Campaign contributions; requires PACs to report contributions for election of particular candidate. (HB359)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg) with support from co-patron Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Reporting designated campaign contributions. Requires political committees, out-of-state political committees, and federal political action committees to report contributions they receive that are designated for the election of a particular candidate. Political party committees and organized political party groups of elected officials are the only entities currently required to report such information. Such committees will be required to provide a candidate's campaign committee with information regarding the contributor of the designated contribution so that the candidate can identify that contribution on his or her campaign finance report. In turn, candidate campaign committees will be required to report designated contributions transmitted from such committees as being made by the person who designated the contribution. The provisions of the bill will become effective January 1, 2009. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087904468
01/04/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/11/2008Assigned P & E sub: Finance
01/16/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB359)
02/01/2008Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Committee substitute printed 087685468-H1
02/04/2008Read first time
02/05/2008Read second time
02/05/2008Committee substitute agreed to 087685468-H1
02/05/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB359H1
02/06/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Communicated to Senate
02/07/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/08/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB359H1)
02/19/2008Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Read third time
02/22/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB359ER)
02/26/2008Signed by Speaker
02/28/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB359ER)
02/28/2008Signed by President
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 289 (effective 7/1/08)
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 289 (effective 1/1/09)
03/11/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0289)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1389 and SB452.


Waldo Jaquith writes:

ActBlue, the organization that this bill seeks to regulate, has endorsed this bill.