June 4, 2014 •
Maine Ethics Commission Will No Longer Enforce Aggregate Contribution Limits
The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices will no longer enforce the yearly aggregate contribution limit applicable to individuals and entities contained in Maine Revised Statutes section 1015(3). In a policy statement issued June 4, 2014, the commission cited recent U.S. Supreme Court decision McCutcheon v. FEC as authority for its determination.
The commission stated it will no longer enforce the $25,000 aggregate limit “unless and until it receives further guidance from the Maine Legislature or a court of competent jurisdiction.”
The policy statement also noted the commission’s intention to study the issues and perhaps propose legislation during the next state legislative session.
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