[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Northampton 5-7-2015. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No candidate for elected City office or candidate's committee shall accept campaign contributions from any individual if the aggregate of all such contributions by that individual for the benefit of that candidate or that candidate's committee exceeds in any calendar year a sum equal to 1/2 of the maximum aggregate individual contribution allowed per calendar year as specified in MGL c. 55, § 7A.
Candidates for Mayor shall provide the City Clerk with a copy of their reports that have been filed with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance.
The City Clerk shall, within 15 days, inspect all statements and reports of municipal candidates or candidates committees. If upon examination of the records it appears that any candidate or political committee has reported the receipt of contributions in excess of the limits defined in § 151-1, the City Clerk shall, in writing, notify that candidate. Candidates shall have 15 days to purge all excess contributions by returning them to the individual who made them or donating them to a local charity operating in the City of Northampton. Any person failing to purge excess contributions within such time shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $300.