SB 1038 Repeals campaign contribution limits and modifies reporting requirements
Sponsor: Shields
LR Number: 4464S.01T Fiscal Note: 4464-01
Committee: Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 7/10/2008 - Signed by Governor Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2008
House Handler: Cox

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SB 1038 - This act repeals the campaign contribution limits for certain candidates running for office.

Individuals and committees required to file campaign disclosure reports shall electronically file contributions exceeding $5,000 within 48 hours of receiving the contribution.

The treasurer and deputy treasurer of all committees shall reside in the district or county in which the committee sits.

Legislative and senatorial district committees shall retain only one address in the district in which it sits for the purpose of receiving contributions.

Out-of-state committees that make contributions in support of or against candidates or issues in elections shall report the names of its contributors even when the contributions originally made to the out-of-state committee were not made specifically to influence any particular election.

Current law imposes a penalty of twice the amount of the contribution or expenditure that is incorrectly reported up to $5,000. This amendment removes the $5,000 cap and imposes a penalty equal to the amount of the contribution for failing to file or filing incomplete reports.

CHRIS HOGERTY