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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1723         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 630

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Tom Sannicandro

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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 to close certain campaign finance loopholes.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1723        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 630

By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 630) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to further regulate campaign contributions involving political committees.  Election Laws. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to close certain campaign finance loopholes.
 

              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, Section 6 is amended in the third paragraph by inserting after the third sentence the following-

              The political committee of a political party may contribute to the campaign fund of a candidate; provided, however, that the aggregate of all contributions for the benefit of any one candidate and the non-elected political committee organized on such candidate's behalf shall not exceed in any one calendar year the sum of three thousand dollars in the case of each town or ward committee.

              SECTION 2: Chapter 55, Section 7A(a) (2) by inserting at the end the following sentence:

              “An individual may in addition make campaign contributions for the benefit of elected political committees or non-elected political committees organized on behalf of a political party; provided, however, that the total contribution in any one calendar year shall not exceed the sum of five hundred dollars in the case of town or ward committees representing a jurisdiction outside the jurisdiction in which the individual keeps their principle residence.”

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