SB 255 Institutes campaign contributions limits and designates city and county committees as political party committees for the purposes of campaign finance
Sponsor: Keaveny
LR Number: 0994S.02I Fiscal Note: 0994-02N.ORG
Committee: Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics
Last Action: 2/17/2011 - Second Read and Referred S Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee Journal Page: S285
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Effective Date: August 28, 2011

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SB 255 - This act allows city and county political party committees to operate as political party committees for the purposes of campaign finance.

The act establishes campaign contribution limits for individuals and committees. The limits are as follows for contributions made by or accepted from any person other than the candidate in an election and any committee:

• $2,000 for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, or Attorney General.

• $1,000 for Senators.

• $500 for Representatives.

• $500 for any other office, including judicial office, if the population of the area is under 100,000.

• $1,000 for any other office, including judicial office, if the population of the area is between 100,000 and 250,000.

• $2,000 for 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), SB 270 (2009), HCS/SS#2/SCS/SB 577 (2010), SB 800 (2010), HCS#2/SB 844 (2010), SB 648 (2010), HB 1322 (2010), HB 1326 (2010), HB 1337 (2010), HB 1727 (2010), HB 1846 (2010), HB 2039 (2010), HCS/HB 2300 (2010), and SB 75 (2011).

CHRIS HOGERTY