2012 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 9 - Elections
Chapter 155 - Elections: Campaign Financing
Section 9-606 - (Formerly Sec. 9-333h). Duties and qualifications of campaign treasurers. Appointment and duties of solicitors.
(a) The campaign treasurer of each committee shall be responsible for (1) depositing, receiving and reporting all contributions and other funds in the manner specified in section 9-608, (2) making and reporting expenditures, (3) reporting expenses incurred but not yet paid, (4) filing the statements required under section 9-608, and (5) keeping internal records of each entry made on such statements. The campaign treasurer of each committee shall deposit contributions in the committee’s designated depository within fourteen days after receiving them. The campaign treasurer of each political committee or party committee which makes a contribution of goods to another committee shall send written notice to the campaign treasurer of the recipient committee before the close of the reporting period during which the contribution was made. The notice shall be signed by the campaign treasurer of the committee making the contribution and shall include the full name of such committee, the date on which the contribution was made, a complete description of the contribution and the value of the contribution. Any dispute concerning the information contained in such notice shall be resolved by the campaign treasurer of the recipient committee. Such resolution shall not impair in any way the authority of the State Elections Enforcement Commission under section 9-7b. The campaign treasurer of the recipient committee shall preserve each such notice received for the period prescribed by subsection (f) of section 9-607.
(b) A contribution in the form of a check drawn on a joint bank account shall, for the purpose of allocation, be deemed to be a contribution made by the individual who signed the check. If a check is signed by more than one individual, the total amount of the check shall be divided equally among the cosigners for the purpose of allocation, except such contribution shall be allocated in accordance with the provisions of a written statement, if any, from the holders of such joint bank account that indicates how such contribution should be differently allocated. If a committee receives an anonymous contribution, the campaign treasurer shall immediately remit the contribution to the State Elections Enforcement Commission for deposit in the General Fund.
(c) The campaign treasurer of each committee, other than a political committee established by an organization which receives its funds from the organization’s treasury, may appoint solicitors. If solicitors are appointed, the campaign treasurer shall receive and report all contributions made or promised to each solicitor. Each solicitor shall submit to the campaign treasurer a list of all contributions made or promised to him. The list shall be complete as of seventy-two hours immediately preceding midnight of the day preceding the dates on which the campaign treasurer is required to file a sworn statement as provided in section 9-608. Lists shall be received by the campaign treasurer not later than twenty-four hours immediately preceding each required filing date. Each solicitor shall deposit all contributions with the campaign treasurer, within seven days after receipt. No solicitor shall expend any contributions received by him or disburse such contributions to any person other than the campaign treasurer.
(d) No person shall act as a campaign treasurer or deputy campaign treasurer unless the person is an elector of this state, and a statement, signed by the chairman in the case of a party committee or political committee or by the candidate in the case of a candidate committee, designating the person as campaign treasurer or deputy campaign treasurer, has been filed in accordance with section 9-603. In the case of a political committee, the filing of a statement of organization by the chairman of the committee, in accordance with the provisions of section 9-605, shall constitute compliance with the filing requirements of this section. No provision of this subsection shall prevent the campaign treasurer, deputy campaign treasurer or solicitor of any committee from being the campaign treasurer, deputy campaign treasurer or solicitor of any other committee or prevent any committee from having more than one solicitor, but no candidate shall have more than one campaign treasurer. A candidate shall not serve as the candidate’s own campaign treasurer or deputy campaign treasurer, except that a candidate who is exempt from forming a candidate committee under subsection (b) of section 9-604 and has filed a certification that the candidate is financing the candidate’s campaign from the candidate’s own personal funds or is not receiving or expending in excess of one thousand dollars may perform the duties of a campaign treasurer for the candidate’s own campaign.
(P.A. 86-99, S. 9, 34; P.A. 91-351, S. 7, 28; P.A. 94-143, S. 2, 6; P.A. 96-119, S. 12, 14; P.A. 02-130, S. 8; P.A. 03-223, S. 1; P.A. 04-112, S. 1; P.A. 11-48, S. 288.)
History: P.A. 91-351 added provisions to Subsec. (a) re notice of contribution of goods from political or party committee to another committee and added conditions at end of Subsec. (d) for candidate to perform duties of campaign treasurer for his own campaign; P.A. 94-143 amended Subsec. (a) by adding Subdiv. designations, adding “depositing” and “and other funds in the manner specified in section 9-333j” in Subdiv. (1), and adding Subdivs. (3) and (5) re reporting of expenses not yet paid and keeping internal records, effective January 1, 1995, and applicable to elections conducted on or after that date; P.A. 96-119 amended Subsec. (d) to delete provision requiring the designation statement to include the period for which the appointment is made, effective January 1, 1997; P.A. 02-130 amended Subsec. (d) by changing expenditure limit in cases where candidate serves as his or her own campaign treasurer from $500 to $1,000 and by making technical changes, effective January 1, 2003, and applicable to primaries and elections held on or after said date; P.A. 03-223 amended Subsec. (c) by shortening deadline for solicitor to deposit contributions with campaign treasurer from 10 to 7 days after receipt, effective July 1, 2003; P.A. 04-112 amended Subsec. (a) by changing deadline for campaign treasurer to deposit contributions from 7 to 14 days after receipt, effective July 1, 2004; Sec. 9-333h transferred to Sec. 9-606 in 2007; P.A. 11-48 amended Subsec. (b) by adding language re joint bank account and by providing that all anonymous donations, rather than those over $15, be remitted to the State Elections Enforcement Commission, rather than the State Treasurer, effective January 1, 2012, and applicable to primaries and elections held on and after that date.
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