Campaign finance disclosure; clarifies certain definitions and reporting requirements. (HB2650)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Campaign finance disclosure; definitions; reporting requirements. Codifies the "express advocacy" standard. The Virginia Supreme Court held in Virginia Society for Human Life, Inc. v. Caldwell, 256 Va. 151, 500 S.E.2d 814 (1998), that the Virginia's campaign finance disclosure laws apply only to express advocacy and that the phrase for the purpose of influencing the outcome of an election will be interpreted to mean "express advocacy. This was a recommendation of the task force that assisted the State Board of Elections in conducting a review in 2005 of the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act pursuant to House Joint Resolution 667 (2005). Read the Bill »


03/25/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 075507366
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/29/2007Read first time
01/30/2007Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
01/31/2007Communicated to Senate
02/01/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2007Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/15/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N)
02/15/2007VOTE: (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Read third time
02/16/2007Passed Senate (23-Y 15-N)
02/16/2007VOTE: (23-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2650ER)
02/24/2007Signed by Speaker
02/26/2007Signed by President
03/25/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 831 (effective 7/1/07)
04/10/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0831)