(a) As used in this section, “testimonial affair” means any function held for the benefit of a person and designed to raise funds for political purposes for which the total cost for attending the affair is more than $15 a person.
(b) No person or a committee directly associated with the person shall hold more than one testimonial affair until after an election in which that person was either elected or defeated unless that person seeks election to Territorial office, in which case he or his directly associated committees may hold no more than 3 testimonial affairs in each county. An additional testimonial affair may be held within 6 months after a general, or special election, in the case of a candidate or committee directly associated with that person having a deficit. No testimonial affair may be held unless a notice of intent to hold the affair is filed by the person in charge of the affair with the commission prior to the date of the affair setting forth the name and address of the person in charge, the charge per person, the date, hour, and place of the affair and whether contributions will be solicited at the affair and method thereof. Testimonial affairs sponsored by a party for a political purpose for the general benefit of the party are exempt from the limits of this subsection.
(c) The number of functions held for the benefit of a person designed to raise funds for political purposes for which the total cost for attending the affair is $15 or less per person shall not be limited except:
(1) For territorial offices, no person may hold more than 2 functions in each district.
(2) For all other offices, a person may hold either 2 functions of 1 testimonial affair in each district.History: 1977, PL 15-32 § 1; amd 1980, PL 16-72 § 12.
Amendments: 1980 Subsection (a): deleted paragraph (2). Subsection (c): deleted and relettered existing subsection (d) as(c).