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HF 714

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/04/2019 03:02pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to campaign finance; expanding a limitation on certain contributions during
a session of the legislature; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 10A.273,
subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 10A.273, subdivisions
2, 3.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 10A.273, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Contributions during legislative session.

(a) A candidate for the
legislature or for constitutional office, the candidate's principal campaign committee, deleted text beginordeleted text end a
political committeenew text begin, a political fund,new text end or new text begina political new text endparty unit deleted text beginestablished by all or a part of
the party organization within a house of the legislature,
deleted text end must not solicit or accept a
contribution from a registered lobbyist, political committee, political fund, or an association
not registered with the board during deleted text begina regular session of the legislature.deleted text endnew text begin the following times:
new text end

new text begin (1) the period beginning the day after a state general election and ending at 11:59 p.m.
on the last day of the annual legislative session the following year;
new text end

new text begin (2) the period beginning at 12:00 a.m. on the day an annual legislative session is scheduled
to convene in an even numbered year, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on the day the annual session
adjourns sine die in that year; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the period beginning at 12:00 a.m. on the day a special legislative session is scheduled
to convene, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on the day the special session adjourns sine die.
new text end

(b) A registered lobbyist, political committee, political fund, or an association not
registered with the board must not make a contribution deleted text beginto a candidate for the legislature or
for constitutional office, the candidate's principal campaign committee, or a political
committee or party unit established by all or a part of the party organization within a house
of the legislature during a regular session of the legislature
deleted text endnew text begin that the recipient is prohibited
from accepting under paragraph (a)
new text end.

Sec. 2. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 10A.273, subdivisions 2 and 3, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 19-2913

10A.273 CONTRIBUTIONS AND SOLICITATIONS DURING LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

Subd. 2.

Party unit solicitations.

A political party unit must not solicit or receive at an event hosted by a candidate for the legislature or by a candidate for constitutional office a contribution from a lobbyist, political committee, political fund, or party unit during a regular session of the legislature.

Subd. 3.

Definition.

For purposes of this section, a "regular session" starts at 12:00 a.m., on the first day of each annual session and ends at 11:59 p.m. on the last day of each annual session. For purposes of this section, regular session does not include a special session or the interim between the two annual sessions of a biennium.