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{2008}  2009 Legislative Analysis
An Act Concerning Changes to Economic Development and Infrastructure Enhancements at the United States Naval Submarine Base - New London
{Public Act 08-2}  
Exempts any state contractor working under a contract between the state and the Navy or Defense departments from restrictions on state contractors' political contributions to candidates for state.
An Act Concerning United States Senate Vacancies
{Public Act 08-2} Eliminates the governor's power to fill U.S. Senate vacancies by appointment and instead requires a special election, with two exceptions.
{Public Act 08-2} It authorizes the governor to (1) appoint a replacement if there are 50 or more U. S. Senate vacancies among the states and (2) nominate someone to fill a vacancy occurring during the last 14 months of a senator's term, which the General Assembly must confirm.
{Public Act 08-2} Establishes a procedure for issuing the writs of election and holding the special election and specifies the process for selecting convention delegates to endorse a candidate, holding a convention, and holding a primary if someone challenges the party-endorsed candidate.
{Public Act 08-2} Electors whose names appeared on the voter registry list compiled for the last regular election prior to the vacancy, or any supplementary list, are eligible to vote in the special election.
An Act Concerning the Voting Rights of Certain Seventeen Year Old Persons
{Public Act 08-2} Implements the constitutional amendment electors passed during the 2008 election allowing 17 year-olds who will turn 18 on or before the day of a regular election to vote in its primary.
{Public Act 08-2} June Special Session, had increased the late filing fee for campaign treasurers.  (Effective October 1, 2009)
{Public Act 08-2} On October 5, 2009 Governor Rell signed into law Public Act 09-8, An Act Implementing the Provisions of the Budget Concerning Revenue
{Public Act 08-2} Section 43 of Public Act 09-8 reverses the increase to late filing fees from $200 back to $100.  (Effective October 5, 2009)
{Public Act 08-2} Nominated Patricia Stankevicius of Wolcott to be a member of the State Elections Enforcement Commission, effective July 1, 2009, to serve a term ending June 30, 2014.
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