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SB 445 - Repeals Limits on Campaign Financing - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Repeals Limits on Campaign Financing

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (90-3) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (27-4) - (Key vote)

Title: Repeals Limits on Campaign Financing

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals the campaign contribution limit for a corporation and establishes a penalty for a violation of the campaign filing requirements.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the maximum contribution amount a corporation can contribute to an individual candidate, political action committee, or political party (Sec. 3).
  • Prohibits a political action committee from transferring funds to another political action committee or political organization (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits a utility that is regulated by the public service commission from contributing to any candidate for the Public Service Commission (Sec. 2).   
  • Classifies an intentional violation of The Fair Campaign Practices Act as a Class A misdemeanor (Sec. 2).   
  • Establishes the following penalties for a failure to timely or accurately file any report required by the provisions of this bill (Sec. 2):
    • $300 or 10 percent of the amount not properly reported, whichever amount is greater, for the first offense;
    • $600 or 15 percent of the amount not properly reported, whichever amount is greater, for the second offense; or
    • $1,200 or 20 percent of the amount not properly reported, whichever amount is greater, for the third or any subsequent offense. 
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (30-0) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (68-33) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-6) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amends State Campaign Finance Laws

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