Campaign finance disclosure; reporting requirements. (SB229)

Introduced By

Sen. Jay O'Brien (R-Clifton) with support from co-patron Sen. Benny Lambert (D-Richmond)


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 %93express advocacy%94 and that the phrase %93for the purpose of influencing the outcome of an election%94 will be interpreted to mean "express advocacy.%94 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 identical to HB 293. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063243148
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/07/2006Continued to 2007 in Privileges and Elections (8-Y 6-N 1-A) (see vote tally)