Comprehensive campaign finance reform; joint subcommittee to study. (HJ526)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Ashburn)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; joint subcommittee to study comprehensive campaign finance reform; report. Establishes a joint subcommittee to study comprehensive campaign finance reform in the Commonwealth. In conducting its study, the joint subcommittee is tasked with examining the costs of campaigning in the Commonwealth, the effectiveness of the Commonwealth's present disclosure laws and their enforcement, the constitutional options available to regulate campaign finances, and the desirability of specific revisions in the Commonwealth's laws, including the implementation of contribution limits, all with the aim of promoting the integrity of, and public confidence in, the Commonwealth's campaign finance system. Read the Bill »


02/16/2021: Passed the Senate


01/05/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102227D
01/05/2021Referred to Committee on Rules
01/20/2021Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/22/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
01/22/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/22/2021Reported from Rules with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Committee substitute printed 21103529D-H1
01/22/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/22/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/22/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/22/2021Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
01/26/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/27/2021Reported from Appropriations (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Taken up
01/29/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103529D-H1
01/29/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HJ526H1
01/29/2021Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
01/29/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Reading waived
02/01/2021Referred to Committee on Rules
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rules (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Reported from Rules
02/15/2021Reading waived (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/16/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ526ER)