Campaign finance disclosure; special reports of large pre-election contributions. (HB297)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Campaign finance; special reports of large pre-election contributions. Redefines large contributions requiring special reports to be more than $5,000 for statewide campaigns, more than $1,000 for General Assembly campaigns, and more than $500 for other campaigns. Present law requires reports for contributions greater than $1,000 in statewide campaigns and $500 in other campaigns. The bill also requires the special reports to be filed by 5:00 p.m. on the day following receipt, or by 5:00 p.m. on the following Monday if received on a Saturday, rather than "on the next business day." Read the Bill »


03/30/2006: signed by governor


01/04/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 060893366
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 HB297E
01/31/2006Printed as engrossed 060893366-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 (97-Y 0-N)
02/28/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB297ER)
03/07/2006Signed by Speaker
03/08/2006Signed by President
03/30/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 334 (effective 7/1/06)
04/05/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0334)