Substitute House Bill No. 6665

Public Act No. 99-275

An Act Concerning Candidate Related Advertisements.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 9-333c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) As used in this chapter, the term "expenditure" means:

(1) Any purchase, payment, distribution, loan, advance, deposit or gift of money or anything of value, when made for the purpose of influencing the nomination for election, or election, of any person or for the purpose of aiding or promoting the success or defeat of any referendum question or on behalf of any political party;

(2) Any advertisement that (A) refers to one or more clearly identified candidates, (B) is broadcast by radio or television other than on a public access channel, or appears in a newspaper, magazine or on a billboard, and (C) is broadcast or appears during the ninety-day period preceding the date of an election, other than a commercial advertisement that refers to an owner, director or officer of a business entity who is also a candidate and that had previously been broadcast

or appeared when the owner, director or officer was not a candidate; or

[(2)] (3) The transfer of funds by a committee to another committee.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1999.

Approved June 29, 1999