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33.13.14.00.htm 33.13.14.00. Title 33 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS Subtitle 13 CAMPAIGN FINANCING Chapter 14 Public Financing Authority: Election Law Article, §2-102(b)4) and 13-505(b)7) Annotated Code of Maryland
33.13.14.01.htm 33.13.14.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter applies to the administration of public campaign financing for elective office of county government.
33.13.14.02.htm 33.13.14.02. 02 Establishment.. A. In General. A county government may establish a system of public campaign financing to fund candidates for elective office of county government.B. Plan Submission. No later than 1 year prior to the enactment of the system of public campaign financing, the county government shall submit the plan for the public financing system to the State Board for approval.C. Approval Required. The county government may not implement a system of public campaign financing
33.13.14.03.htm 33.13.14.03. 03 In General.. A. Establishment. A candidate for local office seeking public campaign financing shall establish an authorized candidate campaign committee with the State Board for the exclusive purpose of accepting public funds for election to a county office.B. Qualification. Prior to engaging in campaign finance activity relating to public financing, including receiving non-public contributions in order to qualify for public funds, the candidate shall:1) File with the State Bo
33.13.14.04.htm 33.13.14.04. 04 Agency Responsibilities.. The State Board shall:. A. Prescribe all forms regarding campaign finance reporting;. B. Determine whether a candidate has qualified for public financing based on the criteria established by the governing body of the county;C. Determine whether a candidate has raised sufficient seed money to qualify to receive public funds, if seed money is required under the county’s public financing system;D. Notify the chief financial officer of the count
33.13.14.05.htm 33.13.14.05. 05 County Responsibilities.. The governing body of a county shall:. A. Establish the qualifications, requirements, and deadlines to participate in and qualify for public campaign financing;B. Establish the permitted uses of public election funds;. C. Provide for sufficient personnel to administer and implement the system for public campaign financing; andD. Establish administrative penalties for violations of the system of public campaign financing and identify the agency respo
33.13.14.06.htm 33.13.14.06. 06 Chief Financial Officer Responsibilities.. The chief financial officer of the county shall:. A. Administer the public election fund;. B. Credit to the public election fund all money collected for the public election fund;. C. Promptly disburse any public contribution from the fund to any qualified and eligible candidate;. D. In consultation with the State Board, provide full information to the public, to candidates, and to any other interested party on the process of ad
33.13.14.9999.htm 33.13.14.9999. Administrative History Effective date: August 4, 2014 (41:15 Md. R. 893). Regulation .04 amended effective February 12, 2018 (45:3 Md. R. 159). Regulation .05 adopted effective February 12, 2018 (45:3 Md. R. 159). Regulation .06 adopted effective February 12, 2018 (45:3 Md. R. 159).
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