Campaign Finance and Political Registration

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Title: HB1599 - TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CONTRIBUTION LIMITS TO POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES; TO AMEND CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW; TO AMEND PORTIONS OF INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1990 AND INITIATED ACT 1 OF 1996.

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: March 10, 2023

Last Action Date: Notification that HB1599 is now Act 455. April 04, 2023

Summary: This bill states that a PAC may not accept $10,000 from any person in any calendar year. This is an increase from the $5,000 limit.

Location: US-AR

Title: SB585 - TO REQUIRE REPORTING AND DISCLOSURE OF ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATIONS; AND TO RESTRICT THE AMOUNT OF MONEY SPENT ON CAMPAIGN COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCED IN COORDINATION WITH A CANDIDATE FOR OFFICE.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: April 05, 2023

Last Action Date: Sine Die adjournment. May 01, 2023

Summary: This bill requires reporting and disclosure of electioneering communications. It also restricts the amount of money spent on campaign communications produced in coordination with a candidate for office and amends the law concerning campaign finance contributions and states limits.

Location: US-AR

Title: Campaign finance; caregiving expenditures

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 23, 2023

Last Action Date: House Second Reading. January 24, 2023

Summary: This bill adds that a candidate committee's payment for direct care, protection, and supervision of a child or other individual for whom the candidate has direct caregiving responsibilities is a lawful expenditure of candidate committee money.

Location: US-AZ

Title: Candidates; missed filings; termination

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 23, 2023

Last Action Date: House Second Reading. January 24, 2023

Summary: This bill adds that in addition to any enforcement action and penalty prescribed by this section or otherwise provided by law, for a candidate committee that fails to file a timely and complete report within 5 days after the filing deadline, the candidate's candidacy is terminated by operation of law, the candidate's committee may not make any further expenditures and the candidate is no longer eligible to be a candidate for the office for which the candidate committee is established.

Location: US-AZ

Title: Independent expenditures; corporations; funding disclosure

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 23, 2023

Last Action Date: House Second Reading. January 24, 2023

Summary: This bill adds that if an out-of-state contributor or group of out-of-state contributors is a major funding source to the corporation, limited liability company, or labor organization, that the contributor is an out-of-state contributor and must be disclosed as such. For the purposes of this paragraph, "major funding source" means a contributor that is not an individual and that has made cumulative contributions of either $10,000 or more in support of or opposition to a statewide or legislative candidate or a statewide ballot measure, or $5,000 or more for any candidate for an office other than a statewide or legislative office or a ballot measure for any political subdivision of this state.

Location: US-AZ

Title: Election procedures; registrations; campaign finance

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 23, 2023

Last Action Date: House Second Reading. January 24, 2023

Summary: This bill revises the contribution limits from individuals, Political action committees, partnerships, and political campaigns, for specific offices. It also adds that during or after the qualifying period, a qualified participant candidate may qualify for supplemental clean elections funding by presenting a list of names or persons who have made supplemental qualifying contributions on behalf of the candidate.

Location: US-AZ

Title: Campaign finance; reporting threshold; lobbyists

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 17, 2023

Last Action Date: Vetoed by Governor. May 19, 2023

Summary: This bill adds that a campaign finance report must set forth the amount of cash on hand at the beginning of the reporting period and total receipts during the reporting period, including, contributions who are authorized lobbyists, public lobbyists, designated lobbyists, or lobbyists for compensation.

Location: US-AZ

Title: Officials; political action committee prohibition

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 18, 2023

Last Action Date: FAILED Senate Third Reading. May 09, 2023

Summary: This bill adds that an individual who is an election officer or employee or who oversees any significant aspect of election operations may not be a chairperson, treasurer or other member of a political action committee. This section does not apply to an individual's membership in a candidate committee for that individual's own candidacy.

Location: US-AZ

Title: Campaign finance; contributions; reporting

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 30, 2023

Last Action Date: COW action. February 21, 2023

Summary: This bill amends and adds that if an in-state individual has made prior contributions that total less than $100 during the election cycle, only those contributions that when added to the prior contributions total more than $100, and all subsequent contributions during that election cycle, must be reported, including identification of the contributor's occupation and employer.

Location: US-AZ

Title: Contribution requirements: recurring contributions.

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: February 16, 2021

Last Action Date: Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 942, Statutes of 2022.. September 30, 2022

Summary: This bill requires donors to affirmatively agree to recurring political contributions. It also outlines requirements for disclosures to donors if they agree to recurring contributions.

Description: AB 775, Berman. Contribution requirements: recurring contributions. The Political Reform Act of 1974 provides for the comprehensive regulation of campaign financing, including contribution limitations and requirements.This bill would require a candidate or committee to obtain affirmative consent from a person making a recurring contribution at the time of the initial contribution, and would require any solicitation for a recurring contribution to be in a form that requires affirmative consent from the person making the contribution. The bill would make violation of these provisions subject to a fine of up to three times the aggregate amount of the subsequent recurring contributions received if certain specified conditions are met. This bill would also require a candidate or committee that accepts a recurring contribution to provide a receipt for each contribution, to provide information necessary to cancel the recurring contribution, and to immediately can....

Location: US-CA

Title: Political Reform Act of 1974: contribution limits.

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: February 19, 2021

Last Action Date: Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 816, Statutes of 2022.. September 29, 2022

Summary: This bill would allow a committee that receives a contribution, or portion thereof, in excess of specified existing limits to return the contribution or portion thereof, or to attribute the portion of the contribution that exceeds the existing limit to another election, without the contribution violating those limits. The committee must return or attributes the amount in excess within 14 days of receipt or the committee must not deposit or allow deposit of the contribution with actual knowledge that the contribution exceeds the applicable limit, and not make use of the contribution prior to returning or attributing it, as specified. Further, If the committee does deposit or allows deposit of the contribution with actual knowledge that the contribution exceeds the applicable limits, the bill would allow the committee to return the contribution, or portion thereof, or to attribute the portion of the contribution that exceeds the limit to another election, without violating those limits if the committee returns or attributes the amount in excess of the contribution limit within 72 hours of receipt or on or before the date of the election, whichever is sooner, provided that the committee does not make use of the contribution prior to returning or attributing it, as specified, and does not deposit or allow deposit of the contribution with actual knowledge that the contribution is more than 2 times the applicable limit. The bill would also require the committee to notify the contributor by the deadline for returning or attributing the contribution that the contribution exceeded the applicable limit. The bill specifies the manner by which a committee may attribute a contribution or portion of the contribution to another election.

Description: SB 794, Glazer. Political Reform Act of 1974: contribution limits. The Political Reform Act of 1974 comprehensively regulates campaign finance, including by limiting contributions that may be made to or received by certain candidates or committees, as specified.This bill would allow a committee that receives a contribution, or portion thereof, in excess of specified limits to return the contribution, or portion thereof, or to attribute the portion of the contribution that exceeds the limit to another election, without the contribution violating those limits, provided that the committee returns or attributes the amount in excess within 14 days of receipt, the committee does not deposit or allow deposit of the contribution with actual knowledge that the contribution exceeds the applicable limit, and the committee does not make use of the contribution prior to returning or attributing it, as specified. If the committee deposits or allows deposit of the contri....

Location: US-CA

Title: Recall elections: contribution limits.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 25, 2022

Last Action Date: From committee without further action.. November 30, 2022

Summary: The Political Reform Act of 1974, with certain exceptions, prohibits a person from making to a candidate for elective office, and prohibits the candidate from accepting from that person, a contribution totaling more than a specified amount per election. The act authorizes an elected officer to create a committee to oppose the qualification of a recall measure and the recall election, without regard to the campaign contribution limits. A violation of the act’s provisions is punishable as a misdemeanor. This bill would require an elected state officer to comply with the contribution limits for campaign contributions to oppose a recall. Because violation of these contribution limits would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program by expanding the scope of a crime. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state.

Description: AB 1693, as introduced, Seyarto. Recall elections: contribution limits. The Political Reform Act of 1974, with certain exceptions, prohibits a person from making to a candidate for elective office, and prohibits the candidate from accepting from that person, a contribution totaling more than a specified amount per election. The act authorizes an elected officer to create a committee to oppose the qualification of a recall measure and the recall election, without regard to the campaign contribution limits. A violation of the act’s provisions is punishable as a misdemeanor.This bill would require an elected state officer to comply with the contribution limits for campaign contributions to oppose a recall. Because violation of these contribution limits would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program by expanding the scope of a crime.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain....

Location: US-CA

Title: Political Reform Act of 1974: contributions and expenditures by foreign-influenced business entities.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 07, 2022

Last Action Date: From committee without further action.. November 30, 2022

Summary: The Political Reform Act of 1974 prohibits a foreign government or foreign principal from making any contribution, expenditure, or independent expenditure in connection with the qualification or support of, or opposition to, a state or local ballot measure or an election for a state or local office. This bill would expand these prohibitions to include contributions, expenditures, or independent expenditures made by a foreign-influenced business entity, as defined, in connection with an election or ballot measure. The bill would require a business entity that makes a contribution, expenditure, or independent expenditure to file with the filing officer and the applicable candidate or committee a statement of certification, signed by the entity’s chief executive officer under penalty of perjury, avowing that the entity was not a foreign-influenced business entity on the date the contribution, expenditure, or independent expenditure was made. The bill would prohibit a person who receives funds from a business entity from using those funds for purposes of a contribution, expenditure, or independent expenditure in connection with a ballot measure or election unless the person receives a copy of the statement of certification from the business entity.

Description: AB 1819, as amended, Lee. Political Reform Act of 1974: contributions and expenditures by foreign-influenced business entities. The Political Reform Act of 1974 prohibits a foreign government or foreign principal from making any contribution, expenditure, or independent expenditure in connection with the qualification or support of, or opposition to, a state or local ballot measure or an election for a state or local office. The act prohibits a person or committee from soliciting or accepting a contribution from a foreign government or foreign principal for the same purposes. The act makes a violation of these prohibitions a misdemeanor.This bill would expand these prohibitions to include contributions, expenditures, or independent expenditures made by a foreign-influenced business entity, as defined, in connection with an election or ballot measure. The bill would require a business entity that makes a contribution, expenditure, or independent expenditure to ....

Location: US-CA

Title: Political Reform Act of 1974: electronic filings.

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: February 15, 2022

Last Action Date: Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 328, Statutes of 2022.. September 15, 2022

Summary: This bill states that lobbying firms, lobbyist employers under subdivision (a) of Section 82039.5 who employ one or more in-house lobbyists, and lobbying coalitions who employ at least one in-house lobbyist to file a registration statement with the Secretary of State, with specified requirements outlined in this bill.

Description: AB 2172, Cervantes. Political Reform Act of 1974: electronic filings. The Political Reform Act of 1974 generally requires statewide elected officials, elected members of specified entities, candidates for elective office, certain committees, and slate mailer organizations to file periodic campaign statements and certain reports concerning campaign finances and related matters. The act also requires lobbying firms, lobbying coalitions, and individual lobbyists to file a registration statement with the Secretary of State, as specified. Existing law, until the Secretary of State develops and certifies an online filing and disclosure system, requires the filing of these documents online or electronically, if specified conditions are met, and requires that once a person or entity is required to file online or electronically, they are required to file all subsequent reports online or electronically. For persons or entities who file online or electronically with ....

Location: US-CA

Title: Political Reform Act of 1974: campaign statements.

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: February 17, 2022

Last Action Date: Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 500, Statutes of 2022.. September 23, 2022

Summary: This bill generally requires that local elected officers file periodic campaign statements and related documents containing specified information, including the amount of contributions received and expenditures made with local filing officers, as specified in the Political Reform Act of 1974. Further, the bill requires the Secretary of State to develop an online and electronic filing system for specified persons and entities filing campaign statements and other documents and to certify and make the system available no later than February 1, 2021. This bill would require elected local government officers and candidates for elective local government office whose campaign contributions for an upcoming election equal or exceed $15,000 and who are not currently required to file a campaign statement or related document with the Secretary of State, to file specified campaign statements and related documents with the Secretary of State, along with any other persons, such as their local filing officer.

Description: AB 2528, Bigelow. Political Reform Act of 1974: campaign statements. The Political Reform Act of 1974 requires elected officers, candidates, and committees, as defined, to periodically file campaign statements and related documents containing specified information, including the amount of contributions received and expenditures made. The act requires, generally, that local elected officers file such statements with local filing officers, as specified.The act requires the Secretary of State to develop an online and electronic filing system for specified persons and entities filing campaign statements and other documents and to certify and make the system available no later than February 1, 2021.This bill would require elected local government officers and candidates for elective local government office whose campaign contributions for an upcoming election equal or exceed $15,000 and who are not currently required to file a campaign statement or related docu....

Location: US-CA

Title: The Political Reform Act of 1974: Fair Political Practices Commission: political reform education program.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 18, 2022

Last Action Date: From committee without further action.. November 30, 2022

Summary: This bill would authorize the commission to establish and administer a political reform education program as an alternative to an administrative proceeding, as specified. The bill would establish eligibility requirements for the political reform education program, including that the person has little or no experience with the act and that the violation resulted in minimal or no public harm. The bill would prohibit the commission from pursuing administrative action against a person if they completed the political reform education program, as specified. The bill would authorize the commission to impose additional eligibility requirements for participation in the program. The bill would authorize the commission to charge a fee to program participants in an amount not to exceed the reasonable cost to administer the political reform education program. The bill would require the fee to be paid to the General Fund. The bill would express the intent of the Legislature to appropriate funds annually to the commission to administer the political reform education program. The bill would prohibit a filing officer from imposing the $10 per day liability if the person who filed the late report or statement completes the political reform education program.

Description: SB 1483, as amended, Glazer. The Political Reform Act of 1974: Fair Political Practices Commission: political reform education program. 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. Under existing law, the Fair Political Practices Commission has primary responsibility for the impartial, effective administration and implementation of the Political Reform Act of 1974. Existing law makes a knowing or willful violation of the Political Reform Act of 1974 a misdemeanor and subjects offenders to criminal penalties. Under existing law, a person who files an original statement or report after a deadline imposed by the Political Reform Act of 1974 is liable in the amount of $10 per day after the deadline until the statement or report is filed, as specified....

Location: US-CA

Title: Elections: disclosure of contributors.

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: February 18, 2022

Last Action Date: Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 887, Statutes of 2022.. September 30, 2022

Summary: This bill would generally amend existing law and would require an initiative, referendum, or recall petition to instruct voters to sign the petition only after viewing certain disclosures regarding the top contributors to the initiative, referendum, or recall, as specified. This bill would make additional changes to requirements regarding the form, content, and presentation of initiative, referendum, and recall petitions. Further, this bill would make changes to the disclosure requirements for certain political advertisements to identify the top contributors to the campaign committee paying for the advertisement, including changes to the required form, content, and presentation of the disclosures depending on the medium in which the advertisement appears. Because political advertisements are regulated under the Political Reform Act of 1974, and a violation of the act is punishable as a misdemeanor, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program by expanding the definition of a crime.

Description: SB 1360, Umberg. Elections: disclosure of contributors. Existing law requires political advertisements to include specified disclosure statements that identify the name of the campaign committee paying for the advertisement and the top contributors, as defined, to that committee. Existing law requires a campaign committee that pays for the circulation of a state or local initiative, referendum, or recall petition to disclose its top contributors, as prescribed. Existing law establishes other requirements regarding the form, content, and presentation of initiative, referendum, and recall petitions.This bill would require an initiative, referendum, or recall petition to instruct voters to sign the petition only after viewing certain disclosures regarding the top contributors to the initiative, referendum, or recall, as specified. This bill would make additional changes to requirements regarding the form, content, and presentation of initiative, referendum, a....

Location: US-CA

Title: Political Reform Act of 1974: public campaign financing.

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: December 05, 2022

Last Action Date: June 19 set for first hearing. Placed on suspense file.. June 19, 2024

Summary: The bill would allow a public officer or candidate to accept and use public money for seeking elective office, but only if a dedicated fund is established by the state or a local government entity for this purpose. Public money from this dedicated fund cannot be taken from funds earmarked for education, transportation, or public safety, except in charter cities. The bill would require the Secretary of State to submit the provisions to the voters for approval at the November 5, 2024, statewide election.

Description: SB 24, as amended, Umberg. Political Reform Act of 1974: public campaign financing. Existing law, the Political Reform Act of 1974, prohibits a public officer from expending, and a candidate from accepting, public moneys for the purpose of seeking elective office.This bill would permit a public officer or candidate to expend or accept public moneys for the purpose of seeking elective office if the state or a local governmental entity established a dedicated fund for this purpose, as specified. The bill would prohibit the public moneys for this dedicated fund from being taken from public moneys that are earmarked for education, transportation, or public safety. This restriction would not apply to charter cities.The Political Reform Act of 1974, an initiative measure, provides that the act may be amended by a statute that becomes effective upon approval of the voters.This bill would require the Secretary of State to submit the provisions of the bill to the v....

Location: US-CA

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: public campaign financing.

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: January 23, 2023

Last Action Date: Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.. July 03, 2024

Summary: Existing law, the Political Reform Act of 1974, provides for the comprehensive regulation of campaign financing for state and local elections, including requiring the reporting of, and specifying limits on, campaign contributions. The act prohibits a public officer from expending, and a candidate from accepting, public moneys for the purpose of seeking elective office. This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would provide for public financing for election campaigns in this state.

Description: AB 270, as amended, Lee. Political Reform Act of 1974: public campaign financing. Existing law, the Political Reform Act of 1974, prohibits a public officer from expending, and a candidate from accepting, public moneys for the purpose of seeking elective office.This bill would permit a public officer or candidate to expend or accept public funds, as defined, for the purpose of seeking elective office unless the funds are earmarked by a state or local entity for education, transportation, or public safety. The bill would require candidates to abide by specified expenditure limits and meet strict criteria, as defined, to qualify for public funds, and it also would prohibit public funds from being used to pay legal defense fees or fines. The bill would prohibit a candidate receiving public funds from using those funds to repay personal loans to their campaign at any time. The bill would permit a statute, ordinance, or charter to establish standards to increas....

Location: US-CA

Title: Political Reform Act of 1974: disclosures: candidate experience.

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: January 26, 2023

Last Action Date: September 1 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.. September 01, 2023

Summary: This bill would require, on or after April 1, 2024, a candidate for elective office to file with the Secretary of State, no later than the final filing date of a declaration of candidacy, a form to disclose the candidate’s prior education and work history, and history of military service, if any. The filing would contain a statement, signed under penalty of perjury, that the information contained in the form is accurate to the best of the candidate’s knowledge. The bill would require the Secretary of State to create a form for this purpose on or before April 1, 2024, and to post on its internet website a copy of completed forms submitted by candidates, making such forms available to the public for four years from the date of the election associated with the filing. The bill would state that it is the intent of the Legislature that a violation of these provisions be considered grounds for disqualification from elective office, and that a governing body with the power to remove an elected officer from an office may consider violation of this chapter as grounds for such removal.(2) The bill would include findings that changes proposed by this bill address a matter of statewide concern rather than a municipal affair and, therefore, apply to all cities, including charter cities.(3) A violation of the Political Reform Act of 1974 is punishable as a misdemeanor, and reports and statements filed under the act are required to be signed under the penalty of perjury.

Description: SB 248, as amended, Newman. Political Reform Act of 1974: disclosures: candidate experience. (1) Existing law requires candidates to submit specified filings to declare their intent to run for elective office. Existing law, the Political Reform Act of 1974, additionally requires candidates for elective office to make various disclosures relating to a campaign for elective office.This bill would require, beginning on the January 1 after the Secretary of State certifies a CAL-ACCESS Replacement, a candidate for elective office to file, when the candidate files a declaration of candidacy, a form to disclose the candidate’s prior education and work history, and history of military service, if any. The filing would contain a statement, signed under penalty of perjury, that the information contained in the form is accurate to the best of the candidate’s knowledge. The bill would require the Fair Political Practices Commission to create a form for this purpose. T....

Location: US-CA

Title: Political Reform Act of 1974: contribution limits.

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: February 07, 2023

Last Action Date: September 1 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.. September 01, 2023

Summary: The Political Reform Act of 1974 prohibits a person, other than a small contributor committee or political party committee, from making to a candidate for elective state, county, or city office, and prohibits those candidates from accepting from a person, a contribution totaling more than $3,000 per election, as that amount is adjusted by the Fair Political Practices Commission in January of every odd-numbered year to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index. This bill would apply those contribution limits to candidates for school district, community college district, and other special district elections. The bill would make certain other provisions of the act relating to contribution limits applicable to candidates for district office. However, the bill would authorize school districts, community college districts, and other special districts to impose contribution limits on candidates for district office that differ from the limits imposed by the act, as provided. The act makes a knowing or willful violation of its provisions punishable as a misdemeanor and subject to specified penalties. By adding new contribution limits to the act, the bill would expand the scope of an existing crime and thereby create a state-mandated local program.

Description: SB 328, as amended, Dodd. Political Reform Act of 1974: contribution limits. The Political Reform Act of 1974 prohibits a person, other than a small contributor committee or political party committee, from making to a candidate for elective state, county, or city office, and prohibits those candidates from accepting from a person, a contribution totaling more than $3,000 per election, as that amount is adjusted by the Fair Political Practices Commission in January of every odd-numbered year to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index.This bill would apply those contribution limits to candidates for school district, community college district, and other special district elections. The bill would make certain other provisions of the act relating to contribution limits applicable to candidates for district office. However, the bill would authorize school districts, community college districts, and other special districts to impose contribution limits on cand....

Location: US-CA

Title: Political Reform Act of 1974: audits.

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: February 15, 2023

Last Action Date: September 1 hearing: Held in committee and under submission.. September 01, 2023

Summary: This bill would require a lobbying firm whose lobbyists are placement agents, and each external manager who hires, engages, or retains a placement agent who will be conducting activities which require registration, to renew its registration annually between November 1 and December 31. Additionally, the Political Reform Act of 1974 requires the Franchise Tax Board to conduct audits and field investigations regarding the reports filed by lobbyists. Existing law requires 25% of lobbyist employers and lobbying firms to be subject to a random audit and investigation every 2 years. This bill would transfer the responsibility for conducting audits and field investigations of lobbying reports to the Fair Political Practices Commission. The bill would also exclude external managers, lobbying firms whose lobbyists qualify as lobbyists solely by being placement agents, and lobbying firms and lobbyist employers with less than one dollar in payments or contributions from being selected for audit. Additionally, this bill would establish a separate audit division in the Fair Political Practices Commission, independent from the Fair Political Practices Commission’s enforcement and legal divisions. The audit division would be required to conduct audits under the Fair Political Practices Commission’s purview. The Fair Political Practices Commission would be required to post the audit conducted on their internet website for 10 years following the conclusion of the audit and to annually report to the Legislature on the number and types of audits conducted by the audit division.

Description: SB 569, as amended, Glazer. Political Reform Act of 1974: audits. The Political Reform Act of 1974 requires the Franchise Tax Board to conduct audits and field investigations regarding the reports filed by lobbyists. Existing law requires 25% of lobbyist employers and lobbying firms to be subject to a random audit and investigation every 2 years.This bill would transfer the responsibility for conducting audits and field investigations of lobbying reports to the Fair Political Practices Commission. The bill would also exclude lobbying firms and lobbyist employers with less than one dollar in payments or contributions from being selected for audit. Additionally, this bill would require the Fair Political Practices Commission to adopt regulations or policies that would ensure the operational independence of the commission’s audit personnel from the Fair Political Practices Commission’s enforcement operations. Audits conducted by the commission would be requir....

Location: US-CA

Title: Political Reform Act of 1974: communications.

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: February 16, 2023

Last Action Date: September 1 hearing postponed by committee.. September 01, 2023

Summary: This bill would also require the disclosure of any payment of or promise to pay $25,000 or more for a communication that clearly identifies an elective state officer, with the intent to influence the officer or public opinion, and that is disseminated, broadcast, or otherwise published within 150 days of an election, as specified. The bill also would require disclosure by any person who receives or is promised a payment totaling $5,000 or more for the purpose of making such a communication, unless the person who receives the payment is in the business of providing goods or services and receives or is promised the payment for the purpose of providing those goods or services.

Description: SB 724, as amended, Glazer. Political Reform Act of 1974: communications. The Political Reform Act of 1974, among other things, requires the disclosure of certain payments of or promises to pay $50,000 or more for a communication that clearly identifies a candidate for elective state office, but does not expressly advocate the election or defeat of the candidate, and that is disseminated, broadcast, or otherwise published within 45 days of an election, as specified. The Act also requires disclosure by any person who receives or is promised a payment totaling $5,000 or more for the purpose of making such a communication, unless the person who receives the payment is in the business of providing goods or services and receives or is promised the payment for the purpose of providing those goods or services.This bill would also require the disclosure of any payment of or promise to pay $25,000 or more for a communication that clearly identifies an elected state....

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: Campaign Practices For Municipal Elections

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: March 13, 2023

Last Action Date: Governor Signed. June 07, 2023

Summary: For municipal elections held on or after January 1, 2024, this bill sets aggregate limits on contributions to candidates for municipal office from persons, excluding any small donor committee, for any election cycle in the amount of $250. This bill sets aggregate limits on contributions to candidates for municipal office from small donor committees for any election cycle in the amount of $2,500. This bill also requires that these aggregate contribution limits be periodically adjusted for inflation consistent with other contribution limits and subjects the new contribution limits to existing statutory provisions governing the disclosure of campaign contributions. This bill prohibits a political party from making any contribution to a candidate committee for municipal office and prohibits a candidate committee from accepting any contribution from a political party. This bill requires campaign contribution reports for candidates of a municipal office to be filed with the municipal clerk no later than 90 days, 60 days, 30 days, and 15 days before and 30 days after the major election in election years and annually in off-election years. This bill additionally clarifies that an independent expenditure committee that makes expenditures in connection with a municipal election must file its disclosure reports with the applicable municipal clerk. This bill also extends the retention requirements for campaign contribution reports from one year to 10 years.

Description: The law regulating campaign finance did not set limits on contributions to candidates for municipal elected office. For municipal elections held on or after January 1, 2024, the act sets aggregate limits on contributions to candidates for municipal office from persons, including any political party and excluding any small donor committee, for any election cycle in the amount of $400. The act sets aggregate limits on contributions to candidates for municipal office from small donor committees for any election cycle in the amount of $4,000. The act subjects the new contribution limits to existing statutory provisions governing the disclosure of campaign contributions. The act requires campaign contribution reports for candidates for a municipal office for a municipality that has a population of 1,000 or more to be filed with the municipal clerk no later than 60 days, 30 days, and 15 days before and 30 days after the major election in election years and annually in off-election years; exc....

Location: US-CO

Title: Modifications To Laws Regarding Elections

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: April 11, 2023

Last Action Date: Governor Signed. June 06, 2023

Summary: This bill clarifies the definition of "independent expenditure committee" and specifies that a candidate committee is prohibited from knowingly accepting contributions from certain entities and making contributions to certain entities. It also specifies the time frame for the termination of candidate committee accounts, limits the amount of unexpended campaign contributions that may be transferred from one candidate committee to another for a different office sought by the same candidate, clarifies that an elected official may use unexpended campaign contributions for child care costs, and clarifies when a referred measure is submitted to the voters by the general assembly. This bill requires the electronic filing of candidate disclosure statements, states that a candidate may be disqualified if the secretary of state finds that the candidate willfully filed a false or incomplete disclosure statement, and states that any candidate who willfully files a false or incomplete disclosure statement or other document required by law is guilty of a misdemeanor. This bill further specifies that the information included in the public disclosures filed by certain public officials must include information for the previous calendar year and requires the person making the disclosure to include certain information about the sources of compensation the person received.

Description: The act modifies the "Uniform Election Code of 1992" (code), the law regarding initiatives and referendums, the "Fair Campaign Practices Act", and the law regarding public official disclosures. The act modifies the code as follows: Allows any form of identification currently specified in the code to be presented in digital format; Repeals a criterion for determining a voter's residence; Facilitates voter registration for people who live on Indian reservations; Modifies the self-affirmation that is required when an elector registers or preregisters to vote to conform to the elimination by constitutional amendment of the right of an individual who is 17 years old but will turn 18 before a general election to vote in the primary election that precedes the general election; Modifies the meeting dates on which a judicial district central committee holds its organizational meetings; Eliminates the option for all active electors in a county who have not declared an affiliation to specify a ....

Location: US-CO

Title: AN ACT CONCERNING QUALIFYING CONTRIBUTION AMOUNTS TO PARTICIPATING STATE-WIDE OFFICE CANDIDATES UNDER THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 14, 2023

Last Action Date: Public Hearing 03/20. March 16, 2023

Description: To increase to one thousand dollars the individual qualifying contribution amount for state-wide office candidates under the Citizens' Election Program.

Location: US-CT

Title: AN ACT CONCERNING THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM AND THE PAYMENT OF CERTAIN GRANTS BEFORE STATE CONVENTIONS.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 14, 2023

Last Action Date: File Number 605 (LCO). April 17, 2023

Summary: This bill doubles the primary and general election grant amounts for major party candidates for Governor under the Citizens' Election Program, and allows gubernatorial candidates participating in said program to apply for and receive (A) one-fourth of the grant amount for a primary campaign without waiting until the close of the state convention, and (B) the remaining three-fourths upon the occurrence of certain triggering events.

Description: To (1) double the primary and general election grant amounts for major party candidates for Governor under the Citizens' Election Program, and (2) allow gubernatorial candidates participating in said program to apply for and receive (A) one-fourth of the grant amount for a primary campaign without waiting until the close of the state convention, and (B) the remaining three-fourths upon the occurrence of certain triggering events.

Location: US-CT

Title: AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC FINANCING OF CAMPAIGNS FOR MUNICIPAL OFFICE.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 18, 2023

Last Action Date: Referred to Joint Committee on Government Administration and Elections. January 18, 2023

Summary: This bill allows public financing from the Citizens' Election Fund for campaigns for municipal office.

Description: To allow public financing from the Citizens' Election Fund for campaigns for municipal office.

Location: US-CT

Title: AN ACT CONCERNING FOREIGN POLITICAL SPENDING.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 03, 2023

Last Action Date: Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate. May 16, 2023

Summary: This bill prevents foreign interference in state referenda and elections and allows for greater enforcement of violations. This bill implements federal court rulings regarding independent expenditure political committees and contributions to such committees, makes adjustments to reflect the United States Supreme Court ruling on aggregate contribution limits for individuals, and explicitly recognizes referendum spending as a type of independent expenditure, as well as, requires reporting as such. This bill imposes attribution requirements for certain forms of referendum spending, requires, for organization expenditure party candidate listings, only the disclaimer of the paying committee and not the individual disclaimer of all candidates mentioned, and makes a conforming change regarding the distribution of surplus funds by candidate committees participating in the Citizens’ Election Program.

Description: To (1) prevent foreign interference in state referenda and elections and allow for greater enforcement of violations, (2) implement federal court rulings regarding independent expenditure political committees and contributions to such committees, (3) make adjustments to reflect the United States Supreme Court ruling on aggregate contribution limits for individuals, (4) more explicitly recognize referendum spending as a type of independent expenditure and require reporting as such, (5) impose attribution requirements for certain forms of referendum spending, (6) require, for organization expenditure party candidate listings, only the disclaimer of the paying committee and not the individual disclaimer of all candidates mentioned, and (7) make a conforming change regarding the distribution of surplus funds by candidate committees participating in the Citizens’ Election Program.

Location: US-CT

Title: AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE FILINGS.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 03, 2023

Last Action Date: File Number 492 (LCO). April 11, 2023

Summary: This bill requires that all municipal campaign registration and financial disclosure statements be filed with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, instead of with town clerks.

Description: To require that all municipal campaign registration and financial disclosure statements be filed with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, instead of with town clerks.

Location: US-CT

Title: AN ACT CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 15, 2023

Last Action Date: File Number 543 (LCO). April 12, 2023

Summary: This bill specifies that certain online solicitations for political contributions are excluded from the definition of "expenditure". It also increases the limit on contributions to state central committees and allows extensions to the required dismissal time frame for investigations by the State Elections Enforcement Commission concerning foreign spending and independent expenditures.

Description: To (1) specify that certain online solicitations for political contributions are excluded from the definition of "expenditure", (2) increase the limit on contributions to state central committees, and (3) allow extensions to the required dismissal time frame for investigations by the State Elections Enforcement Commission concerning foreign spending and independent expenditures.

Location: US-CT

Title: AN ACT CONCERNING REFERENDA, INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES, STATE ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION COMPLAINTS AND REPAYMENT OF SURPLUS CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM GRANT FUNDS.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 15, 2023

Last Action Date: Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate. May 16, 2023

Summary: This bill creates within the Citizens' Election Program a voucher system for the purpose of making grant moneys available to participating candidates for Governor prior to the state conventions, establishes the State Elections Enforcement Commission's jurisdiction over the administration of such system, and sets forth certain illegal practices with regard to the use of vouchers issued under such system.

Description: To (1) create within the Citizens' Election Program a voucher system for the purpose of making grant moneys available to participating candidates for Governor prior to the state conventions, (2) establish the State Elections Enforcement Commission's jurisdiction over the administration of such system, and (3) set forth certain illegal practices with regard to the use of vouchers issued under such system.

Location: US-CT

Title: AN ACT RESTORING THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 15, 2023

Last Action Date: Referred by House to Committee on Appropriations. April 25, 2023

Summary: This bill increases grant amounts for gubernatorial candidates, modifies the consumer price index adjustments for grant amounts and maximum individual contribution amounts across the Citizens' Election Program, as well as for organization expenditure amounts, authorizes adequate funding of the program, provides grants in the event of adjourned primaries and court-ordered new elections or primaries, and establishes in-state contributor thresholds for the qualifying amounts state-wide candidates are required to raise. It further provides that certain supplemental campaign finance statements will satisfy certain filing requirements, and specifies that individual contributions under the program may not exceed already-established contribution limits.

Description: To (1) increase grant amounts for gubernatorial candidates, (2) modify the consumer price index adjustments for grant amounts and maximum individual contribution amounts across the Citizens' Election Program, as well as for organization expenditure amounts, (3) authorize adequate funding of the program, (4) provide grants in the event of adjourned primaries and court-ordered new elections or primaries, (5) establish in-state contributor thresholds for the qualifying amounts state-wide candidates are required to raise, (6) provide that certain supplemental campaign finance statements shall satisfy certain filing requirements, and (7) specify that individual contributions under the program may not exceed already-established contribution limits.

Location: US-CT

Title: AN ACT CONCERNING THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM AND CERTAIN INFLATIONARY ADJUSTMENTS.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 15, 2023

Last Action Date: File Number 609 (LCO). April 17, 2023

Summary: This bill eliminates the inflationary adjustment for the aggregate contribution amount that candidates participating in the Citizens' Election Program are required to raise to qualify for a grant under said program.

Description: To eliminate the inflationary adjustment for the aggregate contribution amount that candidates participating in the Citizens' Election Program are required to raise to qualify for a grant under said program.

Location: US-CT

Title: AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND ADJUSTING BONDS OF THE STATE AND CONCERNING CERTAIN GRANT AND FINANCING PROGRAMS, STATE CONSTRUCTION RELATED THRESHOLDS, SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, THE FAILURE TO FILE FOR CERTAIN GRAND LIST EXEMPTIONS, THE VALIDATION OF CERTAIN ACTIONS TAKEN BY CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES, CAPITAL CITY PROJECTS, CERTAIN CONSUMER AGREEMENTS, CERTAIN MODIFICATIONS TO MUNICIPAL CHARTERS AND PETITIONS FOR CERTAIN TOWN REFERENDA, ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATION AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE, CERTAIN CASES BEFORE THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES AND OTHER ITEMS IMPLEMENTING THE STATE BUDGET.

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: June 07, 2023

Last Action Date: Signed by the Governor. June 29, 2023

Summary: Relevant to AAPC, his bill pertains to campaign financing and election regulations. It allows for the aggregation of maximum allowable amounts for organization expenditures made by legislative committees in support of participating candidates in the Citizens' Election Program for state senator and state representative positions. The bill also expands the definition of "organization expenditure" to include food and beverage expenses for campaign events. Furthermore, it establishes grant amounts from the Citizens' Election Fund for convention campaigns, primary campaigns, and general election campaigns for major party candidates running for the office of Governor.

Location: US-CT

Title: AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 15 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPEDITURES.

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: May 11, 2023

Last Action Date: Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits. June 07, 2023

Summary: This bill permits political committees to make donations to any religious, charitable, educational, or scientific organization exempt from Delaware income tax under Delaware tax laws or to any volunteer fire company.

Description: This bill permits political committees to make donations to any religious, charitable, educations or scientific organization exempt from Delaware income tax under Delaware tax laws or to any volunteer fire company.

Location: US-DE

Title: Elections; rename Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission as the State Ethics Commission

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: February 27, 2023

Last Action Date: Effective Date. July 01, 2023

Summary: This bill renames the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission as the State Ethics Commission. It amends Code Sections 36-62-5 and 37-2-6.1 and Title 45 of the O.C.G.A., relating to development authority directors, officers, compensation, adoption of bylaws, delegation of powers and duties, conflicts of interest, and audits, community service boards, executive director, staff, budget, facilities, powers and duties, and exemption from state and local taxation, and public officers and employees, respectively, so as to provide for cross-references; to provide for related matters.

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 5 of Title 21 of the O.C.G.A., relating to government transparency and campaign finance, so as to rename the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission as the State Ethics Commission; to amend Code Sections 36-62-5 and 37-2-6.1 and Title 45 of the O.C.G.A., relating to development authority directors, officers, compensation, adoption of bylaws, delegation of powers and duties, conflicts of interest, and audits, community service boards, executive director, staff, budget, facilities, powers and duties, and exemption from state and local taxation, and public officers and employees, respectively, so as to provide for cross-references; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Location: US-GA

Title: Campaign Contributions; leadership committees; abolish

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 01, 2023

Last Action Date: Senate Read and Referred. March 01, 2023

Summary: This bill abolishes leadership committees. It also provides for the distribution of funds from existing committees and provides for certain reports.

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 5 of Title 21 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to campaign contributions, so as to abolish leadership committees; to provide for the distribution of funds from existing committees; to provide for certain reports; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Location: US-GA

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: Passed

Introduction Date: January 18, 2023

Last Action Date: Act 127, 06/23/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1228).. June 23, 2023

Summary: This bill increases the amount of fines that may be assessed against a noncandidate committee for violations of organizational report requirements. It also increases the amount of fines that may be assessed against noncandidate committees for violations of advertisement disclosure requirements and increases the fines for advertisements paid by noncandidate committees making only independent expenditures.

Description: Increases the amount of fines that may be assessed against noncandidate committees for violations of organizational report and advertisement disclosure requirements. (CD1)

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Limiting A Campaign'S Acceptance Of Cash Contributions.

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: January 17, 2023

Last Action Date: Act 006, 03/31/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1106).. April 03, 2023

Summary: This bill limits the amount of cash to $100 a candidate, candidate committee, or noncandidate committee may accept from a single person during each election period.

Description: Limits to $100 the total amount of cash a candidate, candidate committee, or noncandidate committee may accept from a single person during each election period.

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Candidate Committee Expenditures.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 19, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

Summary: This bill disallows the use of campaign funds to purchase up to two tickets for an event or fundraiser held by another candidate or committee.

Description: Amends section 11-381, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to disallow the use of campaign funds to purchase up to two tickets for an event or fundraiser held by another candidate or committee.

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Limiting A Campaign'S Acceptance Of Cash Contributions.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 19, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

Summary: This bill limits existing amounts to $100 the total amount of cash a candidate, candidate committee, or noncandidate committee may accept from a single person during each election period.

Description: Limits to $100 the total amount of cash a candidate, candidate committee, or noncandidate committee may accept from a single person during each election period.

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Campaign Contributions By Candidate Committees.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 19, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

Summary: This bill prohibits elected officials as defined in section 11-342(d), HRS, from soliciting and accepting campaign contributions during any regular session or special session of the State Legislature, including any extension of any regular session or special session and any legislative recess day, holiday, or weekend.

Description: Amends section 11-357, HRS, to prohibit elected officials as defined in section 11-342(d), HRS, from soliciting and accepting campaign contributions during any regular session or special session of the State Legislature, including any extension of any regular session or special session and any legislative recess day, holiday, or weekend.

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Partial Public Financing Of Elections.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 19, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

Summary: This bill increases the amount of partial public financing available for all offices. It amends section 11-425, HRS, by increasing the maximum amount of public funds available for all offices by 50% and increases the maximum amount of public funds available for a candidate for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs from $1,500 to 10% of the expenditure limit established in section 11-423(d), HRS, for each election. This bill further amends section 11-429(a), HRS, by increasing the amounts of qualifying contributions for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs from more than $1,500 in the aggregate to more than $5,000 in the aggregate and provides a downward adjustment of the amounts of qualifying contributions for the Office of Prosecuting Attorney for the City and County of Honolulu, County of Hawaii, and County of Kauai and for the Office of County Council for the County of Maui. This bill appropriates unspecified sums for each of the 2 fiscal years of the next biennium to pay for the increase in the partial public financing program and appropriates $200,000 for each of the 2 fiscal years of the next biennium for the Commission to hire 2 additional staff members.

Description: Increases the maximum amount of public funds available for all offices by fifty per cent. Increases the maximum amount of public funds available for a candidate for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs from $1,500 to ten per cent of the expenditure limit for each election. Increases the amounts of qualifying contributions for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs from more than $1,500 to more than $5,000 in the aggregate. Provides a downward adjustment of the amounts of qualifying contributions for the Office of Prosecuting Attorney for the City and County of Honolulu, County of Hawaii, and County of Kauai and for the Office of County Council for the County of Maui. Appropriates unspecified sums for the increase in the Partial Public Financing Program. Appropriates $200,000 for the Campaign Spending Commission to hire two additional staff members. (SD1)

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Campaign Finance.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 20, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

Summary: This bill prohibits noncandidate committees from making expenditures or contributions or disseminating any advertisements on the day of any election and the 2-week period preceding any election.

Description: Prohibits noncandidate committees from making expenditures or contributions or disseminating any advertisements on the day of any election and the two-week period preceding any election. (SD1)

Location: US-HI

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 Elections.

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: January 23, 2023

Last Action Date: Act 122, 06/23/2023 (Gov. Msg. No. 1223).. June 23, 2023

Summary: This bill lowers the threshold for disclosure of campaign expenditures for noncandidate committees to $100.

Description: Lowers the threshold for disclosure of campaign expenditures for noncandidate committees to $500. (CD1)

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Campaign Finance.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 23, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

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 candidates seeking election to use campaign funds for child care and vital household dependent care costs under certain conditions.

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Violations Of Campaign Finance Law.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 23, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

Summary: This bill increases the amount of the fine for campaign spending law violations that may be assessed against a noncandidate committee making only independent expenditures and that has received at least one contribution of more than $10,000, or spent more than $10,000, in an election period. It also allows the campaign spending commission to order that the payment of a fine assessed against a noncandidate committee, or any portion thereof, be paid from the personal funds of an officer of the noncandidate committee.

Description: Increases the amount of the fine for campaign spending law violations that may be assessed against a noncandidate committee making only independent expenditures and that has received at least one contribution of more than $10,000, or spent more than $10,000, in an election period. Allows the campaign spending commission to order that the payment of a fine assessed against a noncandidate committee, or any portion thereof, be paid from the personal funds of an officer of the noncandidate committee.

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Campaign Contributions.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 23, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

Summary: This bill prohibits state and county elected officials from soliciting and accepting campaign contributions during any regular session or special session of the state legislature, including any extension of any regular session or special session and any legislative recess days, holidays, and weekends.

Description: Prohibits state and county elected officials from soliciting and accepting campaign contributions during any regular session or special session of the state legislature, including any extension of any regular session or special session and any legislative recess days, holidays, and weekends.

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Mandatory Lobbyist Training.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 23, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

Summary: This bill requires a lobbyist training course to be designed and administered by the state ethics commission. It makes the lobbyist training course mandatory for all lobbyists who are required to register and renew their registration with the state ethics commission. Imposes administrative fines for violations. Effective 7/1/2024.

Description: Requires a lobbyist training course to be designed and administered by the state ethics commission. Makes the lobbyist training course mandatory for all lobbyists who are required to register and renew their registration with the state ethics commission. Imposes administrative fines for violations. Effective 7/1/2024.

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Candidate Committee Expenditures.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 23, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

Summary: This bill eliminates the use of campaign funds to purchase up to two tickets for an event or fundraiser held by another candidate or committee.

Description: Eliminates the use of campaign funds to purchase up to two tickets for an event or fundraiser held by another candidate or committee.

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 Spending Cash Contributions.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 23, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

Summary: This bill limits the amount of cash contributions a candidate, candidate committee, or noncandidate committee can accept in the aggregate in an election period to $100. It further requires receipts for each contribution.

Description: Limits the amount of cash contributions a candidate, candidate committee, or noncandidate committee can accept in the aggregate in an election period to $100. Requires receipts for each contribution.

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 Partial Public Financing Of Elections.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 23, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

Summary: This bill increases the amount of partial public financing available for all offices. It increases the maximum amount of public funds available for all offices by 50 percent. This bill increases the maximum amount of public funds available for a candidate for OHA from $1,500 to 10 percent of the expenditure limit established by statute for each election. It further increases the amounts of qualifying contributions for OHA from more than $1,500 in the aggregate to more than $5,000 in the aggregate. This bill provides a downward adjustment of the minimum amounts of qualifying contributions for the office of prosecuting attorney for the city and county of Honolulu, and counties of Hawaii and Kauai, and for the office of county council for the county of Maui and establishes two full-time equivalent (2.0 FTE) positions in the campaign spending commission.

Description: Increases the amount of partial public financing available for all offices. Increases the maximum amount of public funds available for all offices by fifty per cent. Increases the maximum amount of public funds available for a candidate for OHA from $1,500 to ten per cent of the expenditure limit established by statute for each election. Increases the amounts of qualifying contributions for OHA from more than $1,500 in the aggregate to more than $5,000 in the aggregate. Provides a downward adjustment of the minimum amounts of qualifying contributions for the office of prosecuting attorney for the city and county of Honolulu, and counties of Hawaii and Kauai, and for the office of county council for the county of Maui. Establishes two full-time equivalent (2.0 FTE) positions in the campaign spending commission. Appropriates funds.

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Candidate Committee And Noncandidate Committee Organizational Reports.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 23, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

Summary: This bill requires the campaign spending commission to publish on its website the names of candidate committees and noncandidate committees who fail to properly file an organizational report.

Description: Requires the campaign spending commission to publish on its website the names of candidate committees and noncandidate committees who fail to properly file an organizational report.

Location: US-HI

Title: Proposing An Amendment To The Hawaii State Constitution Regarding The Freedom Of Speech.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 20, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

Summary: This bill proposes a state constitutional amendment to provide that freedom of speech protected under the Hawaii State Constitution does not include the expenditure of money to influence elections.

Description: Proposes an amendment to the Hawaii State Constitution to provide that freedom of speech protected under the Hawaii State Constitution does not include the expenditure of money to influence elections. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Elections.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 20, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

Summary: This bill requires notice and identification of certain top donors who contributed to a noncandidate committee. It further changes the requirement of certain information from the schedules filed with the noncandidate committee reports and removes certain information required for the late contribution report. This bill increases the amount of disbursement for electioneering communication that is required to be disclosed and requires noncandidate committees that make only independent expenditures and spend over $10,000 to maintain transfer records and provide certain notice to donors and repeals the top contribution identification requirement.

Description: Requires notice and identification of certain top donors who contributed to a noncandidate committee. Changes the requirement of certain information from the schedules filed with the noncandidate committee reports. Removes certain information required for the late contribution report. Increases the amount of disbursement for electioneering communication that is required to be disclosed. Requires noncandidate committees that make only independent expenditures and spend over $10,000 to maintain transfer records and provide certain notice to donors. Repeals the top contribution identification requirement.

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Elections.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 20, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

Summary: This bill requires that schedules filed with the candidate committee and noncandidate committee reports include the amount and date of deposit of each contribution and the name and both the mailing and physical address of each contributor who is not a registered voter or a registered political action committee in the State at the time of the contribution, provided that the information be excluded from public inspection and used only for review by the Campaign Spending Commission.

Description: Requires that schedules filed with the candidate committee and noncandidate committee reports include the amount and date of deposit of each contribution and the name and both the mailing and physical address of each contributor who is not a registered voter or a registered political action committee in the State at the time of the contribution; provided that the information be excluded from public inspection and used only for review by the Campaign Spending Commission.

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Campaign Finance.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 20, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

Summary: This bill pohibits foreign nationals, foreign-influenced business entities, and foreign corporations from making contributions, independent expenditures, or electioneering communications, or contributions or donations to third parties that are earmarked for such purposes. It requires every business entity that contributes or expends funds in a state election to file a statement of certification regarding its limited foreign influence and requires noncandidate committees making only independent expenditures to obtain a statement of certification from each top contributor required to be listed in an advertisement.

Description: Prohibits foreign entities and foreign-influenced business entities from making contributions, expenditures, electioneering communications, or donations for election purposes. Requires every business entity that contributes or expends funds in a state election to file a statement of certification regarding its limited foreign influence. Requires noncandidate committees making only independent expenditures to obtain a statement of certification from each top contributor required to be listed in an advertisement. Effective 6/30/3000. (HD1)

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Elections.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 20, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

Summary: This bill repeals the cap on the amount of campaign funds candidates may donate to any community service, educational, youth, recreational, charitable, scientific, literary organization, public school, or public library.

Description: Repeals the cap on the amount of campaign funds candidates may donate to any community service, educational, youth, recreational, charitable, scientific, literary organization, public school, or public library.

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Campaign Finance.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 25, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

Summary: This bill prohibits any campaign website for any candidate or candidate committee from containing information or manipulating content in any manner that is intended or designed to induce a noncandidate committee to use that content to make expenditures supporting the candidate or candidate committee in a manner suggested by the candidate or candidate committee. It also requires the Campaign Spending Commission to adopt rules related to this bill.

Description: Prohibits any campaign website for any candidate or candidate committee from containing information or manipulating content in any manner that is designed to induce a noncandidate committee to use that content to make expenditures supporting the candidate or candidate committee in a manner suggested by the candidate or candidate committee based on a reasonable person standard. Requires the Campaign Spending Commission to adopt rules. Takes effect 03/22/2075. (SD1)

Location: US-HI

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

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 25, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

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 also 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 of Hawaii, to begin with the 2024 general election year. Requires the Campaign Spending Commission to submit a report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds.

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Campaign Funds.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 25, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

Summary: This bill limits the permitted use of campaign funds to only those purposes that are directly related to the campaigns of candidates.

Description: Limits the permitted uses of campaign funds to only those purposes that are directly related to the campaigns of candidates.

Location: US-HI

Title: Relating To Campaign Contributions.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 25, 2023

Last Action Date: Carried over to 2024 Regular Session.. December 11, 2023

Summary: This bill prohibits state and county elected officials from soliciting and accepting campaign contributions during any regular session or special session of the state legislature, including any extension of any regular session or special session and any legislative recess days, holidays, and weekends.

Description: Prohibits state and county elected officials from soliciting and accepting campaign contributions during any regular session or special session of the state legislature, including any extension of any regular session or special session and any legislative recess days, holidays, and weekends.

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 limitations on campaign contributions by nonresident individuals, making penalties applicable, and including applicability provisions.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 10, 2023

Last Action Date: * * * * * END OF 2023 ACTIONS * * * * *. December 31, 2023

Summary: This bill prohibits a candidate or candidate’s committee from accepting a contribution that would cause the percentage of contributions received from individuals who are not residents of this state to exceed 30 percent of the number of contributions received by the candidate or committee. By operation of law, a person who willfully violates a provision of the bill is guilty of a serious misdemeanor. A serious misdemeanor is punishable by confinement for no more than one year and a fine of at least $430 but not more than $2,560.

Location: US-IA

Title: A bill for an act relating to consent for recurring contributions made to a political or candidate’s committee, making penalties applicable, and including applicability provisions.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 12, 2023

Last Action Date: * * * * * END OF 2023 ACTIONS * * * * *. December 31, 2023

Summary: This bill prohibits a committee from accepting a recurring contribution from a person unless the committee has received the affirmative consent of the person to make a recurring contribution. Affirmative consent does not include passive action by the person making the contribution. The bill defines “recurring contribution”. The bill requires a committee to immediately cancel a recurring contribution upon request of the person making the contribution. The bill also requires a committee to return a recurring contribution made in response to a solicitation that violates the provisions of the bill to the person within 14 days of receipt of a request from the person or the date on which the committee becomes aware that the solicitation violated the provisions of the bill, whichever is sooner, unless the recurring contribution was made prior to the effective date of this bill.

Location: US-IA

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.(See HF 638, HF 2168, HF 2675.)

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 27, 2023

Last Action Date: Committee report approving bill, renumbered as HF 638.. March 06, 2023

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. 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: 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: Elec Cd-Multi-Candidates

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 26, 2021

Last Action Date: Session Sine Die. January 10, 2023

Summary: This bill defines a "multi-candidate political committee" to mean 2 or more candidates or any natural person, trust, partnership, corporation, or other organization or group of persons designated by the candidates that accepts contributions or makes expenditures during any 12-month period in an aggregate amount exceeding $5,000 on behalf of the candidate. This bill also povides that for a multi-candidate political committee organized to support candidates for different offices, "election cycle" means the period that is the longest of all the periods that would apply to the candidates supported by the committee if they had formed individual candidate political committees. It further prohibits a public official or candidate for public office from maintaining or establishing more than one multi-candidate political committee for each office that public official or candidate holds or is seeking. This bill provides that the name of each multi-candidate political committee will identify the names of all public officials or candidates supported by the multi-candidate political committee and prohibits a public official or candidate for public office that maintains a candidate political committee from maintaining or establishing a multi-candidate committee to support his or her candidacy for the same office. Further, this bill provides that during an election cycle, the aggregate value of a contribution that a multi-candidate political committee may accept from a source is equal to the aggregate value of a contribution that a candidate political committee would be permitted to accept from that source.

Description: Amends the Election Code. Defines a "multi-candidate political committee" to mean 2 or more candidates or any natural person, trust, partnership, corporation, or other organization or group of persons designated by the candidates that accepts contributions or makes expenditures during any 12-month period in an aggregate amount exceeding $5,000 on behalf of the candidate. Provides that for a multi-candidate political committee organized to support multiple candidates for a single office, "election cycle" means the period that would apply to the candidates if they had formed individual candidate political committees. Provides that for a multi-candidate political committee organized to support candidates for different offices, "election cycle" means the period that is the longest of all the periods that would apply to the candidates supported by the committee if they had formed individual candidate political committees. Prohibits a public official or candidate for public office from maint....

Location: US-IL

Title: Judicial Campaign Reform

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 10, 2023

Last Action Date: Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments. June 26, 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: Il Clean Elections Act

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 10, 2023

Last Action Date: Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments. March 10, 2023

Summary: This bill establishes a voluntary method of public financing of the campaigns of candidates for statewide constitutional offices and the General Assembly. It amends the State Finance Act to create the Illinois Clean Elections Fund as a special fund in the State treasury and amends the Illinois Income Tax Act to create an individual tax return checkoff in support of the Fund. This bill is effective immediately after passage.

Description: Creates the Illinois Clean Elections Act. Establishes a voluntary method of public financing of the campaigns of candidates for statewide constitutional offices and the General Assembly. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Illinois Clean Elections Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act to create an individual tax return checkoff in support of the Fund. Effective immediately.

Location: US-IL

Title: Public Office Disqualification

Current Status: Failed

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: Elec Cd-Contribution Matching

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 14, 2023

Last Action Date: Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kimberly Du Buclet. May 18, 2023

Summary: This amendatory bill, which establishes the Small Donor Democracy Matching System for Fair Elections Act, creates a small donor campaign contribution matching system for candidates for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, State Treasurer, Secretary of State, State Senator, and State Representative. It sets forth requirements for accessing the small donor matching system as well as provisions for the funding of the matching contributions. It also imposes limits on the access to matching funds. Additionally, this bill allows the General Assembly to increase various amounts (subject to public referendum), provides for penalties for violations of the provisions, and sets forth disclosure requirements. It also creates the Campaign Finance Board within the State Board of Elections to implement the campaign contribution matching system.

Description: Amends the Election Code. Provides that the amendatory Act may be referred to as the Small Donor Democracy Matching System for Fair Elections Act. Creates a small donor campaign contribution matching system for candidates for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, State Treasurer, Secretary of State, State Senator, and State Representative. Creates the Small Donor Democracy Matching Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Sets forth requirements for accessing the small donor matching system. Sets forth provisions for the funding of the matching contributions. Imposes limits on the access to matching funds. Allows the General Assembly to increase various amounts, subject to public referendum. Provides for penalties for violations of the provisions. Sets forth disclosure requirements. Creates the Campaign Finance Board within the State Board of Elections to implement the campaign contribution matching system. Includes severability provisi....

Location: US-IL

Title: Elec Cd-Contribution Matching

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 15, 2023

Last Action Date: Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kimberly Du Buclet. May 18, 2023

Summary: This bill creates the Small Donor Democracy Matching System for Fair Elections Act. It amends the Election Code and creates a small donor campaign contribution matching system for candidates for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, State Treasurer, Secretary of State, State Senator, and State Representative. It also creates the Small Donor Democracy Matching Fund as a special fund in the State treasury and sets forth requirements for accessing the small donor matching system. It also sets forth provisions for the funding of the matching contributions. This bill imposes limits on the access to matching funds, allows the General Assembly to increase various amounts, subject to public referendum, and provides for penalties for violations of the provisions. It sets forth disclosure requirements and creates the Campaign Finance Board within the State Board of Elections to implement the campaign contribution matching system.

Description: Creates the Small Donor Democracy Matching System for Fair Elections Act. Amends the Election Code. Creates a small donor campaign contribution matching system for candidates for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, State Treasurer, Secretary of State, State Senator, and State Representative. Creates the Small Donor Democracy Matching Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Sets forth requirements for accessing the small donor matching system. Sets forth provisions for the funding of the matching contributions. Imposes limits on the access to matching funds. Allows the General Assembly to increase various amounts, subject to public referendum. Provides for penalties for violations of the provisions. Sets forth disclosure requirements. Creates the Campaign Finance Board within the State Board of Elections to implement the campaign contribution matching system. Includes severability provisions. Effective immediately.

Location: US-IL

Title: Pol Contribution Limits

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 16, 2023

Last Action Date: Referred to Rules Committee. February 16, 2023

Summary: This bill amends the Election Code. It removes a provision that provides that the State Board of Elections will adjust the amounts of the contribution limits for inflation.

Description: Amends the Election Code. Removes a provision that provides that the State Board of Elections shall adjust the amounts of the contribution limits for inflation.

Location: US-IL

Title: Elections-Spending Disclosure

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 17, 2023

Last Action Date: Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee. March 10, 2023

Summary: This bill amends the Election Code. It sets provisions concerning independent expenditures, coordinated expenditures, transfer records for independent expenditures, reporting requirements for independent expenditures, disclosure of original contributors on independent expenditures for public communications, judicial review of actions of the State Board of Elections, and a prohibition on structured contributions. It also replaces references to "electioneering communication" with "election spending".

Description: Amends the Election Code. Sets forth provisions concerning independent expenditures; coordinated expenditures; transfer records for independent expenditures; reporting requirements for independent expenditures; disclosure of original contributors on independent expenditures for public communications; judicial review of actions of the State Board of Elections; and a prohibition on structured contributions. Replaces references to "electioneering communication" with "election spending". Defines terms. Makes other changes.

Location: US-IL

Title: Elections-Civil Penalties

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: April 03, 2023

Last Action Date: Referred to Rules Committee. April 19, 2023

Summary: This bill amends the Disclosure and Regulation of Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Article of the Election Code. In provisions concerning criminal penalties for election interference, this bill provides that, in addition to criminal penalties, the State Board of Elections may impose a civil penalty of up to $5,000 for the first violation of the provisions and up to $10,000 for a second or subsequent violation of the provisions. In provisions concerning criminal penalties for unlawful contributions to a candidate or treasurer of a political committee, this bill provides that, in addition to criminal penalties, the State Board of Elections may impose upon a person or political committee found to have violated the provisions a civil penalty of up to $500 for each contribution of $500 or less and up to the amount of the contribution plus $500 for each contribution greater than $500. It provides that the appropriate State's Attorney or the Attorney General, if prosecuting a violation of the Article, will bring the action in the name of the people of the State of Illinois (rather than the State's Attorney or the Attorney General will bring the action).

Description: Amends the Disclosure and Regulation of Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Article of the Election Code. In provisions concerning criminal penalties for election interference, provides that, in addition to criminal penalties, the State Board of Elections may impose a civil penalty of up to $5,000 for the first violation of the provisions and up to $10,000 for a second or subsequent violation of the provisions. In provisions concerning criminal penalties for unlawful contributions to a candidate or treasurer of a political committee, provides that, in addition to criminal penalties, the State Board of Elections may impose upon a person or political committee found to have violated the provisions a civil penalty of up to $500 for each contribution of $500 or less and up to the amount of the contribution plus $500 for each contribution greater than $500. Provides that the appropriate State's Attorney or the Attorney General, if prosecuting a violation of the Article, shall bring the ....

Location: US-IL

Title: PAC contributions to school board candidates.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 10, 2023

Last Action Date: First reading: referred to Committee on Elections. January 10, 2023

Summary: This bill provides that a political action committee (PAC) may not make total annual contributions in excess of an aggregate of $2,000 apportioned in any manner among all candidates for school board offices. It specifies a civil and criminal penalty for a PAC that violates this limitation.

Description: Provides that a political action committee (PAC) may not make total annual contributions in excess of an aggregate of $2,000 apportioned in any manner among all candidates for school board offices. Specifies a civil and criminal penalty for a PAC that violates this limitation.

Location: US-IN

Title: Various election law matters.

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: January 17, 2023

Last Action Date: Signed by the Governor. May 04, 2023

Summary: This bill provides that electronic signatures may be used for the reporting of campaign contributions and expenditures and provides that an individual is considered to have resigned as an elected official of a unit when the person becomes an employee of the unit the individual serves as an elected official. It also clarifies that the permitted methods for filing a campaign finance report with a county election board would apply to candidates for local office and their candidate's committees, regular party committees, and political action committees that are not required to file with the election division. This bill also provides for a civil penalty for failure to file a campaign finance report or statement electronically and provides that the statute requiring reporting of "large" campaign contributions does not require the reporting of a contribution unless it is accepted by the candidate's candidate committee.

Description: Adds the U.S. Space Force to the definition of "uniformed services" in election law. Provides that electronic signatures may be used for the reporting of campaign contributions and expenditures. Provides that election form approval procedures do not apply to a form incorporated only into the statewide voter registration system. Makes other technical changes relating to approval of election forms. Provides that a statute prohibiting the use of the circuit court clerk's name on a ballot if the clerk is a candidate for an office on the ballot does not apply if the only office for which the individual is a candidate is a political party office. Requires a candidate to specify on the candidate's candidacy document each designation that the candidate wants to use on the ballot. Requires the election division to design all candidacy documents so that the form of the document enables the candidate to insert in a separate field of the document each of the separate designations that a candidate ....

Location: US-IN

Title: Providing for the publication of signed statements of fair campaign practices and a cause of action for violations of such statement.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 18, 2023

Last Action Date: Died in Committee. April 30, 2024

Summary: This bill states that the statement of fair campaign practices may be signed by a candidate and submitted to the commission. Upon receipt of any signed statement, the commission will publish such signed statement with the candidate's name on the commission's website. All such statements will be published in such manner that each statement may be viewed after searching for the candidate's name.

Location: US-KS

Title: Amending the campaign finance act's definition of expressly advocating for a candidate by adding a reasonable person standard to the definition.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 27, 2023

Last Action Date: Died in Committee. April 30, 2024

Summary: This bill adds phrases to "Expressly advocate the nomination, election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate" for the purposes of this bill. This bill adds other phrases, images or graphics when taken as a whole and with limited reference to external events, such as the proximity to the election, could only be interpreted by a reasonable person as containing advocacy of the election or defeat of one or more clearly identified candidate or candidates because the electoral portion of the communication is unmistakable, unambiguous and suggestive of only one meaning, and reasonable minds could not differ as to whether such phrases, images or graphics encourage actions to elect or defeat one or more clearly identified candidate or candidates or encourages some other kind of action.

Location: US-KS

Title: House Substitute for SB 208 by Committee on Elections - Amending provisions relating to the governmental ethics commission's authority to investigate and enforce the campaign finance act and limitations on the receipt and expenditure of contributions.

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: February 08, 2023

Last Action Date: Approved by Governor on Friday, April 14, 2023. April 24, 2023

Summary: This bill amends existing provisions relating to the governmental ethics commission's authority to investigate and enforce the campaign finance act and limitations on the receipt and expenditure of contributions.

Location: US-KS

Title: House Substitute for HB 2391 by Committee on Elections - Amending the act establishing the governmental ethics commission, relating to campaign finance, establishing a five-year statute of limitations for bringing actions before the commission, limiting the commission's subpoena power, allowing respondents to transfer a hearing before the commission to a hearing officer under the office of administrative hearings.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 09, 2023

Last Action Date: Died on Calendar. April 30, 2024

Summary: This bill establishes a two year statute of limitations for complaints made to the governmental ethics commission. This bill would also allow persons affiliated with political parties to serve on the commission. It also amends the definition of a political committee, to mean, among other things, an entity that spends more than $2,500 on express advocacy during a calendar year and has the major purpose of making contributions to candidates, candidate committees or political committee. The bill also stipulates under what circumstances a grant made to a political committee should be counted in total spending and as a contribution or expenditure. Furthermore, this bill requires each registration by a political committee anticipating the receipt of more than $10,000 to be accompanied by an annual registration fee of $300. It also allows solicitations made my candidates or political parties of lobbyists that are accompanied with a disclaimer that it is not intended for lobbyists, political committees or persons other than individuals. Additionally, this bill prohibits members of or candidates for the legislature from serving as the treasurer or chairperson of a political committee. It also would allow money received by a candidate or his/her campaign committee to be spent on expenses, compensation or gifts provided to any volunteer, staff member or contractor of the candidate's campaign or provided to any volunteer or staff of the candidate's political office, payment of any civil penalty imposed by the commission, payment of legal fees related to any matter under this bill, or expenses incurred for family caregiving services when such expenses are incurred as a result of the candidate's candidacy for office or holding office. This bill also prohibits the commission from issuing any subpoena prior to the determination of probable cause regarding a campaign finance act violation. The commission may request that the attorney general or a county or district attorney file an application for an inquisition in a district court of competent jurisdiction for the purpose of the attorney general or county or district attorney investigating potential violations of the campaign finance act. This bill also amends additional requirements for how the commission must handle campaign finance act violations.

Location: US-KS

Title: Changing the candidate filing deadline and the primary election date to two months earlier than current law, increasing campaign contribution limits and modifying restrictions on campaign activities during legislative sessions.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 09, 2023

Last Action Date: Died in Committee. April 30, 2024

Summary: This bill adds that commencing on the day following the general election in 2024, and on such day in every even-numbered year thereafter, the contribution amount limits established in subsections (a) and (g) will increase by an amount equal to the contribution amount limit on the immediately preceding day multiplied by the average percentage increase in the consumer price index for all urban consumers for the immediately preceding 12 months as published by the bureau of labor statistics of the United States department of labor. If such new contribution amount limit is not a multiple of $100, such amount will be rounded to the nearest multiple of $100. The governmental ethics commission will calculate the new contribution amount limits in accordance with this section and publish such limits on the commission's website.

Location: US-KS

Title: AN ACT relating to campaign finance.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 21, 2023

Last Action Date: to State & Local Government (S). February 23, 2023

Summary: This bill amends KRS 121.015 to add that the definition of "contribution" shall not be construed to include news stories, commentary, or editorials by a person or group of persons.

Description: Amend KRS 121.015 to add that the definition of "contribution" shall not be construed to include news stories, commentary, or editorials by a person or group of persons.

Location: US-KY

Title: AN ACT relating to campaign finance.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 22, 2023

Last Action Date: to Committee on Committees (H). February 22, 2023

Summary: This bill amends KRS 121.015 to define "campaign consultant" and creates new sections of KRS Chapter 121 to establish the registration process for campaign consultants. It sets penalties for failure to register and requires employers of campaign consultants to pay a registration fee.

Description: Amend KRS 121.015 to define "campaign consultant"; create new sections of KRS Chapter 121 to establish the registration process for campaign consultants; set penalty for failure to register; require employers of campaign consultants to pay a registration fee.

Location: US-KY

Title: AN ACT relating to campaign finance.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 22, 2023

Last Action Date: to Committee on Committees (H). February 22, 2023

Summary: This bill amends KRS 121.015 to define "expenditure" and amends KRS 121.150 to prohibit candidates, slates of candidates, committees, contributing organizations, or anyone on their behalf from making an expenditure to an intermediary, including subcontractors, for the purpose of making a payment to another person, It also requires that expenditures are made directly to the provider of goods or services.

Description: Amend KRS 121.015 to define "expenditure"; amend KRS 121.150 to prohibit candidates, slates of candidates, committees, contributing organizations, or anyone on their behalf from making an expenditure to an intermediary, including subcontractors, for the purpose of making a payment to another person; require that expenditures are made directly to the provider of goods or services.

Location: US-KY

Title: CAMPAIGN FINANCE: Provides for repayment of personal contributions or loans. (8/1/23)

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: March 31, 2023

Last Action Date: Effective date 8/1/2023.. June 13, 2023

Summary: This bill proposes an amendment to current law regarding the repayment of loans made by candidates to their own campaigns. Currently, loans can be repaid using campaign funds received in connection with an election in which the candidate ran for public office. The proposed amendment allows candidates to repay such loans from any campaign contributions received, regardless of the election. The amendment clarifies that this provision applies regardless of any other legal provisions. The effective date of this amendment is August 1, 2023.

Location: US-LA

Title: An Act modernizing access and improving laws in voting

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 29, 2021

Last Action Date: Accompanied a study order, see H5026. September 12, 2022

Summary: This bill updates provisions related to the central registry of voters, in which the secretary of state will maintain a central registry of voters. This registry includes an individual's full name, former name, if any, residential address, date of birth, political party enrollment or designation; and effective date of registration. Additionally, for voters over the age of 16, it also includes occupation, veteran status and nationality, if not a citizen of the United States. This information will be available to state party committees, statewide candidate committees, state ballot question committees, the jury commissioner, adjutant general, and any other individual, agency or entity that the state secretary shall designate by regulation consistent with the purposes of this section, at a fair and reasonable cost not to exceed the cost of printing in hard copy. The bill further stipulates duties of the state secretary and registers as they relate to accessing laws to voting.

Description: By Ms. Rausch, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 484) of Rebecca L. Rausch, Maria Duaime Robinson, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Danillo A. Sena and other members of the General Court for legislation to modernize access and improving laws in voting. Election Laws.

Location: US-MA

Title: An Act relative to corporate accountability for political spending

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 29, 2021

Last Action Date: Accompanied a study order, see H5026. September 12, 2022

Summary: This bill generally states that The secretary of the commonwealth may revoke a corporation’s charter or its license to carry on business in the commonwealth when the corporation has been held liable for one or more violations of the commonwealth's campaign finance or election laws, or upon a finding that a manager or director of such a corporation has been found liable for the violation of the commonwealth's campaign finance or election laws or a violation of subsection (a) of this section.

Description: By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 463) of James B. Eldridge for legislation relative to corporations, shareholders, and political expenditures. Election Laws.

Location: US-MA

Title: An Act relative to fair elections

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 29, 2021

Last Action Date: Accompanied a study order, see H5026. September 12, 2022

Summary: This bill generally outlines definitions and terms related to elections such as "allowable contribution" and "certified candidate" and further outlines expenditure limits. For each of the following legislative offices, during an election cycle and before the end of the primary election campaign period, total expenditures and obligated expenditures, not including in-kind contributions, shall not exceed $60,000 for State Senator candidates and $20,000 for State Representative candidates. For each of the following state offices, total expenditures and obligated expenditures, not including in-kind contributions, shall not exceed the following amounts during a general election campaign period: $120,000 for State Senator candidates and $40,000 for State Representative candidates. in primary elections, the State Senator candidates are limited to $48,000 from the Massachusetts Fair Elections Fund and State Representatives are limited to $16,000. In general elections, the State Senator candidates are limited to $96,000 and the State Representative candidates are limited to $32,000 from the Massachusetts Fair Elections Fund, with other provisions and requirements that are outlined in this bill relating to the disbursement of this fund.

Description: By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 464) of James B. Eldridge for legislation relative to fair elections. Election Laws.

Location: US-MA

Title: An Act relative to the central registry of voters

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 29, 2021

Last Action Date: Accompanied a study order, see H5026. September 12, 2022

Summary: This bill generally states that the names and addresses contained in said central registry will not be a matter of public record, provided, however, that the names and addresses, dates of registration, voting history, and dates of birth will be made available to the jury commissioner and adjutant general at no cost. This information will be made available to state party committees, statewide candidate committees, and state ballot question committees at a fair and reasonable cost, set by the secretary of state, not to exceed the cost of printing or preparing computer readable documents, and further will be made available to organizations with Internal Revenue Service status of 501 (c)(3), 501 (c)(4), 501(c)5, and 527s, and Political Action Committees (or PACs), for a fee of $1000, entitling the receiving organization to use of the information for purposes of civic engagement, public policy advocacy, and political advocacy.

Description: By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 449) of Sonia Chang-Diaz for legislation relative to the central registry of voters. Election Laws.

Location: US-MA

Title: An Act relative to expanding voting options in Massachusetts

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 29, 2021

Last Action Date: Accompanied a study order, see H5026. September 12, 2022

Summary: This bill updates existing language and adds that a voter who moves to a new area may vote in this new area provided that they provide a written application to the city or town clerk no later than the closing of registration or in accordance with the provisions of section 34A of this chapter. The city or town clerk shall forthwith notify each voter making any such written application that the same has been received and that he may vote. The bill further stipulates that after 5:00 p.m. of a day on which registration is to close, the registrars will not register any person to vote in the next election, except that they shall furnish, or cause to be furnished, to each person waiting in line at the hour of 5:00 pm for the purpose of being registered, a card or slip of identification bearing such person’s name and will, before registration ceases, permit such person to register.

Description: By Mr. Finegold, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 468) of Barry R. Finegold for legislation to expand voting options in Massachusetts. Election Laws.

Location: US-MA

Title: An Act to expand access to voter registration

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 29, 2021

Last Action Date: Accompanied a study order, see H5026. September 12, 2022

Summary: This bill aims to expand voter access by requiring the state secretary to post electronic documents relating to voter registration in English, Spanish and Portuguese and other additional languages as the secretary deems necessary or as required by law.

Description: By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 763) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to expand access to voter registration. Election Laws.

Location: US-MA

Title: An Act for public reporting and disclosure of political campaign contributions for political party offices

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 29, 2021

Last Action Date: Accompanied a study order, see H5307. October 03, 2022

Summary: This bill amends existing law and inserts a new chapter. It states that the Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) exists to collect, report, and make the various sources of contributions available. The OCPF also reports expenditure of gathered resources, and monitors, develops, and enforces appropriate legal requirements regarding matters in regard to candidates for elections. It further, defines 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. Such candidates are required to report all contributions, and all expenditures, according to the reasonable regulations that are established, and may be additionally established, by the Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF).

Description: By Mr. Day of Stoneham (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 773) of Vincent Lawrence Dixon relative to public reporting and disclosure of political campaign contributions for political party offices. Election Laws.

Location: US-MA

Title: An Act allowing individuals to protect their voter information

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 29, 2021

Last Action Date: Accompanied a study order, see H5284. September 26, 2022

Summary: This bill amends existing language and inserts a sections that states that the name, date of birth, or residential address of any voter in any municipality who requests their information be private will not appear on the street list and such names will not be disclosed to any person nor posted publicly for any reason or without that person’s permission. Voters may make written requests to registrars, assistant registrars, the municipal clerk, or boards having similar duties under any general or special law.

Description: By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 456) of Joanne M. Comerford for legislation to allow individuals to protect their voter information. Election Laws.

Location: US-MA

Title: An Act relative to the campaign finance reporting cycle

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 29, 2021

Last Action Date: Accompanied a study order, see H5307. October 03, 2022

Summary: This bill generally amends existing law and states that an individual may make campaign contributions to candidates or candidates’ committees, provided, however, that the aggregate of all such contributions do not exceed the sum of $1,000 per election. An individual may in addition make campaign contributions for the benefit of elected political committees or non-elected political committees organized on behalf of a political party, provided, however, that the aggregate of such campaign contributions do not exceed the sum of $10,000 per election. An individual may make additional campaign contributions to any political committee not specified in paragraph (1), (2) or (4), if that amount does not exceed $1,000 per election. The aggregate of all contributions by a legislative or executive agent other than a ballot question committee for the benefit of any one candidate and such candidate’s committee must not exceed the sum of $200 per election. Contributions and aggregate amount limits referred to in this section will be indexed biennially for inflation by the director, who, not later than December thirty-first of each even numbered year beginning with 2020, will calculate and publish these indexed amounts, rounded to the nearest $50, using the federal consumer price index for the Boston statistical area.

Description: By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 800) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to campaign financing and reporting. Election Laws.

Location: US-MA

Title: An Act to establish a commission to report on the moral budget

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 29, 2021

Last Action Date: Accompanied a study order, see H5247. September 26, 2022

Summary: This bill establishes the commission to have oversight on the Moral Budget. One of the goals of this budget is to increase funding for voter protection and legal assistance programs and fund public financing of campaigns. The bill outlines who the commission will consist of and for their investigative roles on the impact of the moral budget.

Description: By Mr. Livingstone of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2989) of Jay D. Livingstone and others for legislation to memorializing the Massachusetts congressional delegation and the President of the United States to support the moral budget, and for an investigation by a commission (including members of the General Court) on the impact of passage of the moral budget. Revenue.

Location: US-MA

Title: An Act relative to same day voter registration

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 29, 2021

Last Action Date: Accompanied a study order, see H5026. September 12, 2022

Summary: This bill updates existing voting language and states that a person who is qualified to vote for national or state officers, but who has not registered in accordance with the provisions of section 26 of this chapter shall be eligible to register under section 34A. It further provides that for all elections and primaries, a person will be registered and may vote in the ward or voting precinct where he resides, provided, however, that any registered voter who moves to any other precinct in said city or town or to another city or town may register to vote at their new address by making written application to the city or town clerk no later than the close of registration or in accordance with the provisions of section 34A. The bill also states that after 8:00 PM of a day on which registration is to close, the registrars will not register any person to vote in the next election, except for each person waiting in line at the hour of 8:00 pm for the purpose of being registered, who has a card or slip of identification bearing the person’s name.

Description: By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 813) of Elizabeth A. Malia and Tami L. Gouveia relative to election day voter registration. Election Laws.

Location: US-MA

Title: An Act relative to campaign finance reform

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: August 12, 2021

Last Action Date: Accompanied a study order, see H5307. October 03, 2022

Summary: This bill amends existing law, specifically Chapter 55 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 9A, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition. It includes definitions of "merchant account", "person", and "third-party payment processor". It further 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 while also requiring the third-party payment processor to convey to the person, information on contributions received in accordance with section 2 on a weekly basis.

Description: By Mr. Hunt of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4070) of Daniel J. Hunt relative to campaign finance reform. Election Laws.

Location: US-MA

Title: An Act relative to improving our campaign finance system

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 29, 2021

Last Action Date: Accompanied a study order, see H5307. October 03, 2022

Summary: This bill amends existing language to make improvements to the campaign finance system. It states that the sum of $2,000 per two-year election cycle, is the limit for any two-year term, regardless of whether the said candidate has appeared or will appear on an election ballot at any point during the given two-year election cycle. The aggregate of contributions by an individual for the benefit of any 1 candidate and the committee of that candidate if the said candidate is seeking election to an office with a term of one year will not exceed the sum of $1,000 in any calendar year. It further defines related definitions and other provisions relating to campaign financing.

Description: By Mr. Finegold, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 470) of Barry R. Finegold for legislation relative to improving our campaign finance system. Election Laws.

Location: US-MA

Title: An Act relative to honest online political advertisement disclosure and election interference

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 16, 2023

Last Action Date: Accompanied a study order, see H4733. July 15, 2024

Summary: This bill requires every individual, group, association, corporation, labor union or other entity not defined as a political committee who makes an electioneering communication expenditure in an aggregate amount exceeding $250 during a calendar year will electronically file with the director, within 7 days after making the expenditure, a report stating the name and address of the individual, group, association, corporation, labor union or other entity making the electioneering communication, the name of any candidate clearly identified in the communication, the total amount or value of the communication, the name and address of the vendor to whom the payments were made and the purpose and date of the expenditure. Further, the director will establish an online public archive for internet advertising electioneering communications. The archive will make available every electioneering communication that is an internet advertisement, the demographic information of the advertising target and the 5 persons or entities or if fewer than 5 persons or entities, all persons or entities that made the largest contributions to that entity, regardless of the purpose for which the funds were given.

Description: By Representative LeBoeuf of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 704) of David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf and James K. Hawkins relative to electioneering communication expenditures. Election Laws.

Location: US-MA

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 the campaign finance reporting cycle

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 16, 2023

Last Action Date: Senate concurred. February 16, 2023

Summary: This bill states that an individual may make campaign contributions to candidates or candidates’ committees, provided, however, that the aggregate of all such contributions for the benefit of any one candidate and that candidate’s committee will not exceed the sum of $1,000 per election. An individual may in addition make campaign contributions for the benefit of elected political committees or non-elected political committees organized on behalf of a political party, in a sum not exceeding $10,000 per election. An individual may, in addition, make campaign contributions to any political committee not specified in paragraph (1), (2) or (4); provided such campaign contributions to any one such political committee will not exceed the sum of $1,000 per election. An individual may in addition make contributions without limitation to ballot question committees. The aggregate of all contributions by a legislative or executive agent for the benefit of any one candidate and such candidate’s committee will not exceed the sum of $200 per election.

Description: By Representative Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 698) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to the campaign finance reporting cycle. Election Laws.

Location: US-MA

Title: An Act relative to campaign finance reform

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 16, 2023

Last Action Date: Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means. May 30, 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 the campaign finance reporting cycle

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 16, 2023

Last Action Date: Accompanied a study order, see H4733. July 15, 2024

Summary: This bill states that an individual may make campaign contributions to candidates or candidates’ committees; provided, however, that the aggregate of all such contributions for the benefit of any one candidate and that candidate’s committee shall not exceed the sum of $1,000 per election. An individual may in addition make campaign contributions for the benefit of elected political committees or non-elected political committees organized on behalf of a political party; provided, however, that the aggregate of such campaign contributions for the benefit of the political committees of any one political party will not exceed the sum of $10,000 per election. The contribution and aggregate amount limits referred to in this section will be indexed biennially for inflation by the director, who, not later than December 31 of each even-numbered year beginning with 2023, will calculate and publish such indexed amount, using the federal consumer price index for the Boston statistical area. Such limits will be rounded to the nearest $50, provided, that, if such resulting amount is less than $50, the director will retain a record of the resulting amount, when added to the resulting amount calculated in each even-numbered year since the last adjustment was made equals or exceeds $50. For purposes of the limitations on contributions, a contribution to a designated contribution committee that is forwarded to the designated recipient will be treated in all respects as a direct contribution from the original contributor to the designated recipient.

Description: By Representative Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 698) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to the campaign finance reporting cycle. 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: Local Public Campaign Financing - Expansion to Additional Offices

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 18, 2023

Last Action Date: Hearing 1/31 at 1:00 p.m.. January 18, 2023

Summary: This bill authorizes the governing body of a county to establish a system of public campaign financing for the offices of State's Attorney, sheriff, register of wills, judge and clerk of the circuit court, judge of the orphans' court, or an elected member of the county board of education after the governing body of the county has implemented a system of public campaign financing for elective offices in the executive or legislative branches of county government for at least one complete election cycle.

Description: Authorizing the governing body of a county to establish a system of public campaign financing for the offices of State's Attorney, sheriff, register of wills, judge and clerk of the circuit court, judge of the orphans' court, or an elected member of the county board of education after the governing body of the county has implemented a system of public campaign financing for elective offices in the executive or legislative branches of county government for at least one complete election cycle.

Location: US-MD

Title: Currency - Campaign Finance Prohibitions - Disclosures by Financial Institutions

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: January 19, 2023

Last Action Date: Approved by the Governor - Chapter 166. April 24, 2023

Summary: This bill prohibits a campaign finance entity from depositing funds in a cryptocurrency account and prohibits certain persons subject to campaign finance regulation from making or accepting contributions or donations using cryptocurrency. This bill further prohibits a campaign finance entity or a person acting on behalf of a campaign finance entity from making an expenditure using cryptocurrency and authorizes the State Administrator of Elections or the Administrator's designee to investigate certain violations.

Description: Prohibiting certain persons subject to campaign finance regulation from making or accepting monetary contributions or monetary donations using any currency other than United States currency; prohibiting a campaign finance entity or a person acting on behalf of a campaign finance entity from making a monetary expenditure using any currency other than United States currency; authorizing the State Administrator of Elections or the Administrator's designee to investigate certain potential violations of the Act; etc.

Location: US-MD

Title: Currency - Campaign Finance Prohibitions - Disclosures by Financial Institutions

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: January 26, 2023

Last Action Date: Approved by the Governor - Chapter 167. April 24, 2023

Summary: This bill prohibits a campaign finance entity from depositing funds in a cryptocurrency account. It also prohibits certain persons subject to campaign finance regulation from making or accepting contributions or donations using cryptocurrency and prohibits a campaign finance entity or a person acting on behalf of a campaign finance entity from making an expenditure using cryptocurrency. This bill authorizes the State Administrator of Elections or the Administrator's designee to investigate certain violations.

Description: Prohibiting certain persons subject to campaign finance regulation from making or accepting monetary contributions or monetary donations using any currency other than United States currency; prohibiting a campaign finance entity or a person acting on behalf of a campaign finance entity from making a monetary expenditure using any currency other than United States currency; authorizing the State Administrator of Elections or the Administrator's designee to investigate potential violations of the Act; etc.

Location: US-MD

Title: Election Law - Campaign Finance - Draft Committees and Exploratory Committees

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 30, 2023

Last Action Date: Hearing 2/14 at 1:00 p.m.. February 01, 2023

Summary: This bill applies certain campaign finance requirements for a political committee to draft committees and exploratory committees. This bill establishes requirements and prohibitions for draft committees and exploratory committees relating to the establishment of the committees, receipt of funds, and permissible disbursements.

Description: Applying certain campaign finance requirements for a political committee to draft committees and exploratory committees; and establishing requirements and prohibitions for draft committees and exploratory committees relating to the establishment of the committees, receipt of funds, and permissible disbursements.

Location: US-MD

Title: An Act to Require Disclosure for Communications Paid for Using Maine Clean Election Act Funding

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 28, 2023

Last Action Date: Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD). June 15, 2023

Summary: This bill requires a candidate who is certified pursuant to the Maine Clean Election Act to have a disclaimer on a communication that states that the communication was authorized by the candidate and paid for using Maine Clean Election Act funds, which are public funds.

Location: US-ME

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 Regarding Campaign Finance and Lobbying Disclosure and Enforcement of Income Source Reporting Requirements

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: April 12, 2023

Last Action Date: Signed by the Governor. June 26, 2023

Summary: This bill amends the administration of campaign finance and lobbyist disclosure laws by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices and the enforcement of income reporting requirements by providing for a preliminary penalty of $500 when a legislative candidate or a legislator does not file a statement of sources of income on time, which may be waived by the commission. It also increases penalties by $50 per report when a lobbyist repeatedly files monthly reports late during a lobbying year, authorizes the commission to deposit penalties for late filing by political action committees and ballot question committees in an existing special revenue account to pay for improvements to the commission's electronic filing systems, eliminates authority for the commission to meet by telephone and the requirement for the commission to be open during the last weekend before elections, and amends the standard by which the commission may disclose financial or campaign information in a commission decision or investigative report by staff. This bill also authorizes the Office of the Attorney General to collect 3 times the amount owed when a court action is necessary to collect an unpaid penalty or repayment of Maine Clean Election Act funds and requires text messages costing more than $100 that advocate for the election or defeat of a candidate and are transmitted through mass distribution technology to disclose the person that paid for the messages. This bill also directs the commission to consider the text and other objective elements of a communication distributed close to an election when deciding whether the costs of the communication qualify as independent expenditures, eliminates the $25,000 limit an individual may contribute in aggregate to state candidates in a calendar year, and allows a person filing an independent expenditure report to make an online affirmation that the expense was not coordinated with the candidate named in the report rather than submitting a statement made under oath or affirmation. Further, this bill authorizes the automatic waiver of penalties of less than $25 for filing a campaign finance report late, eliminates the authorization for candidates and political committees to file a campaign finance report after a deadline if a faxed version is submitted before the deadline, confirms that a candidate's submission of fraudulent qualifying contributions is a violation of the Maine Clean Election Act, and requires a Maine Clean Election Act candidate to obtain and keep a record of labor performed by any member of campaign staff each day the member of the campaign staff is compensated more than $1,000.

Location: US-ME

Title: An Act to Eliminate Private Donations to the Maine Clean Election Fund

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: April 18, 2023

Last Action Date: Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD). June 21, 2023

Summary: This bill eliminates all private donations to the Maine Clean Election Fund, including seed money and qualifying contributions, funds from the tax checkoff program and voluntary contributions to the fund.

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: Elections: absent voters; pre-processing of absent voter ballots before election day; provide for, modify provisions regarding absent voter ballot drop boxes, and allow county clerks to initiate the removal of deceased individuals from the qualified voter file. Amends secs. 14b, 24k, 509o, 510, 761d, 765 & 765b of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.14b et seq.). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0008'21, SB 0311'21

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: March 11, 2021

Last Action Date: assigned PA 195'22 with immediate effect. October 11, 2022

Summary: This bill generally requires the county clerks to look their voting registry from a certain time frame and de-list voters who are deceased. It lays out duties of the secretary of state that must occur when a county clerk de-registered a deceased voter.

Location: US-MI

Title: Elections: absent voters; electronic return of absent voter ballots by military voters using Department of Defense Common Access Cards; allow. Amends sec. 759a of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.759a) . TIE BAR WITH: SB 0008'21

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: March 24, 2021

Last Action Date: placed on third reading. December 08, 2022

Summary: This bill amends existing language to include, beginning January 1, 2024, a member of a uniformed service on active duty, by reason of being on active duty, or a member of the merchant marine, by reason of service in the merchant marine, who is absent from the United States for service duties may electronically return a voted ballot to the appropriate city or township clerk, where they are registered to vote in, to be counted under the rules promulgated by the secretary of state as set forth in subsection (17). The secretary of state will establish rules for policies and procedures for the electronic return of voted ballots by eligible members. All "Eligible members'" identities will be verified with the United States Department of Defense. The bill also lays out what branches of military service qualify as "uniformed members" and therefore are covered by these amendments to existing voter laws.

Location: US-MI

Title: Elections: candidates; affidavit of identity provision for partisan office candidates; clarify. Amends sec. 558 of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.558).

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: September 28, 2022

Last Action Date: bill electronically reproduced 09/29/2022. September 29, 2022

Summary: This bill amends existing law and make granular changes to the law. It inserts that if the candidate is seeking nomination or election to a partisan office, the candidate's political party can issue a statement indicating no party affiliation if the candidate is running without political party affiliation. It makes tiny grammar changes to the law for clarity's sake, but no substantial changes.

Location: US-MI

Title: Campaign finance: contributions and expenditures; officeholders raising unlimited funds for a recall; prohibit. Amends secs. 3, 12 & 52 of 1976 PA 388 (MCL 169.203 et seq.).

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: November 09, 2022

Last Action Date: bill electronically reproduced 11/10/2022. November 10, 2022

Summary: This bill amends the "Michigan campaign finance act." It includes relevant definitions such as "candidate" as someone who receives a contribution, makes an expenditure, or gives consent for another person to receive a contribution or make an expenditure with a view to bringing about the individual's nomination or election to an elective office. It also includes "Recall candidate" to mean an officeholder for whom a recall petition has been determined to be valid for circulation. It also outlines what contributions are qualifying contributions related to the office of governor, which is $100.00 or less and made after April 1 of the year preceding a year in which a governor is to be elected and not more than $100.00 of an individual's total aggregate contribution may be used as a qualifying contribution in a calendar year. An independent committee can not make contributions to a candidate committee of a candidate for elective office that, in the aggregate for that election cycle, are more than 10 times the amount permitted a person other than an independent committee or political party. Contributions from a member of a candidate's immediate family to the candidate committee of that candidate is exempt from the limitations of subsection (1) of this bill.

Location: US-MI

Title: Campaign finance: other; standards for campaign finance auditors; modify. Amends 1976 PA 388 (MCL 169.201 - 169.282) by adding sec. 16a.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: December 01, 2022

Last Action Date: bill electronically reproduced 12/01/2022. December 01, 2022

Summary: This bill states that an employee that reviews campaign financial statements or reports under the secretary of state, cannot have been a paid consultant or employee of a federal, state, or local elected official or political candidate, a federal, state, or local political candidate's campaign or on a political action committee within the last 6 months or currently.

Location: US-MI

Title: Campaign finance: contributions and expenditures; provision related to officeholders raising funds when facing a recall; modify, and require candidate to establish a separate account used for recall purposes. Amends secs. 3, 11, 12, 21, 24 & 52 of 1976 PA 388 (MCL 169.203 et seq.) & adds sec. 21b.

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: March 22, 2023

Last Action Date: bill electronically reproduced 03/22/2023. March 23, 2023

Summary: The bill outlines regulations for recall committees formed by recall candidates, including the requirement for a treasurer who is a qualified elector of the state, the establishment of a single account for financial transactions, reporting of contributions, and the prohibition of commingling funds. The recall committee must return unexpended funds to donors within 30 days of the filing official declaring the insufficiency of the recall petition or the certification of recall election results.

Location: US-MI

Title: Campaign finance: public disclosure; financial disclosure report; require certain state officials to file. Creates new act.

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: June 08, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS AND ETHICS. June 08, 2023

Summary: This bill requires state officials to file annual financial disclosure reports with the Department of State, providing information about their employment, gifts received, and travel expenses. The department is mandated to make these reports available to the public and can provide copies upon request. Failure to file a financial disclosure report may result in a civil fine of up to $50.00 per day of violation.

Location: US-MI

Title: Campaign finance: contributions and expenditures; funds donated to a candidate for recall efforts; require candidate to establish a separate account used for recall purposes. Amends secs. 3, 11, 12, 21, 24 & 52 of 1976 PA 388 (MCL 169.203 et seq.) & adds sec. 21b.

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: June 28, 2023

Last Action Date: bill electronically reproduced 06/28/2023. June 29, 2023

Summary: This bill relates to recall candidates, recall committees, and campaign finance. It requires a recall candidate to establish a recall committee within 10 days of becoming a recall candidate, with limitations on the number of committees allowed. The committee must have a qualified elector from the state as its treasurer, who can be appointed by the candidate themselves. The bill also outlines rules for handling contributions and expenditures, requiring the committee to maintain a designated financial institution account and prohibiting commingling of funds. It also establishes guidelines for reporting contributions and returning unexpended funds. Additionally, the bill sets limits on the amount of contributions that can be made by individuals, independent committees, and political party committees to a recall committee, based on the office being contested and the population of the district represented.

Location: US-MI

Title: Political activities by foreign-influenced corporations prohibited, certification of compliance required, and candidates prohibited from accepting contributions.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 05, 2023

Last Action Date: Author added Hemmingsen-Jaeger. February 13, 2023

Summary: This bill relates to campaign finance and prohibits certain political activities by foreign-influenced corporations. It further requires certification of compliance and prohibits candidates from accepting certain contributions from foreign entities.

Location: US-MN

Title: A resolution memorializing Congress to overturn the United States Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. FEC

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 17, 2023

Last Action Date: Comm report: To pass and re-referred to Rules and Administration. January 26, 2023

Summary: This resolution is from the Legislature of the State of Minnesota and requests that Congress overturn the decision in Citizens United V FTC and proposes that amendments be made to the Constitution that reflects the overturn of that case.

Location: US-MN

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: Failed

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: Democracy Dollar coupon program enacted, political contribution refund program repealed, and rulemaking authorized.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 06, 2023

Last Action Date: Author added Hollins. March 01, 2023

Summary: This bill creates the Democracy Dollar coupon program. No later than March 1 of each year, the secretary of state must provide a set of two Democracy Dollar coupons to every person with an active registration in the Statewide Voter Registration System as of the previous December 31. Each coupon within the set must be redeemable by a qualifying principal campaign committee or political party unit for a contribution of $25 to that committee or party unit. This bill also repeals the political contribution refund which allows taxpayers to claim a refund equal to the amount of their contributions made in the calendar year to candidates and to a political party.

Location: US-MN

Title: Democracy Dollar coupon program enactment

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 08, 2023

Last Action Date: Referred to Elections. February 08, 2023

Summary: This bill creates the Democracy Dollar coupon program. No later than March 1 of each year, the secretary of state must provide a set of two Democracy Dollar coupons to every person with an active registration in the Statewide Voter Registration System as of the previous December 31. Each coupon within the set must be redeemable by a qualifying principal campaign committee or political party unit for a contribution of $25 to that committee or party unit. This bill also repeals the political contribution refund which allows taxpayers to claim a refund equal to the amount of their contributions made in the calendar year to candidates and to a political party.

Location: US-MN

Title: Omnibus Elections policy bill

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 08, 2023

Last Action Date: Second reading. May 01, 2023

Summary: This bill states that an associated business also means a lobbyist, principal, or interested person by whom the individual is compensated in excess of $250, except for actual and reasonable expenses, in any month for providing services as an independent contractor or consultant. If an individual is compensated by a person or association for providing services to a lobbyist, principal, or interested person, associated business includes both the person or association that pays the compensation and the lobbyist, principal, or interested person to whom the services are provided. It also adds to the definition of "lobbyist", from a business whose primary source of revenue is derived from facilitating government relations or government affairs services between two third parties, if the individual's job duties include offering direct or indirect consulting or advice that helps the business provide those services to clients; or who spends more than $3,000 of the individual's personal funds. This bill also adds costs paid by a candidate's principal campaign committee to support the candidate's participation in a recount of ballots affecting the candidate's election and costs paid to repair or replace campaign property that was: (i) lost or stolen, or (ii) damaged or defaced to such a degree that the property no longer serves its intended purpose to the definition of "Noncampaign disbursement". This bill further adds that a contribution must not be deposited in any other account prior to being deposited within a depository of the principal campaign committee, political committee, political fund, or party unit. However, a contribution may temporarily be held within a digital wallet or other account immediately after receipt if the recipient principal campaign committee, political committee, political fund, or party unit has sole ownership of that account. This bill also allows a contribution to be digital currency with certain requirements to be met, however, a principal campaign committee, political committee, political fund, or party unit may not purchase goods or services with virtual currency. A principal campaign committee, political committee, political fund, or party unit may accept a contribution of money made using a mobile payment service or platform, a service that is dependent upon direct carrier billing, or a website. Further, during a regular session of the legislature, a candidate for the legislature or for constitutional office, or the candidate's principal campaign committee, must not solicit contributions for or take an action directly related to the solicitation or acceptance of contributions for a political party or party unit from a registered lobbyist, political committee, political fund, or an association not registered with the board. A political party or party unit must not use the image of a candidate or promote the attendance of a candidate at an event to solicit contributions during the legislative session.

Location: US-MN

Title: Maximum refund permitted by political contribution refund program increased, and money appropriated.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 08, 2023

Last Action Date: Committee report, to adopt as amended and re-refer to Taxes. March 30, 2023

Summary: This bill increases the maximum refund for an individual from $50 to $100 and for a married couple, filing jointly, $100 to $200 for refunds of contributions to political parties and candidates.

Location: US-MN

Title: Election provision of Metropolitan Council members

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 13, 2023

Last Action Date: Author stricken Rest. March 06, 2023

Summary: This bill adds provisions to current campaign finance law pertaining specifically to political candidates the Metropolitan Council, the regional policy-making body, planning agency, and provider of essential services for the Twin Cities metropolitan region. For example, this bill stipulates that in a segment of an election cycle, the principal campaign committee of the candidate for the Metropolitan Council must not make campaign expenditures nor permit approved candidates expenditures to be made on behalf of the candidate that result in aggregate expenditures in excess of $90,000 in the election segment and $30,000 in the nonelection segment. Additionally, under this bill, a candidate for the Metropolitan Council must not accept contributions in excess of $1,000 in the election segment of an election cycle for the office sought and $1,000 in the nonelection segment of the election cycle. This bill also allows a candidate for the Council to receive a public subsidy in the amount of $20,000.

Location: US-MN

Title: Metropolitan governance task force created.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 20, 2023

Last Action Date: Author added Nash. March 27, 2023

Summary: This bill applies campaign financing law to candidates for the Metropolitan Council. For example, for a member of the Metropolitan Council, the candidate's main campaign committee is prohibited from spending more than $90,000 in the election segment and $30,000 in the nonelection segment. Additionally, a candidate for the Metropolitan Council is now allowed to accept in donations more than $1,000 in the election segment of an election cycle for the office sought and $1,000 in the nonelection segment of the election cycle. This bill also authorizes candidates for the Metropolitan Council to receive a public subsidy in the amount of $20,000 if the candidate the candidate will appear on the ballot in the general election.

Location: US-MN

Title: Electioneering communications regulated, statements of electioneering communications required to be submitted to Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, relevant definitions adopted, and fees established.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 01, 2023

Last Action Date: Committee report, to adopt as amended and re-refer to Judiciary Finance and Civil Law. March 20, 2023

Summary: This bill requires any person who has made an electioneering communication, as defined in section 10A.201, aggregating in excess of $10,000 during any calendar year to file a statement with the board no later than 11:59 p.m. on the day following the disclosure date. The statement will be filed under penalty of perjury and must contain the information set forth in subdivision 2. Political committees that make a communication must report the communication as a campaign expenditure or independent expenditure as otherwise provided by this chapter and are not required to file a report under this section.

Location: US-MN

Title: Small donor political committees and funds regulated, small donor state match program established, candidate expenditures exempted from aggregate expenditure limits, campaign public subsidy program repealed, and money transferred.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 09, 2023

Last Action Date: Author added Pursell. March 15, 2023

Location: US-MN

Title: Campaign finance provisions modifications

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 13, 2023

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

Location: US-MN

Title: CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 04, 2023

Last Action Date: Placed on the Informal Perfection Calendar (H). May 05, 2023

Summary: This bill amends existing language and allows payments from a candidate or campaign committee to be made via mobile payment services or "electronic means." It defines "electronic means" as any instrument, device, or service that facilitates an electronic withdrawal of funds from a bank account including, but not limited to, credit cards, debit cards, and the presentation of a credit or debit card account number. The bill specifically adds, in addition to having a single official fund depository in the committee's name, a committee may utilize a credit card or debit card in the name of the committee when authorized by the treasurer, deputy treasurer, or candidate, provided that all expenditures made by the committee through a credit card are paid through the official depository account. The bill also adds that each expenditure of more than $50, except an in-kind expenditure, will be made by check signed by the committee treasurer, deputy treasurer, or candidate or by other electronic means authorized by the treasurer, deputy treasurer, or candidate and drawn on the committee's depository or credit card in the name of the committee and authorized by the treasurer, deputy treasurer, or candidate.

Description: Allows payments from a candidate or campaign committee to be made via mobile payment services

Location: US-MO

Title: Creates the Commercial Financing Disclosure Act

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: January 04, 2023

Last Action Date: In Conference. May 12, 2023

Summary: For purposes of campaign finance law, this bill permits the use of credit cards and debit cards by committees that are authorized and paid for through the official depository account. The records and accounts of each committee, required to be maintained by the treasurer of the committee, must contain the credit card statements and records. Furthermore, expenditure reports made to the Missouri Ethics Commission must indicate the total dollar amount of expenditures made by credit card or debit card.

Location: US-MO

Title: CAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOSURE

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 04, 2023

Last Action Date: Referred: Elementary and Secondary Education(H). May 12, 2023

Summary: This bill amends existing language and states that, the candidate, if applicable, treasurer or deputy treasurer of every committee which is required to file a statement of organization, will file a legibly printed or typed disclosure report of receipts and expenditures. The report must include copies of bank statements for each month since the previous report was filed for each bank account in the name of the committee.

Description: Requires campaign financial disclosure reports to include bank statements

Location: US-MO

Title: Modifies multiple provisions relating to ethics

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 04, 2023

Last Action Date: HCS Reported Do Pass H General Laws. May 09, 2023

Summary: This bill states that the executive director of the Missouri ethics commission may extend any deadline under this bill if, at the discretion of the executive director, there are extraordinary circumstances that would make complying with such deadline impossible provided that such deadline extension will not extend more than 48 hours beyond the respective deadline established by this bill.

Location: US-MO

Title: Campaign finance reports; revise the time for filing electronically.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 05, 2023

Last Action Date: Died On Calendar. March 08, 2023

Summary: This bill states that if the reports are hand delivered or delivered by mail, however, if the reports are filed electronically or by an electronic facsimile (FAX) device, the appropriate office specified in Section 23-15-805 must be in actual receipt of the reports by 11:59 p.m. on the dates specified in subsection (b) of this section.

Description: An Act To Amend Section 23-15-807, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Revise The Time For Filing Campaign Finance Reports When Those Reports Are Filed Electronically Or With A Fax Machine; And For Related Purposes.

Location: US-MS

Title: Elections; candidates for any office must file documentation of United States citizenship.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 16, 2023

Last Action Date: Died In Committee. January 31, 2023

Summary: This bill requires all candidates for elected office to file proof of US citizenship.

Description: An Act To Require All Candidates For Elected Office To File Proof Of United States Citizenship; To Amend Sections 23-15-213, 23-15-299, 23-15-309, 23-15-359, 23-15-361, 23-15-857 And 23-15-977, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Conform; And For Related Purposes.

Location: US-MS

Title: Generally revise laws on candidate reporting and disclosure

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 01, 2023

Last Action Date: (H) Died in Process. May 02, 2023

Summary: This bill states that if a candidate fails to timely file a report required under 13-37-226(1)(b) in March, April, or June in the year of an election in which the candidate participates, within 5 days of the filing date the commissioner will promptly notify the candidate of the omission and that the candidate may make a written request to the commissioner for relief from the filing date deadline. Notification by the commissioner may be accomplished by written or electronic communication or by telephone. If the commissioner receives a written request from the candidate, the commissioner will grant an extension until 20 days after the report's original filing deadline. In addition to any other penalty provided by law, if the candidate twice fails to file a mandatory report the candidate is disqualified from appearing on the official general election ballot.

Location: US-MT

Title: Revising candidate self-finance laws

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 14, 2023

Last Action Date: (H) Died in Standing Committee. May 02, 2023

Summary: This bill adds that a candidate may make unlimited loans to the candidate's campaign, but the candidate may not otherwise contribute to the candidate's campaign in excess of the limits established in subsection (1).

Location: US-MT

Title: Revise late voter registration laws

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: December 08, 2022

Last Action Date: (C) Draft Died in Process. May 02, 2023

Location: US-MT

Title: Revise certification timeline laws for city candidates

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: February 14, 2023

Last Action Date: Chapter Number Assigned. April 20, 2023

Summary: This bill would require the commissioner of political practices to provide notification of a municipal candidate’s compliance with certain disclosure requirements in order to appear on the ballot for a municipal primary election no later than five days after the candidate filing deadline. For a municipal general election, the commissioner must provide the notification no later than September 30 or, if September 30 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, no later than the preceding Friday.

Location: US-MT

Title: Create an office of election crimes and security

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: December 11, 2022

Last Action Date: (C) Draft Died in Process. May 02, 2023

Location: US-MT

Title: Fix Our Democracy.

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: March 14, 2023

Last Action Date: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House. March 15, 2023

Summary: This bill establishes a nonpartisan redistricting process, reenacts legislation that established a nonpartisan method for judicial elections and eliminates the requirement for wet ink registration. It also provides for online voter registration as well as automatic voter registration. Additionally, it ensures voting places on certain college campuses, prohibits voter roll purging, and makes various changes to campaign finance laws regarding transparency in sources of spending, digital advertisement campaigns, protections against foreign interference in elections, and limiting super PAC influence. It also reestablishes financing for judicial campaigns and restores citizenship rights of certain offenders.

Location: US-NC

Title: Fix Our Democracy.

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: March 14, 2023

Last Action Date: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate. March 15, 2023

Summary: This bill establishes a nonpartisan redistricting process, reenacts legislation that established a nonpartisan method for judicial elections and eliminates the requirement for wet ink registration. It also provides for online voter registration as well as automatic voter registration. Additionally, it ensures voting places on certain college campuses, prohibits voter roll purging, and makes various changes to campaign finance laws regarding transparency in sources of spending, digital advertisement campaigns, protections against foreign interference in elections, and limiting super PAC influence. It also reestablishes financing for judicial campaigns and restores citizenship rights of certain offenders.

Location: US-NC

Title: Campaign Contribution/Expenditure Thresholds.

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: March 15, 2023

Last Action Date: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate. August 21, 2023

Summary: As amended, this bill increases the threshold for cash campaign contributions from $50 to $100.

Location: US-NC

Title: Local Campaign Finance Late Reports.

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: April 18, 2023

Last Action Date: Ref to the Com on Election Law and Campaign Finance Reform, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House. April 19, 2023

Summary: This bill states that on the schedule prescribed by the State Board, it will be the duty and power of each county board of elections director to notify the State Board of all failures to file reports, statements, or other documents required by this Article.

Location: US-NC

Title: Voter Fraud Prevention Act.

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: June 06, 2023

Last Action Date: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate. June 07, 2023

Summary: This bill states that if a member of the General Assembly, whether elected or appointed, changes their party affiliation during their term of office and has more than six months remaining in their term, their office will be considered vacant. This vacancy will automatically trigger a special election, which must be held within 90 days from the date of the party affiliation change. In addition, the bill also specifies that if a member of the General Assembly changes party affiliation, they are required to return any contributions made to their campaign committee during the most recent election cycle upon the request of the contributor. The member must refund the contribution within 30 days from the date of the request.

Location: US-NC

Title: AN ACT to provide for a legislative management study relating to campaign finance.

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: January 18, 2023

Last Action Date: Filed with Secretary Of State 04/13. April 17, 2023

Summary: This bill states that before the 31st day before a primary, general, or special election, a candidate or candidate committee formed on behalf of the candidate, a multicandidate political committee, or a political party other than a statewide political party soliciting or accepting contributions must file a campaign disclosure statement that includes all contributions received from January 1st through the 14th before the election. The statement also must include each aggregated expenditure over $200 made in support of or in opposition to a candidate, political committee, or ballot measure from January 1st through the 14th day before the election.

Description: AN ACT to provide for a legislative management study relating to campaign finance.

Location: US-ND

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: relative to campaign contributions and expenditures and making an appropriation therefor.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 09, 2023

Last Action Date: Inexpedient to Legislate: MA DV 201-163 02/14/2023 HJ 5 P. 55. February 14, 2023

Summary: This bill establishes a fund to provide campaign financing for eligible candidates for governor and executive councilor and makes an appropriation to the fund. It establishes the New Hampshire voter-owned elections fund to be used for the purposes of providing public financing for the primary and general election campaigns of participating candidates and paying for the administrative costs of this chapter. It outlines the qualifications for certification of participating candidates for this fund as well.

Location: US-NH

Title: relative to campaign contributions by limited liability companies.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 09, 2023

Last Action Date: Died on Table, Session ended 10/26/2023 HJ 18. October 27, 2023

Summary: This bill requires that a political contribution by a limited liability company be allocated to members for the purposes of determining whether a member has exceeded the contribution limits.

Location: US-NH

Title: Establishes "Elections Transparency Act;" requires reporting of campaign contributions in excess of $200; increases contribution limits; concerns independent expenditure committees, certain business entity contributions, and certain local provisions; requires appropriation.*

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: June 16, 2022

Last Action Date: Approved P.L.2023, c.30.. April 03, 2023

Summary: This bill requires each campaign treasurer of a political committee to file written notice with the commission of a contribution in excess of $2,000 within 96 hours of receiving the contribution. Each independent expenditure committee making an expenditure pertaining to a municipal, runoff, school board, special, or general election must file with the Election Law Enforcement Commission a cumulative report on the 29th day preceding the election, a report on the 11th day preceding the election, and after the election file a report on the 20th day following the election, upon a form prescribed by the Election Law Enforcement Commission, of all contributions received in excess of $7,500 in the form of money, loans, paid personal services, or other things of value made to it, and of all expenditures made, incurred, or authorized by it during the time period prescribed by the Election Law Enforcement Commission.

Location: US-NJ

Title: Establishes "Elections Transparency Act;" requires reporting of campaign contributions in excess of $200; increases contribution limits; concerns independent expenditure committees, certain business entity contributions, and certain local provisions; requires appropriation.*

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: June 20, 2022

Last Action Date: Substituted by S2866 (SCS/2R). March 30, 2023

Summary: This bill establishes the “Elections Transparency Act;” and requires reporting of campaign contributions in excess of $200 in the form of money, loans, paid personal services, or other things of value made to it and all expenditures made, incurred, or authorized by it in furtherance of the nomination, election, or defeat of any candidate, or in aid of the passage or defeat of any public question, or to provide political information on any candidate or public question. The bill further increases multiple contribution limits for various circumstances and types of candidates and campaigns. The bill also amends provisions relating to the required reporting of independent expenditure committees, certain business entity contributions, and certain local provisions related to election logistics and campaigns.

Location: US-NJ

Title: Requires Secretary of State and Chief Administration of MVC to conduct audit of certain voter registrations and annual audits thereafter; requires proof of citizenship for voter registration at MVC.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: September 22, 2022

Last Action Date: Introduced, Referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee. September 22, 2022

Summary: This bill generally updates existing language and now requires the Secretary of State and Chief Administrator of MVC to conduct audits of certain voter registrations and annual audits thereafter. It further requires that no applicant shall be offered an opportunity to automatically register to vote or update an existing voter registration without providing proof of citizenship.

Location: US-NJ

Title: Requires court to respond within 24 hours for election-related actions arising within 14 days of election; authorizes ELEC to petition court to suspend campaign accounts of persons who violate campaign finance laws.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: June 30, 2023

Last Action Date: Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee. June 30, 2023

Summary: This bill requires that any time a cause of action authorized by the provisions of the state's election laws is brought in the 14 days preceding an election the court will provide an initial judgment within 24 hours. If the court finds an action brought under such provisions to be frivolous, this bill allows for the court to impose reasonable penalties on the parties who bring the suit, within the discretion of the court. This bill also authorizes the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) to petition the Superior Court to immediately suspend, temporarily or permanently, the campaign accounts of persons, including the candidate, treasurer, candidate committee or joint candidates committee, political committee, continuing political committee, political party committee, or legislative leadership committee, who violate State campaign finance laws.

Location: US-NJ

Title: CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTING CHANGES

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 17, 2023

Last Action Date: Failed to Pass in House, Bill has Died. March 15, 2023

Summary: This bill amends the campaign reporting act, and requires disclosures relating to electronic communications. It further clarifies and changes certain requirements relating to contributions and donations, and amends certain reporting requirements. It prohibits using campaign funds to repay loans made by the candidate that are subject to a rate of interest and amends provisions related to fundraising during legislative sessions.

Location: US-NM

Title: DISCLOSURE ACT & FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 19, 2023

Last Action Date: Action Postponed Indefinitely. January 19, 2023

Summary: This bill renames the Financial Disclosure Act the Disclosure Act. It would require persons holding or seeking a position of duty, trust or authority with the state, including candidates for legislative or statewide office, to file annual disclosures related to employment, income, assets and liabilities, professional licenses, gifts and procurement. A person who files to be a candidate for a legislative or statewide elected office must file a disclosure statement at the time of filing a declaration of candidacy.

Location: US-NM

Title: Makes various changes relating to public office. (BDR 24-445)

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 01, 2023

Last Action Date: (Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.1, no further action allowed.). April 15, 2023

Summary: This bill requires, with certain exceptions, candidates to submit petitions of candidacy. It also sets forth the requirements for county and city clerks to verify petitions of candidacy and authorizes a candidate or public officer to use campaign contributions to pay for expenses related to circulating a petition of candidacy and certain expenses related to caregiving services, as well as requires that expenses related to caregiving services be reported on campaign finance reports. This bill provides penalties for violations of this bill.

Description: AN ACT relating to public office; requiring, with certain exceptions, candidates to submit petitions of candidacy; setting forth the requirements for county and city clerks to verify petitions of candidacy; authorizing a candidate or public officer to use campaign contributions to pay for expenses related to circulating a petition of candidacy and certain expenses related to caregiving services; requiring that expenses related to caregiving services be reported on campaign finance reports; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

Location: US-NV

Title: Revises provisions governing elections. (BDR 24-542)

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 20, 2023

Last Action Date: (Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.2, no further action allowed.). April 26, 2023

Summary: Existing law requires certain persons who make independent expenditures and certain committees for political action, political parties and committees sponsored by a political party which receive certain contributions or make certain expenditures to submit reports of such contributions. This bill requires such persons and committees to also report: (1) the total amount of all contributions of $1,000 or less received during the reporting period; and (2) the balance in the campaign account, if such person or committee is required to maintain such an account. Existing law provides that when reporting contributions, a person who qualifies as a committee for political action is required to report only those contributions received for the purpose of affecting the outcome of any election or question on the ballot. This bill provides similarly that such a person is required to report only those expenditures made for the purpose of affecting the outcome of any election or question on the ballot.

Description: AN ACT relating to elections; revising the definition of “committee for political action”; revising the requirements for certain persons, committees for political action, political parties and committees sponsored by a political party to report contributions and expenditures; authorizing, under certain circumstances, a candidate who is defeated or otherwise not elected to office at a general election or certain special elections to use unspent contributions in a future election; revising the requirement for reporting certain campaign expenses or expenditures; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

Location: US-NV

Title: Relates to contribution and receipt limitations applicable to candidates for election to any public office

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: September 16, 2022

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO RULES. September 16, 2022

Summary: This bill amends existing bill text and adds a provision relating to contribution limits. In any other election for party position or for election to a public office or for nomination for any such office, no contributor may make a contribution to any candidate or political committee and no candidate or political committee may accept any contribution from any contributor, which is greater than $0.5 times to the number of enrolled voters in the candidate's party in the district he or she is running for office in for party position, or for nomination to public office. Also, in the case of any election for a public office, the contribution amount cannot exceed the product of the total number of registered voters in the district, excluding voters in inactive status multiplied by $.05. However, in the case of a nomination within the city of New York for the office of mayor, public advocate or comptroller, such amount will be not less than $4,000 nor more than $12,000 as increased or decreased by the cost of living adjustment described in paragraph f of this subdivision; in the case of an election within the city of New York for the office of mayor, public advocate or comptroller, $25,000 as increased or decreased by the cost of living adjustment described in paragraph f of this subdivision but in no event will any such maximum exceed $50,000 or be less than $1,000; provided however, that the maximum amount which may be so contributed or accepted, in the aggregate, from any candidate's family members will not exceed in the case of any election for party position or nomination for public office an amount equivalent to the number of enrolled voters in the candidate's party in the district in which he or she is a candidate, excluding voters in inactive status, multiplied by $.25 and in the case of any election to public office, an amount equivalent to the number of registered voters in the district, excluding voters in inactive status, multiplied by $.25; or $1250, whichever is greater, but in no event will any such maximum exceed $100,000.

Description: Relates to contribution and receipt limitations applicable to candidates for election to any public office.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to political contribution activities by an intermediary

Current Status: Failed

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 contribution and receipt limitations applicable to candidates for election to any public office

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: March 09, 2023

Last Action Date: SIGNED CHAP.105. March 24, 2023

Summary: This bill adds that no contributor may make a contribution to any candidate or political committee and no candidate or political committee may accept any contribution from any contributor, which is in the aggregate amount greater than: (i) in the case of any election for a party position, or for nomination to public office, the product of the total number of enrolled voters in the candidate's party in the district in which he or she is a candidate, excluding voters in inactive status, multiplied by $.05, and (ii) in the case of any election for a public office, the product of the total number of registered voters in the district, excluding voters in inactive status, multiplied by $.05.

Description: Relates to contribution and receipt limitations applicable to candidates for election to any public office.

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: Failed

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: Failed

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: Failed

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: Failed

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: Failed

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: Failed

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: Failed

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: Failed

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: Failed

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: Failed

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: Failed

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: Failed

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: Relates to contribution and receipt limitations applicable to candidates for election to any public office

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: March 09, 2023

Last Action Date: Substitute S 615 action - SIGNED CHAP.105. March 24, 2023

Summary: This bill states and adds that in any other election for party position or for election to a public office, no contributor may make a contribution to any candidate or political committee and no candidate or political committee may accept any contribution from any contributor, which is in the aggregate amount greater than, in the case of any election for party position, or for nomination to public office, the product of the total number of enrolled voters in the candidate's party in the district in which he or she is a candidate, multiplied by $.05, and, in the case of any election for a public office, the product of the total number of registered voters in the district, multiplied by $.05. However in the case of a nomination within the city of New York for the office of mayor, public advocate or comptroller, such amount will be not less than $4,000 nor more than $12,000 as increased or decreased by the cost of living adjustment described in paragraph f of this subdivision.

Description: Relates to contribution and receipt limitations applicable to candidates for election to any public office.

Location: US-NY

Title: Prohibits recurring campaign donations without affirmative consent

Current Status: Failed

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: Failed

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: Failed

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: Failed

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: Failed

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: Failed

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: Failed

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: Failed

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: Failed

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: Relates to public campaign financing; repealer

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: June 09, 2023

Last Action Date: VETOED MEMO.150. December 27, 2023

Summary: The bill redefines "surplus" as the difference between public matching funds received by a participating candidate and their authorized committee for elections in a calendar year, and the total amount they spent on qualified campaign expenditures. If a candidate's campaign expenditures exceed the public matching funds received, the surplus is considered zero. To be eligible for public matching funds, the bill stipulates that candidates must not owe any payments or penalties under campaign finance programs within the previous ten years. The bill also outlines various thresholds for eligibility and reduces the minimum dollar thresholds based on average median income. Additionally, it establishes requirements for disclosure in political communications and mandates the development of training for compliance officers. If unspent public matching funds remain, the candidate and committee must pay the surplus to the fund. The bill includes provisions for curing violations identified in post-election audits and a clause stating that if any part of the article is deemed invalid, it will not invalidate the rest of the provisions.

Description: Amends provisions relating to public campaign financing; changes certain thresholds and procedures; permits retention of matching funds for future use; specifies when a candidate is opposed by a competitive candidate; requires a disclosure on political communications.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to public campaign financing; repealer

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: June 09, 2023

Last Action Date: Substitute S 7564 action - VETOED MEMO.150. December 27, 2023

Summary: The bill redefines "surplus" as the difference between public matching funds received by a participating candidate and their authorized committee for elections in a calendar year, and the total amount they spent on qualified campaign expenditures. If a candidate's campaign expenditures exceed the public matching funds received, the surplus is considered zero. To be eligible for public matching funds, the bill stipulates that candidates must not owe any payments or penalties under campaign finance programs within the previous ten years. The bill also outlines various thresholds for eligibility and reduces the minimum dollar thresholds based on average median income. Additionally, it establishes requirements for disclosure in political communications and mandates the development of training for compliance officers. If unspent public matching funds remain, the candidate and committee must pay the surplus to the fund. The bill includes provisions for curing violations identified in post-election audits and a clause stating that if any part of the article is deemed invalid, it will not invalidate the rest of the provisions.

Description: Amends provisions relating to public campaign financing; changes certain thresholds and procedures; permits retention of matching funds for future use; specifies when a candidate is opposed by a competitive candidate; requires a disclosure on political communications.

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: Failed

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 use of campaign funds to pay certain child care costs

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: March 08, 2022

Last Action Date: Referred to committee Local Government and Elections. December 13, 2022

Summary: This bill amends section 3517.13 of the Revised Code and allows a candidate to use campaign funds to pay certain childcare costs. This bill adds a section where the cost of child care is considered an ordinary and necessary expense incurred by a beneficiary, so long as the cost is incurred only as a direct result of the beneficiary engaging in specific activities and duties set forth in Provisions O, P, and Q of this bill.

Description: To amend section 3517.13 of the Revised Code to allow a candidate to use campaign funds to pay certain child care costs.

Location: US-OH

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: Campaign finance and financial disclosure; modifying definitions; authorizing Ethics Commission to develop certain online reporting processes; effective date.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 06, 2023

Last Action Date: Second Reading referred to Rules. February 07, 2023

Summary: This bill states that the Ethics Commission will develop online reporting processes for the reporting of information required by the County Campaign Finance and Financial Disclosure Act, the Municipal Campaign Finance and Financial Disclosure Act, and the Technology Center District and Independent School District Campaign Finance and Financial Disclosure Act, as funds are available, to develop and maintain online reporting.

Location: US-OK

Title: Campaign finance; modifying Ethics Rules related to campaign and political committee contributions and expenditures. Effective date.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 06, 2023

Last Action Date: Coauthored by Representative Humphrey (principal House author). February 08, 2023

Summary: This bill states that a candidate committee cannot make a contribution to any other candidate for state or federal office. A limited committee, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, or labor union will not make contributions in any amount to an unlimited committee organized exclusively for the purpose of making independent expenditures or electioneering communications. An independent expenditure may be made in any amount by a political party committee, by a political action committee or by any other entity not otherwise prohibited by law or these Rules from making an independent expenditure, provided, such committee or entity must be formed and domiciled in this state. The treasurer and compliance officer of such committee or entity will be residents of this state with a valid street address and telephone

Location: US-OK

Title: Relating to campaign finance; creating new provisions; amending ORS 260.266, 260.995, 305.754 and 305.796; and declaring an emergency.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 09, 2023

Last Action Date: In committee upon adjournment.. June 25, 2023

Summary: This bill establishes the Small Donor Elections Program to enable candidates for offices of state Representative and state Senator to receive 6-to-1 match on small-dollar contributions and puts a limit on matching funds. It allows resident taxpayers to designate contributions to Small Donor Elections Fund on individual income tax return forms. It further directs most election law penalties to Small Donor Elections Fund. This bill becomes operative November 6, 2024.

Description: Establishes Small Donor Elections Program to enable candidates for offices of state Representative and state Senator to receive 6-to-1 match on small dollar contributions. Limits matching funds. Allows resident taxpayers to designate contribution to Small Donor Elections Fund on individual income tax return form. Directs most election law penalties to Small Donor Elections Fund. Becomes operative November 6, 2024. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

Location: US-OR

Title: Relating to the political contribution tax credit; creating new provisions; amending ORS 316.102 and section 34, chapter 913, Oregon Laws 2009; and prescribing an effective date.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 09, 2023

Last Action Date: In committee upon adjournment.. June 25, 2023

Summary: This bill modifies personal income tax credit allowed for political contributions. It increases the maximum limits of credit allowed and provides for adjustment of limits for inflation and removes income limits for eligibility. It also allows credit for contributions to all ballot measure campaigns. This applies to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2023, and before January 1, 2026.

Description: Modifies personal income tax credit allowed for political contributions. Increases maximum limits of credit allowed and provides for adjustment of limits for inflation. Removes income limits for eligibility. Allows credit for contributions to all ballot measure campaigns. Applies to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2023, and before January 1, 2026. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.

Location: US-OR

Title: Relating to campaign finance; creating new provisions; amending ORS 260.005, 260.042, 260.266, 260.995, 305.754 and 305.796; repealing chapter 3, Oregon Laws 2007; and providing that this Act shall be referred to the people for their approval or rejection.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 09, 2023

Last Action Date: In committee upon adjournment.. June 25, 2023

Summary: This bill establishes limits on campaign contributions that may be accepted by candidates and political committees. It requires political committee to identify as caucus, measure, multicandidate, political party, recall or small donor political committee and prohibits person from controlling more than one of each committee. It further authorizes Secretary of State and Attorney General to require return of contribution excess of limits and impose civil penalty up to 100 percent of total amount of contribution. It also repeals Ballot Measure 47 (2006), currently held in abeyance, which establishes limits on political campaign contributions and independent expenditures on candidate races and establishes certain campaign finance disclosure requirements. Establishes Small Donor Elections Program to enable candidates for office of state Representative and state Senator to receive 6-to-1 match on small dollar donations. This bill allows resident taxpayers to designate contribution to Small Donor Elections Fund on income tax return form and directs most election law penalties to Small Donor Elections Fund. This bill becomes operative on November 4, 2026 and is referred to the people for their approval or rejection at next regular general election.

Description: Establishes limits on campaign contributions that may be accepted by candidates and political committees. Requires political committee to identify as caucus, measure, multicandidate, political party, recall or small donor political committee. Prohibits person from controlling more than one of each committee. Authorizes Secretary of State and Attorney General to require return of contribution excess of limits and impose civil penalty up to 100 percent of total amount of contribution. Repeals Ballot Measure 47 (2006), currently held in abeyance, which establishes limits on political campaign contributions and independent expenditures on candidate races and establishes certain campaign finance disclosure requirements. Establishes Small Donor Elections Program to enable candidates for office of state Representative and state Senator to receive 6-to-1 match on small dollar donations. Limits matching funds. Allows resident taxpayers to designate contribution to Small Donor Elections Fund on ....

Location: US-OR

Title: Relating to campaign finance; creating new provisions; amending ORS 260.005, 260.041, 260.042, 260.044, 260.083, 260.266 and 260.275; repealing chapter 3, Oregon Laws 2007; and declaring an emergency.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 09, 2023

Last Action Date: In committee upon adjournment.. June 25, 2023

Summary: Prohibits candidates for state office from accepting contributions in excess of amounts specified and from sources not specified. Prohibits certain political committees from accepting contributions in excess of amounts specified and from sources not specified. Defines "small donor committee." Establishes Task Force on the Public Financing of Campaigns to conduct analysis and determine best method or methods to publicly finance campaigns in Oregon. Sunsets task force on December 31, 2024. Repeals Ballot Measure 47 (2006), currently held in abeyance, which establishes limits on political campaign contributions and independent expenditures on candidate races and establishes certain campaign finance disclosure requirements. Becomes operative November 6, 2024

Description: Prohibits candidates for state office from accepting contributions in excess of amounts specified and from sources not specified. Prohibits certain political committees from accepting contributions in excess of amounts specified and from sources not specified. Defines "small donor committee." Establishes Task Force on the Public Financing of Campaigns to conduct analysis and determine best method or methods to publicly finance campaigns in Oregon. Sunsets task force on December 31, 2024. Repeals Ballot Measure 47 (2006), currently held in abeyance, which establishes limits on political campaign contributions and independent expenditures on candidate races and establishes certain campaign finance disclosure requirements. Becomes operative November 6, 2024.

Location: US-OR

Title: Relating to campaign contribution limits.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 09, 2023

Last Action Date: In committee upon adjournment.. June 25, 2023

Summary: This bill simply establishes $100 limit on campaign contributions that may be accepted by candidates.

Description: Establishes $100 limit on campaign contributions that may be accepted by candidates. Becomes operative November 6, 2024.

Location: US-OR

Title: Relating to campaign finance; creating new provisions; amending ORS 260.005, 260.042, 260.266, 260.275, 260.995, 305.754 and 305.796; and repealing chapter 3, Oregon Laws 2007.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 28, 2023

Last Action Date: In committee upon adjournment.. June 25, 2023

Summary: This bill establishes limits on campaign contributions that may be accepted by candidates and political committees. It requires the political committee to identify as a caucus, measure, multicandidate, political party, recall or small donor political committee. It also prohibits a person from controlling more than one of each committee and authorizes the Secretary of State and Attorney General to require the return of contribution excess of limits and impose a civil penalty up to 100 percent of the total amount of contribution. This bill repeals Ballot Measure 47 (2006), currently held in abeyance, which establishes limits on political campaign contributions and independent expenditures on candidate races and establishes certain campaign finance disclosure requirements and establishes the Small Donor Elections Program to enable candidates for the office of state Representative and state Senator to receive 6-to-1 match on small-dollar donations. This bill limits matching funds, allows resident taxpayers to designate contributions to the Small Donor Elections Fund on income tax return form, and directs most election law penalties to Small Donor Elections Fund. Additionally, this bill revises specified threshold amounts that require covered organizations that make political contributions to file with the Secretary of State donor identification list that identifies donors that made donations above $10,000 during the election cycle to the covered organizations. This bill becomes operative on November 4, 2026.

Description: Establishes limits on campaign contributions that may be accepted by candidates and political committees. Requires political committee to identify as caucus, measure, multicandidate, political party, recall or small donor political committee. Prohibits person from controlling more than one of each committee. Authorizes Secretary of State and Attorney General to require return of contribution excess of limits and impose civil penalty up to 100 percent of total amount of contribution. Repeals Ballot Measure 47 (2006), currently held in abeyance, which establishes limits on political campaign contributions and independent expenditures on candidate races and establishes certain campaign finance disclosure requirements. Establishes Small Donor Elections Program to enable candidates for office of state Representative and state Senator to receive 6-to-1 match on small dollar donations. Limits matching funds. Allows resident taxpayers to designate contribution to Small Donor Elections Fund on ....

Location: US-OR

Title: An Act amending Title 65 (Public Officers) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in lobbying disclosure, further providing for definitions, for registration, for reporting, for exemption from registration and reporting, for prohibited activities, for administration and for penalties; and making editorial changes.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: October 13, 2021

Last Action Date: Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT. October 13, 2021

Location: US-PA

Title: An Act amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, in primary and election expenses, further providing for definitions and providing for limitations on campaign contributions.

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: March 10, 2023

Last Action Date: Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT. March 10, 2023

Summary: This bill adds that the aggregate contribution limits, including in-kind contributions, for a candidate may not exceed the levels established under 52 U.S.C. Ch. 301 (relating to Federal election campaigns) and regulations promulgated by the Federal Election Commission in accordance with 11 CFR 110 (relating to contribution and expenditure limitations and prohibitions).

Location: US-PA

Title: An Act amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, in the Secretary of the Commonwealth, further providing for powers and duties of the Secretary of the Commonwealth; in primary and election expenses, further providing for definitions, for organization of political committees, treasurer and assistant treasurer and records of candidate and committees, for registration and for reporting by candidate and political committees and other persons, providing for limitations on certain contributions, further providing for residual funds, for late filing fee and certificate of filing, for contributions or expenditures by national banks, corporations or unincorporated associations, for advertising and for reports by business entities and publication by Secretary of the Commonwealth and providing for independent expenditures and for independent expenditure evaluation; and providing for corporate political accountability.

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: April 24, 2023

Last Action Date: Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT. April 24, 2023

Summary: This bill, related to primary and election expenses, provides for definitions for organization of political committees, treasurer and assistant treasurer and records of candidate and committees, for registration and for reporting by candidate and political committees and other persons. It also provides for limitations on certain contributions, further providing for residual funds, for late filing fee and certificate of filing, for contributions or expenditures by national banks, corporations or unincorporated associations, for advertising and for reports by business entities and publication by Secretary of the Commonwealth and provides for independent expenditures and for independent expenditure evaluation. This bill provides for corporate political accountability.

Location: US-PA

Title: A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, providing for powers reserved to the people.

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: June 23, 2023

Last Action Date: Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT. June 23, 2023

Summary: This joint resolution proposes an amendment to the Pennsylvania state constitution that outlines the powers reserved to the people in the Commonwealth. It states that the people have the authority to propose laws and amendments independently through the initiative process. It further stipulates that the General Assembly must require by law reasonable limits on contributions made to parties who have an interest in the passage or defeat of an initiative or referendum measure for each measure and in each election. In addition, the General Assembly must also require by law the full disclosure of any disbursements made by a person or corporation from another state to advocate the passage or defeat of an initiative or referendum measure.

Location: US-PA

Title: An Act Relating To Elections -- Rhode Island Campaign Contributions And Expenditures Reporting (Includes Electronic Mail Or Text, Which Can Be Received By Two Thousand (2,000) Or More Persons, To Those Independent Expenditures That Must Be Reported By Candidates Under This Act.)

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 12, 2023

Last Action Date: Committee recommended measure be held for further study. March 08, 2023

Summary: This bill adds that a person, business entity or political action committee who makes or contracts to make independent expenditures, electioneering communications, including electronic mail or text, or covered transfers with an aggregate value of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more will electronically file a campaign finance report to the board of elections describing the expenditures. For purposes of the provisions of this section, an electronic mail (email), text or Internet communication which can be received by two thousand (2,000) or more persons will be presumed to have an aggregate value in excess of one thousand dollars ($1,000).

Location: US-RI

Title: An Act Relating To Elections -- Rhode Island Campaign Contributions And Expenditures Reporting (Includes Electronic Mail Or Text, Which Can Be Received By Two Thousand (2,000) Or More Persons, To Those Independent Expenditures That Must Be Reported Under This Act.)

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 16, 2023

Last Action Date: Committee recommended measure be held for further study. March 07, 2023

Summary: This bill includes electronic mail or text, which can be received by $2,000 people or more, to be considered an independent expenditure, and must be reported under the provisions of this bill. A person, business entity or political action committee who makes or contracts to make independent expenditures, electioneering communications, including electronic mail or text, or covered transfers with an aggregate value of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more will electronically file a campaign finance report to the board of elections describing the expenditures. For purposes of the provisions of this section, an electronic mail (email), text or Internet communication which can be received by 2,000 or more persons will be presumed to have an aggregate value in excess of $1,000.

Location: US-RI

Title: An Act Relating To Elections -- Rhode Island Campaign Contributions And Expenditures Reporting (Raises Aggregate Reporting To $200, Individual/Pac Contributions To $2,000. Defines Fmv/Accounts Payable. Prohibits Financing To Candidates Owing Fines To Boe. Exempts Candidates From Aggregate Reporting. Provides Public Financing For Primaries In 2026.)

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: March 01, 2023

Last Action Date: Effective without Governor's signature. June 27, 2023

Summary: This bill would define accounts payable as credit extended by an outside vendor in the ordinary course of business, and not as a campaign contribution. This bill would also raise the minimum aggregate reporting amount to two hundred dollars ($200) per year and exempt the candidate from the minimum aggregate reporting requirement. This bill would also raise the contribution limit for individuals and political action committees to two thousand dollars ($2,000) per year. This bill would further include public financing for primary elections, beginning with the 2026 election cycle, with reimbursement of the primary winner for campaign expenditures. Additionally, this bill would prohibit public financing for any candidate with outstanding fines owed to the board of elections. Finally, this bill would define the terms “fair market value” and “usual and normal charge for goods and services” for donated campaign expenditures.

Location: US-RI

Title: An Act Relating To Elections -- Rhode Island Campaign Contributions And Expenditures Reporting (Raises Aggregate Reporting To $200, Individual/Pac Contributions To $2,000. Defines Fmv/Accounts Payable. Prohibits Financing To Candidates Owing Fines To Boe. Exempts Candidates From Aggregate Reporting. Provides Public Financing For Primaries In 2026.)

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: March 29, 2023

Last Action Date: Effective without Governor's signature. June 27, 2023

Summary: This bill raises th aggregate reporting to $200, individual/pac contributions to $2,000. It further defines fmv/accounts payable and prohibits financing to candidates owing fines. It exempts candidates from aggregate reporting. provides public financing for primaries in 2026.

Location: US-RI

Title: Campaign reports

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: November 30, 2022

Last Action Date: Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 88). January 10, 2023

Summary: This bill amends The South Carolina Code Of Laws by amending Section 8-13-1308, relating to the filing of certified campaign reports by candidates and committees, and requires candidates and committees to file campaign bank account statements for the previous quarter's campaign report with their campaign disclosures.

Description: A Bill To Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Amending Section 8-13-1308, Relating To The Filing Of Certified Campaign Reports By Candidates And Committees So As To Require Candidates And Committees To File Campaign Bank Account Statements For The Previous Quarter'S Campaign Report Contemporaneously With Their Campaign Disclosures.

Location: US-SC

Title: State Ethics Commission and Campaign Bank Accounts

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: November 30, 2022

Last Action Date: Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 102). January 10, 2023

Summary: THis bill relates to an electronic filings system for disclosures and reports, and requires The State Ethics Commission to establish a new online campaign acount monitoring and auditing department, to delineate the department's duties and responsibilities, and to require the State Ethics Commission to ensure the department is staffed sufficiently with adequately trained legal and accounting personnel. This bill further amends Section 8-13-1312, relating To Campaign Bank Accounts, which requires all candidates and elected public officials who are required to file Certified Campaign Reports. The bill also requires all candidates and elected public officials to provide the state ethics commission access to their campaign account online banking information, and requires all candidates and elected public officials to pay, transfer, or remit to the State Ethics Commission an amount equal to 5 percent of the total contributions received by the candidate or elected public official during the reporting period.

Description: A Bill To Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Amending Section 8-13-365, Relating To An Electronic Filings System For Disclosures And Reports, So As To Require The State Ethics Commission To Establish A New Online Campaign Account Monitoring And Auditing Department, To Delineate The Department'S Duties And Responsibilities, And To Require The State Ethics Commission To Ensure The Department Is Staffed Sufficiently With Adequately Trained Legal And Accounting Personnel; And By Amending Section 8-13-1312, Relating To Campaign Bank Accounts, So As To Require All Candidates And Elected Public Officials Who Are Required To File Certified Campaign Reports Pursuant To Article 13, Chapter 13, Title 8 To Locate, Host, Or Maintain Their Campaign Accounts In A Financial Institution That Satisfies The Requirements Of This Act And Offers Real-Time Online Banking Or Access To A Customer'S Internet Website, To Require All Candidates And Elected Public Officials To Provide The State Ethics Commis....

Location: US-SC

Title: Campaign contribution limits

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: December 08, 2022

Last Action Date: Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Leber. January 12, 2023

Summary: This bill amends existing laws and states that within an election cycle, a candidate or anyone acting on his/her behalf will not solicit or accept, and a person will not give or offer to give to a candidate or person acting on the candidate's behalf a contribution that exceeds, $7,000 in the case of a candidate for statewide office, or $7,000 in the aggregate for statewide candidates elected jointly pursuant to Section 8, Article IV of the South Carolina Constitution, 1895, or $2,000 in the case of a candidate for any other office.

Description: A Bill To Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Amending Section 8-13-1314, Relating To Campaign Contribution Limits And Restrictions, So As To Increase The Individual Campaign Contribution Limits For Statewide Candidates, Statewide Candidates Elected Jointly, And Candidates For Other Than Statewide Office; And By Amending Section 8-13-1316, Relating To Restrictions On Campaign Contributions Received From Political Parties, So As To Increase Contribution Limits That A Candidate For Other Than Statewide Office May Receive From A Political Party Through Its Party Committees Or Legislative Caucus Committees.

Location: US-SC

Title: Redistricting

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: December 08, 2022

Last Action Date: Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 108). January 10, 2023

Summary: This bill establishes the South Carolina Citizens Redistricting Commission and related provisions. To serve on the commission, the applicant for the commission must not be a paid consultant or employee of a federal, state, or local elected official or political candidate's campaign, or political action committee.

Description: A Bill To Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Chapter 80 To Title 2 So As To Establish The South Carolina Citizens Redistricting Commission For The Purpose Of Submitting Reapportionment Plans To The General Assembly And To Provide For The Selection, Qualifications, Powers, Duties, And Terms Of The Commission And Its Members.

Location: US-SC

Title: Increase campaign contribution limits for statewide, legislative, and county campaigns.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 23, 2023

Last Action Date: House of Representatives Do Pass, Failed, YEAS 31 NAYS 37. H.J. 183. January 31, 2023

Summary: This bill increases the amount of contributions a statewide candidate or the candidate's campaign committee may accept during any calendar year $5,000 from a person, unless the person is the candidate or a member of the candidate's immediate family, in which case contributions may be made without limit, and to $5,000 from an entity. Further, a legislative or county candidate or the candidate's campaign committee may accept contributions during any calendar year not to exceed $2,000 from a person, unless the person is the candidate or a member of the candidate's immediate family, in which case contributions may be made without limit, and $2,000 from an entity. This goes into effect Jnauary 1, 2024.

Location: US-SD

Title: Financial Disclosure - As enacted, requires political campaign committees to report contributions and expenditures for a local election to the registry of election finance rather than to the local county election commission; requires complaints on statements of local political campaign committees to be filed in the office of the registry of election finance rather than with the local district attorney. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 10.

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: January 25, 2023

Last Action Date: Effective date(s) 07/01/2023. March 28, 2023

Summary: This bill requires political campaign committees to report contributions and expenditures for a local election to the registry of election finance rather than to the local county election commission. This bill also requires complaints on statements of local political campaign committees to be filed in the office of the registry of election finance rather than with the local district attorney.

Description: Abstract summarizes the bill.

Location: US-TN

Title: Financial Disclosure - As enacted, requires political campaign committees to report contributions and expenditures for a local election to the registry of election finance rather than to the local county election commission; requires complaints on statements of local political campaign committees to be filed in the office of the registry of election finance rather than with the local district attorney. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 10.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 31, 2023

Last Action Date: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 59. March 28, 2023

Summary: This bill requires that each candidate for local public office will file with each county election commission of the county where the election is held a statement of all contributions received and all expenditures made by or on behalf of such candidate. The statement of each candidate for local public office will include the date of the receipt of each contribution. Each political campaign committee for a local election or candidate will file with the registry of election finance a statement of all contributions received and all expenditures made by or on behalf of the committee. The statement of each committee must be filed in the same manner and include the same information as a statement filed under subsection (a).

Description: Abstract summarizes the bill.

Location: US-TN

Title: Relating to campaign contribution limits for certain offices.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: November 14, 2022

Last Action Date: Referred to Elections. February 23, 2023

Summary: This bill states that a person may not knowingly make or authorize the making of a campaign contribution to a candidate for statewide office or the legislature, or to a specific-purpose committee supporting the candidate or opposing the candidate's opponent, in an amount that exceeds $5,000 for the election in which the candidate is involved. A political committee may not knowingly make or authorize the making of a campaign contribution to a candidate for statewide office or the legislature, or to a specific-purpose committee supporting the candidate or opposing the candidate's opponent, in an amount that exceeds $10,000 for the election in which the candidate is involved.

Location: US-TX

Title: Relating to the filing with the Texas Ethics Commission of campaign treasurer appointments and reports of political contributions and political expenditures.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: November 14, 2022

Last Action Date: Referred to State Affairs. February 23, 2023

Summary: This bill relates to the filing with the Texas Ethics Commission of campaign treasurer appointments and reports of political contributions and political expenditures. Specifically, a political committee must notify the commission in writing of any change in the campaign treasurer's address not later than 10 days after the date of the change. A campaign treasurer appointment by a specific-purpose committee must include the name of and the office sought by the candidate and an affidavit stating that the committee is not established or controlled by a candidate or an officeholder and that the committee will not use any political contribution from a corporation or a labor organization to make a political contribution. A political committee may not make or authorize a campaign contribution or expenditure supporting or opposing a candidate in a primary or general election unless the committee's campaign treasurer appointment has been filed no later than 30 days before the election day. This bill further details reporting guidelines political committees must strictly follow.

Location: US-TX

Title: Relating to the Texas Redistricting Commission.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: November 15, 2022

Last Action Date: Referred to Redistricting. February 23, 2023

Summary: This bill states that the state auditor will remove an applicant with a conflict of interest from the applicant pool, including an applicant who, within the last 10 years, served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of a political party or of the campaign committee of a candidate for elective federal or state office and who is an employee of, a consultant to, party to a contract with, or an immediate family member of the governor, a member of the legislature, a member of the State Board of Education, or a member of Congress.

Location: US-TX

Title: Relating to restrictions on certain contributions and lobbyist compensation by persons appointed to public office by the governor; creating a criminal offense.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: November 14, 2022

Last Action Date: Referred to State Affairs. February 23, 2023

Summary: This bill provides that an individual is ineligible to serve as an officer appointed by the governor if, during the year preceding the date of appointment, the individual made political contributions that in the aggregate exceeded $2,500 to the governor, or a specific-purpose committee supporting the governor as a candidate or assisting the governor as an officeholder. An individual serving as an officer appointed by the governor may not during any single year in which the individual serves in that office make political contributions that in the aggregate exceed $2,500 to the governor or a specific-purpose committee supporting the governor as a candidate or assisting the governor as an officeholder. This bill further provides a political contribution made by the spouse or dependent child of an individual or a political contribution from an organization made in the individual's name and with the individual's consent is considered to be a contribution made by the individual.

Location: US-TX

Title: Relating to limits on certain political contributions; creating a criminal offense.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: November 14, 2022

Last Action Date: Referred to Elections. February 23, 2023

Summary: This bill outlines contribution limits which state that an individual may not make campaign contributions to a candidate or specific-purpose committee for supporting the candidate in a primary, general, or special election that exceeds $8,000 for each candidate for governor, $6,300 for each candidate for a statewide office other than governor, $4,600 for each candidate for the Senate, and $3,100 for each candidate for the house of representatives. A general-purpose committee may not make political contributions to a candidate, officeholder, or specific-purpose committee that exceed $34,500 per year for each candidate or officeholder. The bill further states that a political expenditure made by an individual or general-purpose committee in coordination with a candidate or officeholder is a political contribution in support of that candidate or officeholder and defines what circumstances qualify an activity as a political expenditure. The bill goes into that non-profit funds are not considered contributions if they meet certain criteria and also outlines offenses related to excessive contributions if they exceed a certain amount.

Location: US-TX

Title: Relating to campaign contribution limits for certain offices.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 10, 2023

Last Action Date: Referred to Elections. March 03, 2023

Summary: This bill states that a person may not knowingly make or authorize the making of a campaign contribution to a candidate for statewide office or the legislature, or to a specific-purpose committee supporting the candidate or opposing the candidate's opponent, for the primary or the general election in which the candidate is involved in an amount that exceeds 50 times the amount of the contribution limits for an election applicable to a federal candidate under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (52 U.S.C. Section 30101 et seq.)

Location: US-TX

Title: Relating to the filing with the Texas Ethics Commission of campaign treasurer appointments and reports of political contributions and political expenditures.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 13, 2023

Last Action Date: Referred to State Affairs. March 09, 2023

Summary: This bill states that a campaign treasurer appointment by a specific-purpose committee for supporting or opposing a candidate for a statewide office, a district office filled by voters of more than one county, a judicial district office filled by voters of only one county, state senator, state representative, or the State Board of Education must include certain information, including, the name of and the office sought by the candidate, and before the committee may use a political contribution from a corporation or a labor organization to make a direct campaign expenditure in connection with a campaign for an elective office, an affidavit stating certain information.

Location: US-TX

Title: Relating to restrictions on political contributions by out-of-state contributors; providing a civil penalty.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 07, 2023

Last Action Date: Referred to State Affairs. March 16, 2023

Summary: This bill states that a candidate or an officeholder may not knowingly accept, for an election in which the candidate's or officeholder's name appears on the ballot, political contributions that are made by a person with a principal address that is located outside this state and in the aggregate exceed $5,000 if the election is for a statewide office, $2,500 if the election is for a district office, or $1,000 if the election is for a county office. A candidate or an officeholder who accepts a political contribution in violation of Subsection (a) will return the contribution to the contributor not later than the later of the last day of the reporting period under Chapter 254 during which the contribution was accepted, or the fifth day after the date the contribution was accepted. Further, a political committee may not make a political contribution to a candidate or an officeholder for an election in which the candidate's or officeholder's name appears on the ballot if, during the preceding reporting period under Chapter 254, more than 50 percent of the political contributions accepted by the committee were made by persons with a principal address that is located outside this state.

Location: US-TX

Title: Relating to inaugural contribution limits and the disclosure of inaugural contributions and expenditures.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 08, 2023

Last Action Date: Referred to State Affairs. March 21, 2023

Summary: This bill establishes contribution limits for inaugural contributions made by individuals, political committees, and corporations doing business with the state or its representatives. The limits are set at $2,500 for individuals, $7,500 for political committees, and $7,500 for corporations. Additionally, the inaugural committee must provide a disclosure statement to the Texas Ethics Commission within 30 days after the inauguration, detailing the total contributions received and expenditures made for the event. The disclosure statement must include itemized information for contributions of $500 or more and payments of $500 or more to individuals.

Location: US-TX

Title: Relating to restrictions on political contributions by out-of-state contributors; creating a criminal offense.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 09, 2023

Last Action Date: Referred to Elections. March 21, 2023

Summary: This bill states that a candidate, an officeholder, or a political committee for supporting or opposing a measure may not knowingly accept, for an election in which the candidate's or officeholder's name or the measure appears on the ballot, as applicable: (1) a political contribution from an out-of-state contributor in an amount that exceeds $1,000; or (2) political contributions from multiple out-of-state contributors that in the aggregate exceed $10,000. Further, an out-of-state contributor may not make a political contribution to a candidate, an officeholder, or a political committee for supporting or opposing a measure, for an election in which the candidate's or officeholder's name or the measure appears on the ballot, as applicable, in an amount that exceeds $1,000, or political contributions from multiple out-of-state contributors that in the aggregate exceed $10,000. A person who accepts a political contribution in violation of Subsection (b) will return the contribution to the out-of-state contributor not later than the later of the last day of the reporting period under Chapter 254 during which the contribution was accepted, or the fifth day after the date the contribution was accepted. A person required to remit a political contribution under Subsection (e) to a county executive committee will remit the contribution not later than the 30th day after the date of the election for which the contribution was made. An out-of-state contributor who makes a political contribution in violation of Subsection (c) or a person who fails to return or remit a political contribution in violation of Subsection (d) or (e) commits an offense. An offense under this subsection is a felony of the third degree.

Location: US-TX

Title: Relating to the operation of political parties.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 09, 2023

Last Action Date: Referred to State Affairs. April 18, 2023

Summary: This bill states that a party official may not deny a person the ability to affiliate with the political party if they meet eligibility requirements. It also states that a primary fund may not be used to pay expenses incurred by a political party in connection with a primary election conducted by a political party that has authorized a party official to reject an application for a place on the primary election ballot or declare a candidate ineligible for any reason not specified under the laws of this state or federal law. It further states that any funds disbursed to the primary fund of a political party specified in Subdivision (1) will be remitted to the secretary of state immediately on request and deposited in the state treasury for the financing of primary elections.

Location: US-TX

Title: Local District Amendments

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: January 17, 2023

Last Action Date: Governor Signed. February 27, 2023

Summary: This bill defines "Agent of a reporting entity" which includes political consultants for the reporting entity. "Political consultant" means a person who is paid by a reporting entity, or paid by another person on behalf of and with the knowledge of the reporting entity, to provide political advice to the reporting entity. "Political consultant" includes a circumstance where the person has already been paid, with money or other consideration, and expects to be paid in the future, with money or other consideration, or understands that the person may, at the discretion of the reporting entity or another person on behalf of and with the knowledge of the reporting entity, be paid in the future, with money or other consideration.

Location: US-UT

Title: Political Disclosures Amendments

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 03, 2023

Last Action Date: House/ filed. March 03, 2023

Summary: This bill defines and modifies terms, in relation to travel expenses paid on behalf of certain officeholders for the purpose of obtaining education, training, or information relating to the duties of the officeholder, permits the officeholder to report the payment as public service assistance, and in a manner that does not characterize the payment as a campaign contribution or expenditure. This bill also describes the requirements and procedures for reporting payment of travel expenses in the character and manner described in the preceding paragraph, expands an existing criminal provision relating to concealing the identity of a person who makes a contribution to also apply to a person that provides public service assistance. Additionally, subject to certain exceptions, this bill requires certain officeholders to disclose gifts or travel provided to the officeholder by a foreign entity or an agent of a foreign entity and describes the requirements and procedures for making a disclosure described in the preceding paragraph. This bill also provides a penalty for failing to timely make a disclosure relating to a gift or travel provided to an officeholder by a foreign entity or an agent of a foreign entity and provides for the public disclosure of the reports and disclosures required by this bill.

Location: US-UT

Title: Accessibility of Campaign Finance Disclosures

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 23, 2023

Last Action Date: House/ filed. March 03, 2023

Summary: This bill requires the lieutenant governor to provide the ability for a member of the public to conduct an online search, by individual contributor, of campaign finance disclosures.

Location: US-UT

Title: Campaign finance; campaign contribution limits, civil penalty.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: December 08, 2022

Last Action Date: Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (10-Y 5-N). January 17, 2023

Summary: This bill prohibits persons from making any single contribution, or any combination of contributions, that exceeds $20,000 to any one candidate for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, or the General Assembly in any one election cycle. No limits are placed on contributions made by the candidate or the candidate's family to the candidate's campaign or by political party committees. Civil penalties for violations of the limits may equal up to 2 times the excess contribution amounts.

Description: Campaign finance; campaign contribution limits; civil penalty. Prohibits persons from making any single contribution, or any combination of contributions, that exceeds $20,000 to any one candidate for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, or the General Assembly in any one election cycle. No limits are placed on contributions made by the candidate or the candidate's family to the candidate's campaign or by political party committees. Civil penalties for violations of the limits may equal up to two times the excess contribution amounts.

Location: US-VA

Title: Campaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign funds, complaints, hearings, civil penalty.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 05, 2023

Last Action Date: House: Left in Privileges and Elections. February 07, 2023

Summary: This bill that a contribution is considered to have been converted to personal use if the contribution, in whole or in part, is used to fulfill any commitment, obligation, or expense that would exist irrespective of the person's seeking, holding, or maintaining public office but allows a contribution to be used for the ordinary and accepted expenses related to campaigning for or holding elective office, including the use of campaign funds to pay for the candidate's child care expenses that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity. This bill provides that any person subject to the personal use ban may request an advisory opinion from the State Board of Elections on such matters. This bill directs the State Board of Elections to adopt emergency regulations similar to those promulgated by the Federal Election Commission to implement the provisions of the bill and to provide an updated summary of Virginia campaign finance law that reflects the State Board of Elections and Attorney General's guidance on the provisions of such law that prohibit the personal use of campaign funds and any new regulations promulgated by the State Board of Elections.

Description: Campaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign funds; complaints, hearings, civil penalty, and advisory opinions. Prohibits any person from converting contributions to a candidate or his campaign committee for personal use. Current law only prohibits such conversion of contributions with regard to disbursement of surplus funds at the dissolution of a campaign or political committee. The bill provides that a contribution is considered to have been converted to personal use if the contribution, in whole or in part, is used to fulfill any commitment, obligation, or expense that would exist irrespective of the person's seeking, holding, or maintaining public office but allows a contribution to be used for the ordinary and accepted expenses related to campaigning for or holding elective office, including the use of campaign funds to pay for the candidate's child care expenses that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity. The bill provides that any person subject to the p....

Location: US-VA

Title: Campaign finance; mandatory electronic filing for all candidates.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 08, 2023

Last Action Date: House: Left in Privileges and Elections. February 22, 2023

Summary: This bill requires all candidates to file their campaign finance reports electronically with the State Board of Elections. The bill provides an exemption for any candidate who is incapable of accessing the technology necessary to make such filings.

Description: Campaign finance; mandatory electronic filing for all candidates. Requires all candidates to file their campaign finance reports electronically with the State Board of Elections. The bill provides an exemption for any candidate who is incapable of accessing the technology necessary to make such filings.

Location: US-VA

Title: Campaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign funds, complaints, etc., civil penalty.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 10, 2023

Last Action Date: House: Left in Privileges and Elections. February 07, 2023

Summary: This bill prohibits any person from converting contributions to a candidate or his campaign committee for personal use. Current law only prohibits such conversion of contributions with regard to the disbursement of surplus funds at the dissolution of a campaign or political committee. The bill provides that a contribution is considered to have been converted to personal use if the contribution, in whole or in part, is used to fulfill any commitment, obligation, or expense that would exist irrespective of the person's seeking, holding, or maintaining public office but allows a contribution to be used for the ordinary and accepted expenses related to campaigning for or holding elective office, including the use of campaign funds to pay for the candidate's child care expenses that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity. The bill provides that any person subject to the personal use ban may request an advisory opinion from the State Board of Elections on such matters. The bill directs the State Board of Elections to adopt emergency regulations to implement the provisions of the bill and to provide an updated summary of Virginia campaign finance law that reflects the State Board of Elections and Attorney General's guidance on the provisions of such law that prohibit the personal use of campaign funds and any new regulations promulgated by the State Board of Elections.

Description: Campaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign funds; complaints, hearings, civil penalty, and advisory opinions. Prohibits any person from converting contributions to a candidate or his campaign committee for personal use. Current law only prohibits such conversion of contributions with regard to disbursement of surplus funds at the dissolution of a campaign or political committee. The bill provides that a contribution is considered to have been converted to personal use if the contribution, in whole or in part, is used to fulfill any commitment, obligation, or expense that would exist irrespective of the person's seeking, holding, or maintaining public office but allows a contribution to be used for the ordinary and accepted expenses related to campaigning for or holding elective office, including the use of campaign funds to pay for the candidate's child care expenses that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity. The bill provides that any person subject to the p....

Location: US-VA

Title: Campaign finance; contribution limits, civil penalty.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 11, 2023

Last Action Date: House: Left in Privileges and Elections. February 07, 2023

Summary: This bill establishes contribution limits from any individual to any candidate campaign committee, political action committee, and political party committee and from any political action committee or political party committee to any campaign committee. The bill provides that any candidate, candidate campaign committee, political action committee, political party committee, or contributor that knowingly violates the contributions limits established by the bill is subject to a civil penalty of up to 2 times the amount by which the contribution exceeds the limit. The bill prohibits any person that is not an individual from making any contribution to any candidate for elected office.

Description: Elections; campaign finance; contribution limits; civil penalty. Establishes contribution limits from any individual to any candidate campaign committee, political action committee, and political party committee and from any political action committee or political party committee to any campaign committee. The bill provides that any candidate, candidate campaign committee, political action committee, political party committee, or contributor that knowingly violates the contributions limits established by the bill is subject to a civil penalty of up to two times the amount by which the contribution exceeds the limit. The bill prohibits any person that is not an individual from making any contribution to any candidate for elected office.

Location: US-VA

Title: Campaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign funds, complaints, hearings, civil penalty.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 16, 2023

Last Action Date: House: Left in Privileges and Elections. February 22, 2023

Summary: This bill prohibits any person from converting contributions to a candidate or his campaign committee for personal use. Current law only prohibits such conversion of contributions with regard to the disbursement of surplus funds at the dissolution of a campaign or political committee. The bill provides that a contribution is considered to have been converted to personal use if the contribution, in whole or in part, is used to fulfill any commitment, obligation, or expense that would exist irrespective of the person's seeking, holding, or maintaining public office but allows a contribution to be used for the ordinary and accepted expenses related to campaigning for or holding elective office, including the use of campaign funds to pay for the candidate's child care expenses that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity. The bill provides that any person subject to the personal use ban may request an advisory opinion from the State Board of Elections on such matters. The bill directs the State Board of Elections to adopt emergency regulations to implement the provisions of the bill and to provide an updated summary of Virginia campaign finance law that reflects the State Board of Elections and Attorney General's guidance on the provisions of such law that prohibit the personal use of campaign funds and any new regulations promulgated by the State Board of Elections.

Description: Campaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign funds; complaints, hearings, civil penalty. Prohibits any person from converting contributions to a candidate or his campaign committee for personal use. Current law only prohibits such conversion of contributions with regard to disbursement of surplus funds at the dissolution of a campaign or political committee. The bill provides that a contribution is considered to have been converted to personal use if the contribution, in whole or in part, is used to fulfill any commitment, obligation, or expense that would exist irrespective of the person's seeking, holding, or maintaining public office but allows a contribution to be used for the ordinary and accepted expenses related to campaigning for or holding elective office, including the use of campaign funds to pay for the candidate's dependent care expenses that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity. The bill provides that any person subject to the personal use ban may....

Location: US-VA

Title: An act relating to campaign expenditures and candidate salaries

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 16, 2023

Last Action Date: Read first time and referred to the Committee on [Government Operations and Military Affairs]. February 16, 2023

Summary: This bill proposes to prohibit candidates in State elections from generally using campaign funds for personal use but to permit a candidate for statewide office to receive a salary from the candidate’s campaign funds.

Location: US-VT

Title: An act relating to requiring additional campaign finance reporting and disclosures

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 23, 2023

Last Action Date: Read first time and referred to the Committee on [Government Operations and Military Affairs]. February 23, 2023

Summary: This bill proposes to require additional reporting and disclosure for contributions and expenditures made by candidates, political committees, and political parties, including the tracking of sources of funding and maintenance of fund transfer records.

Location: US-VT

Title: An act relating to miscellaneous changes to election laws

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: March 15, 2023

Last Action Date: Recommitted to Committee on [Government Operations] on motion of Senator [Baruth]. June 20, 2023

Summary: This bill proposes to prohibit losing primary candidates from running in the general election, permit political parties to accept not more than $100,000.00 in contributions from candidates, and require the reporting of town and county committee members after the biennial reorganization of the State committee of a party. It also proposes to set the order of nominee parties printed on ballots, permit candidates to file demographic information, require write-in candidates to meet a minimum threshold to win primary elections, and to enable electronic ballot returns to be made via online portal.

Location: US-VT

Title: An act relating to prohibiting business entities from making contributions in State elections

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 03, 2023

Last Action Date: Read 1st time & referred to Committee on [Government Operations]. March 03, 2023

Summary: This bill proposes to prohibit business entities from making contributions to candidates, political parties, or political committees for the purpose of aiding, promoting, or preventing the nomination or election of any person to public office or of aiding, promoting, or antagonizing the interest of any political party in State elections.

Location: US-VT

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

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

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: June 22, 2023

Last Action Date: Published 12-7-2023. December 06, 2023

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

Title: Relating to modernization of procedures for voting in public elections

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 12, 2023

Last Action Date: Filed for introduction. January 12, 2023

Summary: This bill adds that the county commission will, with the approval of the county clerk or other official charged with the administration of elections, establish secure stand-alone drop-off locations for the deposit of completed absentee ballots. These drop-off locations will comply with certain requirements of this bill.

Location: US-WV

Title: Relating to requirements for disclosure of donor contributions

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 26, 2023

Last Action Date: Filed for introduction. January 26, 2023

Summary: This bill states that an offer or tender of a contribution is not a contribution if expressly and unconditionally rejected or returned. A contribution does not include volunteer personal services provided without compensation, provided, a nonmonetary contribution is to be considered at fair market value for reporting requirements and contribution limitations.

Location: US-WV

Title: Relating to grass roots lobbying campaigns

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 26, 2023

Last Action Date: Filed for introduction. January 26, 2023

Summary: This bill states that any person who has made expenditures, not required to be reported under other sections of this chapter, exceeding $5,000 in the aggregate within any 3-month period or exceeding $1,000 in the aggregate within any 1-month period in presenting a program addressed to the public, a substantial portion of which is intended, designed or calculated primarily to influence legislation, will be required to register and report, as a sponsor of a grassroots lobbying campaign. Within 30 days after becoming a sponsor of a grassroots lobbying campaign, the sponsor must register by filing with the Ethics Commission a registration statement, in such detail as the commission will prescribe, showing certain information.

Location: US-WV

Title: Clarifying reporting and disclosure requirements for grassroots lobbying expenditures

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: January 27, 2023

Last Action Date: Chapter 207, Acts, Regular Session, 2023. May 01, 2023

Summary: This bill requires any person who has made expenditures, not required to be reported under other sections of this chapter, exceeding $5,000 in the aggregate within any 3-month period or exceeding $1,000 in the aggregate within any 1-month period in presenting a program addressed to the public, a substantial portion of which is intended, designed or calculated primarily to influence legislation, to register and report as a sponsor of a grassroots lobbying campaign. Within 30 days after becoming a sponsor of a grassroots lobbying campaign, the sponsor will register by filing with the Ethics Commission a registration statement, in such detail as the commission will prescribe.

Location: US-WV

Title: Relating to requirements for disclosure of donor contributions

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: January 30, 2023

Last Action Date: Chapter 144, Acts, Regular Session, 2023. May 01, 2023

Summary: This bill clarifies reporting thresholds and donor disclosure requirements for purposes of making contributions to membership organization political action committees, independent expenditures and electioneering communications.

Location: US-WV

Title: Relating to contribution limits in an election cycle

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 13, 2023

Last Action Date: Filed for introduction. February 13, 2023

Summary: This bill is to increase the maximum contribution limitation in an election cycle from $2,800 to $3,300.

Location: US-WV

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