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


SENATE BILL NO. 1444
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections
on February 4, 2021)
(Patrons Prior to Substitute--Senators Saslaw and Suetterlein [SB 1377])
A BILL to amend and reenact § 24.2-947.11 of the Code of Virginia, relating to filing of campaign finance reports; special report of pre-legislative session contributions.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 24.2-947.11 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 24.2-947.11. Special report required of certain large pre-legislative session contributions.

A. Any single contribution of $1,000 or more All financial activity of a campaign committee of a candidate for a statewide office or the General Assembly knowingly received or reported by the candidate or his treasurer on behalf of his candidacy during the period beginning January 1 and ending on the day immediately before the first day of a regular session of the General Assembly shall be reported as provided in § 24.2-947.5 24.2-947.4, and the report shall be received by the State Board not later than January 15.

B. Any contribution reported Notwithstanding any provision of this article to the contrary, no campaign committee required to file a report of contributions pursuant to subsection A shall also be reported on the first report required by this article following the date of the contribution required to report the same contributions on any subsequent report.

SENATE BILL NO. 1444

Offered January 18, 2021
A BILL to amend and reenact § 24.2-947.10 of the Code of Virginia, relating to filing of campaign finance reports.
Patrons-- Saslaw, Suetterlein and Surovell

Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 24.2-947.10 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 24.2-947.10. Filing requirements for persons with multiple campaign committees Special report required of certain large pre-legislative session contributions.

Any person who is named as the candidate on the statement of organization for more than one campaign committee required to file campaign finance reports under this article shall have separate campaign finance reports filed for all such campaign committees by the deadline for filing campaign finance reports for any such campaign committee. Such campaign finance reports shall be complete through the period prescribed for the associated deadline.

A. Any single contribution of $1,000 or more for a statewide officer of the General Assembly knowingly received or reported by the candidate or his treasure on behalf of his candidacy during the period beginning January 1 and ending on the day immediately before the first day of a regular session of the General Assembly shall be reported as provided in § 24.2-947.5, and the report shall be and received by the State Board not later than January 15.

B. Any contribution reported pursuant to subsection A shall also be reported on the first report required by this article following the date of the contribution.