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July 28, 2011 Commission Meeting

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Meeting of July 28, 2011, at 9:00 a.m.
Commission Office, 45 Memorial Circle, 2nd Floor, Augusta, Maine

1.  Ratification of Minutes of the June 23, 2011 Meeting

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2.  Public Comment on Changes to the Maine Clean Election Act Program

In June program.  As a result, the State of Maine will not pay matching funds to Maine Clean Election Act candidates in the 2012 elections.  The Maine Legislature has directed the Ethics Commission to study the Maine Clean Election Act program and to recommend any necessary changes.  The Commission will hear public comment on suggested changes to the program.


3.  Matching Funds in the August 2011 Special Election

A special election has been scheduled for August 16, 2011 to elect a new State Representative for District 121 in Cape Elizabeth.  Because of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Arizona Free Enterprise Club v. Bennett, the Commission staff proposes that the Commission adopt a policy of not paying matching funds to the Maine Clean Election Act candidates in the race.

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4.  Ellen Lemire – Update on Candidate’s Sale of Stamps

The Commission staff will update the Commissioners on a non-compliant situation that the of the postage, except for eight rolls worth $352.  If the situation is not resolved by early August, the Commission staff intends to schedule this for the Commissioners’ meeting on August 18 as an enforcement matter with a possible civil penalty.

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5.  Rudolph T. St. Peter/Recommended Findings of Violation

Rudolph T. St. Peter was a candidate for the Maine the candidate should repay some campaign funds.


6.  Audits of Maine Clean Election Act Campaigns

In addition to Rudolph T. St. Peter, the Commission’s auditor has completed 11 audits of 2010 Maine Clean Election Act candidates.  No exceptions (violations) were found.

Other Business


If necessary.