SB 555
Imposes campaign contribution limits and bans certain lobbyist gifts
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Last Action:
5/16/2014 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 555-Nasheed, with SS & SA 1 (pending)
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2014

Current Bill Summary

SB 555 - This act bars General Assembly members and their staff and family from accepting travel and tickets for sporting events and concerts from lobbyists and bars lobbyists from delivering such items to such individuals.

This act imposes contribution limits of $2,600 for any candidate in any election. The limits shall be increased in each odd-numbered year based upon fluctuations in the Consumer Price Index.

Contributions from persons under 14 years old shall be considered to be made by his or her parents or guardians.

Committees that accept or give contributions in violation of the limits shall be subject to a surcharge of $1,000 plus an amount equal to the contribution per non-allowable contribution.

This act is similar to HB 633 (2009), HB 687 (2009), SB 389 (2009), SB 270 (2009), SB 648 (2010),SB 546 (2012), SB 825 (2012), SB 227 (2013), SB 181 (2013), and SB 92 (2013).