Campaign finance; prohibited contributions from foreign nationals. (SB842)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Campaign finance; prohibited contributions from foreign nationals. Makes it unlawful for a foreign national to make contributions or expenditures in connection with a state or local election and for any person, candidate, campaign committee, or political committee to accept a contribution from a foreign national. Violators are subject to civil penalties. Foreign national has the same meaning prescribed in 2 U.S.C. 441e, the federal law prohibiting such contributions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/22/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 095534216
12/22/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/08/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB842)
01/20/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2009Read second time
01/23/2009Passed by for the day
01/26/2009Read second time
01/26/2009Reading of amendment waived
01/26/2009Committee amendment agreed to
01/26/2009Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
01/26/2009Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/27/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/09/2009Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)