July 29, 2010 Commission Meeting
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Meeting of July 29, 2010, 9:00 a.m.
Commission Office, 45 Memorial Circle, 2nd Floor, Augusta, Maine
1. Ratification of Minutes of the June 24, 2010 Meeting
2. Request for Waiver of Late-Filing Penalty/Daniel J. Schweitzer
Daniel J. Schweitzer is a first-time candidate for State Senate, District 20 in Wiscasset. He was required to file a campaign finance report by May 28, 2010. He filed the report 36 days late. The preliminary penalty for the late filing is $73.27. He asks for a waiver of the penalty because he was not aware of the filing requirements and did not receive a notice of the filing deadline from the Commission. Staff recommendation: the staff recommends granting the request and assessing a penalty of $25.00.
3. Request for Waiver of Late-Filing Penalty/Samme Bailey
Samme Bailey registered with the Commission as an independent candidate for Governor, but did not qualify for the ballot by the deadline in June 2010. He was late filing campaign finance reports in April and May 2010. The preliminary penalties for the late reports are $152.55 and $60.00 respectively. Mr. Bailey requests a waiver of the penalties because his former treasurer accepted an offer of employment. Staff recommendation: the staff recommends no waiver of the $152.55 and $60.00 penalties.
4. Update on the National Organization for Marriage Litigation
The Commission’s Counsel will provide an update to the Commission on court proceedings brought by the National Organization for Marriage.