Campaign contributions; requires PACs to report contributions for election of particular candidate. (HB1134)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Fralin (R-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Reporting designated campaign contributions to PACs. Requires political action committees, including out-of-state political committees, to report contributions they receive that are designated by the contributor for the election of a particular candidate. Political party committees now are required to file such reports. Read the Bill »

Status

02/01/2008: Merged into HB359

History

DateAction
01/09/2008Committee
01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084488504
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2008Assigned P & E sub: Campaign Finance
01/18/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1134)
02/01/2008Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (HB359-Cole)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB54.

Comments

Eileen Levandoski writes:

This is confusing! Don't PAC contributors give generally to the PAC. Now the individual PAC could in turn use that money to support a particular candidate, or it could be candidates (plural), or to oppose candidate(s). What a pain in the butt for the PAC if they have to start restricting how they spend their money if the donor limits it to one particular candidate. If the donor wants to give $ to a particular candidate, tell him to give it directly to that candidate. Am I missing something here? Oppose this bill.