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HB 229 - Amends Campaign Finance Limits - Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (58-40) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Campaign Finance Limits

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the campaign finance limits for state offices.

Highlights:
  • Increases the total campaign contribution amounts a political committee or an individual can make to a candidate for state office or his or her leadership committees as follows (Sec. 1):
    • For candidates filing jointly for governor and lieutenant governor, the contribution limit increases from $500 to $2,500;
    • For candidates filing for any statewide office other than governor and lieutenant governor, the contribution limit increases from $250 to $1,000; and
    • For candidates for any other public office, the contribution limit increases from $130 to $500.
  • Exempts committees of political party organizations from the campaign contribution limits (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “political party organization” as any political organization that had a candidate on the official ballot in the most recent gubernatorial election (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amends Campaign Finance Limits

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