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H.435

Introduced by   Representative Howard of Rutland City

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Elections; campaign finance; campaign finance grants; advertising

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to limit the amount of Vermont campaign finance grants that can be used on political advertisement.  The bill also requires the reimbursement of any expended Vermont campaign finance grant upon a violation of a campaign finance requirement.

AN ACT RELATING TO THE USE OF VERMONT CAMPAIGN FINANCE GRANTS FOR POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  17 V.S.A. § 2806(b) is amended to read:

§ 2806.  PENALTIES

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(b)  A person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a civil penalty of up to $10,000.00 for each violation and; shall refund the unspent balance of Vermont campaign finance grants received, if any, calculated as of the date of the violation; and shall reimburse the Vermont campaign fund for any Vermont campaign finance grant received, but expended, as of the date of the violation.

Sec. 2.  17 V.S.A. § 2853(b)(4) is added to read:

(4)  Expend no more than 10 percent of Vermont campaign finance grants on political advertisement, as defined in section 2881 of this title.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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