Campaign finance disclosure reports; identification of all contributors. (HB46)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)

Progress

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

Description

Campaign finance disclosure reports; identification of contributors. Provides that the disclosure reports must provide the same identifying information for all contributors, including those contributing $100 or less. Current law permits the reports to state the number of persons contributing $100 or less and the total amount contributed by those contributors without any identifying information. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/05/2007Committee
12/05/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087903468
12/05/2007Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/11/2008Assigned P & E sub: Finance
02/12/2008Left in Privileges and Elections

Comments

Eileen Levandoski writes:

In the best of worlds, yes, the transparency should be there. But unfortunately, there are many who risk a great deal (employment being #1, defaulting political alliances exposed #2) having their names exposed. I know with Black Out 2005 (a Virginia PAC) the vast majority of our gifts were under $100. We collected from a number of Republicans for instance who didn't want to go on the record opposing a Republican candidate. So, I'd say keep things the way they are. Oppose this bill.