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HB 5556 - Requires Corporations to Identify Top Donors for Campaign Contributions - Key Vote

Connecticut Key Votes

Eric Coleman voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Corporations to Identify Top Donors for Campaign Contributions

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (20-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Corporations to Identify Top Donors for Campaign Contributions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires corporations and organizations to disclose campaign expenditures and financing.

Highlights:
  • Requires advertisements for state elections that support or oppose any political candidates to identify by name individuals, organizations, and committees that contributed more than $1,000 (Sec. 9).
  • Requires advertisements for state elections which disclose an organization's name and contribution amount to also identify at least 5 individuals who have donated the top 5 largest amounts (Sec. 9).  
  • Specifies that individuals who contribute to a not-for-profit organization which has donated money to a campaign do not need to be identified if the organization segregates the money into an account not used for campaign activity (Sec. 8).  
  • Requires the board of any organization or corporation to vote when the organization spends over $4,000 on, or relating to, a political campaign for state election (Sec. 10).
  • Requires the votes of individual board members to be posted on the organization or corporation's website if the board members vote to spend over $4,000 on, or relating to, a political campaign (Sec. 10). 
  • Requires any individual, organization or corporation that makes a campaign-related expenditure  to file a report with the State Elections Enforcement Commission within the following amount of time to avoid a civil penalty (Sec. 8):
    • Within 24 hours of the donation if an amount greater than $1,000 is spent more than 90 days before a primary or general election; and
    • Within 12 hours of the donation if an amount greater than $1,000 is spent in 90 or fewer days before a primary or general election. 
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (94-54) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Corporations to Identify Top Donors for Campaign Contributions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires corporations and organizations to disclose campaign expenditures and financing.

Highlights:
  • Requires advertisements for state elections that support or oppose any political candidates to identify by name individuals, organizations, and committees that contributed more than $1,000 (Sec. 9).
  • Requires advertisements for state elections which disclose an organization's name and contribution amount to also identify at least 5 individuals who have donated the top 5 largest amounts (Sec. 9).  
  • Specifies that individuals who contribute to a not-for-profit organization which has donated money to a campaign do not need to be identified if the organization segregates the money into an account not used for campaign activity (Sec. 8).  
  • Requires the board of any organization or corporation to vote when the organization spends over $4,000 on, or relating to, a political campaign for state election (Sec. 10).
  • Requires the votes of individual board members to be posted on the organization or corporation's website if the board members vote to spend over $4,000 on, or relating to, a political campaign (Sec. 10). 
  • Requires any individual, organization or corporation that makes a campaign-related expenditure  to file a report with the State Elections Enforcement Commission within the following amount of time to avoid a civil penalty (Sec. 8):
    • Within 24 hours of the donation if an amount greater than $1,000 is spent more than 90 days before a primary or general election; and
    • Within 12 hours of the donation if an amount greater than $1,000 is spent in 90 or fewer days before a primary or general election. 
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Corporations to Identify Top Donors for Campaign Contributions

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