee.] A GROUP OF TWO OR MORE INDIVIDUALS WHO
HAVE JOINED  SOLELY  TO  PROMOTE  THE  SUCCESS  OR
DEFEAT  OF  A  REFERENDUM QUESTION  SHALL  NOT  BE
REQUIRED TO FILE AS A  POLITICAL  COMMITTEE,  MAKE
SUCH  DESIGNATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH  SUBSECTIONS
(a) AND (b) OF  THIS  SECTION  OR  FILE STATEMENTS
PURSUANT  TO SECTION 9-333j, AS AMENDED BY SECTION
11 OF THIS ACT, IF THE  GROUP  DOES NOT RECEIVE OR
EXPEND  IN EXCESS OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR  THE
ENTIRE CAMPAIGN AND THE  AGENT OF SUCH INDIVIDUALS
FILES A CERTIFICATION WITH THE PROPER AUTHORITY OR
AUTHORITIES AS REQUIRED  UNDER SECTION 9-333e,  AS
AMENDED  BY  SECTION  4 OF THIS  ACT,   BEFORE  AN
EXPENDITURE  IS  MADE.   THE  CERTIFICATION  SHALL
INCLUDE THE NAME OF THE GROUP, OR THE NAMES OF THE
PERSONS WHO COMPRISE THE  GROUP,  AND THE NAME AND
ADDRESS  OF  THE AGENT WHICH SHALL APPEAR  ON  ANY
COMMUNICATION PAID FOR  OR  SPONSORED BY THE GROUP
AS  REQUIRED  BY  SECTION 9-333w,  AS  AMENDED  BY
SECTION 18 OF THIS ACT.   IF THE GROUP RECEIVES OR
EXPENDS  IN  EXCESS OF FIVE HUNDRED  DOLLARS,  THE
AGENT SHALL COMPLETE THE STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION
AND  FILE AS A POLITICAL COMMITTEE NOT LATER  THAN
THREE BUSINESS DAYS  THEREAFTER.   THE AGENT SHALL
PROVIDE THE DESIGNATED CAMPAIGN TREASURER WITH ALL
INFORMATION   REQUIRED   FOR   COMPLETION  OF  THE
STATEMENTS  FOR  FILING  AS  REQUIRED  BY  SECTION
9-333j, AS AMENDED.  THE FILING OF A CERTIFICATION
UNDER  THIS SUBSECTION SHALL NOT RELIEVE THE GROUP
FROM  COMPLIANCE  WITH   THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS
CHAPTER,  AND  THE  GROUP SHALL  BE  CONSIDERED  A
POLITICAL  COMMITTEE   ESTABLISHED  SOLELY  FOR  A
REFERENDUM    QUESTION   FOR   PURPOSES   OF   THE
LIMITATIONS ON CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES.
    Sec.   7.   Section   9-333h  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) The campaign  treasurer  of each committee
shall be responsible for receiving [contributions,
receiving] and reporting all  contributions, [made
or  promised to solicitors,] making AND  REPORTING
expenditures  and  filing   the  [itemized  sworn]
statements  required  under section  9-333j.   The
campaign treasurer of each committee shall deposit
contributions   in  the   committee's   designated
depository within seven days after receiving them.
THE CAMPAIGN TREASURER OF EACH POLITICAL COMMITTEE
OR PARTY COMMITTEE WHICH  MAKES  A CONTRIBUTION OF
GOODS  TO  ANOTHER COMMITTEE  SHALL  SEND  WRITTEN
NOTICE TO THE CAMPAIGN  TREASURER OF THE RECIPIENT
COMMITTEE BEFORE THE CLOSE OF THE REPORTING PERIOD
DURING WHICH THE CONTRIBUTION WAS MADE. THE NOTICE
SHALL  BE SIGNED BY THE CAMPAIGN TREASURER OF  THE
COMMITTEE  MAKING  THE   CONTRIBUTION   AND  SHALL
INCLUDE THE FULL NAME OF SUCH COMMITTEE, THE  DATE
ON WHICH  THE  CONTRIBUTION  WAS  MADE, A COMPLETE
DESCRIPTION  OF THE CONTRIBUTION AND THE VALUE  OF
THE  CONTRIBUTION.   ANY  DISPUTE  CONCERNING  THE
INFORMATION  CONTAINED  IN  SUCH NOTICE  SHALL  BE
RESOLVED  BY   THE   CAMPAIGN   TREASURER  OF  THE
RECIPIENT  COMMITTEE.  SUCH RESOLUTION  SHALL  NOT
IMPAIR IN ANY  WAY  THE  AUTHORITY  OF  THE  STATE
ELECTIONS  ENFORCEMENT  COMMISSION  UNDER  SECTION
9-7b.  THE  CAMPAIGN  TREASURER  OF  THE RECIPIENT
COMMITTEE SHALL PRESERVE EACH SUCH NOTICE RECEIVED
FOR THE  PERIOD  PRESCRIBED  BY  SUBSECTION (f) OF
SECTION 9-333i.
    (b)  A  contribution  in  the  form of a check
drawn on a  joint  bank  account  shall,  for  the
purpose   of   allocation,   be  deemed  to  be  a
contribution made by the individual who signed the
check.  If  a  check  is  signed  by more than one
individual, the total amount of the check shall be
divided   equally  among  the  cosigners  for  the
purpose of allocation. If a committee receives  an
anonymous   contribution   of  more  than  fifteen
dollars the campaign treasurer  shall  immediately
remit the contribution to the state treasurer. The
state treasurer shall deposit the contribution  in
the general fund.
    (c) The campaign  treasurer of each committee,
other than a political committee established by an
organization  which  receives  its  funds from the
organization's treasury,  may appoint  solicitors.
If  solicitors   are   appointed,    the  campaign
treasurer    shall   receive   and   report    all
contributions made or  promised to each solicitor.
Each   solicitor  shall  submit  to  the  campaign
treasurer a list  of  all  contributions  made  or
promised to him.  The list shall be complete as of
seventy-two hours  immediately  preceding midnight
of  the  day  preceding  the dates  on  which  the
campaign treasurer  is  required  to  file a sworn
statement  as  provided in section 9-333j.   Lists
shall be received by  the  campaign  treasurer not
later than twenty-four hours immediately preceding
each required filing  date.   Each solicitor shall
deposit   all  contributions  with  the   campaign
treasurer,  within  ten  days  after  receipt.  No
solicitor  shall expend any contributions received
by him  or  disburse  such  contributions  to  any
person other than the campaign treasurer.
    (d)  No  person   shall   act  as  a  campaign
treasurer  or deputy campaign treasurer unless  he
is an elector of  this  state,  and  a  statement,
signed  by  the chairman in the  case  of a  party
committee   or   political   committee  or  by the
candidate  in  the case of a candidate  committee,
designating him as  campaign  treasurer  or deputy
campaign  treasurer has been filed  in  accordance
with section  9-333e.   Each  such statement shall
designate  the period for which the appointment is
made.  In the case of a  political  committee, the
filing  of  a  statement of  organization  by  the
chairman of the  committee, in accordance with the
provisions  of  section 9-333g,  shall  constitute
compliance with the  filing  requirements  of this
section.   No  provision of this subsection  shall
prevent the campaign  treasurer,  deputy  campaign
treasurer or solicitor of any committee from being
the campaign treasurer, deputy  campaign treasurer
or solicitor of any other committee or prevent any
committee from having more than one solicitor, but
no  candidate  shall have more than  one  campaign
treasurer.  [,  and a] A candidate shall not serve
as  his own campaign treasurer or deputy  campaign
treasurer,  EXCEPT THAT A  CANDIDATE WHO IS EXEMPT
FROM   FORMING   A   CANDIDATE   COMMITTEE   UNDER
SUBSECTION (b) OF  SECTION  9-333f,  AS AMENDED BY
SECTION   5  OF  THIS  ACT,   AND  HAS   FILED   A
CERTIFICATION THAT  HE  IS  FINANCING HIS CAMPAIGN
FROM HIS OWN PERSONAL FUNDS OR IS NOT RECEIVING OR
EXPENDING IN EXCESS  OF  FIVE  HUNDRED DOLLARS MAY
PERFORM THE DUTIES OF A CAMPAIGN TREASURER FOR HIS
OWN CAMPAIGN.
    Sec.  8.  Subsection  (b) of section 9-333i of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (b)   No  candidate,  campaign  treasurer,  or
committee shall be liable for any debt incurred in
aid  of  or  in opposition to any political party,
referendum question or the candidacy of any person
or  persons  for  said offices OR POSITIONS unless
such   debt   was   incurred   pursuant   to    an
authorization  issued under subsection (a) of this
section.
    Sec.  9.  Subsection  (h) of section 9-333i of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (h)  No  campaign  treasurer  of  a  political
committee may provide an honorarium to, compensate
or make a gift to, any elected public official who
is subject to the provisions of this chapter,  for
any speaking engagement or other services rendered
on behalf  of  such  committee,  except  that  the
provisions  of this subsection shall not apply to:
(1) Reimbursement for actual  travel  expenses  or
food  and beverage for the personal consumption of
such public official or members of  his  immediate
family,  in  connection  with the rendering of any
such services by the public official; or  (2)  any
contribution  made  to  such  public  official  in
connection with his  campaign  for  nomination  or
election to an office OR POSITION included in this
chapter, which is reported in accordance with  the
provisions  of this chapter. Except as provided in
this subsection, no such elected  public  official
may  receive  any gift, honorarium or compensation
from a political committee.
    Sec.   10.   Section  9-333i  of  the  general
statutes is amended by adding subsections (m)  and
(n) as follows:
    (NEW)  (m)  Each  check issued by the campaign
treasurer of a political committee to a  candidate
committee,  party  committee  or another political
committee  (1)  shall  have  typed,  stamped,   or
printed  other than by hand, on its face, the name
and address of the political committee making  the
contribution  and  (2)  shall legibly indicate the
name of the campaign treasurer  of  the  political
committee.
    (NEW)   (n)   Any  obligation  or  restriction
imposed  by  this  section  and  sections  9-333j,
9-333l,  9-333m,  9-333o,  9-333q, 9-333r, 9-333t,
9-333v, 9-333w, 9-333x and 9-333y, as  amended  by
this  act,  on a campaign treasurer or a candidate
committee shall be deemed to  be  imposed  on  any
candidate  who  is exempt from forming a candidate
committee and has filed a  certification  pursuant
to subsection (b) of section 9-333f, as amended by
section 5 of this act, with the proper authority.
    Sec.   11.   Section  9-333j  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   (1)   Each   campaign   treasurer  of  a
committee, other than a state  central  committee,
shall  file,  A  STATEMENT, SWORN UNDER PENALTY OF
FALSE  STATEMENT  WITH  THE  PROPER  AUTHORITY  IN
ACCORDANCE  WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 9-333e,
AS AMENDED BY SECTION 4 OF THIS ACT,  (A)  on  the
second  Thursday  in the months of January, April,
July and October, (B) on the seventh day preceding
[an]  EACH REGULAR STATE election, EXCEPT THAT (i)
IN  THE  CASE  OF  A  CANDIDATE   OR   EXPLORATORY
COMMITTEE  ESTABLISHED FOR AN OFFICE TO BE ELECTED
AT A MUNICIPAL ELECTION, THE  STATEMENT  SHALL  BE
FILED  ON  THE  SEVENTH  DAY  PRECEDING  A REGULAR
MUNICIPAL ELECTION IN LIEU OF SUCH DATE, AND  (ii)
IN  THE  CASE  OF  A TOWN COMMITTEE, THE STATEMENT
SHALL BE FILED ON THE SEVENTH DAY  PRECEDING  EACH
MUNICIPAL  ELECTION  IN ADDITION TO SUCH DATE, and
[,] (C) if the committee has made  or  received  a
contribution or expenditure in connection with ANY
OTHER ELECTION, a primary OR A REFERENDUM, on  the
seventh  day  preceding  the  ELECTION, primary OR
REFERENDUM. [, a statement, sworn under penalty of
false  statement,  with  the  proper  authority in
accordance with the provisions of section 9-333e.]
The  statement  shall be complete as of seven days
immediately preceding the required filing day, and
shall  cover  a period to begin with the first day
not included in the last  filed  statement  except
that  the January statement, when filed by a party
committee or a political committee  organized  for
the purpose of ongoing political activities, shall
cover all contributions made or received  and  all
expenditures  made  as  of  midnight  on  December
thirty-first of the preceding calendar year.
    (2)  Each  campaign  treasurer  of a candidate
committee, within forty-five  days  following  any
election  and  within  thirty  days  following any
primary,  and  each  campaign   treasurer   of   a
political  committee  formed for a single primary,
election or  referendum,  within  forty-five  days
after  any  election  or  referendum,  shall  file
statements in the same manner as  is  required  of
them  under subdivision (1) of this subsection. If
the campaign treasurer of  a  candidate  committee
established by a candidate, who is unsuccessful in
the primary or has terminated his candidacy  prior
to  the  primary,  distributes  all  surplus funds
within thirty days following the scheduled primary
and  discloses the distribution on the postprimary
statement, such campaign treasurer  shall  not  be
required  to  file any subsequent statement unless
the committee has a  deficit,  in  which  case  he
shall  file  any required statements in accordance
with  the  provisions  of   subdivision   (3)   of
subsection (e) of this section.
    (3)  In  the case of state central committees,
on each January thirtieth, April  tenth  and  July
tenth,  and  on  the  twelfth  day  preceding  any
election, the  campaign  treasurer  of  each  such
committee  shall file with the proper authority, a
statement, sworn under penalty of false statement,
complete   as   of  the  last  day  of  the  month
immediately preceding  the  month  in  which  such
statement is to be filed in the case of statements
required to be filed in January, April  and  July,
and complete as of the nineteenth day preceding an
election, in the case of the statement required to
be filed on the twelfth day preceding an election,
and in each case covering a period to  begin  with
the  first  day  not  included  in  the last filed
statement.
    (b)  The statements required to be filed under
subsection (a) of this  section  and  subdivisions
(2)  and  (3)  of  subsection (e) of this section,
shall not be  required  to  be  filed  by:  (1)  A
candidate  committee or political committee formed
for  a  single  primary  or  election  until  such
committee  receives or expends an amount in excess
of  one  thousand  dollars  for  purposes  of  the
primary  or  election for which such committee was
formed; (2) a political committee formed solely to
aid  or  promote  the  success  or  defeat  of any
referendum question until such committee  receives
or  expends  an  amount  in excess of one thousand
dollars; or (3) a  party  or  political  committee
organized  for  ongoing political activities until
such committee receives or expends  an  amount  in
excess  of  one  thousand dollars for the calendar
year except the statements required to be filed on
the second Thursday in the month of January and on
the seventh day preceding any election shall be so
filed. The provisions of this subsection shall not
apply  to  state  central  committees  or  to  the
statement  required  to be filed by an exploratory
committee upon its termination. A committee  which
is  exempted  from  filing  statements  under  the
provisions of this subsection shall file  in  lieu
thereof  a  statement sworn under penalty of false
statement, indicating that the committee  has  not
received  or  expended  an amount in excess of one
thousand dollars.
    (c)  (1) Each statement filed under subsection
(a), (e) or (f) of this section shall include, but
not  be  limited to: (A) An itemized accounting of
each contribution, if any, including the full name
and  complete  address of each contributor and the
amount of the contribution; (B)  in  the  case  of
anonymous contributions, the total amount received
and the denomination of the bills; (C) an itemized
accounting  of each expenditure, if any, including
the full name and complete address of each  payee,
the amount and the purpose of the expenditure, and
a statement of the balance on hand or deficit,  as
the  case  may  be;  (D) an itemized accounting of
each expense incurred but not paid; (E)  the  name
and  address of any person who is the guarantor of
a loan to, or the cosigner of  a  note  with,  the
candidate   on  whose  behalf  the  committee  was
formed, or the campaign treasurer in the case of a
party  committee or a political committee; (F) for
each individual who contributes in excess  of  one
thousand  dollars  in the aggregate, the principal
occupation of such individual,  the  name  of  the
individual's  employer,  if  any,  and a statement
indicating whether the individual  or  a  business
with  which  he  is associated has a contract with
the state  which  is  valued  at  more  than  five
thousand   dollars;  and  (G)  for  each  itemized
contribution made by a lobbyist, the spouse  of  a
lobbyist  or any dependent child of a lobbyist who
resides in the lobbyist's household,  a  statement
to  that  effect.  Each  campaign  treasurer shall
include in such statement an  itemized  accounting
of  the  receipts and expenditures relative to any
testimonial affair held under  the  provisions  of
section 9-333k or any other fund-raising affair.
    (2)    Each    contributor     described    in
subparagraphs  (F) and (G) of subdivision  (1)  of
this subsection shall, at the time he makes such a
contribution,  provide  the information which  the
campaign treasurer is  required  to  include under
said  subparagraphs (F) and (G) in  the  statement
filed under  subsection  (a),   (e) or (f) of this
section. IF A CAMPAIGN TREASURER RECEIVES ANY SUCH
CONTRIBUTION FROM AN  INDIVIDUAL WHICH SEPARATELY,
OR  IN THE AGGREGATE, IS IN EXCESS OF ONE THOUSAND
DOLLARS AND THE  CONTRIBUTOR  HAS NOT PROVIDED THE
INFORMATION  REQUIRED  BY SAID  SUBPARAGRAPH  (F),
THE CAMPAIGN  TREASURER,   WITHIN  THREE  BUSINESS
DAYS AFTER RECEIVING THE CONTRIBUTION,  SHALL SEND
A REQUEST FOR SUCH INFORMATION  TO THE CONTRIBUTOR
BY   CERTIFIED  MAIL,  RETURN  RECEIPT  REQUESTED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS  OF SECTION 9-333h,
THE CAMPAIGN TREASURER SHALL NOT DEPOSIT ANY  SUCH
CONTRIBUTION UNTIL  HE  OBTAINS  SUCH  INFORMATION
FROM THE CONTRIBUTOR. THE CAMPAIGN TREASURER SHALL
RETURN THE CONTRIBUTION TO  THE CONTRIBUTOR IF THE
CONTRIBUTOR   DOES   NOT  PROVIDE   THE   REQUIRED
INFORMATION   WITHIN   FOURTEEN   DAYS  AFTER  THE
TREASURER'S  WRITTEN  REQUEST  OR THE END  OF  THE
REPORTING PERIOD  IN  WHICH  THE  CONTRIBUTION WAS
RECEIVED,  WHICHEVER IS LATER.  Any failure  of  a
contributor  to  provide  [such]  THE  information
WHICH   THE  CAMPAIGN  TREASURER  IS  REQUIRED  TO
INCLUDE UNDER SAID SUBPARAGRAPH (G), which results
in  noncompliance by the campaign  treasurer  with
the provisions of  said  [subparagraphs  (F)  and]
SUBPARAGRAPH  (G), shall be a complete defense  to
any action  against  the  campaign  treasurer  for
failure to disclose such information.
    (3)  Contributions from a single individual to
a campaign treasurer  in  the  aggregate  totaling
thirty  dollars  or  less need not be individually
identified   in   the   statement,   but   a   sum
representing   the   total   amount  of  all  such
contributions made by all such individuals  during
the  period  to be covered by such statement shall
be a separate entry, identified only by the  words
"total contributions from small contributors".
    (4)  Statements  filed in accordance with this
section shall remain public records of  the  state
for  five  years from the date such statements are
filed.
    (d)  At the time of filing statements required
under this section, the campaign treasurer of each
candidate  committee shall send to the candidate a
duplicate statement and the campaign treasurer  of
each  party committee and each political committee
other than an exploratory committee shall send  to
the   chairman   of   the  committee  a  duplicate
statement. Each statement  required  to  be  filed
under  this section shall be deemed to be filed in
a timely manner if it is delivered by hand to  the
office  of the proper authority before four-thirty
o'clock p.m., or postmarked by the  United  States
Postal  Service  before  midnight, on the required
filing day. If the day for any such  filing  falls
on  a  Saturday,  Sunday  or  legal  holiday,  the
statement shall be filed on the next business  day
thereafter.
    (e)  (1)  Notwithstanding  any  provisions  of
this chapter to the contrary, in the  event  of  a
surplus  the  campaign  treasurer  of  a candidate
committee or of a political committee, other  than
a political committee formed for ongoing political
activities  or  an  exploratory  committee   shall
distribute  or  expend  such surplus within ninety
days after a primary which results in  the  defeat
of  the  candidate,  an election or referendum, in
the following manner:
    (A)   Such  committees  may  distribute  their
surplus to  a  party  committee,  or  a  political
committee    organized   for   ongoing   political
activities,   return   such   surplus    to    all
contributors  to the committee on a prorated basis
of contribution, or distribute such surplus to any
charitable  organization  which  is  a  tax-exempt
organization  under  Section  501(c)(3)   of   the
Internal  Revenue  Code of 1986, or any subsequent
corresponding internal revenue code of the  United
States,  as from time to time amended, provided no
candidate committee may distribute such surplus to
a  committee which has been established to finance
future political campaigns of the candidate;
    (B)  Each such political committee established
by an organization which received its  funds  from
the   organization's  treasury  shall  return  its
surplus to its sponsoring organization;
    (C)  (i)  Each  political committee [,] formed
solely to aid or promote the success or defeat  of
any  referendum  question,  WHICH DOES NOT RECEIVE
CONTRIBUTIONS  FROM  A  BUSINESS  ENTITY   OR   AN
ORGANIZATION,  shall  distribute  its surplus to a
party  committee,   to   a   political   committee
organized  for  ongoing political activities, to a
national  committee  of  a  political  party,   to
[identified]  ALL contributors TO THE COMMITTEE on
a prorated basis  OF  CONTRIBUTION,  to  state  or
municipal   governments  or  agencies  or  to  any
organization which is  a  tax-exempt  organization
under  Section  501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Code of  1986,  or  any  subsequent  corresponding
internal  revenue  code  of  the United States, as
from time to time  amended,  (ii)  EACH  POLITICAL
COMMITTEE  FORMED  SOLELY  TO  AID  OR PROMOTE THE
SUCCESS OR  DEFEAT  OF  ANY  REFERENDUM  QUESTION,
WHICH   RECEIVES  CONTRIBUTIONS  FROM  A  BUSINESS
ENTITY OR AN ORGANIZATION,  SHALL  DISTRIBUTE  ITS
SURPLUS  TO ALL CONTRIBUTORS TO THE COMMITTEE ON A
PRORATED  BASIS  OF  CONTRIBUTION,  TO  STATE   OR
MUNICIPAL  GOVERNMENTS  OR  AGENCIES,  OR  TO  ANY
ORGANIZATION  WHICH  IS  TAX-EXEMPT   UNDER   SAID
PROVISIONS OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE; and
    (D)  The  campaign  treasurer of the candidate
committee of a candidate who is elected to  office
may,  upon  the  authorization  of such candidate,
expend surplus campaign funds to pay for the  cost
of  clerical, secretarial or other office expenses
necessarily  incurred   by   such   candidate   in
preparation for taking office; except such surplus
shall not be distributed for the personal  benefit
of any individual or to any organization.
    (2)  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  PROVISIONS  OF THIS
CHAPTER TO THE CONTRARY, THE CAMPAIGN TREASURER OF
THE  CANDIDATE  COMMITTEE  OF  A CANDIDATE WHO HAS
WITHDRAWN FROM A PRIMARY OR ELECTION MAY, PRIOR TO
THE PRIMARY OR ELECTION, DISTRIBUTE ITS SURPLUS TO
ANY ORGANIZATION WHICH IS TAX-EXEMPT UNDER SECTION
501(c)  (3)  OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986,
OR ANY SUBSEQUENT CORRESPONDING  INTERNAL  REVENUE
CODE  OF  THE  UNITED STATES, AS FROM TIME TO TIME
AMENDED,   OR   RETURN   SUCH   SURPLUS   TO   ALL
CONTRIBUTORS  TO THE COMMITTEE ON A PRORATED BASIS
OF CONTRIBUTION.
    [(2)]   (3)   Within  seven  days  after  such
distribution or within seven days after all  funds
have been expended in accordance with subparagraph
(D) of subdivision (1)  of  this  subsection,  the
campaign   treasurer  shall  file  a  supplemental
statement, sworn under penalty of false statement,
with the proper authority, identifying all further
contributions   received   since   the    previous
statement  and explaining how any surplus has been
distributed or expended in  accordance  with  this
section. No surplus may be distributed or expended
until after the election, primary or referendum.
    [(3)]  (4)  In  the  event  of  a  deficit the
campaign  treasurer  shall  file  a   supplemental
statement  ninety days after the election, primary
or  referendum  with  the  proper  authority  and,
thereafter,  on  the  seventh  day  of  each month
following if on the last day of the previous month
there  was  an increase or decrease in the deficit
in  excess  of  five  hundred  dollars  from  that
reported on the last statement filed. The campaign
treasurer shall file such supplemental  statements
as  required  until  the deficit is eliminated. If
any such committee does not have a  surplus  or  a
deficit, the statement required to be filed within
forty-five  days   following   any   election   or
referendum  or  within  thirty  days following any
primary shall be the last required statement.
    (f)  If  an  exploratory  committee  has  been
established by a candidate pursuant to  subsection
(c)  of  section 9-333f, the campaign treasurer of
the committee shall file a  notice  of  intent  to
dissolve  it  with  the  appropriate authority not
later than  fifteen  days  after  the  candidate's
declaration   of  intent  to  seek  nomination  or
election  to  a  particular  public  office.   The
campaign  treasurer  shall  also  file a statement
identifying   all   contributions   received    or
expenditures  made  by  the  exploratory committee
since the previous statement and  the  balance  on
hand  or deficit, as the case may be. In the event
of a surplus, the campaign  treasurer  shall,  not
later than the filing of the statement, distribute
the surplus to the candidate committee established
pursuant  to said section, except that in the case
of  a  surplus   of   an   exploratory   committee
established  for  nomination  or  election  to  an
office other than the general  assembly,  (1)  the
campaign  treasurer  may  only  distribute  to the
candidate committee for nomination or election  to
the   general  assembly  of  such  candidate  that
portion of such surplus which is in excess of  the
total    contributions   which   the   exploratory
committee received  from  lobbyists  or  political
committees  established  by  lobbyists, during any
period in which the prohibitions in subsection (e)
of  section  9-333l  apply  and  (2) any remaining
amount shall be returned to all such lobbyists and
political  committees  established by or on behalf
of lobbyists, on a prorated basis of contribution,
or  distributed  to  any  charitable  organization
which is a tax-exempt organization  under  Section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or
any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code
of  the  United  States,  as  from  time  to  time
amended. If the  candidate  decides  not  to  seek
nomination or election to any office, the campaign
treasurer shall, within fifteen  days  after  such
decision,  comply  with  the  provisions  of  this
subsection  and  distribute  any  surplus  in  the
manner  provided  by  this  section  for political
committees other than  those  formed  for  ongoing
political  activities.  In the event of a deficit,
the campaign  treasurer  shall  file  a  statement
thirty days after the decision or declaration with
the  proper  authority  and,  thereafter,  on  the
seventh day of each month following if on the last
day of the previous month there was an increase or
decrease in such deficit in excess of five hundred
dollars from that reported on the  last  statement
filed.   The   campaign   treasurer   shall   file
supplemental  statements  until  the  deficit   is
eliminated.  If the exploratory committee does not
have a surplus or  deficit,  the  statement  filed
after  the  candidate's  declaration  or  decision
shall be the last required statement.
    Sec.  12.  Subsection (a) of section 9-333l of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Any  provision  of  this  chapter  to the
contrary notwithstanding,  a  candidate  committee
may  join with one or more candidate committees to
establish a political committee for the purpose of
[a  single]  SPONSORING  ONE  OR MORE fund-raising
[event]   EVENTS   FOR   THOSE   CANDIDATES.   Any
individual, other than a candidate BENEFITTED, who
is eligible and qualifies to serve  in  accordance
with  the  provisions of subsection (d) of section
9-333h may serve  as  the  campaign  treasurer  or
deputy  campaign  treasurer  of  such  a political
committee. The statements required to be filed  by
a  political  committee  under  this chapter shall
apply  to  any  political  committee   established
pursuant to this subsection. After all expenses of
the political committee  have  been  paid  by  its
campaign   treasurer  FOR  EACH  EVENT,  he  shall
distribute all remaining funds FROM SUCH EVENT  to
the  campaign  treasurers of each of the candidate
committees   which   established   the   political
committee.  The  distribution  to  each  candidate
committee shall be made either in accordance  with
a  prior  agreement  of  the  candidates or, if no
prior agreement was made, in equal proportions  to
each  candidate  committee. Any contribution which
is made to such  political  committee  shall,  for
purposes   of   determining  compliance  with  the
limitations imposed by this chapter, be deemed  to
have  been  made  in  equal  proportions  to  each
candidate's campaign unless (1) a prior  agreement
was  made  by the candidates as to the disposition
of remaining funds and (2) those  who  contributed
to  the  political committee were notified of such
disposition, in which case the contribution  shall
be  deemed  to  have been made to each candidate's
campaign in accordance with the agreement.
    Sec.   13.   Section  9-333m  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  No  individual  shall make a contribution
or  contributions  to,  for  the  benefit  of,  or
pursuant  to  the  authorization  or request of, a
candidate or a committee  supporting  or  opposing
any  candidate's  campaign  for  nomination  at  a
primary, or any candidate's campaign for election,
to  the  office  of (1) governor, in excess of two
thousand  five  hundred  dollars;  (2)  lieutenant
governor,   secretary  of  the  state,  treasurer,
comptroller or attorney general, in excess of  one
thousand  five  hundred  dollars;  (3)  sheriff or
chief  executive  officer  of  a  town,  city   or
borough,  in  excess  of one thousand dollars; (4)
state senator or probate judge, in excess of  five
hundred  dollars;  or  (5) state representative or
any other office of a municipality not  previously
included  in  this  subsection,  in  excess of two
hundred fifty dollars. The limits imposed by  this
subsection   shall   be   applied   separately  to
primaries and elections.
    (b)  IN  THE  CASE  OF  ONE OR MORE CONVENTION
DELEGATE PRIMARIES IN WHICH A SLATE OF  CANDIDATES
FOR   THE  POSITION  OF  CONVENTION  DELEGATE  ARE
COMMITTED TO  A  SINGLE  CANDIDATE  FOR  STATE  OR
DISTRICT OFFICE WHO HAS CONSENTED TO FINANCING THE
SLATE'S CAMPAIGN SOLELY BY HIS CANDIDATE COMMITTEE
IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH SECTION 9-333f, AS AMENDED BY
SECTION 5 OF THIS ACT, AN INDIVIDUAL MAY  MAKE  AN
ADDITIONAL  CONTRIBUTION  OR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SUCH
CANDIDATE COMMITTEE NOT IN EXCESS OF  TWO  HUNDRED
FIFTY  DOLLARS  FOR EACH DELEGATE PRIMARY FINANCED
IN SUCH MANNER.
    [(b)]   (c)   No  individual  shall   make   a
contribution  or  contributions  to,   or  for the
benefit   of,  an  exploratory  committee   OR   A
POLITICAL   COMMITTEE   FORMED   BY   A   SLATE OF
CANDIDATES  IN  A  PRIMARY  FOR  THE  POSITION  OF
DELEGATE TO THE SAME  CONVENTION, in excess of two
hundred fifty dollars.
    [(c)]    (d)    No   individual   shall   make
contributions to  such  candidates  or  committees
which  in  the  aggregate  exceed fifteen thousand
dollars  for  any  single  election  and   primary
preliminary thereto.
    Sec.  14.  Subsection (e) of section 9-333n of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (e)  Any  individual  may,  independent of any
other person, make unlimited expenditures for  the
benefit  of any candidate's campaign for election,
or nomination at  a  primary,  to  any  office  OR
POSITION.
    Sec.   15.   Section  9-333o  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   No   business   entity  shall  make  any
contributions  or  expenditures  to,  or  for  the
benefit  of, any candidate's campaign for election
to any public office OR POSITION SUBJECT  TO  THIS
CHAPTER  or  for  nomination  at a primary for any
such office OR POSITION, or to promote the  defeat
of  any  candidate for any [political] SUCH office
OR POSITION, or to promote the success  or  defeat
of  any  political  party,  except  as provided in
subsection (b) of this section.
    (b)  A business entity may make reasonable and
necessary transfers or disbursements to or for the
benefit  of  a  political committee established by
such business entity, for the  administration  of,
or   solicitation   of   contributions   to,  such
political committee. Nonmonetary contributions  by
a  business  entity which are incidental in nature
and   are    directly    attributable    to    the
administration  of  such political committee shall
be exempt from the reporting requirements of  this
chapter.
    (c)  The  provisions of this section shall not
preclude   a   business   entity    from    making
contributions   or  expenditures  to  promote  the
success or defeat of a referendum question.
    (d)  A  political  committee  organized  by  a
business entity shall not make a  contribution  or
contributions   to  or  for  the  benefit  of  any
candidate's campaign for nomination at  a  primary
or  any  candidate's  campaign for election to the
office  of:  (1)  Governor,  in  excess  of   five
thousand   dollars;   (2)   lieutenant   governor,
secretary of the state, treasurer, comptroller  or
attorney  general,  in  excess  of  three thousand
dollars; (3) sheriff, in excess  of  two  thousand
dollars; (4) state senator, probate judge or chief
executive officer of a town, city or  borough,  in
excess   of   one   thousand  dollars;  (5)  state
representative, in excess of five hundred dollars;
or  (6)  any  other  office  of a municipality not
included in subdivision (4) of this subsection, in
excess   of  two  hundred  fifty  dollars;  or  an
exploratory committee, in excess  of  two  hundred
fifty   dollars.   The   limits  imposed  by  this
subsection shall apply separately to primaries and
elections  and contributions by any such committee
to candidates designated in this subsection  shall
not  exceed  one  hundred  thousand dollars in the
aggregate for  any  single  election  and  primary
preliminary   thereto.   Contributions   to   such
committees shall also be subject to the provisions
of section 9-333t in the case of committees formed
for ongoing political activity or  section  9-333u
in  the  case  of  committees  formed for a single
election or primary.
    (e)  A  political  committee  organized  by  a
business entity may make  unlimited  contributions
to,  or  for  the  benefit  of,  another political
committee organized by a business entity or  to  a
party  committee. No political committee organized
by a business entity shall make a contribution  to
an  exploratory committee in excess of two hundred
fifty dollars. No such political  committee  shall
make  a contribution or contributions in excess of
two  thousand  dollars  to  any  other   kind   of
political  committee,  in any one calendar year if
organized for ongoing political activities, or  if
formed   for   a   single   primary,  election  or
referendum, with respect to such primary, election
or referendum.
    Sec.  16.  Subsection (a) of section 9-333r of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  A  candidate  committee  shall  not  make
contributions to, or for the  benefit  of,  (1)  a
party committee, (2) a political committee, EXCEPT
TO A POLITICAL COMMITTEE WHICH HAS BEEN FORMED FOR
A  SLATE OF CONVENTION DELEGATES IN A PRIMARY, (3)
a  committee  of  a  candidate  for   federal   or
out-of-state  office, (4) a national committee, or
(5) another candidate committee except that a  pro
rata  sharing  of  certain  expenses in accordance
with subsection (b) of  section  9-333l  shall  be
permitted.
    Sec.  17.  Subsection (b) of section 9-333s of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (b)    A    party    committee   may   receive
contributions  from  a  national  committee  of  a
political party, but may not receive contributions
from a committee of a  candidate  for  federal  or
out-of-state  office,  [except in the distribution
of a surplus as  provided  in  subsection  (c)  of
section   9-333j]  FOR  USE  IN  THE  ELECTION  OF
CANDIDATES  SUBJECT  TO  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS
CHAPTER.
    Sec.  18.  Subsection (a) of section 9-333w of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  No  person, as defined in subdivision (9)
of  section  9-333a,  shall  make  OR  INCUR   any
expenditure  for  the  purpose  of  financing  any
written,  typed  or  other  printed  communication
which  promotes  the  success  or  defeat  of  any
candidate's campaign for nomination at  a  primary
or  election,  [or  which] promotes the success or
defeat of  any  referendum  question  OR  SOLICITS
FUNDS  TO BENEFIT ANY POLITICAL PARTY OR COMMITTEE
unless such communication bears upon its face  (1)
in  the  case of a person, other than a committee,
business entity or organization, who pays  for  or
sponsors  such communication, the name and address
of such person, (2) in the case  of  a  committee,
which pays for or sponsors such communication, the
name of the committee and its campaign  treasurer,
[or]  (3)  in  the  case  of  an  organization  or
business entity which pays for  or  sponsors  such
communication,  the  name  of  the organization or
business entity and its chief  executive  officer,
OR  (4)  IN THE CASE OF A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS WHO
HAVE JOINED  SOLELY  TO  PROMOTE  THE  SUCCESS  OR
DEFEAT  OF  A  REFERENDUM  QUESTION  AND  FILED  A
CERTIFICATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBSECTION (d) OF
SECTION  9-333g,  AS  AMENDED BY SECTION 6 OF THIS
ACT,  AND  WHICH  PAYS  FOR   OR   SPONSORS   SUCH
COMMUNICATION, THE NAME OF THE GROUP AS IT APPEARS
ON THE CERTIFICATION OR THE NAME  OF  EACH  PERSON
WHO  COMPRISES THE GROUP, AND THE NAME AND ADDRESS
OF THE AGENT.
    Sec.  19.  Subsection (a) of section 9-333n of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) No individual shall make a contribution or
contributions in any one  calendar  year in excess
of  five  thousand dollars to  the  state  central
committee of any party, or for the benefit of such
committee   pursuant  to  its   authorization   or
request;  or  one   thousand  dollars  to  a  town
committee  of  any  political party,  or  for  the
benefit  of   such   committee   pursuant  to  its
authorization or request;  or one thousand dollars
to  a  political   committee   other  than  (1)  a
political  committee  formed  solely  to  aid   or
promote the  success  or  defeat  of  a referendum
question,   (2) an exploratory committee, [or] (3)
a   political    committee    established   by  an
organization, or for the benefit of such committee
pursuant to its authorization  or request OR (4) A
POLITICAL   COMMITTEE   FORMED   BY A   SLATE   OF
CANDIDATES  IN  A  PRIMARY  FOR  THE  POSITION  OF
DELEGATE TO THE SAME CONVENTION.
    Sec.   20.   Section  9-153d  of  the  general
statutes  is   repealed   and   the  following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Either  registrar of voters may, not more than
ninety days before the  day  of an election,  in a
form   to  be  prescribed  and  provided  by   the
secretary of  the  state,   direct  the  municipal
clerk  forthwith to mail an absentee ballot,  with
the necessary envelopes  and  instructions, to the
best-known  address,  within the knowledge of  the
registrar issuing such direction, of an elector or
applicant  for  admission  as an  elector  WHO  IS
LIVING  OUTSIDE  THE  TERRITORIAL  LIMITS  OF  THE
SEVERAL  STATES  OF  THE  UNITED  STATES  AND  THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  OR  who  is  a member of the
armed  forces,  or  the spouse or dependent  of  a
member of  the  armed  forces  living  where  such
member  is  stationed,  whether such address is  a
home address or an armed service address, and such
direction shall constitute sufficient  application
for such  absentee  ballot.   The  municipal clerk
may, during such period, so act of his own  motion
and  without  waiting   for  the  direction  of  a
registrar  of voters or other application,  if the
clerk first completes  and  retains in his records
as  an  application the same direction form as  is
used by a registrar of voters.
    Sec.  21.  Subsection  (a)  of section 9-17 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) For the purposes of this section, "primary
day"  means  the day scheduled for a  primary  for
state,   district   and   municipal   offices   in
accordance   with  section  9-423,  regardless  of
whether the municipality  will  hold a primary and
"election  day"  means  the day  of  each  regular
election.  (1)  The  registrars  of voters of each
town   shall   hold   sessions  to   examine   the
qualifications of  electors  and admit those found
qualified  to the elector's oath on the dates  and
at the times  set  forth  in  this  section.  Such
sessions  shall  be  held on  the  following  days
during the hours indicated,  except as provided in
subdivision (2) of this subsection:

   Day                          Hours
Fourteenth day before
Saturday of sixth week before
Saturday of fifth week before
Wednesday falling between fifth
   and fourth Saturdays before
Saturday of fourth week before
                                             ____
Twenty-first day before

The  session  of the registrars of voters  on  the
twenty-first day before  election day shall be the
last regular session for the admission of electors
prior to an  election,   as  defined in subsection
(y)  of  section  9-1.   (2)  No  town  having   a
population  of  less   than  twenty-five  thousand
persons  shall  be required to hold  sessions  for
admission of electors on the fourteenth day before
primary  day, the Saturdays of the sixth and fifth
weeks before election day or the Wednesday falling
between  the  fifth and  fourth  Saturdays  before
election day.
    Sec.  22.  Section 9-1 of the general statutes
is  repealed and the following is  substituted  in
lieu thereof:
    Except as otherwise  provided,   the following
terms,  as used in this title and sections  3-124,
7-5,  7-6,  7-7, 7-17, 7-20, 7-39,  7-157,  7-214,
7-275,   7-295,  7-343,  7-407,  8-1,  8-5,  8-19,
10-219,  11-36,  13a-11,   30-10,   30-11, 45a-18,
45a-19,  51-95 and 53-295 shall have the following
meanings:
    (a)  "Ballot  label"  means  that  portion  of
cardboard,  paper or other material placed on  the
front of the voting machine,  containing the names
of  the  candidates or a statement  of a  proposed
constitutional   amendment  or  other  question or
proposition to be voted on;
    (b)  "Board for admission of  electors"  means
the board  as  composed  under  subsection  (a) of
section 9-15a;
    (c)  "Clerical error" means any error  in  the
registry list or  enrolment  list due to a mistake
or  an  omission on the part of the printer  or  a
mistake or  omission  made  by  the  registrars or
their assistants;
    (d) "Election" means any electors' meeting  at
which the electors  choose public officials by use
of voting machines or by paper ballots as provided
in sections 9-271 and 9-272;
    (e) "Elector" means  any person possessing the
qualifications  prescribed by the constitution and
duly admitted to, and  entitled  to  exercise, the
privileges of an elector in a town;
    (f) Repealed by P.A. 77-298, S. 14;
    (g)  "Municipal  clerk" means the clerk  of  a
municipality;
    (h) "Municipal  election"  means the regularly
recurring election held in a municipality at which
the electors of  the  municipality  choose  public
officials of such municipality;
    (i) "Municipality" means any city, borough  or
town within the state;
    (j)  "Official   ballot"  means  the  official
ballot  label  to be used at an election,  or  the
official  paper  ballot  to  be  used  thereat  in
accordance  with the provisions of sections  9-271
and 9-272;
    (k)   "Population"    means   the   population
according  to  the  last-completed  United  States
census;
    (l)  "Presidential  electors"   means  persons
elected  to cast their ballots for  president  and
vice president of the United States;
    (m) "Print"  means  methods  of duplication of
words by mechanical process, but shall not include
typewriting;
    (n)  "Referendum"   means  (1)  a  question or
proposal  which  is  submitted to a  vote  of  the
electors  of  a  municipality  at  any  regular or
special  state or municipal election,  as  defined
in this section, (2) a question  or proposal which
is submitted to a vote of the electors or  voters,
as the case may be, of a municipality at a meeting
of  such electors or voters,  which meeting is not
an election, as defined in  subsection (d) of this
section,  and  is  not a town meeting,  or  (3)  a
question or proposal which  is submitted to a vote
of the electors or voters, as the case may be,  of
a municipality at  a  meeting  of such electors or
voters  pursuant  to  section 7-7 or  pursuant  to
charter or special act;
    (o)  "Regular  election"  means  any  state or
municipal election;
    (p)   "Registrars"  means  the  registrars  of
voters of the municipality;
    (q) "Registry list" means the list of electors
of any municipality certified by the registrars;
    (r) "Special election" means any election  not
a regular election;
    (s) "State election"  means  the election held
in the state on the first Tuesday after the  first
Monday in November in  the  even-numbered years in
accordance with the provisions of the constitution
of Connecticut;
    (t)  "State  officers"   means  the  governor,
lieutenant  governor,  secretary  of  the   state,
treasurer,  comptroller and attorney general;
    (u) "Voter" means a  person  qualified to vote
at town and district meetings under the provisions
of section 7-6;
    (v) "Voting district"  means any municipality,
or  any political subdivision thereof, having  not
more than one polling place in a regular election;
    (w)   "Voting   machine"   means   a  machine,
including  but  not  limited  to, a  device  which
operates by electronic means,  for the registering
and   recording  of  votes  cast   at   elections,
primaries and referenda;
    (x) "Write-in  ballot"  means  a vote cast for
any  person  whose  name does not  appear  on  the
official ballot as a  candidate for the office for
which his name is written in;
    (y)   "The  last  session  for  admission   of
electors prior to an election" means the day which
is  the [twenty-first] FOURTEENTH day prior to  an
election.
    Sec. 23.  Section 9-17 of the general statutes
is  repealed  and the following is substituted  in
lieu thereof:
    (a) For the purposes of this section, "primary
day"  means  the day scheduled for a  primary  for
state,   district   and   municipal   offices   in
accordance  with  section  9-423,   regardless  of
whether the municipality  will  hold a primary and
"election  day"  means  the day  of  each  regular
election.  (1) The  registrars  of  voters of each
town   shall   hold  sessions   to   examine   the
qualifications of  electors  and admit those found
qualified  to the elector's oath on the dates  and
at the times set  forth  in  this  section.   Such
sessions  shall  be  held on  the  following  days
during the hours indicated,  except as provided in
subdivision (2) of this subsection:
     Day                          Hours
Fourteenth day before
Saturday of [sixth] FIFTH week before
Saturday of [fifth] FOURTH week before
Wednesday falling between [fifth] FOURTH
 and [fourth] THIRD Saturdays before
Saturday of [fourth] THIRD week before
[Twenty-first] FOURTEENTH day before
The  session  of the registrars of voters  on  the
[twenty-first] FOURTEENTH  day before election day
shall   be  the  last  regular  session  for   the
admission of  electors  prior  to an election,  as
defined  in subsection (y) of section 9-1.  (2) No
town having a population of  less than twenty-five
thousand   persons  shall  be  required  to   hold
sessions   for   admission   of  electors  on  the
fourteenth  day before primary day,  the Saturdays
of the [sixth]  FIFTH  and  [fifth]  FOURTH  weeks
before  election  day  or  the  Wednesday  falling
between the  [fifth]  FOURTH  and  [fourth]  THIRD
Saturdays before election day.
    (b)   Notwithstanding   the   provisions    of
subsection (a),   the  registrars  of voters shall
hold a limited session on the last week day before
each regular election  from  nine o'clock a.m.  to
eleven o'clock a.m.  for the purpose of  admitting
only those persons whose qualifications as to age,
citizenship  or residence in the municipality were
attained after the last session  for the admission
of electors prior to an election.  The  registrars
shall enter the names of  those  electors admitted
at such limited session on the proper list,   with
their residences by  street  and numbers,  if any,
before twelve o'clock p.m.  of such last week  day
before the election.
    (c)  In addition to the sessions held pursuant
to subsections (a) and  (b)  of this section,  the
registrars  of voters in each town shall hold  one
session each  year,  between  May  twelfth and the
last day of the school year,  at each public  high
school in such town,  for the admission of persons
who  are  eligible for admission under  subsection
(a) or (b) of section 9-12,  provided, in the case
of  a  public  high school  in a  regional  school
district, such session shall be held on a rotating
basis  by the registrars of voters for  each  town
which is a member of the regional school district.
    Sec.  24.  Subsections  (e) and (f) of section
9-23g of the general statutes are repealed and the
following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (e) Upon receipt of a registration application
in  the  office of the registrars of voters,   the
registrar shall mark such  date on the application
and  review the application to  determine  whether
the applicant  has  properly  completed  it and is
legally  qualified to register.   Upon  completing
his review,  the  registrar  shall (1) indicate on
the  application whether the application has  been
accepted or rejected,   (2)  mail  a notice to the
applicant,  (3)  indicate on the  application  the
date on  which  such  notice  is  mailed  and  (4)
provide  a  copy  of  such  notice  to  the  other
registrar.  If the  registrar  determines that the
applicant   has   not   properly   completed   the
application  or  is  not   legally   qualified  to
register,   the  notice shall  indicate  that  the
application has been  rejected and shall state the
reason for rejection.  If the registrar determines
that the  applicant  has  properly  completed  the
application  and is legally qualified to register,
the notice shall indicate that the application has
been accepted.  A notice of acceptance or a notice
of rejection shall be sent (A) within four days of
receipt  of  an  application  during  the   period
beginning  on  the   forty-ninth   day  before  an
election and ending on the twenty-first day before
such election,  (B)  on  the  day of receipt of an
application  if  it  is received  (i)  DURING  THE
PERIOD BEGINNING ON THE  TWENTIETH DAY BEFORE SUCH
ELECTION  AND ENDING ON THE FOURTEENTH DAY  BEFORE
SUCH ELECTION OR (ii)  during the period beginning
on  the  twenty-first  day  before a  primary  and
ending at twelve o'clock  noon on the last weekday
before  a  primary,   and (C) within ten  days  of
receipt of an  application  at  any other time.  A
notice of acceptance shall be sent by  first-class
mail with instructions  on the envelope that it be
returned  if not deliverable at the address  shown
on the envelope.   A  notice  of  acceptance shall
indicate  the  effective date of  the  applicant's
registration and enrolment,   the date of the next
regularly  scheduled election or primary in  which
the applicant shall be  eligible  to  vote and the
applicant's  precinct  and polling  place.   If  a
notice of acceptance of an application is returned
undelivered  within  ten days after it is  mailed,
the registrar shall reject the application and the
applicant may appeal such rejection in  accordance
with  the  provisions   of   section  9-31l.   Any
applications  received  by  the  registrar   after
twelve o'clock noon on  the  last weekday before a
primary  shall not be acted on by  the  registrars
until  after  the   primary.    An  applicant  for
admission  as an elector pursuant to this  section
and sections 9-23h and  9-23i may only be admitted
as an elector by a registrar of voters of the town
of  his  residence.    Not   later  than  December
thirty-first,   annually,   the secretary  of  the
state shall establish an  official calendar of all
deadlines   set  forth  in  this  subsection   for
regularly scheduled  elections and primaries to be
held in the following calendar year.
    (f)  (1) Except as otherwise provided in  this
subsection,  the  privileges of an elector for any
applicant  for  admission under this  section  and
sections 9-23h and 9-23i shall attach on the tenth
day after a registrar mails a notice of acceptance
to such  applicant  pursuant  to subsection (e) of
this section, unless such notice has been returned
undelivered by such day,  and the registrars shall
enter  the  name  of the elector on  the  registry
list.
    (2)  If  an  application  is  received  in the
office  of  the  registrars of  voters  after  the
[twenty-first] FOURTEENTH  day before an election,
the  privileges  of an elector  shall  not  attach
until the day after the election.
    (3)  If  such  tenth  day  is  after  the last
weekday  before a primary and the elector has  not
presented a notice of  acceptance  at the polls as
provided  in subdivision (4) of  this  subsection,
the privileges of an  elector  shall attach on the
day  after  the  primary or  on  such  tenth  day,
whichever is later.
    (4) If on the day of a  primary,   the name of
an  elector does not appear on the official  check
list  because  ten  days   have  not  elapsed  for
applications  processed  pursuant to  subparagraph
(B) of  subsection  (e)  of  this  section,   such
elector   may  present  a  notice  of   acceptance
received through the  mail to the moderator at the
polls,  after  which  the registrar  or  assistant
registrar,  upon notice  to  the registrar,  shall
add such person's name and address to the official
check list on such  day  and  the  person shall be
allowed  to  vote  in such  primary  if  otherwise
eligible to vote.
    Sec.   25.   Section  9-31a   of  the  general
statutes   is  repealed  and  the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) As used in this section and section 9-31b,
"permanently  physically disabled person" means  a
person  who,   by  reason  of  a  major  defect or
infirmity of body, whether congenital or  acquired
by accident,  injury or  disease,   is permanently
physically incapacitated to a degree that prevents
him  and  will   continue   to  prevent  him  from
appearing  in  person  at the office of  the  town
clerk  or  registrars   of   the   town  where  he
temporarily or permanently resides.
    (b) Any permanently physically disabled person
may,  in the manner prescribed  under this section
and upon a form as prescribed under section 9-31b,
apply to the town  clerk  or  either  registrar of
voters  of such town for examination and admission
as an elector of any Connecticut town.  (1) In the
case  of a permanently physically disabled  person
whose qualifications as  to  age,   citizenship or
residence  in such town are attained on or  before
the last session for  admission  of electors prior
to  an  election  to  be held in  the  town,   the
application shall be submitted  so that it will be
received by such town clerk or either registrar of
voters not later  than  such  last  session.  Upon
receipt  of  the application, the  town  clerk  or
either  registrar  of  voters   shall  notify  the
applicant of the day, and the hour, such day to be
within [two weeks] TEN DAYS  of the receipt of the
application,  at which an admitting official shall
meet  with  the  applicant  at  the  temporary  or
permanent residence of the applicant.  (2) In  the
case of a permanently  physically  disabled person
whose  qualifications  as to age,  citizenship  or
residence in such town are attained after the last
session  for  admission of electors  prior  to  an
election to be held in  the  town, the application
shall be submitted so that it will be received  by
such town clerk or  either registrar of voters not
later  than the opening of the limited session for
the admission  of  electors  held,  under  section
9-17,  on the last weekday prior to the  election.
Upon receipt of the application, the town clerk or
either   registrar  of  voters  shall  notify  the
applicant of the day,  and  the hour, such day and
hour  to be not later than 5:00 p.m.  on the  last
weekday  before   the   election,    at  which  an
admitting  official shall meet with the  applicant
at the temporary  or  permanent  residence  of the
applicant.
    (c) Such admitting official shall meet at  the
appointed time with the  applicant for the purpose
of  examining his qualifications as an elector and
for the purpose  of  administering  the  elector's
oath  if  the applicant is found qualified.   Such
official shall make available  to the applicant at
such time, upon request,  a copy of the  elector's
oath  (1)  in  video   form   in  accordance  with
procedures established by the registrars of voters
and (2) in braille,  large  print  and audio form.
Such  official shall provide the applicant with  a
written notice of approval  or disapproval at that
time,   except  as otherwise provided  in  section
9-19e.   Any   person   making   application   for
registration under this section shall be  entitled
to  the  privileges  of   an   elector  and  party
enrolment,  if  applicable,  from  the  time  such
application  for   admission   as  an  elector  is
approved by the town clerk or registrars of voters
of his voting residence.
    Sec.  26.  Public act  91-7  shall take effect
July 1, 1991.
    Sec.   27.  (NEW) No public official or  state
employee,   as  defined  in  section  1-79  of the
general  statutes, shall print or arrange for  the
printing of stationery for  the state containing a
generally  recognized symbol of a major  or  minor
party, as defined in  section 9-372 of the general
statutes.
    Sec.  28.  This act  shall take effect July 1,
1991,  except  that sections 1 to  25,  inclusive,
shall take effect January 1, 1992.