Substitute House Bill No. 5668 Substitute House Bill No. 5668 PUBLIC ACT NO. 92-246 AN ACT CONCERNING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS. Section 1. Section 9-333m of the general statutes, as amended by section 13 of public act 91-351, is amended by adding subsection (e) as follows: (NEW) (e) No individual shall make a contribution to any candidate or committee, other than a contribution in kind, in excess of one hundred dollars except by personal check of that individual. Sec. 2. Subsection (b) of section 9-333b of the general statutes, as amended by section 35 of public act 91-407, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof: (b) The term "contribution" does not mean: (1) A loan of money made in the ordinary course of business by a national or state bank; (2) Any communication made by a corporation, organization or association to its members, owners, stockholders, executive or administrative personnel, or their families; (3) Nonpartisan voter registration and get-out-the-vote campaigns by any corporation, organization or association aimed at its members, owners, stockholders, executive or administrative personnel, or their families; (4) Uncompensated services provided by individuals volunteering their time; (5) The use of real or personal property, and the cost of invitations, food or beverages, voluntarily provided by an individual to a candidate or on behalf of a state central or town committee, in rendering voluntary personal services for candidate or party-related activities at the individual's residence, to the extent that the cumulative value of the invitations, food or beverages provided by the individual on behalf of any single candidate does not exceed two hundred dollars with respect to any single election, and on behalf of all state central and town committees does not exceed four hundred dollars in any calendar year; (6) The sale of food or beverage for use in a candidate's campaign or for use by a state central or town committee at a discount, if the charge is not less than the cost to the vendor, to the extent that the cumulative value of the discount given to or on behalf of any single candidate does not exceed two hundred dollars with respect to any single election, and on behalf of all state central and town committees does not exceed four hundred dollars in a calendar year; (7) Any unreimbursed payment for travel expenses made by an individual who on his own behalf volunteers his personal services to any single candidate to the extent the cumulative value does not exceed two hundred dollars with respect to any single election, and on behalf of all state central or town committees does not exceed four hundred dollars in a calendar year; (8) The payment, by a party committee, political committee or an individual, of the costs of preparation, display, mailing or other distribution incurred by the committee or individual with respect to any printed slate card, sample ballot or other printed list containing the names of three or more candidates; (9) The donation of any item of personal property by an individual to a committee for a fund-raising affair, including a tag sale or auction, or the purchase by an individual of any such item at such an affair, to the extent that the cumulative value donated or purchased does not exceed fifty dollars; (10) The purchase by an individual of tickets to any single fund-raising affair to the extent the aggregate purchase price of all such tickets does not exceed thirty dollars; (11) The purchase of advertising space which clearly identifies the purchaser, in a program for a fund-raising affair, provided that the [cost] CUMULATIVE PURCHASE of such space does not exceed [one hundred dollars] TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS FROM ANY SINGLE CANDIDATE OR HIS COMMITTEE WITH RESPECT TO ANY SINGLE ELECTION CAMPAIGN OR TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS FROM ANY SINGLE PARTY COMMITTEE OR OTHER POLITICAL COMMITTEE IN ANY CALENDAR YEAR if the purchaser is a business entity or fifty dollars for purchases by any other person; (12) The payment of money by a candidate to his candidate committee; (13) The donation of goods or services by a business entity to a committee for a fund-raising affair, including a tag sale or auction, to the extent that the cumulative value donated does not exceed one hundred dollars; or (14) The advance of a security deposit by an individual to a telephone company, as defined in section 16-1, for telecommunications service for a committee, provided the security deposit is refunded to the individual. Sec. 3. Subsection (c) of section 9-333j of the general statutes, as amended by section 1 of public act 91-351 and section 36 of public act 91-407, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof: (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 or who has advanced a security deposit to a telephone company, as defined in section 16-1, for telecommunications service for a committee; (F) FOR EACH BUSINESS ENTITY OR PERSON PURCHASING ADVERTISING SPACE IN A PROGRAM FOR A FUND-RAISING AFFAIR, THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE BUSINESS ENTITY AND THE NAME OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE BUSINESS ENTITY OR THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE PERSON, AND THE AMOUNT AND AGGREGATE AMOUNTS OF SUCH PURCHASES; (G) 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)] (H) 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)] (G) and [(G)] (H) 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)] (G) and [(G)] (H) 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)] (G), 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 the information which the campaign treasurer is required to include under said subparagraph [(G)] (H), which results in noncompliance by the campaign treasurer with the provisions of said subparagraph [(G)] (H), 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. Sec. 4. Subsection (a) of section 9-333w of the general statutes, as amended by section 1 of public act 91-159 and section 18 of public act 91-351, 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, 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, OTHER THAN A PARTY COMMITTEE, which pays for or sponsors such communication, the name of the committee and its campaign treasurer, (3) IN THE CASE OF A PARTY COMMITTEE WHICH PAYS FOR OR SPONSORS SUCH COMMUNICATION, THE NAME OF THE COMMITTEE, (4) 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)] (5) 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] PUBLIC ACT 91-351, 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. 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 1992.