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Commission Actions
Meeting of March 25, 2010, 9:00 a.m.
45 Memorial Circle, Augusta, Maine


Present: Walter F. McKee, Esq., Chair; André G. Duchette, Esq.; Hon. Francis C. Marsano, Margaret Matheson

1.  Ratification of Minutes of the February 25, 2010 Meeting

Motion:  To adopt the minutes as drafted noting a typographical error.
Made by:  Mr. Marsano
Seconded by:  Mr. Duchette
Vote:  4-0  (motion passed)

2.  Petition by the National Organization for Marriage to Stay Investigation

The Commission considered an application by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and others to stay enforcement of the subpoenas issued to NOM and to its executive director, Brian Brown, in connection with the Commission’s investigation of NOM to determine if it should have registered and filed reports as a ballot question committee in 2009. 

Motion:  That the Commission deny NOM’s request for stay of enforcement of subpoenas in connection with the Commission’s investigation.
Made by:  Mr. Marsano
Seconded by:  Ms. Matheson
Vote:  4-0 (motion passed)

3.  Update on Administration of Maine Clean Election Act Program

Candidates for governor seeking Maine Clean Election Act funding are required to submit qualifying paperwork to the Commission by April 1, 2010.  The Commission staff will provide an update to the Commissioners concerning the staff’s activities in connection with the deadline. No action necessary.