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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1089         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 315

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard J. Ross

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to campaign finance during special elections.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Michael R. Knapik

 

Bruce E. Tarr

 

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1089        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 315

By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 315) of Richard J. Ross, George T. Ross, Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr and others for legislation relative to campaign finance during special elections.  Election Laws. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 333 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to campaign finance during special elections.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 55, as appearing in the General Laws, is hereby amended by inserting the following new definition after the first definition:- “Calendar Year”, a calendar year shall mean any year beginning on January 1st and ending December 31st. There shall be a special election exemption for campaign contributions if a special election and a general election occur within the same calendar year.  Contributions may not exceed the defined limits set forth in this chapter, for each election cycle during said calendar year.              

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