Expedited Bill No.
31-17
Concerning: Elections – Public Campaign
Financing
Contributions
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Amendments
Revised: September 19, 2017 Draft No. 1
Introduced:
October 3, 2017
Enacted:
November 7, 2017
Executive:
Effective:
Sunset Date: None
Ch.
, Laws of Mont. Co.
C
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C
OUNCIL
F
OR
M
ONTGOMERY
C
OUNTY
, M
ARYLAND
Lead Sponsors: Councilmembers Navarro, Katz and Council Vice President Riemer
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
(1)
increase the amount of money an applicant candidate who is not married can donate
or loan the candidate’s campaign to match the amount permitted for a candidate who
is married; and
(2)
generally amend the public campaign financing law governing eligible
contributions.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 16, Elections
Section 16-20
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Sec. 1.
Section 16-20 is amended as follows:
16-20. Collecting qualifying contributions.
(a)
Before raising any contribution governed by this Article, an applicant
candidate must:
(1)
file notice of intent with the Board on or before April 15 of the year
of the election on a form prescribed by the Board; and
(2)
establish a publicly funded campaign account for the candidate for
the purpose of receiving eligible contributions and spending funds
in accordance with this Article.
(b)
Other than a contribution from an applicant candidate or the candidate’s
spouse, an applicant candidate must not accept an eligible contribution
from an individual greater than $150.
(c)
An applicant candidate must not accept a loan from anyone other than the
candidate or the candidate’s spouse. An applicant candidate
[or]
and the
candidate’s spouse together must not contribute or lend a combined total
of more than
[$6000
each] $12,000 to the candidate’s publicly funded
campaign account.
[(c)]
(d)
Consumer Price Index adjustment. The Chief Administrative
Officer must adjust the contribution limit established in Subsection (b),
effective July 1, 2018, and July 1 of each subsequent fourth year, by the
annual average increase, if any, in the Consumer Price Index for the
previous 4 calendar years. The Chief Administrative Officer must
calculate the adjustment to the nearest multiple of 10 dollars, and must
publish the amount of this adjustment not later than March 1 of each
fourth year.
Sec. 2.
Expedited Effective Date.
The Council declares that this legislation is necessary for the immediate
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EXPEDITED BILL
No.
31-17
Approved:
Date
Approved:
Isiah Leggett, COlUlty Executive
This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
Date
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
Date
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Expedited Bill No.
31-17
Concerning: Elections – Public Campaign
Financing
Contributions
-
Amendments
Revised: September 19, 2017 Draft No. 1
Introduced:
October 3, 2017
Enacted:
November 7, 2017
Executive:
Effective:
Sunset Date: None
Ch.
, Laws of Mont. Co.
C
OUNTY
C
OUNCIL
F
OR
M
ONTGOMERY
C
OUNTY
, M
ARYLAND
Lead Sponsors: Councilmembers Navarro, Katz and Council Vice President Riemer
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
(1)
increase the amount of money an applicant candidate who is not married can donate
or loan the candidate’s campaign to match the amount permitted for a candidate who
is married; and
(2)
generally amend the public campaign financing law governing eligible
contributions.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 16, Elections
Section 16-20
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boldface brackets]
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[[Double
boldface brackets]]
* * *
Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law by original bill.
Deleted from existing law by original bill.
Added by amendment.
Deleted from existing law or the bill by amendment.
Existing law unaffected by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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Sec. 1.
Section 16-20 is amended as follows:
16-20. Collecting qualifying contributions.
(a)
Before raising any contribution governed by this Article, an applicant
candidate must:
(1)
file notice of intent with the Board on or before April 15 of the year
of the election on a form prescribed by the Board; and
(2)
establish a publicly funded campaign account for the candidate for
the purpose of receiving eligible contributions and spending funds
in accordance with this Article.
(b)
Other than a contribution from an applicant candidate or the candidate’s
spouse, an applicant candidate must not accept an eligible contribution
from an individual greater than $150.
(c)
An applicant candidate must not accept a loan from anyone other than the
candidate or the candidate’s spouse. An applicant candidate
[or]
and the
candidate’s spouse together must not contribute or lend a combined total
of more than
[$6000
each] $12,000 to the candidate’s publicly funded
campaign account.
[(c)]
(d)
Consumer Price Index adjustment. The Chief Administrative
Officer must adjust the contribution limit established in Subsection (b),
effective July 1, 2018, and July 1 of each subsequent fourth year, by the
annual average increase, if any, in the Consumer Price Index for the
previous 4 calendar years. The Chief Administrative Officer must
calculate the adjustment to the nearest multiple of 10 dollars, and must
publish the amount of this adjustment not later than March 1 of each
fourth year.
Sec. 2.
Expedited Effective Date.
The Council declares that this legislation is necessary for the immediate
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protection of the public interest. This Act takes effect on the date on which it becomes
law.
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EXPEDITED BILL
No.
31-17
Approved:
Date
Approved:
Isiah Leggett, COlUlty Executive
This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
Date
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
Date
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