Campaign finance; out-of-district contribution limits, civil penalty. (HB174)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bloxom (R-Accomack)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Campaign finance; out-of-district contribution limits; civil penalty. Prohibits contributions to a candidate's campaign from persons that are not residents of the Commonwealth and limits to 75 percent of total contributions to a candidate's campaign contributions from persons and committees with a candidate, treasurer, or custodian of books who are not residents of the district served by the office to which the candidate is seeking election. The bill provides that contributions made by a candidate or a candidate's family to the candidate's campaign do not count toward such contribution limits. The bill also provides that penalties for violations of such contribution limits may equal up to two times the excess contribution amounts. Read the Bill »

Status

01/10/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee

History

DateAction
01/10/2022Committee
01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101252D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Comments

Dee Martworthy writes:

This law seems to incentivize dark money through PACs and other unreportable sources. What really needs to happen is a complete overhaul of campaign finance which totally levels the field, and requires candidates and elected officials to listen to their constituents and not special interests.

When you introduce that bill, I will support it. Until then, anyone in the country should be able to contribute funds to a candidate in any race.

Fix the system on the Macro level. This law puts virginia candidates at a disadvantage.

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