SECTION 1. Section 1 of Chapter 55 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting the following definition:-
“Child care,” care provided to a candidate’s child, including but not limited to, professional or casual baby-sitting services, 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. Expenses may not include payments to a relative of a child, unless the relative owns or operates a professional daycare or babysitting service and the cost of the service is no greater than the relative would otherwise charge.
SECTION 2. Section 6 of Chapter 55 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, after the word “office”, in line 66, the following: -
or expenses relating to the provision of child care services that would not otherwise exist but for the existence of the campaign.
SECTION 3. The director of the office of campaign and political finance shall promulgate rules and regulations to implement this act no later than July 1, 2021.
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