December 20, 2010 Commission Meeting
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Meeting of December 20, 2010, at 9:00 a.m.
Commission Office, 45 Memorial Circle, 2nd Floor, Augusta, Maine
1. Ratification of Minutes of the October 20 and November 30, 2010 Meetings
2. Preliminary Consideration of Statute Changes Proposed by Staff
Under 1 M.R.S.A. § 1009, the Ethics Commission may submit a bill to the Legislature by February 2, 2011. The staff will present preliminary proposals for statutory changes to the Commissioners and receive feedback. Following the December 20 meeting, the staff will conduct outreach to interested persons and will submit a final proposal at the Commission’s January 27, 2011 meeting.
3. Initiation of Rule-Making
The Commission staff will present suggested amendments to the Commission’s rules. If the Commissioners agree to accept public comment on the proposed changes, the staff proposes that the Commission hold a public hearing at its January 27, 2011 meeting to receive comments.
4. Investigation of Cutler Files Website
The Commission will decide on whether to continue the investigation of the Cutler Files website and whether to take action on a complaint filed by Eliot Cutler’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign alleging a violation of the disclaimer requirement and other statutes.