HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would require outside groups spending money in state elections to provide more information about their contributors.
The General Assembly’s Government Administration and Elections Committee has scheduled a public hearing on Monday to hear testimony on several election-related bills.
Democratic Senate President Pro-Tem Donald E. Williams Jr. proposed the bill increasing the disclosure requirement.
It’s a response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizen United ruling, which allowed an outside group during the last election season to spend tens of thousands of dollars on ads targeting Democratic legislative candidates.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, also a Democrat, last year vetoed a bill that would have strengthened disclosure requirements, saying some provisions were unconstitutional. Supporters were unable to revive the legislation before the election.