Campaign contributions; limits thereon for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, etc. (HB2652)

Introduced By

Del. Johnny Joannou (D-Portsmouth) with support from 18 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. William Barlow (D-Smithfield), Del. Danny Bowling (D-Oakwood), Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Joseph Johnson (D-Abingdon), Del. Ken Melvin (D-Portsmouth), Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester), Del. Paul Nichols (D-Woodbridge), Del. Bud Phillips (D-Castlewood), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Albert Pollard (D-Lively), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)

Progress

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

Description

Standard of conduct for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and General Assembly members; prohibitions on gifts; limits on campaign contributions. Prohibits the acceptance of gifts by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and General Assembly members with limited exceptions for gifts from relatives and awards from private sector employers. The bill also imposes limits on contributions to candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and the General Assembly. The limit on contributions by any person or political committee to a statewide office candidate is $2,500 per election cycle and to a General Assembly candidate is $1,000 per election cycle. There are no limits on contributions by a candidate to his own campaign. Civil penalties for violations of the limits may equal up to two times the excess contribution amounts. Amends § 30-101, § 30-103, § 30-111, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/23/2009Committee
01/23/2009Presented and ordered printed 095011680
01/23/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/10/2009Left in Privileges and Elections