SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 55 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the definition of “Candidate’s committee” the following definition:-
“Child care services,” care services provided to a candidate’s child, including but not limited to, baby-sitting services by non-profit or for profit organizations that provide such services and any other costs directly related to such services that occur as a result of campaign activities; provided, however, that expenses related to child-care services shall not include payments to a family members, as defined in section 1 of chapter 50, of a child, unless the relative owns, operates, or is employed by a professional daycare or babysitting service and the cost of the service is not greater than the family member would otherwise charge.
SECTION 2. Section 6 of said chapter 55, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting, after the word “to”, in line 64, the following words:- the provision of child-care services, to.
SECTION 3. The director of the office of campaign and political finance shall promulgate regulations to implement this act not later than July 1, 2023.
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