Campaign finance; special disclosure requirements for certain large contributions; civil penalties. (HB291)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk) with support from co-patrons Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville), and Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Campaign finance; special disclosure requirements for certain committees; civil penalties. Requires federal and IRS 527 committees contributing more than $10,000 to candidates in Virginia to register with the State Board of Elections. Information on contributors to federal committees will be made available by the Board through a link to filings at the Federal Election Commission. Information on contributors of $2,500 or more to 527 committees will be filed with the State Board and available to the public. Candidates accepting more than $10,000 from a committee must verify that the committee has registered with the State Board. Civil penalties are imposed for accepting or making contributions in violation of the act. This bill incorporates HBs 503 and 1088 and is identical to SB 436. Read the Bill »


04/06/2006: signed by governor


01/04/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 066602366
01/04/2006Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/18/2006Assigned to Privileges and Elections sub-committee: #2 (Jones, S. C.)
02/10/2006Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (16-Y 5-N)
02/10/2006Committee substitute printed 063300366-H1
02/11/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB291H1)
02/13/2006Read second time
02/13/2006Committee substitute agreed to 063300366-H1
02/13/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB291H1
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House (91-Y 9-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (91-Y 9-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/21/2006Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (11-Y 0-N)
02/22/2006Committee substitute printed 060612726-S1
02/23/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006Read third time
02/24/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/24/2006Committee substitute agreed to 060612726-S1
02/24/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB291S1
02/24/2006Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Placed on Calendar
02/28/2006Senate substitute rejected by House (5-Y 89-N)
02/28/2006VOTE: REJECTED (5-Y 89-N)
03/02/2006Passed by temporarily
03/02/2006Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006Senate requested conference committee
03/03/2006House acceded to request
03/03/2006Conferees appointed by House
03/03/2006Delegates: Jones, S. C., Hugo, Joannou
03/06/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB291S1)
03/06/2006Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/2006Senators: Devolites Davis, O'Brien, Lambert
03/09/2006Conference substitute printed 060632366-H2
03/09/2006Passed by temporarily
03/09/2006Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: (37-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006Conference report agreed to by House (93-Y 3-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 3-N)
03/21/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB291ER)
03/21/2006Signed by Speaker
03/22/2006Signed by President
03/30/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB291ER)
04/06/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 771 (effective 7/1/06)
04/17/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0771)


This bill mentions Richmond.