SB 408 Imposes campaign contribution limits for individuals and committees in support of candidates running for public office
Sponsor: Bray
LR Number: 1675S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 2/1/2007 - Second Read and Referred S Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee Journal Page: S184
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 408 - This act reinstates the campaign contribution limits that were repealed by HB 1900 (2006).

The act imposes contribution limits for individuals and committees in support of candidates running for public office. Surcharges will be imposed upon committees that accept or give contributions exceeding the limits.

The limits are as follows for contributions made by or accepted from any person other than the candidate and all committees excluding continuing committees which are not political party committees:

• $1,000 for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, or Attorney General.

• $500 for Senators.

• $250 for Representatives.

• $250 any other office, including judicial office if the population of the area is under 100,000.

• $500 any other office, including judicial office if the population of the area is between 100,000 and 250,000.

• $1,000 any other office, including judicial office if the population of the area is over 250,000.

The limits are as follows for cash and in-kind contributions made by or accepted from a political party committee:

• $10,000 for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, or Attorney General.

• $5,000 for Senators.

• $2,500 for Representatives.

• 10 times the allowable contribution limit for office sought for any other office of an electoral district, ward or unit.

CHRIS HOGERTY