Campaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates. (SB10)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Campaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates. Prohibits any candidate from soliciting or accepting a contribution from any public service corporation, as defined in § 56-1, or any political action committee established and administered by such a corporation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/20/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100024D
11/20/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/16/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB10)
01/16/2018Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)


John Haydock writes:

For years Virginia has fallen behind other more progressive states as it relates to creating new jobs through investments in renewable energy. Dominion Power ranks in the bottom tier of large utilities in terms of renewable investments and their influence (political donations) on the political landscape continues to stifle cleanpower legislation, investments and job creation. Please support SB 10 and clean up Dominion’s influence on dirty power and dirty politics. Thank you.

diana smith writes:

Separation of "Dominion and State" is common sense. It is the nature of humans to harbor feelings of good will when recipient of favor, gifts, or other tokens of esteem. It may be subconscious, and may be scrupulously guarded against some times. But it is human to favor those who favor us. The practice of providing funds and favors to both parties, by Dominion, is not good for Virginia's citizens. We need to be assured that elected officials feel favor towards us, instead of corporations spreading largesse on their campaigns.