State & Local Government, General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Acts, etc.; gifts & contributions. (SB218)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)

Progress

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

Description

State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act, and Campaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006; limitations on gifts and campaign contributions. Limits undue influence on statewide officers, legislators, and candidates for such offices by imposing caps on gifts and campaign contributions to those persons. Gifts from any one person, other than a relative or personal friend, are capped at a value of $2,000 for a single calendar year. This limitation applies to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and members of the General Assembly. Compliance with this limitation is a requirement for candidacy for those offices. Contributions to candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and the General Assembly from persons other than political party committees and political action committees are capped at $20,000 for an election cycle and $10,000 for a primary or other nomination process immediately preceding a general or special election. Contributions from political action committees are capped at $50,000 for an election cycle and $25,000 for a primary or other nomination process immediately preceding a general or special election. Compliance with these limitations are a requirement for candidacy for those offices. No limits are placed on contributions made by political party committees or by a candidate to his own campaign. The bill imposes civil penalties for violations of the gift and contribution limits. Read the Bill »

Status

01/24/2014: Merged into SB649

History

DateAction
01/03/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100384D
01/03/2014Referred to Committee on Rules
01/21/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB218)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB218)
01/24/2014Incorporated by Rules (SB649-Norment) (16-Y 0-N)

Comments

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Just to be clear, this bill would establish campaign contribution limits. At present, people can give unlimited quantities of money to candidates.