Maine Legislature Passes Campaign Finance Amendments - State and Federal Communications

April 18, 2022  •  

Maine Legislature Passes Campaign Finance Amendments

Maine Capitol Building

Maine Gov. Mills signed Legislative Document 1782 amending the state’s campaign finance law.

Beginning December 1, 2023, the amount individuals can contribute to separate segregated fund committees will be adjusted every two years based on the Consumer Price Index.

The new law also permits corporations, membership organizations, cooperative or labor organizations to contribute the paid staff time of its employees and independent contractors to establish the entity’s separate segregated fund committee and to provide fundraising and administrative services to the committee.

A business entity will also be permitted to provide its separate segregated fund committee with the use of offices, telephones, computers, and other equipment, even if doing so results in an additional cost to the business entity.

Legislative Document 1782 will take effect on January 1, 2023.

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