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2015 SESSION

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SB 1400 Campaign finance; campaign contribution limits, civil penalty.

Introduced by: J. Chapman Petersen | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Campaign finance; campaign contribution limits; civil penalty. Prohibits a person, other than a political party committee or political action committee, from making any single contribution or any combination of contributions that exceeds $10,000 to any one candidate for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, or the General Assembly in a primary or other method of political party nomination immediately preceding the general or special election, or $20,000 to any such candidate in any one election cycle. The bill also prohibits political action committees from making any single contribution or any combination of contributions that exceeds $25,000 to any one candidate for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, or the General Assembly in a primary or other method of political party nomination immediately preceding the general or special election, or $50,000 to any such candidate in any one election cycle. Compliance with these limitations is a requirement for candidacy for those offices. No limits are placed on contributions made by political party committees or by a candidate to his own campaign. Civil penalties for violations of the limits may equal up to two times the excess contribution amounts.


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