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 »


01/03/2018: Awaiting a Vote in the Rules Committee


  • 01/03/2018 Committee
  • 01/03/2018 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101235D
  • 01/03/2018 Referred to Committee on Rules

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