Campaign finance reports; special report of pre-legislative session contributions. (SB1444)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield) with support from co-patrons Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem), and Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Campaign finance; special report for large pre-legislative session contributions; contributions in aggregate. Directs any candidate for a statewide office or the General Assembly to file a report, not later than January 15, of any single contribution in excess of $1,000, or any combination of contributions with an aggregate value in excess of $1,000 from a single person, that is knowingly received by the candidate between January 1 and the first day of a regular session of the General Assembly. Any contributions included on this report do not have to be reported on any subsequent campaign finance report. Under current law, only single contributions in excess of $1,000 are required to be disclosed on this special pre-legislative session report. This bill incorporates SB 1377. Read the Bill »


03/24/2021: signed by governor


01/18/2021Presented and ordered printed 21103238D
01/18/2021Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1444)
02/04/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/04/2021Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Committee substitute printed 21104324D-S1
02/04/2021Incorporates SB1377 (Suetterlein)
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Read second time
02/05/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104324D-S1
02/05/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1444S1
02/05/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Privileges and Elections
02/12/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1444S1)
02/17/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2021Reported from Privileges and Elections (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Read second time
02/22/2021Floor substitute printed 21200542D-H1 (Simon)
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Floor substitute printed 21200428D-H2 (Simon)
02/22/2021Substitute by Delegate Simon withdrawn 21200428D-H2
02/22/2021Substitute by Delegate Simon agreed to 21200542D-H1
02/22/2021Engrossed by House - floor substitute SB1444H1
02/22/2021Passed House with substitute (100-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021VOTE: Passage (100-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021House substitute rejected by Senate (2-Y 36-N)
02/23/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1444H2)
02/24/2021House insisted on substitute
02/24/2021House requested conference committee
02/25/2021Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2021Senators: Saslaw, Deeds, Suetterlein
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/25/2021Delegates: Simon, Askew, Rush
02/27/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/27/2021Conference substitute printed 21200803D-S2
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/27/2021VOTE: Agreed To (96-Y 0-N)
03/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1444S2)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1444ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/24/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1444ER)
03/24/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 343 (effective 7/1/21)
03/24/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0343)