Campaign finance disclosure; independent expenditures. (HB294)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Campaign finance disclosure; definitions; independent expenditures. Retains the present law amounts that trigger reporting requirements applicable to independent expenditures: $500 in statewide elections and $200 in other elections. Clarifies that any person, candidate committee, or political committee may be subject to the independent expenditure reporting requirements. As introduced, this was a recommendation of the task force that assisted the State Board of Elections in conducting a review of the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act pursuant to House Joint Resolution 667 (2005). Read the Bill »


04/06/2006: signed by governor


01/04/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063240148
01/04/2006Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/18/2006Assigned to Privileges and Elections sub-committee: #2 (Jones, S. C.)
01/27/2006Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (21-Y 0-N)
01/30/2006Read first time
01/31/2006Read second time
01/31/2006Committee amendment agreed to
01/31/2006Engrossed by House as amended HB294E
01/31/2006Printed as engrossed 063240148-E
02/01/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2006Communicated to Senate
02/02/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2006Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/21/2006Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
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 amendment waived
02/24/2006Committee amendment agreed to
02/24/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/24/2006Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Placed on Calendar
02/28/2006Senate amendment agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/28/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB294ER)
03/07/2006Signed by Speaker
03/08/2006Signed by President
04/06/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 772 (effective 7/1/06)
04/17/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0772)