Comments on Maryland Senate Bill 1039

External Relations Director Matt Nese submitted comments to the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee on Senate Bill 1039, which makes several welcome revisions to existing campaign finance law in the state, but contains several provisions of significant constitutional concern to the Center.

In its current form, S.B. 1039 relies upon an unclear and overbroad definition of ‘political committee,’ attempts to regulate independent expenditures in a manner inconsistent with recent federal jurisprudence, and contains disclosure provisions for electioneering communications that could subject donors to disclosure for communications they may not even support.

A copy of the submitted comments can be found here.

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