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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1157         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1574

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James B. Eldridge

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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 prohibiting fundraising receptions during budget deliberations.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James B. Eldridge

 

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

William N. Brownsberger

 

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1157        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1574

By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1574) of James B. Eldridge, George T. Ross, William N. Brownsberger and Cory Atkins for legislation relative to fundraising receptions during budget deliberations.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 346 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act prohibiting fundraising receptions during budget deliberations.
 

              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. Chapter 55 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 14 the following new section:--

              "Section 14A. Fundraising receptions prohibited during budget floor debate.

              No political committee organized or operating on behalf of a member of the General Court, or any other political committee controlled by a member of the General Court, shall hold a fundraising reception or other fundraising event during the time the state budget is debated on the floor of the chamber in which the member serves or one week prior to said debate or one week following.  This section shall not apply to debates on any supplemental budgets.

              Contributions collected in violation of this section shall be returned to the contributor and the member referred to the Ethics Committee of the chamber in which the member serves for sanction."

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