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2018


   October 2018 Addendum to CEP Guide    Advisory Opinion 2018-01: CEP Candidates in Primaries Applying only for General Election Grant Funds    Notice Regarding Expenditure Limit and Reduced Grant Schedule    Proposed Declaratory Ruling 2018-01    SEEC Newsletter - 2018 April    Notice of Public Hearing    2018 Guide for Statewide Office and General Assembly Candidates Participating in the Citizens’ Election Program    Revised 2018 Grant Amounts    Proposed Declaratory Ruling 2018-01    Registrar of Voters Conference    2018 CEP Overview    Resolution and Order Setting Forth Specified Proceedings for Declaratory Ruling

Resolution and Order Setting Forth Specified Proceedings for Declaratory Ruling Addressing Petition of Connecticut Compliance and Law Services LLC
Pursuant to General Statutes § 4-176 (e) and Connecticut Agency Regulations § 9-7b-65 (c), it is hereby resolved and ordered that the following proceedings are set regarding the Petition on behalf of Connecticut Compliance and Law Services LLC, received by the Commission on March 12, 2018, from attorney Arnold Skretta:
The Commission directs staff to issue notice of receipt of a petition for declaratory ruling on the SEEC website, and via e-mail to all persons who have requested notice of declaratory rulings or who are on record as having contacted the compliance staff within the past twelve months with related questions;
The Commission directs staff to draft a Proposed Declaratory Ruling 2018-01 for consideration by the Commission at its regular meeting scheduled for May 16, 2018;
If the Commission votes to approve the proposed Declaratory Ruling at this May 16, 2018 meeting, the Commission shall direct staff to post notice of the proposed Declaratory Ruling on the SEEC website and to send notice to all persons who were sent notice of the receipt of the petition, with a comment period to close at 11:59 p.m. on June 13, 2018 (one week prior to the regular Commission meeting on June 20, 2018). If the Commission does not vote to approve the proposed draft at the June 20, 2018 meeting, the Commission shall set an alternative schedule and any further proceedings as necessary.

   March 2018 Addendum to 2017 Party Committee Guide    2018 Guide for Judge of Probate Candidates    2018 Nonparticipating Candidate Guide    Ongoing Traditional Political Committees    Ongoing Traditional Political Committees    Ongoing Traditional Political Committees    Ongoing Traditional Political Committees

2017


   October 2018 Addendum to CEP Guide    Advisory Opinion 2018-01: CEP Candidates in Primaries Applying only for General Election Grant Funds    Notice Regarding Expenditure Limit and Reduced Grant Schedule    Proposed Declaratory Ruling 2018-01    SEEC Newsletter - 2018 April    Notice of Public Hearing    2018 Guide for Statewide Office and General Assembly Candidates Participating in the Citizens’ Election Program    Revised 2018 Grant Amounts    Proposed Declaratory Ruling 2018-01    Registrar of Voters Conference    2018 CEP Overview    Resolution and Order Setting Forth Specified Proceedings for Declaratory Ruling

Resolution and Order Setting Forth Specified Proceedings for Declaratory Ruling Addressing Petition of Connecticut Compliance and Law Services LLC
Pursuant to General Statutes § 4-176 (e) and Connecticut Agency Regulations § 9-7b-65 (c), it is hereby resolved and ordered that the following proceedings are set regarding the Petition on behalf of Connecticut Compliance and Law Services LLC, received by the Commission on March 12, 2018, from attorney Arnold Skretta:
The Commission directs staff to issue notice of receipt of a petition for declaratory ruling on the SEEC website, and via e-mail to all persons who have requested notice of declaratory rulings or who are on record as having contacted the compliance staff within the past twelve months with related questions;
The Commission directs staff to draft a Proposed Declaratory Ruling 2018-01 for consideration by the Commission at its regular meeting scheduled for May 16, 2018;
If the Commission votes to approve the proposed Declaratory Ruling at this May 16, 2018 meeting, the Commission shall direct staff to post notice of the proposed Declaratory Ruling on the SEEC website and to send notice to all persons who were sent notice of the receipt of the petition, with a comment period to close at 11:59 p.m. on June 13, 2018 (one week prior to the regular Commission meeting on June 20, 2018). If the Commission does not vote to approve the proposed draft at the June 20, 2018 meeting, the Commission shall set an alternative schedule and any further proceedings as necessary.

   March 2018 Addendum to 2017 Party Committee Guide    2018 Guide for Judge of Probate Candidates    2018 Nonparticipating Candidate Guide    Ongoing Traditional Political Committees    Ongoing Traditional Political Committees    Ongoing Traditional Political Committees    Ongoing Traditional Political Committees

2016

   Mandatory Electronic Filing Effective July 1, 2017

Mandatory Electronic Filing Effective July 1, 2017
Pursuant to General Statutes § 9-675, as amended by Public Act 2016-203, electronic filing will be mandatory for most committees registered with the Commission, effective July 1, 2017. Specifically, the following committees will be required to file by eCRIS: (1) candidate committees and exploratory committees of candidates for statewide office, General Assembly, or judge of probate that raise or spend $1,000 or more; (2) all state central committees, legislative caucus committees and legislative leadership committees; (3) town committees and political committees registered with SEEC that raise or spend $1,000 or more during the current calendar year or in the preceding regular election cycle; and (4) any other committees or other persons (including individuals and businesses) who make or obligate to make an independent expenditure in excess of $1,000 on behalf of a statewide office, General Assembly, or judge of probate candidate.
If you would like one-on-one eCRIS training, whether in person or telephonically, please promptly contact Elections Officer Sarah Clark at 860-256-2985 or seec.training@ct.gov.
If a committee is required to file electronically but the treasurer is able to demonstrate good cause for not being able to do so, General Statutes § 9-675 permits the Commission to waive the electronic filing requirement. If you believe that you are entitled to a waiver for good cause, please contact Commission staff at 860-256-2985 as soon as possible for further guidance.
All paper filings submitted by treasurers and other persons who are required to electronically file on and after July 1, 2017 and who have not submitted a written request for a waiver shall be deemed insufficient and will result in penalties for non-filing.

Resolution of State Elections Enforcement Commission at June 21, 2017 Regular Meeting
The Commission hereby resolves that pursuant to General Statutes § 9-675, all paper filings submitted by treasurers and other persons who are required to electronically file on and after July 1, 2017 pursuant to subsection (b) of General Statutes § 9-675 and who have not submitted a written request to the Commission for a waiver for good cause shall be deemed insufficient and will result in penalties for non-filing. For those treasurers and other persons who submit such written requests between July 1, 2017 and July 10, 2017 through a form prescribed by Commission staff, the Commission further resolves that it will waive the electronic filing requirement for the July 2017 quarterly filing and permit such individuals to present at any regular Commission meeting scheduled before their next regular filing becomes due so that the Commission may consider whether to grant their request for waiver.

   2017 Law Changes