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File #: 19-0403    Version: 0 Name: Fair Election Fund - Establishment and Administration
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 6/24/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 1/23/2020
Enactment #: 20-338
Title: Fair Election Fund - Establishment and Administration FOR the purpose of establishing the Fair Election Fund authorized by City Charter Article I, § 15 to provide public campaign financing for candidates for City elective office; regulating certain campaign finance activity of a candidate for City elective office who voluntarily accepts public campaign financing; providing for the powers and duties of the City Fair Election Fund Commission; requiring that the Commission educate the citizens of Baltimore on regarding the Fund and how to participate; requiring that the Commission perform certain periodic reviews; establishing certain qualifications for applicants to receive public campaign financing; establishing an application process; authorizing the Maryland State Board of Elections to assist in the administration and enforcement of the public campaign financing system; establishing certain Fund distribution requirements; providing for certain penalties for violations of the public ca...
Sponsors: Kristerfer Burnett, Bill Henry, Ryan Dorsey, John T. Bullock, Zeke Cohen, Shannon Sneed, Sharon Green Middleton, Danielle McCray, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, President Brandon M. Scott
Indexes: Administration, Election Funds, Establishment, Fair
Attachments: 1. 19-0403~1st Reader, 2. ECB 19-0403, 3. Finance 19-0403, 4. Law 19-0403, 5. 2nd Reader Floor Amendment 19-0403, 6. 19-0403~3rd Reader
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill ___


Introduced by: Councilmember Burnett

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Fair Election Fund - Establishment and Administration
FOR the purpose of establishing the Fair Election Fund authorized by City Charter Article I, § 15 to provide public campaign financing for candidates for City elective office; regulating certain campaign finance activity of a candidate for City elective office who voluntarily accepts public campaign financing; providing for the powers and duties of the City Fair Election Fund Commission; requiring that the Commission educate the citizens of Baltimore on regarding the Fund and how to participate; requiring that the Commission perform certain periodic reviews; establishing certain qualifications for applicants to receive public campaign financing; establishing an application process; authorizing the Maryland State Board of Elections to assist in the administration and enforcement of the public campaign financing system; establishing certain Fund distribution requirements; providing for certain penalties for violations of the public campaign financing system; defining certain terms; conforming and correcting related provisions; generally relating to the administration of the Fair Election Fund; and providing for special effective dates.
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BY authority of

Article I - General Provisions

Section 15
Baltimore City Charter
(1996 Edition)






BY adding

Article 5 - Finance, Property, and Procurement Section(s) 11-1 to 11-23, to be under the new subtitle,
“Subtitle 11. Fair Election Fund”
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

BY renumbering current

Article 1 - Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Agencies
Sections 40-14(e)(.5a) and 41-14(.5a) to Sections 40-14(e)(.5b) and 41-14(.5b)
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

BY adding

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