SB 648 Imposes campaign contribution limits for individuals and committees in support of candidates running for public office
Sponsor: Bray
LR Number: 3527S.01I Fiscal Note: 3527-01N.ORG
Committee: Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics
Last Action: 1/13/2010 - Second Read and Referred S Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee Journal Page: S114
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2010

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SB 648 - 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:

• $1,275 for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, or Attorney General.

• $650 for Senators.

• $325 for Representatives.

• $325 any other office, including judicial office if the population of the area is under 100,000.

• $650 any other office, including judicial office if the population of the area is between 100,000 and 250,000.

• $1,275 any other office, including judicial office if the population of the area is over 250,000.

This act is similar to HB 633 (2009), HB 687 (2009), SB 389 (2009), and SB 270 (2009).

CHRIS HOGERTY