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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (House) (99-51) - (Key vote)

Title: Campaign Finance Limitations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override the Governor's veto of a bill that amends and supplements campaign contribution limits.

Highlights:
- Increases the limits on the allowable contributions from a single source or political committee to a candidate as follows (Sec. 4):
    - From $200 to $250 for a candidate for State Representative or local office; - From $300 to $500 for a candidate for State Senator or county office; and - From $400 to $1,000 for a candidate for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Auditor of Accounts, or Attorney General.
- Doubles the above campaign contribution limitations for independent candidates prior to the date of a primary election (Sec. 4). - Limits single source contributions to candidates, political committees, and political parties in a two-year general election cycle to $20,000 (Sec. 4). - Limits contributions from a political party to a candidate in a two year general election cycle to the following (Sec. 4):
    - $30,000 for a candidate for Governor; - $10,000 for a candidate for Lieutenant Governor; - $5,000 for a candidate for Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Auditor of Accounts, or Attorney General; - $2,000 for a candidate for State Senator or county office; and - $1,000 for a candidate for State Representative or local office.
- Limits single source contributions to a political committee or political party in a two-year general election cycle to $2,000 (Sec. 5). - Limits contributions from one political party to another to $30,000 (Sec. 5). - Requires the contribution limitations established by this Act be adjusted for inflation on July 1 of each odd-numbered year beginning July 1, 2009 (Secs. 4 & 5). - Specifies that primary election contributions may be used for general election campaigns only if all debts incurred for the primary election have been paid (Sec. 4). - Requires the House and Senate committees on government operations to evaluate the 2008 primary and general elections to determine if the provisions of this Act are accomplishing their intended purposes (Sec. 9). - Requires the Secretary of State to submit a plan to the general assembly to improve the ability of candidates to report information electronically and increase public access to such electronic information by February 16, 2009 (Sec. 10).
Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (26-4) - (Key vote)

Title: Campaign Finance Limitations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override the Governor's veto of a bill that amends and supplements campaign contribution limits.

Highlights:
- Increases the limits on the allowable contributions from a single source or political committee to a candidate as follows (Sec. 4):
    - From $200 to $250 for a candidate for State Representative or local office; - From $300 to $500 for a candidate for State Senator or county office; and - From $400 to $1,000 for a candidate for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Auditor of Accounts, or Attorney General.
- Doubles the above campaign contribution limitations for independent candidates prior to the date of a primary election (Sec. 4). - Limits single source contributions to candidates, political committees, and political parties in a two-year general election cycle to $20,000 (Sec. 4). - Limits contributions from a political party to a candidate in a two year general election cycle to the following (Sec. 4):
    - $30,000 for a candidate for Governor; - $10,000 for a candidate for Lieutenant Governor; - $5,000 for a candidate for Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Auditor of Accounts, or Attorney General; - $2,000 for a candidate for State Senator or county office; and - $1,000 for a candidate for State Representative or local office.
- Limits single source contributions to a political committee or political party in a two-year general election cycle to $2,000 (Sec. 5). - Limits contributions from one political party to another to $30,000 (Sec. 5). - Requires the contribution limitations established by this Act be adjusted for inflation on July 1 of each odd-numbered year beginning July 1, 2009 (Secs. 4 & 5). - Specifies that primary election contributions may be used for general election campaigns only if all debts incurred for the primary election have been paid (Sec. 4). - Requires the House and Senate committees on government operations to evaluate the 2008 primary and general elections to determine if the provisions of this Act are accomplishing their intended purposes (Sec. 9). - Requires the Secretary of State to submit a plan to the general assembly to improve the ability of candidates to report information electronically and increase public access to such electronic information by February 16, 2009 (Sec. 10).
Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Campaign Finance Limitations

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (87-44) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-5) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Campaign Finance Limitations

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