Campaign contribution limits; civil penalty. (SB1146)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Campaign contribution limits; civil penalty. Prohibits persons, other than political party committees, and political action committees from making any single contribution, or any combination of contributions, that exceeds $10,000 to any one candidate for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, or the General Assembly in any one election cycle, of which no more than $5,000 may be contributed for the primary election or other nominating event for the office the candidate is seeking. Contributions made on or prior to the date of the primary election or nominating event shall be subject to the contribution limits for the primary election or other nominating event, unless designated by the contributor as a contribution for the general election. No limits are placed on contributions made by political party committees, the candidate, or the candidate's family to the candidate's campaign. Civil penalties for violations of the limits may equal up to two times the excess contribution amounts. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/01/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100550D
01/01/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/24/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1146)
01/29/2019Committee substitute printed to LIS only 19106147D-S1
01/29/2019Incorporates SB1497 (Ebbin)
01/29/2019Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (3-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)