2012 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 9 - Elections
Chapter 155 - Elections: Campaign Financing
Section 9-603 - (Formerly Sec. 9-333e). Filing of statements and certification. Transfer of administration of campaign finance reporting to State Elections Enforcement Commission.


CT Gen Stat § 9-603 (2012) What's This?

(a) Statements filed by party committees, political committees formed to aid or promote the success or defeat of a referendum question proposing a constitutional convention, constitutional amendment or revision of the Constitution, individual lobbyists, and those political committees and candidate committees formed to aid or promote the success or defeat of any candidate for the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of the State, State Treasurer, State Comptroller, Attorney General, judge of probate and members of the General Assembly, shall be filed with the State Elections Enforcement Commission. A political committee formed for a slate of candidates in a primary for the office of justice of the peace shall file statements with the town clerk of the municipality in which the primary is to be held.

(b) Statements filed by political committees formed solely to aid or promote the success or defeat of a referendum question to be voted upon by the electors of a single municipality and those political committees or candidate committees formed to aid or promote the success or defeat of any candidate for public office, other than those enumerated in subsection (a) of this section, or the position of town committee member shall be filed only with the town clerk of the municipality in which the election or referendum is to be held. Each unsalaried town clerk shall be entitled to receive ten cents from the town for the filing of each such statement.

(c) A certification of a candidate who is exempt from the requirement of subsection (a) of section 9-604 to form a candidate committee shall be filed with the State Elections Enforcement Commission if the candidate seeks an office enumerated in subsection (a) of this section, or with the town clerk of the municipality in which the election is to be held if the candidate seeks an office other than those enumerated. A certification of a group of individuals who have joined solely to aid or promote a referendum question and who are exempt from the requirement to form a political committee under section 9-605 shall be filed with the town clerk of each municipality in which the referendum is to be held.

(d) On December 31, 2006, the duties of the Secretary of the State concerning the administration of campaign finance reporting under this chapter shall be transferred to the State Elections Enforcement Commission.

(P.A. 86-99, S. 6, 34; P.A. 88-364, S. 15, 123; P.A. 91-351, S. 4, 28; P.A. 93-251, S. 2, 5; P.A. 00-99, S. 33, 154; P.A. 03-241, S. 11; Oct. 25 Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-5, S. 21; P.A. 11-48, S. 287.)

History: P.A. 88-364 added language describing the candidate committee as one formed to aid or promote the success or defeat of any candidate for the office of governor or lieutenant governor, which had been omitted due to a composition error; P.A. 91-351 added provisions in Subsec. (a) re filing requirements for statements by a town committee and by a political committee formed for a slate of convention delegate candidates, amended Subsec. (b) to require statements filed by committees formed to aid or promote success or defeat of candidate for position of town committee member to be filed in municipality in which election held and added Subsec. (c) re filing requirements for certifications; P.A. 93-251 required statements by individual lobbyists to be filed with office of the secretary of the state, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 00-99 deleted reference to sheriff in Subsec. (a), effective December 1, 2000; P.A. 03-241 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting “office of justice of the peace” for “position of convention delegate”, effective January 1, 2004, and applicable to primaries and elections held on or after that date; Oct. 25 Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-5 substituted “State Elections Enforcement Commission” for “Secretary of the State” in Subsecs. (a) and (c), added Subsec. (d) re transfer of duties of Secretary of the State re administration of campaign finance reporting to State Elections Enforcement Commission, and made technical changes, effective December 31, 2006, and applicable to elections held on or after that date; Sec. 9-333e transferred to Sec. 9-603 in 2007; P.A. 11-48 amended Subsec. (a) by deleting language re town committee statement filing with town clerk and deleting language re slate in primary for office of justice of the peace filing with commission, effective June 13, 2011.

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