Senate Bill No. 1062
               Senate Bill No. 1062

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 95-276

AN    ACT    CONCERNING    PERMISSIBLE    CAMPAIGN
EXPENDITURES  BY  COMMITTEES  AND  ATTRIBUTION  ON
POLITICAL ADVERTISING.


    Section  1.  Subsection  (g) of section 9-333i
of  the  general  statutes  is  repealed  and  the
following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (g) (1) AS  USED  IN THIS SUBSECTION, (A) "THE
LAWFUL PURPOSES OF HIS COMMITTEE" MEANS: (i) FOR A
CANDIDATE COMMITTEE OR  EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE, THE
PROMOTING OF THE  NOMINATION  OR  ELECTION  OF THE
CANDIDATE WHO ESTABLISHED  THE COMMITTEE; (ii) FOR
A  POLITICAL  COMMITTEE,   THE  PROMOTING  OF  THE
SUCCESS OR DEFEAT OF CANDIDATES FOR NOMINATION AND
ELECTION TO PUBLIC  OFFICE  OR POSITION SUBJECT TO
THE REQUIREMENTS OF  THIS  CHAPTER, OR THE SUCCESS
OR  DEFEAT OF  REFERENDUM  QUESTIONS,  PROVIDED  A
POLITICAL COMMITTEE FORMED FOR A SINGLE REFERENDUM
QUESTION SHALL NOT  PROMOTE  THE SUCCESS OR DEFEAT
OF ANY CANDIDATE, AND PROVIDED FURTHER A POLITICAL
COMMITTEE  DESIGNATED  BY   THE  MAJORITY  OF  THE
MEMBERS OF A  POLITICAL PARTY WHO ARE ALSO MEMBERS
OF THE STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OR THE STATE
SENATE MAY EXPEND  FUNDS  TO  DEFRAY  COSTS OF ITS
MEMBERS    FOR    CONDUCTING     LEGISLATIVE    OR
CONSTITUENCY-RELATED   BUSINESS  WHICH   ARE   NOT
REIMBURSED OR PAID  BY  THE STATE; AND (iii) FOR A
PARTY COMMITTEE, THE  PROMOTING  OF THE PARTY, THE
CANDIDATES OF THE  PARTY  AND CONTINUING OPERATING
COSTS OF THE  PARTY,  AND  (B)  "IMMEDIATE FAMILY"
MEANS A SPOUSE  OR  DEPENDENT CHILD OF A CANDIDATE
WHO RESIDES IN THE CANDIDATE'S HOUSEHOLD.
    (2) Unless otherwise provided by this chapter,
any  campaign  treasurer,   in  accomplishing  the
lawful purposes of  his  committee,  [(1)] may pay
the expenses of:  [(A)  Hiring  public  halls  and
music for political meetings, of furnishing music,
uniforms, banners or fireworks for political clubs
or  public  parades,   and   of  advertising  such
meetings or parades;  (B) printing and circulating
political   communications;   (C)   printing   and
distributing sample ballots  or ballot labels; (D)
renting or leasing  rooms,  office  space  and any
ordinary and necessary equipment to be used by the
committees or their  workers]  (A)  ADVERTISING IN
ELECTRONIC AND PRINT  MEDIA; (B) ANY OTHER FORM OF
PRINTED  ADVERTISING OR  COMMUNICATIONS  INCLUDING
"THANK YOU" ADVERTISING  AFTER  THE  ELECTION; (C)
CAMPAIGN ITEMS, INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,
BROCHURES,    LEAFLETS,    FLYERS,    INVITATIONS,
STATIONERY,   ENVELOPES,   REPLY   CARDS,   RETURN
ENVELOPES,   CAMPAIGN   BUSINESS   CARDS,   DIRECT
MAILINGS,  POSTCARDS,  PALM   CARDS,  "THANK  YOU"
NOTES, SAMPLE BALLOTS AND OTHER SIMILAR ITEMS; (D)
POLITICAL BANNERS AND  BILLBOARDS;  (E)  POLITICAL
PARAPHERNALIA, WHICH IS  CUSTOMARILY GIVEN OR SOLD
TO  SUPPORTERS  INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,
CAMPAIGN BUTTONS, STICKERS,  PINS,  PENCILS, PENS,
MATCHBOOKS,  BALLOONS, PADS,  CALENDARS,  MAGNETS,
KEY  CHAINS,  HATS,   TEE   SHIRTS,   SWEATSHIRTS,
FRISBEES,  POT  HOLDERS,  JAR  OPENERS  AND  OTHER
SIMILAR ITEMS; (F)  PURCHASING OFFICE SUPPLIES FOR
CAMPAIGN   OR   POLITICAL    PURPOSES,    CAMPAIGN
PHOTOGRAPHS, RAFFLE OR  OTHER FUND-RAISING PERMITS
REQUIRED  BY  LAW,  FUND-RAISER  PRIZES,  POSTAGE,
EXPRESS MAIL DELIVERY SERVICES, BULK MAIL PERMITS,
AND COMPUTER SUPPLIES  AND  SERVICES;  (G) BANKING
SERVICE CHARGES TO MAINTAIN CAMPAIGN AND POLITICAL
ACCOUNTS;  (H)  SUBSCRIPTIONS  TO  NEWSPAPERS  AND
PERIODICALS WHICH ENHANCE  THE  CANDIDACY  OF  THE
CANDIDATE OR PARTY;  (I) LEASE OR RENTAL OF OFFICE
SPACE  FOR  CAMPAIGN  OR  POLITICAL  PURPOSES  AND
EXPENSES IN CONNECTION  THEREWITH  INCLUDING,  BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, FURNITURE, PARKING, STORAGE SPACE,
UTILITIES  AND  MAINTENANCE,   PROVIDED   A  PARTY
COMMITTEE  OR POLITICAL  COMMITTEE  ORGANIZED  FOR
ONGOING  POLITICAL ACTIVITIES  MAY  PURCHASE  SUCH
OFFICE SPACE; (J)  LEASE OR RENTAL OF VEHICLES FOR
CAMPAIGN  USE  ONLY;  (K)  LEASE,  RENTAL  OR  USE
CHARGES OF ANY  ORDINARY  AND  NECESSARY  CAMPAIGN
OFFICE EQUIPMENT INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED TO,
COPY   MACHINES,   TELEPHONES,   POSTAGE   METERS,
FACSIMILE  MACHINES, COMPUTER  HARDWARE,  SOFTWARE
AND  PRINTERS,  provided   a  party  committee  or
political   committee   organized    for   ongoing
political activities may  purchase [such space or]
OFFICE  equipment, and  provided  further  that  a
candidate  committee  or  a  political  committee,
other  than  a   political  committee  formed  for
ongoing  political activities  or  an  exploratory
committee, may purchase  computer  equipment; [(E)
reasonable compensation for  public  speakers  and
persons employed by  the committee, and furnishing
reasonable entertainment to  such  persons  and to
members of committees;  (F)  travel  of candidates
and  committee  workers  in  connection  with  any
business  which  is   necessary   and   proper  to
accomplish the lawful purposes of their committees
and  public  speakers;   (G)   necessary  postage,
telegrams,  telephoning,  printing   and   express
charges;  (H) preparing,  circulating  and  filing
petitions   for   nomination;   (I)   transporting
electors to the  polls;  (J)  purchasing radio and
television time and  advertisements  in  any other
communication  media;  (K)   necessary   fees  for
professional   services;  (L)   conducting   polls
concerning any political  party,  issue, candidate
or  individual;  (M)   purchasing   supplies   for
political   purposes  and   (2)   may   pay]   (L)
COMPENSATION  FOR  CAMPAIGN  OR  COMMITTEE  STAFF,
FRINGE BENEFITS AND  PAYROLL  TAXES,  PROVIDED THE
CANDIDATE AND ANY  MEMBER  OF HIS IMMEDIATE FAMILY
SHALL NOT RECEIVE  COMPENSATION; (M) TRAVEL, MEALS
AND  LODGING EXPENSES  OF  SPEAKERS,  CAMPAIGN  OR
COMMITTEE   WORKERS,   THE   CANDIDATE   AND   THE
CANDIDATE'S  SPOUSE  FOR  POLITICAL  AND  CAMPAIGN
PURPOSES; (N) FUND RAISING;  (O) REIMBURSEMENTS TO
CANDIDATES AND CAMPAIGN  OR COMMITTEE WORKERS MADE
IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SECTION
9-333i FOR CAMPAIGN-RELATED  EXPENSES  FOR WHICH A
RECEIPT IS RECEIVED BY THE CAMPAIGN TREASURER; (P)
CAMPAIGN  OR  COMMITTEE   SERVICES  OF  ATTORNEYS,
ACCOUNTANTS,  CONSULTANTS  OR  OTHER  PROFESSIONAL
PERSONS  FOR  CAMPAIGN  ACTIVITIES,  OBTAINING  OR
CONTESTING BALLOT STATUS, NOMINATION, OR ELECTION,
AND COMPLIANCE WITH  THIS  CHAPTER; (Q) PURCHASING
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS; (R) REPAYING PERMISSIBLE
CAMPAIGN LOANS MADE  TO  THE  COMMITTEE  THAT  ARE
PROPERLY  REPORTED  AND   REFUNDING  CONTRIBUTIONS
RECEIVED FROM AN IMPERMISSIBLE SOURCE OR IN EXCESS
OF THE LIMITATIONS  SET FORTH IN THIS CHAPTER; (S)
CONDUCTING POLLS CONCERNING  ANY  POLITICAL PARTY,
ISSUE,  CANDIDATE  OR  INDIVIDUAL;  (T)  GIFTS  TO
CAMPAIGN  OR  COMMITTEE   WORKERS   OR  PURCHASING
FLOWERS OR OTHER COMMEMORATIVE ITEMS FOR POLITICAL
PURPOSES NOT TO  EXCEED  FIFTY  DOLLARS TO ANY ONE
RECIPIENT IN A  CALENDAR YEAR OR FOR THE CAMPAIGN,
AS THE CASE  MAY  BE;  (U)  PURCHASING  TICKETS OR
ADVERTISING FROM CHARITIES,  INAUGURAL COMMITTEES,
OR OTHER CIVIC  ORGANIZATIONS  IF  FOR A POLITICAL
PURPOSE, FOR ANY  CANDIDATE, A CANDIDATE'S SPOUSE,
A  MEMBER OF  A  CANDIDATE'S  CAMPAIGN  STAFF,  OR
MEMBERS OF COMMITTEES;  (V) THE INAUGURATION OF AN
ELECTED CANDIDATE BY  THAT  CANDIDATE'S  CANDIDATE
COMMITTEE; (W) HIRING  OF  HALLS, ROOMS, MUSIC AND
OTHER  ENTERTAINMENT FOR  POLITICAL  MEETINGS  AND
EVENTS;  (X) REASONABLE  COMPENSATION  FOR  PUBLIC
SPEAKERS HIRED BY  THE COMMITTEE; (Y) TRANSPORTING
ELECTORS TO THE  POLLS  AND OTHER GET-OUT-THE-VOTE
ACTIVITIES ON ELECTION  DAY,  AND  (Z)  any  other
NECESSARY CAMPAIGN OR  POLITICAL  expense. [deemed
necessary in accordance  with  regulations adopted
by the State  Elections  Enforcement Commission in
accordance with chapter 54.]
    (3)  Nothing  in this section shall prohibit a
candidate  from  purchasing  equipment  from   his
personal   funds   and  leasing  or  renting  such
equipment  to  his  candidate  committee  or   his
exploratory  committee, provided the candidate and
his campaign treasurer sign  a  written  lease  or
rental agreement. Such agreement shall include the
lease or rental price, which shall not exceed  the
fair  lease  or rental value of the equipment. The
candidate  shall  not  receive  lease  or   rental
payments which in the aggregate exceed his cost of
purchasing the equipment.
    (4) AS USED  IN THIS SUBDIVISION, EXPENDITURES
FOR "PERSONAL USE"  INCLUDE EXPENDITURES TO DEFRAY
NORMAL LIVING EXPENSES  FOR  THE  CANDIDATE OR THE
IMMEDIATE FAMILY OF THE CANDIDATE AND EXPENDITURES
FOR THE PERSONAL  BENEFIT  OF THE CANDIDATE HAVING
NO DIRECT CONNECTION  WITH,  OR  EFFECT  UPON, THE
CAMPAIGN OF THE  CANDIDATE.  NO  GOODS,  SERVICES,
FUNDS AND CONTRIBUTIONS  RECEIVED BY ANY COMMITTEE
UNDER  THIS CHAPTER  SHALL  BE  USED  OR  BE  MADE
AVAILABLE FOR THE  PERSONAL  USE OF ANY CANDIDATE.
NO CANDIDATE OR CANDIDATE COMMITTEE SHALL USE SUCH
GOODS, SERVICES, FUNDS  OR  CONTRIBUTIONS  FOR ANY
PURPOSE OTHER THAN  CAMPAIGN PURPOSES PERMITTED BY
THIS CHAPTER OR  EXPENSES  INCURRED IN PREPARATION
FOR TAKING OFFICE.
    Sec. 2. 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,] INDIVIDUAL shall make or incur
any expenditure [for  the  purpose  of  financing]
WITH  THE  COOPERATION   OF,  AT  THE  REQUEST  OR
SUGGESTION  OF,  OR   IN   CONSULTATION  WITH  ANY
CANDIDATE,  CANDIDATE  COMMITTEE   OR  CANDIDATE'S
AGENT, AND NO CANDIDATE OR COMMITTEE SHALL MAKE OR
INCUR ANY EXPENDITURE  FOR  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 the  words  "paid  for by" [or "sponsored
by"] and the  following:  (1)  In  the  case of [a
person, other than a committee, business entity or
organization,  who  pays   for  or  sponsors  such
communication,] SUCH AN  INDIVIDUAL,  the name and
address of such  [person]  INDIVIDUAL;  (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; OR  (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 (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 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.]
    (b)   NO   BUSINESS    ENTITY,   ORGANIZATION,
ASSOCIATION, COMMITTEE, OR  GROUP  OF  TWO OR MORE
INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE  JOINED SOLELY TO PROMOTE THE
SUCCESS OR DEFEAT  OF A REFERENDUM QUESTION AND IS
REQUIRED TO FILE  A  CERTIFICATION  IN  ACCORDANCE
WITH SUBSECTION (d)  OF SECTION 9-333g, SHALL MAKE
OR INCUR ANY EXPENDITURE FOR ANY WRITTEN, TYPED OR
OTHER  PRINTED COMMUNICATION  WHICH  PROMOTES  THE
SUCCESS  OR  DEFEAT  OF  ANY  REFERENDUM  QUESTION
UNLESS SUCH COMMUNICATION  BEARS UPON ITS FACE THE
WORDS "PAID FOR  BY" AND THE FOLLOWING: (1) IN THE
CASE  OF  A   BUSINESS   ENTITY,  ORGANIZATION  OR
ASSOCIATION, THE NAME  OF THE ENTITY, ORGANIZATION
OR ASSOCIATION AND THE NAME OF ITS CHIEF EXECUTIVE
OFFICER; (2) IN THE CASE OF A POLITICAL COMMITTEE,
THE NAME OF  THE  COMMITTEE  AND  THE  NAME OF ITS
CAMPAIGN TREASURER; (3)  IN  THE  CASE  OF A PARTY
COMMITTEE, THE NAME  OF  THE  COMMITTEE; OR (4) IN
THE  CASE  OF   SUCH   A  GROUP  OF  TWO  OR  MORE
INDIVIDUALS, THE NAME  OF  THE GROUP AS IT APPEARS
ON  THE CERTIFICATION  FILED  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH
SUBSECTION (d) OF SECTION 9-333g, AND THE NAME AND
ADDRESS OF ITS AGENT.
    [(b)]  (c)  The   provisions  of  [subsection]
SUBSECTIONS (a) AND  (b)  of  this  section do not
apply  to  (1)   any  editorial,  news  story,  or
commentary published in any newspaper, magazine or
journal  on  its  own  behalf  and  upon  its  own
responsibility and for which it does not charge or
receive  any  compensation   whatsoever,  (2)  any
banner,  (3)  political   paraphernalia  including
pins,  buttons,  badges,   emblems,  hats,  bumper
stickers or other  similar materials, or (4) signs
with a surface  area  of  not more than thirty-two
square feet.
    [(c)]  (d)  The   campaign   treasurer   of  a
candidate committee which  sponsors  any  written,
typed  or  other  printed  communication  for  the
purpose of raising  funds  to eliminate a campaign
deficit of that  committee  shall  include in such
communication  a  statement  that  the  funds  are
sought to eliminate such a deficit.
    Sec. 3. This  act  shall  take effect from its
passage, except that  section  1 shall take effect
January 1, 1996.

Approved July 6, 1995