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Title 17 : Elections

Chapter 061 : Campaign Finance

Subchapter 005 : Public Financing Option

(Cite as: 17 V.S.A. § 2983)
  • § 2983. Vermont campaign finance grants; conditions

    (a) A person shall not be eligible for Vermont campaign finance grants if, prior to February 15 of the general election year during any two-year general election cycle, he or she becomes a candidate by announcing that he or she seeks an elected position as Governor or Lieutenant Governor or by accepting contributions totaling $2,000.00 or more or by making expenditures totaling $2,000.00 or more.

    (b) A candidate who accepts Vermont campaign finance grants shall:

    (1) not solicit, accept, or expend any contributions except qualifying contributions, Vermont campaign finance grants, and contributions authorized under section 2985 of this chapter, which contributions may be solicited, accepted, or expended only in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter;

    (2) deposit all qualifying contributions, Vermont campaign finance grants, and any contributions accepted in accordance with the provisions of section 2985 of this chapter in a federally insured noninterest-bearing checking account; and

    (3) not later than 40 days after the general election, deposit in the Secretary of State Services Fund, after all permissible expenditures have been paid, the balance of any amounts remaining in the account established under subdivision (2) of this subsection. (Added 2013, No. 90 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. Jan. 23, 2014.)