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SF 80

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 02:10am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to elections; campaign finance; providing contribution limits for judicial
candidates; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 10A.27, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 10A.27, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Contribution limits.

(a) Except as provided in subdivision 2,
a candidate must not permit the candidate's principal campaign committee to accept
aggregate contributions made or delivered by any individual, political committee, or
political fund in excess of the following:

(1) to candidates for governor and lieutenant governor running together, $2,000 in
an election year for the office sought and $500 in other years;

(2) to a candidate for attorney general, $1,000 in an election year for the office
sought and $200 in other years;

(3) to a candidate for the office of secretary of state or state auditor, $500 in an
election year for the office sought and $100 in other years;

(4) to a candidate for state senator, $500 in an election year for the office sought and
$100 in other years; deleted text beginand
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(5) to a candidate for state representative, $500 in an election year for the office
sought and $100 in the other yearnew text begin; and
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new text begin (6) to a candidate for judicial office, $2,000 in an election year for the office sought
and $500 in other years
new text end.

(b) The following deliveries are not subject to the bundling limitation in this
subdivision:

(1) delivery of contributions collected by a member of the candidate's principal
campaign committee, such as a block worker or a volunteer who hosts a fund-raising
event, to the committee's treasurer; and

(2) a delivery made by an individual on behalf of the individual's spouse.

(c) A lobbyist, political committee, political party unit, or political fund must not
make a contribution a candidate is prohibited from accepting.

Sec. 2. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
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new text begin Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment.
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