(1) Political committees formed by "political party organizations," as that phrase is defined in 13-1-101, MCA, are subject to the aggregate contribution limits, which include in-kind contributions and expenditures, established in 13-37-216, MCA. Such committees are "political party committees," and include all county central committees, city central committees, clubs, and other committees, that fit within the definition of "political committee" in 13-1-101, MCA, and were formed by a political party organization.

(2) Candidates shall be responsible for monitoring contributions from political party committees to ensure that the contribution limits are not exceeded.

(3) For the purposes of determining compliance with political party contribution limits established pursuant to 13-37-216, MCA, a "contribution" does not include a coordinated expenditure made solely by a political party committee in the form of provision of personal services by paid staff of the political party that benefit the associational interest of the political party but also constitute reportable election activity benefitting a particular candidate of the same political party. 

History: 13-37-114, MCA; IMP, 13-37-216, MCA; NEW, 1995 MAR p. 2048, Eff. 9/28/95; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 2049, Eff. 10/12/01; TRANS and AMD, from ARM 44.10.333, 2016 MAR p. 28, Eff. 1/9/16.