Campaigns, certain; voluntary public financing. (HB275)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Voluntary public financing of certain campaigns. Creates the Virginia Fair Elections Act (Act) of 2017, which establishes a program for administering public funds to qualified candidates for the purposes of campaigning for office. Funds are awarded as both a lump sum payment and as periodic matching payments for qualifying small contributions. Candidates who participate in the program are limited in the amount of money they may raise and spend for office. Participating candidates also commit to public debates with other participating candidates and to periodic reporting of contributions and expenditures. The bill establishes penalties for participating candidates who violate the provisions of the Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101235D
01/03/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
01/26/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB275)
01/26/2018Stricken from docket by Rules (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)