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33.13.13.00.htm 33.13.13.00. Title 33 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS Subtitle 13 CAMPAIGN FINANCING Chapter 13 Administrative Accounts Authority: Election Law Article, §2-102(b)4) and 13-220.1, Annotated Code of Maryland
33.13.13.01.htm 33.13.13.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following term has the meaning indicated.. B. Term Defined. モAdministrative fundsヤ means funds used for non-electoral purposes..
33.13.13.02.htm 33.13.13.02. 02 Applicability.. Only a central committee of a recognized political party or a legislative party caucus committee may establish or maintain an administrative account.
33.13.13.03.htm 33.13.13.03. 03 Establishment.. Prior to the receipt or disbursement of administrative funds, a central committee of a recognized political party or a legislative party caucus committee shall establish an administrative account by:A. Opening at a financial institution that does business in the State a checking account:. 1) Designated as the administrative account; and. 2) Segregated from the campaign accounts of the political committee as required under Election Law Article, §13-220, Annotate
33.13.13.04.htm 33.13.13.04. 04 Management.. A. Account Books. The political committee shall:. 1) Maintain account books and records for the administrative account in accordance with the requirements of Election Law Article, §13-221, Annotated Code of Maryland;2) Segregate the account books and records for the administrative account from the account books and records required for campaign accounts;3) Allow the responsible officers access to the account books and records of the administrative account; and
33.13.13.05.htm 33.13.13.05. 05 Required Reporting and Contents.. A. Disclosure. The political committee shall report all donations received, disbursements made, and any liabilities or outstanding obligations incurred regarding the administrative accounts on the regularly scheduled campaign finance report for that political committee.B. Donations Received. For donations deposited into an administrative account, the campaign finance report shall include:1) The date that the donation was received;.
33.13.13.06.htm 33.13.13.06. 06 Permissible Uses.. A. Permissible Use. Administrative funds shall be used exclusively for non-campaign related activities.B. Permissible Activities. The following activities are permissible non-campaign related activities and may be paid with administrative funds:1) Salary for permanent staff positions, including part-time positions, as defined in the bylaws;. 2) Office equipment and supplies for use by the committee maintaining the administrative account;.
33.13.13.07.htm 33.13.13.07. 07 Prohibitions.. A. Commingling of Funds. A political committee may not commingle the funds of a campaign account and an administrative account.B. Prohibited Activities. The political committee may not expend administrative funds on election-related or campaign-related activities, including:1) To pay for walk-around services or get-out-the-vote activities, including the cost of purchasing voter files or voter lists not maintained by the political committee;
33.13.13.08.htm 33.13.13.08. 08 Legislative Communications.. A. Defined. A legislative communication for which administrative funds may be used is a communication that discusses proposed or actual legislation, the incumbent's position on the legislation, if any, and general statements regarding the incumbent's position on similar legislation or issues affecting the incumbent's constituents.B. Prohibitions. A legislative communication may not include advocacy or statements relating to the
33.13.13.9999.htm 33.13.13.9999. Administrative History Effective date: December 23, 2013 (40:25 Md. R. 2073). Regulation .08 adopted effective March 27, 2017 (44:6 Md. R. 328).
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