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10A.175 COORDINATED AND NONCOORDINATED EXPENDITURES; DEFINITIONS.

Subdivision 1.Scope.

The definitions in subdivisions 2 to 6 apply to sections 10A.175 to 10A.177.

Subd. 2.Agent.

"Agent" means a person serving during an election segment as a candidate's chairperson, deputy chairperson, treasurer, deputy treasurer, or any other person whose actions are coordinated.

Subd. 3.Candidate.

"Candidate" means a candidate as defined in section 10A.01, subdivision 10, the candidate's principal campaign committee, or the candidate's agent.

Subd. 4.Consulting services.

"Consulting services" means the following services involving campaign strategy: polling, communications planning and design, advertising, and messaging. Consulting services does not mean printing or mailing campaign material, legal services that do not involve campaign strategy, accounting services, or costs for the use of a medium for communications purposes.

Subd. 5.Coordinated.

"Coordinated" means with the authorization or expressed or implied consent of, or in cooperation or in concert with, or at the request or suggestion of the candidate. A coordinated expenditure is an approved expenditure under section 10A.01, subdivision 4.

Subd. 6.Spender.

"Spender" means an individual, an association, a political committee, a political fund, an independent expenditure political committee, an independent expenditure political fund, or a party unit.

History:

2018 c 119 s 22