Enactments by Topic
Illinois H 716 – Creates a task force to study a system to use public funds to subsidize campaigns for judicial offices.
Oklahoma H 3056 – Alters requirements for municipal campaign finance regulations.
Tennessee S 1005 – Prohibits the registry of election finance from accepting a settlement in which the aggregate amount of assessed civil penalties exceeds $25,000, unless the settlement proposal is considered at either a regular meeting or a special meeting called by the chair.
Tennessee S 2302 – All sworn complaints on a campaign finance statement of a candidate for a state or statewide office must be filed with the registry of election finance; for local public office, they must be filed with the office of the district attorney general who represents the judicial district in which the voter resides.
Virginia S 324 – Prohibits any state agency from requiring an individual or entity organized as a 501(c) to provide the agency with personal donor information.
Virginia H 492 – Prohibits audits of campaign committees that have received fewer than $25,000 in contributions. Effective Jan. 1, 2024.
California A 775 – Requires affirmative consent for recurring contributions, meaning donors who fail to uncheck a pre-checked box have not given consent.
California S 1439 – Prohibits local government agencies from accepting or soliciting a contribution of more than $250 from a party, participant or agent that has a financial interest in either of two circumstances: (i) while a proceeding involving a license, permit or other entitlement is pending before the agency, or (ii) three months following the final decision.
Colorado H 1060 – Allows school district director candidate committees to accept contributions up to $2,500.
Florida H 921 – Sets the contribution limit for two different statewide elections at $3,000: the joint governor-lieutenant governor ticket and retention elections for the state Supreme Court. Prohibits foreign nationals from making contributions.
Illinois H 716 – Prohibits the acceptance of contributions from any single person in aggregate of $500,000 by Supreme Court, appellate court or circuit court candidates who self-fund.
Maine S 619 – Adjusts individual contribution limits based on the CPI reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and is rounded to the nearest amount divisible by $25. Sets contribution limits for ballot question committees funding a candidate to be the same as the individual limits and prohibits those committees from making contributions to leadership PACs with funds that derive from a business entity.
Maryland H 17 – Requires affirmative consent for recurring contributions for an independent expenditure.
Nebraska L 843 – Prohibits foreign nationals from making contributions to a ballot question committee.
New Hampshire S 348 – Individuals and corporations may make contributions up to $5,000 per an election to a candidate committee, up to $10,000 per election to a political committee or party and unlimited contributions to political advocacy organizations; candidate committees, non-candidate political committees and political advocacy organizations may contribute up to $10,000 to candidate committees and unlimited contributions to political committees, political parties and political advocacy organizations.
Tennessee H 1708 – Allows judicial candidates to personally solicit and accept campaign contributions.
Utah H 91 – Defines in-kind contributions to not include survey results, voter list, demographic data, voting trends or other information that is not commissioned or paid for by a candidate or office holder.
West Virginia H 4419 – Candidate and caucus committees may make contributions to state parties up to $75,000 per year.
Georgia S 120 – Bars members of the General Assembly from qualifying for reelection until all fines are paid to the commission, all disclosure reports have been filed and all taxes have been paid.
Hawaii S 665 – Makes providing false information about the name or address of a person paying for an advertisement a class C felony.
Maine S 614 – Allows the commission to impose a civil fine on candidate committees of 10% of the total contributions required to be reported in the campaign finance report or $50,000, whichever is less, for failing to provide notice to a major contributor.
Maryland S 15 – Prosecution of an election crime must occur within four years of the crime being committed. An individual may not hold office or become a treasurer for five years if they have failed to pay a civil penalty. If a person fails to pay a penalty for a contribution violation, the state prosecutor or district court may double the penalty up to a total amount of $2,000.
Utah H 258 – Requires a person who fails to file a statement of organization for a PAC to pay the fine in seven days of it being imposed; makes failing to file a statement of organization within seven days of receiving a written notice to do so a class B felony.
Utah H 267 – A municipal candidate who fails to report a campaign finance statement within 24 hours of the filing deadline will be disqualified and may be fined $50.
Virginia H 125 – Increases various penalties for violating campaign ad disclosures to $25,000.
Wyoming H 49 – Imposes the following penalties on committees engaging in independent expenditures 21 days after a final notice is sent for failing to file a report: $500 per day for failing to report to the secretary of state and $200 per day for failing to report to the county clerk.
Wyoming H 80 – Allows a filing officer or county attorney to impose a penalty on candidate committees up to $500 for each day a report is not filed.
Arizona S 1355 – Requires PACs and political parties to file a campaign finance report the third Monday in the month immediately following the quarterly reporting period.
California S 746 – Requires businesses that alter search results or target ads for political purposes to file a report with the secretary of state. Effective Jan. 1, 2024.
California S 1360 – Requires people signing an initiative, referendum or recall petition to view a disclosure about the top contributors before signing; certain political ads must contain a disclosure of the top contributors.
California A 1798 – Electronic advertisements may provide disclosures directly instead of linking to a website with the disclosures; further specifies disclosure requirements for radio, digital and other mediums.
California A 2172 – Allows a person required to file a report or statement with the secretary of state by paper to file through email instead.
California A 2528 – Requires elected local government officers and candidates whose campaign contributions for an upcoming election equal or exceed $15,000 to file campaign finance statements.
Colorado S 237 – Requires any person who makes a direct ballot issue or question expenditure to state their name in any digital or printed public communication; a person who expends $5,000 in a year on a direct ballot issue or ballot question shall make a disclosure for each additional $1,000 expended.
Colorado H 1156 – Allows candidates seeking reelection to not file another disclosure statement by Jan. 10 following their election if they filed the annual report.
Georgia S 120 – Requires records of contributions and expenditures to be kept for three years for an office with a term of less than four years, five years for an office of at least four years but fewer than six years, seven years for an office with a term of six or more years, and three years for a constitutional amendment, referendum or local issue; requires a financial disclosure statement to include sources of the candidate's income for the previous five years.
Hawaii H 1427 – Relates to the filing of preliminary reports by certain candidates in primary, initial special or initial nonpartisan elections.
Hawaii S 2043 – Makes technical changes to clean up language referenced in other code sections.
Hawaii H 2416 – Prohibits reporting of a donor who has contributed an aggregate of $10,000, if the donor has not given consent to do so.
Kentucky H 70 – Changes several reporting requirements for candidates.
Kentucky S 216 – Requires candidates and candidate campaign committees to file annual financial reports with the registry of election finance on or before Dec. 1 for each year that a candidate is declared but is not yet on the ballot and has yet to appoint a campaign treasurer.
Louisiana H 188 – Requires digital announcements and ads that are paid for by a third party to display the name of the third party on the ad.
Louisiana H 202 – Relates to the filing requirements for committees organized to support a single candidate; requires committees organized solely to make independent expenditures to file a statement that it will not make contributions.
Maryland S 15 – Requires those who must file a statement to maintain accurate records of contracts to compensate lobbyists and of contributions received for at least three years.
Tennessee S 1005 – If any candidate files a contribution statement with more than 30% of the contributions reported as un-itemized, then the contributions shall automatically be audited by the registry.
Utah H 267 – If a municipality does not conduct a primary election for a race, each candidate who participates in the race shall file a campaign finance statement 28 days before the day on which the municipal general election is held, seven days before the day on which the municipal general election is held, and 30 days after the day on which the municipal general election is held.
Virginia S 324 – Requires data of any kind that identifies an individual as a member, supporter, volunteer or donor to any 501(c) to be excluded from mandatory disclosure provisions.
Wisconsin S 718 – Requires every printed advertisement, billboard, handbill, sample ballot, television or radio advertisement, or other communication containing express advocacy for or against a referendum that is paid for by any contribution or disbursement to clearly identify its source.
Wyoming H 49 – Organizations that receive or expend $1,000 or more for independent expenditures or electioneering communications shall file a statement of formation to facilitate further report filings.
Wyoming H 80 – Requires any PAC formed under another state that contributes to a Wyoming PAC to file an itemized statement of contributions and expenditures.
California S 794 – Committees that receive contributions in excess of the contribution limits may return the excess or attribute the excess to another election within 14 days of receipt.
Hawaii H 2416 – Allows nonprofits operating as a noncandidate committee to use a donation for electioneering communications, independent expenditures and contributions if the donor gives written consent to do so.
Kentucky S 216 – A member of the General Assembly may use campaign funds to contribute up to $5,000 per year to a political party or caucus campaign committee.
Maryland S 101 – Campaigns may use funds to pay expenses associated with contesting an election.
Tennessee S 1947 – Unexpended campaign funds may be used by a member of the General Assembly for lodging expenses and the reimbursement of mileage for travel to Nashville.
Washington S 5855 – Allows campaign funds to be used to reimburse child care expenses incurred from campaign activities.
Louisiana H 208 – Defines a political committee as any legal entity organized for the primary purpose of supporting a candidate, proposition or recall which accepts contributions or makes expenditures, transfers, direct payments for personal services in aggregate of at least $500, or loans.
Maryland S 239 – Prohibits contributor information from reports and statements to be used or published for commercial solicitation.
Maryland S 101 – In the event of a contested election, a committee may be established to raise funds to cover associated expenses.
Virginia H 492 – Requires the treasurer of a candidate’s campaign committee to retain bank statements; copies of checks; the campaign depository; and bills, invoices and receipts for expenditures greater than $500. Effective Jan. 1, 2024.