General Laws

Section 12. No political committee, and no person acting under its authority or in its behalf, shall demand or solicit from any candidate for nomination to elective office, or from any one acting in his behalf, a payment of money or a promise of payment of money, as a prerequisite to his obtaining from such committee or its agent the nomination papers required by sections ninety-five to one hundred and one, inclusive, of chapter fifty-three.

Violation of any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars.