Maine Ethics Commission Updates Guides with 2023 Changes - State and Federal Communications

September 1, 2023  •  

Maine Ethics Commission Updates Guides with 2023 Changes

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The Commission on Governmental Ethics and Elections Practices published legislative summaries and updated guides to reflect legislation passed in 2023.

Effective October 25, the window to register as a lobbyist is decreased from 15 to 10 calendar days following triggering activities.

Penalties for lobbyist reporting violations will increase by $50 for each successive violation during a lobbying year.

Effective June 22, the ban on direct corporate contributions was reversed and now limited to $1,950 in any election for a gubernatorial candidate; $475 for a legislative candidate; $575 for a candidate for municipal office; and $975 in any election for any other candidate. 

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