Prasad Srinivasan on Government Reform
Fully fund the Citizens' Election Fund (public finance)
Legislative Summary: The Citizens' Election Program is a voluntary program which provides full public financing to qualified candidates for Statewide offices and the General Assembly. To participate, candidates must agree to abide by
certain guidelines, including contribution and expenditure limits and disclosure requirements. This voluntary public campaign financing program was designed to encourage citizen participation and limit the role of private money in the State of
Connecticut's political process.
OnTheIssues Explanation: Changed the rules for funding the Citizens' Election Fund to make up for any insufficiency in legislature-provided funding (i.e. force the legislature to fully fund the
Citizens' Election Fund).
Legislative Outcome: Passed House 102-40-9 roll call #275 on 5/6 (Rep. Srinivasan voted YES); passed Senate 24-10-2 sequence #282 on 5/2; signed by Gov. Malloy on 6/3/2014
Source: Connecticut legislative voting records: HB 455
, May 6, 2014
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