Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately regulate campaign finance reporting for city, town and ward committees, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 18 of chapter 55 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1988 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
The provisions of this section requiring city, town and ward committees established under the provisions of chapter fifty-two to file reports shall not apply to any city, town or ward committee which during any reporting period has not received contributions in the aggregate in excess of fifty dollars, incurred any liabilities, nor made expenditures in the aggregate in excess of twenty-five dollars and which prior to such reporting period had no assets or liabilities. The treasurer of said city, town or ward committee shall sign an affidavit on a form provided by the director or in a letter stating that said committee has not received contributions in the aggregate in excess of fifty dollars, incurred any liabilities, nor made expenditures in the aggregate in excess of twenty-five dollars and had no assets or liabilities prior to said reporting period. Said statement shall be signed under the pains and the penalties of perjury.