Campaign finance; contribution limits for candidates for statewide offices and General Assembly. (SB119)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Campaign finance; contribution limits.  Imposes limits on contributions to candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and the General Assembly. The limits are $20,000 per general or special election and $10,000 per primary election for contributions by persons and $50,000 and $25,000, respectively, for political action committees. However, if contributions are made by a person or political action committee for a primary, then that person or committee is limited to contributions of $10,000 and $25,000, respectively, for the general or special election. There are no limits on contributions by political party committees or by a candidate to his own campaign. Civil penalties for violations of the limits may equal up to two times the excess contribution amounts. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100299D
01/06/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB119)
01/26/2010Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections
02/09/2010Continued to 2011 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)