June 24, 2010 Commission Meeting
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Meeting of June 24, 2010, 9:00 a.m.
Commission Office, 45 Memorial Circle, 2nd Floor, Augusta, Maine
1. Ratification of Minutes of the May 27, 2010 Meeting
2. Request for Waiver of Late-Filing Penalty/Bill Beardsley
Candidates in the gubernatorial primary elections were required to file a campaign finance report by 11:59 p.m. on April 27, 2010. Bill Beardsley filed the report roughly two hours late during the morning of April 28. The campaign requests a waiver of the preliminary penalty. Staff recommendation: the staff recommends a complete waiver of the penalty because the public suffered no harm and because the campaign made a bona fide effort to file the report on time.
3. Request by Julius Erdo to Investigate the Piscataquis County Democratic Committee and Sharon Libby Jones
Julius Erdo requests that the Commission investigate misreporting by the Piscataquis County Democratic Committee (PCDC) from 2006-2009 and expenditures of Maine Clean Election Act funds by 2006 candidate Sharon Libby Jones. Staff recommendation: the reporting by PCDC was mostly complete and well-intentioned. Nevertheless, because four reports were incomplete, the staff recommends considering them to be late. The staff recommends no action concerning allegations against Ms. Libby Jones.
4. Petition by National Organization for Marriage to Dismiss Investigation
On June 2, 1010, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) petitioned the Commission to dismiss its investigation of NOM as outside the Commission’s scope of legal authority. Staff Recommendation: the staff recommends that the Commission deny NOM’s petition.
Request from Concerned Citizens Michele Greenier and Joseph Greenier