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HF 715

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,
subdivisions 1, 3; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 10A.273, subdivision
2.

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 a deleted text beginregulardeleted text end session of the legislature.

(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.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 10A.273, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Definition.

For purposes of this section, a "deleted text beginregulardeleted text end session" deleted text beginstartsdeleted text endnew text begin includes:
new text end

new text begin (1) a regular session of the legislature, beginningnew text end at 12:00 a.m.deleted text begin,deleted text end on the first day of each
annual session and deleted text beginendsdeleted text endnew text begin endingnew text end at 11:59 p.m. on the last day of each annual sessiondeleted text begin. For
purposes of this section, regular session does not include a special session or the interim
between the two annual sessions of a biennium
deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (2) a special session of the legislature, beginning at 12:00 a.m. on the day the special
session is scheduled to convene, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on the day the special session
adjourns sine die
new text end.

Sec. 3. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 10A.273, subdivision 2, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 19-2912

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.