Campaign finance disclosure; reporting requirements. (HB293)

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 Campaign Finance Disclosure Act applies 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 is 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). This bill is the same as SB 229. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063242148
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 (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2006Read first time
01/31/2006Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2006Communicated to Senate
02/02/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2006Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/21/2006Continued to 2007 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)