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Title: Political Reform Act of 1974: campaign funds: security expenses.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: December 05, 2022

Last Action Date: Consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file.. January 29, 2024

Summary: The Political Reform Act of 1974 regulates the use of campaign funds held by candidates for elective office, elected officers, and campaign committees. The act authorizes a candidate or elected officer to use campaign funds to pay or reimburse the state for the costs of installing and monitoring a home or office electronic security system if specified conditions are met. These conditions include that the candidate or elected officer has received threats to physical safety that have been verified by law enforcement, that no more than $5,000 in campaign funds be used for this purpose, and that the candidate or elected officer report the expenditure of campaign funds to the Fair Political Practices Commission. This bill would eliminate those conditions. The bill would instead authorize a candidate or elected officer to use campaign funds to pay or reimburse the state for the reasonable costs of installing and monitoring a home or office electronic security system, and for the reasonable costs of providing personal security to a candidate, elected officer, or the immediate family and staff of a candidate or elected officer, if those costs are reasonably related to the candidate or elected officer’s status as a candidate or elected officer.

Description: AB 37, Bonta. Political Reform Act of 1974: campaign funds: security expenses. The Political Reform Act of 1974 regulates the use of campaign funds held by candidates for elective office, elected officers, and campaign committees. The act authorizes a candidate or elected officer to use campaign funds to pay or reimburse the state for the costs of installing and monitoring a home or office electronic security system if specified conditions are met. These conditions include that the candidate or elected officer has received threats to physical safety that have been verified by law enforcement and that no more than $5,000 in campaign funds be used for this purpose.This bill would eliminate those conditions. The bill would instead authorize a candidate or elected officer to use campaign funds to pay or reimburse the state for the reasonable costs of installing and monitoring a home or office electronic security system, and for the reasonable costs of providing ....

Location: US-CA

Title: Political Reform Act of 1974.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 15, 2023

Last Action Date: Returned to Secretary of Senate pursuant to Joint Rule 56.. February 01, 2024

Summary: This bill would authorize a committee to redact the bank account number on a copy of a statement of organization filed with a local filing officer, and it would require the Secretary of State to redact the bank account number on a statement of organization filed with the Secretary of State before making the statement available to the public in any form. The bill would also require the Secretary of State or local filing officer, as applicable, to redact the street name and building number on a campaign statement or report before making it available to the public in any form. The Political Reform Act of 1974 requires certain political advertisements to make specified disclosures and specifies the required form, content, and presentation of the disclosures depending on the medium in which the advertisement appears. This bill would clarify the required form and content of disclosures on print advertisements. Existing law prohibits the loan of funds or extension of credit to a candidate unless made by a commercial lending institution under terms available to members of the general public. Existing law caps the amount a candidate can loan the candidate’s own campaign at $100,000. This bill would eliminate this cap.

Description: SB 888, as amended, Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments. Political Reform Act of 1974. The Political Reform Act of 1974 provides for the comprehensive regulation of campaign financing, including requiring the reporting of campaign contributions and expenditures and imposing other reporting and recordkeeping requirements on campaign committees. The act is enforced by the Fair Political Practices Commission, and existing law requires that each member of the Commission, during their tenure on the Commission, refrain from holding or seeking other public office, serve as an officer of any political party or partisan organization, or participate in or contribute to an election campaign.This bill would require a member of the Commission who declares a candidacy for elective office to resign from the Commission. The bill would also prohibit the chair of the Commission from filing to be a candidate for elective office until at least one year after thei....

Location: US-CA

Title: Elections; government transparency and campaign finance; revise a definition

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 08, 2024

Last Action Date: House Second Readers. January 09, 2024

Summary: This bill adds that any employee of the legislative or executive branch who has a member of the family that is a registered lobbyist is a "public officer".

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 21-5-3 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to definitions regarding government transparency and campaign finance, so as to revise a definition; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Location: US-GA

Title: Relating To Campaign Finance.

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: January 20, 2023

Last Action Date: Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 457).. March 25, 2024

Summary: This bill allows candidates seeking election to use campaign funds for child care and vital household dependent care costs under certain conditions.

Description: Allows an election candidate, treasurer, or candidate committee to use campaign funds for the candidate's child care and vital household dependent care costs under certain conditions. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Complaints Alleging Violations Of Campaign Spending Laws.

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: January 23, 2023

Last Action Date: Received notice of all Senate conferees being discharged (Sen. Com. No. 340).. March 20, 2024

Summary: This bill allows the campaign spending commission to presume a violation of campaign spending laws has occurred if a respondent fails to explain or otherwise respond to a complaint alleging a campaign spending violation.

Description: Allows the Campaign Spending Commission to treat a respondent's failure to explain or otherwise respond to a complaint alleging a violation of campaign spending laws as a rebuttable presumption that a violation has occurred. Provides that the respondent shall have thirty days from the mailing of the complaint to respond before the presumption arises. (SD1)

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Campaign Contributions.

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: January 23, 2023

Last Action Date: Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 457).. March 25, 2024

Summary: This bill amends the prohibition against contributions to a candidate committee or noncandidate committee by state and county contractors to include state and county grantees and the owners, officers, and immediate family members of a state or county contractor or state or county grantee.

Description: Amends the prohibition against contributions to a candidate committee or noncandidate committee by state and county contractors to include state and county grantees and the owners, officers, and immediate family members of a state or county contractor or state or county grantee. (SD1)

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Public Financing For Candidates To Elected Office.

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: January 25, 2023

Last Action Date: Received notice of discharge of all conferees (Hse. Com. No. 457).. March 25, 2024

Summary: This bill establishes a comprehensive system of public financing for all candidates seeking election to state and county public offices in the State of Hawaii, to begin with, the 2024 general election year. It requires the Campaign Spending Commission to submit a report to the Legislature.

Description: Establishes a comprehensive system of public financing for all candidates seeking election to state and county public offices in the State, to begin with the 2026 general election year. Requires the Campaign Spending Commission to submit a progress and final report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD2)

Location: US-HI

Title: A bill for an act relating to matters before the Iowa ethics and campaign disclosure board, including campaign finance filings, attribution statements, authorized gifts, and delinquent payment penalties.(Formerly HSB 210; See HF 2168, HF 2675.)

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 06, 2023

Last Action Date: Committee report approving bill, renumbered as HF 2168.. January 25, 2024

Summary: The bill requires a political committee and a candidate’s committee to provide an electronic mail address along with the name, purpose, mailing address, and telephone number of the committee when the committee files a statement of organization with the board. When a committee or organization is not organized under Code section 68A.201, such committee officers are also required to provide an electronic mail address when filing full disclosure reports of all financial activities with the federal election commission or another state’s disclosure commission. The bill extends the deadline for required filings to be submitted electronically to the board from 4:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on the day the filings are due. By operation of law, in computing time, the first day is excluded and the last included, unless the last falls on Sunday or holiday, in which case the time prescribed is extended so as to include the whole of the following Monday, or day after the holiday, as applicable. The bill increases the gift value to $10 and requires the value of those gifts to be adjusted to reflect a change in value due to inflation based on the annual percentage change in the United States department of labor, bureau of labor statistics, consumer price index for all urban consumers for the midwest region, all items, or its successor index. The Iowa ethics and campaign disclosure board must calculate and record the allowable monetary value changed due to inflation on January 1, 2024, and every January 1 thereafter.

Location: US-IA

Title: Judicial Campaign Reform

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 10, 2023

Last Action Date: Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 24, 2024. May 17, 2024

Summary: This bill, which creates the Judicial Campaign Reform Act, creates a voluntary program of public financing of election campaigns for the offices of judges of the Illinois Supreme Court and Appellate Courts, administered by the State Board of Elections. It establishes funding mechanisms and provides penalties for violations. It also sets mandatory contribution limits with respect to all judicial election campaigns.

Description: Creates the Judicial Campaign Reform Act and amends the Election Code, the State Finance Act, the Illinois Income Tax Act, and the Clerks of Courts Act. Creates a voluntary program of public financing of election campaigns for the offices of judges of the Illinois Supreme Court and Appellate Court, administered by the State Board of Elections. Establishes funding mechanisms and provides penalties for violations. Sets mandatory contribution limits with respect to all judicial election campaigns. Makes other changes. Effective January 1, 2025.

Location: US-IL

Title: Public Office Disqualification

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 10, 2023

Last Action Date: Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva. February 23, 2024

Summary: This bill amends current law to facilitate people once convicted of certain crimes to serve in one of the specified public offices or on one of the specified boards and commissions. For example, it would allow any person convicted of an offense under this Code or Article 33 of the Criminal Code of 2012 (ie. bribery, official misconduct, solicitation misconduct, etc.) to hold any office of honor, trust, or profit, after a period of five years after the date of such conviction or sooner if such person is again restored to such rights by the terms of a pardon for the offense, has received a restoration of rights by the Governor, or otherwise according to law.

Description: Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, the Election Code, the Children and Family Services Act, the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act, the Township Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, the Public Library District Act of 1991, the School Code, the Home Medical Equipment and Services Provider License Act, the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975, the Illinois Gambling Act, the Liquor Control Act of 1934, and the Criminal Code of 2012. Makes changes in these Acts to provisions concerning whether a conviction for certain criminal offenses disqualifies an individual from serving in one of the specified public offices or on one of the specified boards and commissions. Makes conforming changes.

Location: US-IL

Title: An Act relative to the disclosure of the political party offices campaign contributions

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 16, 2023

Last Action Date: Senate concurred. April 11, 2024

Summary: This bill requires certain political party offices, such as candidates for state committee members; town committees, ward committees, and city committees, at elections, which are printed on the public ballot, at regular intervals, to be offices, to report all contributions, and all expenditures, relating to campaigns for these offices, according to the reasonable regulations that are established, and may be additionally established, by the Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF).

Description: By Representative Day of Stoneham (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 675) of Vincent L. Dixon relative to the disclosure of the political party offices' campaign contributions. Election Laws.

Location: US-MA

Title: An Act relative to campaign finance reform

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 16, 2023

Last Action Date: House concurred. March 04, 2024

Summary: The bill proposes several amendments to existing campaign finance regulations. The amendments include defining "child care services" related to campaign activities, clarifying the definition of "in-kind contribution," and introducing the term "two-year election cycle." The bill also addresses various aspects of reporting requirements, contribution limits, and the use of funds for campaign purposes.

Description: By Mr. Finegold, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 418) of Barry R. Finegold for legislation relative to campaign finance reform. Election Laws.

Location: US-MA

Title: An Act relative to fair elections

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 16, 2023

Last Action Date: Accompanied a study order, see S2655. February 15, 2024

Summary: This bill establishes the Massachusetts Fair Elections Fund and creates or reiterates various campaign finance-related provisions. For example, during an election cycle, contributions and fair election funds received by a participant must be used only to pay expenses or obligated expenditures incurred during that election cycle. It also requires candidates for public office to participate in public debates prior to the election. Additionally, the bill details how to participate in Massachusetts Fair Elections, including how much money the candidate must fundraise independently in order to qualify and confirming that the candidate has respected contribution and expenditure limits. The bill also outlines how much money a participating candidate is entitled to. For example, a State Senate candidate may receive up to $48,000 of fair primary elections funding and up to $96,000 for fair general election funding. All funds that are not spent must be returned.

Description: By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 414) of James B. Eldridge for legislation relative to fair elections. Election Laws.

Location: US-MA

Title: An Act relative to campaign finance reform

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 16, 2023

Last Action Date: Senate concurred. April 11, 2024

Summary: This bill states that if a contribution to a person is made through a third-party payment processor, the third–party payment processor will automatically transfer the contribution to the designated campaign account of the person. The third-party payment processor will convey to the person information on contributions received in accordance with section 2 on a weekly basis.

Description: By Representative Hunt of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 696) of Daniel J. Hunt relative to campaign finance reform. Election Laws.

Location: US-MA

Title: An Act to Require Disclosure of Campaign Funding Sources

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: April 11, 2023

Last Action Date: Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD). February 21, 2024

Summary: This bill requires certain party committees, political action committees and ballot question committees to notify and seek consent from a contributor of more than $10,000 in writing that the contribution may be used to make expenditures to influence a political campaign in this State. The bill requires the committee to report to the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices information about the identity of certain contributors and 3rd parties and the amount of the contribution used to make expenditures to influence a political campaign in this State. The bill contains other requirements regarding the source of contributions, required reporting relating to the top 3 funders and penalties for violations.

Location: US-ME

Title: An Act to Allow Candidates for District Attorney to Participate in the Maine Clean Election Act

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: May 18, 2023

Last Action Date: PASSED TO BE ENACTED in concurrence. May 10, 2024

Summary: This bill allows candidates for county office to participate in the Maine Clean Election Act. The Maine Clean Election Act (MCEA) established a voluntary program of full public financing of political campaigns for candidates running for Governor, State Senator, and State Representative. Maine voters passed the MCEA as a citizen initiative in 1996.

Location: US-ME

Title: Citizens United; a resolution memorializing Congress to overturn the United States Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. FEC; requesting that Congress clarify that the rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons and not the rights of artificial entities and that spending money to influence elections is not speech under the First Amendment; asking that Congress propose a constitutional amendment to provide such clarification.

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: January 30, 2023

Last Action Date: Author added Edelson. May 20, 2024

Summary: This bill is a resolution memorializing Congress to overturn the United States Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. FEC. This resolution also requests that Congress clarify that the rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons and not the rights of artificial entities and that spending money to influence elections is not speech under the First Amendment and asks that Congress propose a constitutional amendment to provide such clarification.

Location: US-MN

Title: Campaign finance provisions modifications

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: March 13, 2023

Last Action Date: Chief author added Boldon. March 04, 2024

Location: US-MN

Title: LB737 - Provide a contribution limit for candidate committees under the Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Act

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 18, 2023

Last Action Date: Indefinitely postponed. April 18, 2024

Summary: This bill states that no person will make one or more contributions to a candidate committee totaling more than $1,000 during an election period. A candidate committee must refund any contribution from a person which exceeds a total of $1,000 received during an election period from such person within 10 days after receipt and report such contribution on subsequent campaign statements disclosing the name and address of the contributor, the amount received, the date of receipt, and the date returned. This section does not apply to a candidate's own personal funds contributed to that candidate's committee.

Location: US-NE

Title: Relates to political contribution activities by an intermediary

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: January 05, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill requires the disclosure of certain identifying information when certain contributions are made by an intermediary to a candidate or a committee.

Description: Regulates political contribution activities by intermediaries; requires disclosure of certain identifying information when certain contributions are made by an intermediary to a candidate or a committee.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to recurring contributions solicited by a candidate, political campaign, political committee, party committee, or not-for-profit or for-profit entity

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: January 04, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill provides that entities soliciting a recurring contribution to a political campaign, political committee, party committee, or not-for-profit or for-profit entity will receive the affirmative consent of the contributor at the time of arrangement of the recurring contribution. This bill also provides for refunds of recurring contributions and provides penalties for violations.

Description: Provides that entities soliciting a recurring contribution to a political campaign, political committee, party committee, or not-for-profit or for-profit entity shall receive the affirmative consent of the contributor at the time of arrangement of the recurring contribution; provides for refund of recurring contributions; provides penalties for violations.

Location: US-NY

Title: Enacts the "corporate political activity accountability to shareholders act"

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: January 05, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill enacts the "corporate political activity accountability to shareholders act". It requires that corporate contributions to a political candidate or party committee or in support or opposition to a candidate or ballot referendum be approved by a majority of shareholders. This bill further applies to cooperative corporations, not-for-profit corporations, and railroad and transportation corporations.

Description: Enacts the "corporate political activity accountability to shareholders act"; requires that corporate contributions to a political candidate or party committee or in support or opposition to a candidate or ballot referendum be approved by a majority of shareholders; applies to cooperative corporations, not-for-profit corporations, railroad and transportation corporations.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to the transfer of funds from a candidate's political committee for a federal office to a candidate's political committee for a state, county or local office

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: January 04, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill generally places restrictions on the transfer of funds from a candidate's political committee for a federal office to a candidate's political committee for a state, county or local office.

Description: Places restrictions on the transfer of funds from a candidate's political committee for a federal office to a candidate's political committee for a state, county or local office.

Location: US-NY

Title: Prohibits candidates from pre-marking contribution materials to ensure recurring payments

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: January 11, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill generally prohibits candidates from soliciting contributions or donations from any contributor or donor using any material or medium pre-marking that such voter will make a recurring contribution or donation to such candidate. It further provides that any candidate who does so may be liable for treble damages.

Description: Prohibits candidates from soliciting contributions or donations from any contributor or donor using any material or medium pre-marking that such voter shall make a recurring contribution or donation to such candidate; provides that any candidate who does so may be liable for treble damages.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to party committee and constituted committee contribution and receipt limits; repealer

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: January 11, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill reduces the annual contribution limits to political parties or constituted committees from $62,500 to $25,000, which will include contributions to party housekeeping accounts.

Description: Relates to party committee and constituted committee contribution and receipt limits; reduce the annual contribution limits to political parties or constituted committees from $62,500 to $25,000, which shall include contributions to party housekeeping accounts.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to recurring contributions solicited by a candidate, political campaign, political committee, party committee, or not-for-profit or for-profit entity

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: January 13, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill provides that entities soliciting a recurring contribution to a political campaign, political committee, party committee, or not-for-profit or for-profit entity will receive the affirmative consent of the contributor at the time of arrangement of the recurring contribution. It also provides for refund of recurring contributions and provides penalties for violations of this bill.

Description: Provides that entities soliciting a recurring contribution to a political campaign, political committee, party committee, or not-for-profit or for-profit entity shall receive the affirmative consent of the contributor at the time of arrangement of the recurring contribution; provides for refund of recurring contributions; provides penalties for violations.

Location: US-NY

Title: Enacts the "corporate political activity accountability to shareholders act"

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: January 17, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill enacts the "corporate political activity accountability to shareholders act". It requires that corporate contributions to a political candidate or party committee or in support or opposition to a candidate or ballot referendum be approved by a majority of shareholders and applies to cooperative corporations, not-for-profit corporations, railroad and transportation corporations.

Description: Enacts the "corporate political activity accountability to shareholders act"; requires that corporate contributions to a political candidate or party committee or in support or opposition to a candidate or ballot referendum be approved by a majority of shareholders; applies to cooperative corporations, not-for-profit corporations, railroad and transportation corporations.

Location: US-NY

Title: Requires additional disclosures from lobbyists

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: January 17, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill requires additional disclosures from lobbyists including: campaign contributions to elected officials; existing business relationships or associations with public officials; and the names of family members of a public official to whom the lobbyist, or his or her employer, paid compensation of over $500 in the preceding calendar year and the amount of compensation paid. It also provides for the disposition of campaign funds.

Description: Requires additional disclosures from lobbyists including: campaign contributions to elected officials; existing business relationships or associations with public officials; and the names of family members of a public official to whom the lobbyist, or his or her employer, paid compensation of over $500 in the preceding calendar year and the amount of compensation paid; provides for the disposition of campaign funds.

Location: US-NY

Title: Classifies certain multiple entities as a single entity for contribution purposes and requires disclosure of the interests of the components or contributors thereof

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: January 23, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill relates to campaign contribution limits on corporations. It provides that all controlled corporations (subsidiaries) as defined by the IRS code will be considered one corporation for the purposes of contribution limits. It also requires the treasurer of a political committee, other than a party committee, to identify and disclose the economic or other special interests of a majority of its contributors and/or organizers and the identity of any common employer or organizer.

Description: Relates to campaign contribution limits on corporations; provides that all controlled corporations (subsidiaries) as defined by the IRS code shall be considered one corporation for the purposes of contribution limits; requires the treasurer of a political committee, other than a party committee, to identify and disclose the economic or other special interests of a majority of its contributors and/or organizers and the identity of any common employer or organizer.

Location: US-NY

Title: Decreases contribution limits

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: January 23, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill reduces campaign contribution limits for candidates for election to a public office or party position to a maximum of $2,800.

Description: Reduces campaign contribution limits for candidates for election to a public office or party position to a maximum of $2,800.

Location: US-NY

Title: Prohibits recurring campaign donations without affirmative consent

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: January 23, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill prohibits recurring campaign donations without affirmative consent and provides that a candidate accepting a recurring contribution will provide a receipt to the contributor disclosing the terms of the recurring contribution, provide all necessary information to cancel the recurring donation, and immediately cancel the recurring donation upon request.

Description: Prohibits recurring campaign donations without affirmative consent; provides that a candidate accepting a recurring contribution shall provide a receipt to the contributor disclosing the terms of the recurring contribution, provide all necessary information to cancel the recurring donation, and immediately cancel the recurring donation upon request.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to monies received and expenditures made by a party committee or constituted committee

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: January 25, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill relates to money received and expenditures made by a party committee or constituted committee. Such money will not be transferred or contributed unless it is to the segregated account of another party committee or constituted committee to be used only for non-candidate expenditures.

Description: Relates to monies received and expenditures made by a party committee or constituted committee; such monies shall not be transferred or contributed unless it is to the segregated account of another party committee or constituted committee to be used only for non-candidate expenditures.

Location: US-NY

Title: Prohibits recurring campaign donations without affirmative consent

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: January 31, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill prohibits recurring campaign donations without affirmative consent and provides that a candidate accepting a recurring contribution will provide a receipt to the contributor disclosing the terms of the recurring contribution, provide all necessary information to cancel the recurring donation, and immediately cancel the recurring donation upon request.

Description: Prohibits recurring campaign donations without affirmative consent; provides that a candidate accepting a recurring contribution shall provide a receipt to the contributor disclosing the terms of the recurring contribution, provide all necessary information to cancel the recurring donation, and immediately cancel the recurring donation upon request.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to the amount of matchable contributions under the public campaign financing program

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 02, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill provides that contributions up to the first $250 of any contribution amount will be matchable contributions under the public campaign financing program.

Description: Provides that contributions up to the first $250 of any contribution amount shall be matchable contributions under the public campaign financing program.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to political contribution activities by an intermediary

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 02, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill regulates political contribution activities by intermediaries and requires disclosure of certain identifying information when certain contributions are made by an intermediary to a candidate or a committee.

Description: Regulates political contribution activities by intermediaries; requires disclosure of certain identifying information when certain contributions are made by an intermediary to a candidate or a committee.

Location: US-NY

Title: Requires the reporting of contributions by business entities and individuals

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 02, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO FINANCE. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill requires the reporting of contributions by business entities and individuals. It defines terms and provides that no business entity or individual who contracts with the state for a contract of more than $15,000 will make monetary or in-kind contributions or a pledge of contribution in excess of $1,000 to an individual who holds the position of an elected state public office, a candidate for such position, including the candidate's election fund, if such contract must be voted on or approved by such individual, or a state, county or municipal political party, in the preceding twelve month period to the contract being awarded, or to any person for any political purpose or use, or to knowingly solicit any such contribution from any such person for any such purpose during any such period. It also provides exemptions.

Description: Requires the reporting of contributions by business entities and individuals; defines terms; provides that no business entity or individual who contracts with the state for a contract of more than fifteen thousand dollars shall make monetary or in-kind contributions or a pledge of contribution in excess of one thousand dollars to an individual who holds the position of an elected state public office, a candidate for such position, including the candidate's election fund, if such contract must be voted on or approved by such individual; or a state, county or municipal political party, in the preceding twelve month period to the contract being awarded; or to any person for any political purpose or use; or to knowingly solicit any such contribution from any such person for any such purpose during any such period; provides exemptions; makes related provisions.

Location: US-NY

Title: Eliminates family contribution exceptions

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 07, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill eliminates provisions related to family contribution exceptions to candidates for election.

Description: Eliminates family contribution exceptions to candidates for election.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to reporting requirements on small nonprofits

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: March 02, 2023

Last Action Date: PRINT NUMBER 5100A. March 12, 2024

Summary: This bill adds that the first statement of registration filed biennially by each lobbyist for the first biennial registration requirements for calendar year 2024 and thereafter, will be accompanied by a registration fee of $200 dollars except that no registration fee will be required from any lobbyist who in any year does not expend, incur or receive an amount in excess of $10,000 of reportable compensation and expenses, as provided in paragraph five of subdivision (b) of section one-h of this article, for the purposes of lobbying or of a public corporation. A fee of $200 will be required for any subsequent statement of registration filed by a lobbyist during the same biennial period. (Note: I do not know if AAPC would qualify under this, it is not clear in the bill text as it does not define who is a lobbyist, but I wanted to flag it in case it is relevant).

Description: Relates to reporting requirements on small nonprofits which lobby before the government.

Location: US-NY

Title: Makes technical corrections regarding the public financing of elections; repealer

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: May 12, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill amends the definition of "matchable contribution". Under this bill, "matchable contribution" means a contribution not less than $5 and not more than an aggregate of $250 per unique contributor, made to a participating candidate for any covered election held in the same election cycle, and: (1) is for a candidate for public office to be voted on by the voters of the entire state or for nomination to any such office, and has been made by a natural person who is a resident in the state of New York, or (2) is for a candidate for election to the state assembly or state senate or for nomination to any such office, and has been made by a natural person who is also a resident of such state assembly or state senate district for which such candidate is seeking nomination or election. It also amends the threshold for eligibility for public funding for participating candidates. For example, in the case of governor, a candidate may qualify for public funding so long as they receive not less than $500,000 in contributions from residents of the state of New York, including matchable contributions from at least five thousand unique contributors.

Description: Makes technical corrections regarding the public financing of elections.

Location: US-NY

Title: Requires the reporting of contributions by business entities and individuals

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: May 15, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill introduces regulations and requirements for business entities and individuals engaging in business dealings with the state or any governmental entity. It prohibits such entities or individuals from making or having made monetary or in-kind contributions exceeding certain limits to statewide elected officials, members of the legislature, or candidates for such positions. It establishes reporting obligations and disclosure statements for contributions made during the preceding twelve months, and failure to comply with the requirements may result in disqualification from bidding or being awarded contracts. The bill also outlines penalties for violations, including monetary penalties and potential contract disqualification.

Description: Requires the reporting of contributions by business entities and individuals; defines terms; provides that no business entity or individual who contracts with the state for a contract of more than fifteen thousand dollars shall make monetary or in-kind contributions or a pledge of contribution in excess of one thousand dollars to an individual who holds the position of an elected state public office, a candidate for such position, including the candidate's election fund, if such contract must be voted on or approved by such individual; or a state, county or municipal political party, in the preceding twelve month period to the contract being awarded; or to any person for any political purpose or use; or to knowingly solicit any such contribution from any such person for any such purpose during any such period; provides exemptions; makes related provisions.

Location: US-NY

Title: Repeals title 2 of article 14 of the election law, relating to public financing

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: May 25, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill repeals the voluntary public financing program for elections in New York.

Description: Repeals provisions relating to public financing.

Location: US-NY

Title: Prohibits public utilities from using funds or being reimbursed by funds raised from ratepayers for contributions or gifts to political candidates, trade associations, public charities, and lobbyists, and for certain travel, entertainment and educational expenditures.

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: August 18, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill amends the public service law in the State of New York by adding a new article (Article 12) that introduces regulations regarding public utilities' use of funds and reimbursements from ratepayers for specific activities. It introduces limitations on rates for public utilities, prohibiting the inclusion of certain expenses in operating expenses recoverable through rates, such as political contributions, lobbying expenses, entertainment costs, educational expenditures, and more. The bill also outlines reporting requirements for these expenses, with quarterly and annual reports to be submitted to the commission and made available for public inspection.

Location: US-NY

Title: Allow candidate pay certain child care costs with campaign funds

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: March 16, 2023

Last Action Date: Passed. May 08, 2024

Summary: This bill amends existing law to allow candidates to pay certain child care costs with their campaign funds.

Description: To amend sections 3517.01, 3517.10, 3517.12, 3517.13, 3517.155, and 3517.992 of the Revised Code to modify the Campaign Finance Law and to delay the deadline for a major political party to certify its presidential and vice presidential candidates to the Secretary of State for the 2024 general election.

Location: US-OH

Title: Concerning campaign contributions by controlled entities.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 08, 2024

Last Action Date: Senate Rules "X" file.. February 15, 2024

Summary: This bill adds that the contribution of any entity must be aggregated with the contributions made by each individual who owns or holds a majority interest in the entity. Two or more entities will be treated as a single entity and share a contribution limit if each is established, financed, maintained, or controlled by the same person or majority of persons. This bill states that any limited liability company that has registered with the secretary of state under chapter 23.95 RCW and has not elected to be classified as a corporation under the federal tax code may make contributions only if the company has been in existence for at least one year prior to making contributions, and electronically filed with the commission a declaration that the company is a legitimate business with a legitimate business interest and is not created for the sole purpose of making campaign contributions. The commission will develop a method for limited liability companies to file the declaration required under subsection (1)(b) of this section. The commission will post all information submitted pursuant to this section on its website on a public page in a searchable format.

Location: US-WA

Title: Concerning campaign finance disclosure.

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: January 11, 2023

Last Action Date: By resolution, returned to Senate Rules Committee for third reading.. March 07, 2024

Summary: This bill requires a political committee to prepare and deliver to the commission a special report when it makes a contribution or an aggregate of contributions to a single entity that totals more than the contribution limit to a candidate for state office other than a legislative office, as provided in RCW 42.17A.405(2), during the same special reporting period.

Location: US-WA

Title: Concerning campaign contributions by controlled entities.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 08, 2024

Last Action Date: House Rules "X" file.. February 20, 2024

Summary: This bill adds and states that the contribution of any entity must be aggregated with the contributions made by each individual who owns or holds a majority interest in the entity. Two or more entities will be treated as a single entity and share a contribution limit if each is established, financed, maintained, or controlled by the same person or majority of persons. Any limited liability company that has registered with the secretary of state under chapter 23.95 RCW and has not elected to be classified as a corporation under the federal tax code may make contributions only if the company has been in existence for at least 1 year prior to making contributions, and has electronically filed with the commission a declaration that the company is a legitimate business with a legitimate business interest and is not created for the sole purpose of making campaign contributions. The commission will develop a method for limited liability companies to file the declaration required under subsection (1)(b) of this section. The commission will post all information submitted pursuant to this section on its website on a public page in a searchable format.

Location: US-WA

Title: Concerning campaign finance disclosure.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 08, 2024

Last Action Date: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.. January 08, 2024

Summary: This bill amends existing language and states that a political committee organized within the period beginning the first day of the last full month before an election and having the expectation of receiving contributions or making expenditures during and for that election campaign must file a statement of organization within 3 business days after its organization or when it first has the expectation of receiving contributions or making expenditures in the election campaign. Each treasurer of a candidate or political committee, or an incidental committee, required to file a statement of organization under this chapter, will file with the commission a report, for each election in which a candidate, political committee, or incidental committee is participating, containing the information required by RCW 42.17A.240 at the following intervals on the 27th day, the 20th day, and the 6th day immediately preceding the date on which the election is held, and on the 10th day of the first full month after the election. The reports filed 27 days, 20 days, and six days before the election will report all contributions received and expenditures made from the closing date of the last report filed through the end of two calendar days before the date of each filing. Reports filed on the 10th day of the month will report all contributions received and expenditures made from the closing date of the last report filed through the last day of the month preceding the date of the current report. Treasurers must prepare and deliver to the commission a special report when a contribution or aggregate of contributions totals more than the contribution limit to a candidate for state officer other than the legislative office, as provided in RCW 42.17A.405(2), is from a single person or entity, and is received during the period from the beginning of the last full month preceding an election in which the treasurer's committee is participating, and concluding the day before that election.

Location: US-WA

Title: Establishing the democracy voucher program for contributions to state legislative candidates.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 08, 2024

Last Action Date: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.. January 08, 2024

Summary: This bill establishes the democracy voucher program is hereby established within the commission. The purposes of the program are to promote broad, diverse, fair, and undistorted citizen influence and participation in electoral politics, encourage citizens with meaningful voter support to run for office, facilitate the process by which they connect with voters, minimize the perception of corruption in government, better inform the public about candidates running for office, and promote meaningful and open discussion of political issues in the context of electoral politics. The commission will seek to further these purposes whenever it enacts rules to govern the program pursuant to the authority granted in this chapter. For elections in even-numbered years, the commission will, at least 10 business days before the beginning of the contribution period, send by postal mail to each eligible individual, using the address specified on the individual's voter registration or verification materials, personalized materials for the program. Thereafter, until one week before the general election of that year, unless no program funds remain available for democracy voucher contributions, the commission will send personalized materials to each individual who becomes an eligible individual, within 10 business days of the individual obtaining status as an eligible individual. The amount of each democracy voucher contribution is $25, subject to adjustment by the commission as provided under this subsection. The commission will set the contribution period by rule to promote ease of program administration and to promote the purposes of the program under section 1 of this act. The commission may also adjust the number of authorized democracy voucher contributions and the contribution amount, including setting different amounts by office, if necessary to promote program participation by candidates or eligible individuals, or if necessary to incentivize candidates to spend significant time appealing to eligible individuals. In making such adjustments, the commission must consider the historical costs of running viable campaigns, the anticipated availability of program funds, and the anticipated number of qualified state candidates.

Location: US-WA

Title: judgments concerning a candidate's felony violation of certain campaign finance or election fraud laws.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: June 14, 2023

Last Action Date: Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1. April 15, 2024

Summary: Under current law, a candidate for public office who commits certain campaign finance or election fraud violations is guilty of a Class I felony, the penalty for which is a fine not to exceed $10,000 or imprisonment not to exceed three years and six months, or both. Under this bill, if a candidate is adjudged guilty of such a felony in a criminal proceeding, the court's judgment in the matter must include an order that the candidate's candidate committee be dissolved in accordance with current law and that the candidate return unencumbered campaign funds to the donors in amounts not exceeding the original contributions or donate those funds to the common school fund. Additionally, the bill requires the court to appoint a new treasurer for the candidate committee to carry out the court's dissolution order.

Description: An Act to create 11.1401 (2m) and 12.60 (1m) of the statutes;

Location: US-WI

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