February 11, 2008 Commission Meeting
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1. Request for Waiver
of Late-Filing Penalty/Katherine D. Pelletreau
Katherine D. Pelletreau is the Executive Director of the Maine Association
of Health Plans, and was registered as a lobbyist for the association
in 2007. She was required to file an annual report on December 31,
2007. She was two days late. The amount of the statutory penalty is
$200. Ms. Pelletreau requests a waiver of the penalty because she was
on leave from her work through December 31, 2007 due to a medical situation
in her family. Staff recommendation: the staff recommends assessing
a reduced penalty of $50.
2. Proposed Rule
The Joint Standing Committee on Legal and Veterans Affairs has requested
that the Commission adopt a rule which would allow candidates to re-use
signs from a previous election without updating the disclosure statement
printed on the signs regarding who paid for the signs.
3. Proposed Investigation
of 2006 Candidate Debra J. Reagan
Debra J. Reagan was a 2006 candidate for the Maine House of Representatives.
She is the only candidate who has not returned unspent Maine Clean Election
Act funds to the Commission. After promising to make monthly payments
in July 2007, the candidate has not reliably paid the promised amounts.
Currently, the candidate owes $3,390. Staff recommendation: the
staff requests authority to investigate whether Ms. Reagan misused Maine
Clean Election Act funds and to demand payment in full.