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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1294         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 329

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard T. Moore

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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 clarifying restrictions on campaign expenditures.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1294        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 329

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 329) of Richard T. Moore and Michael O. Moore for legislation to clarify restrictions on campaign expenditures.  Election Laws. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 311 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act clarifying restrictions on campaign expenditures.
 

              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 6 of chapter 55 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, in line 48, after the word “candidate” the following:-

              “or make expenditures designed to promote or oppose the election of any particular candidate.”

              SECTION 2.  Section 6 of chapter 55 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting, in line 71, after the words “one thousand dollars” the following:-

              “or three times the amount improperly expended by said committee, whichever is greater.”

              SECTION 3.  Section 6A of chapter 55 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting, in line 2, after the word “contribution” the following:-

              “, in-kind donation or expenditure designed to promote or oppose the election of a particular candidate.”

              SECTION 4.  Section 6A of said chapter 55 is hereby further amended by inserting, in line 2, after the words, “political action committee” the following:-

              “or any local town or ward committee.”

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