Campaign contribution limits; civil penalty. (SB488)

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 from making any single contribution, or any combination of contributions, that exceeds $20,000 to any one candidate for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, or the General Assembly in any one election cycle. 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


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103548D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/12/2020Incorporates SB889 (Ebbin)
01/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB488)
01/21/2020Committee substitute printed to LIS only 20106697D-S1
01/21/2020Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (6-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)

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