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SB 979 Campaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006; applicability to nominations and elections for directors.

Introduced by: David R. Suetterlein | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Campaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006; applicability to nominations and elections for directors of soil and water conservation districts. Removes the exemption to the applicability of the provisions of the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006 for directors of soil and water conservation districts.

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HB 1574 Campaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign funds; civil penalty.

Introduced by: Mark L. Cole | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Campaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign funds; civil penalty. Adds a definition of "personal use of campaign funds" and prohibits the use of contributions, or conversion of items acquired using contributions, to a candidate or campaign committee for a strictly personal purpose with no intended, reasonable, or foreseeable benefit to the candidate's campaign or public office. Complaints of alleged violations may be made to the State Board of Elections (the State Board) by any person who contributed to the candidate or candidate's campaign committee. The subject of the complaint has 30 days to either (i) reimburse the campaign

By |2020-01-14T19:17:59-05:00January 14th, 2020|campaign finance/ ethics|Comments Off on HB 1574 Campaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign funds; civil penalty.

HB 1556 Political campaign advertisements; disclosures; authorization statement, name of candidate.

Introduced by: Vivian E. Watts | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Political campaign advertisements; disclosures; authorization statement, name of candidate as it appears on the ballot. Requires that when a disclosure statement for any political campaign advertisement includes the candidate's name for the purpose of meeting the disclosure requirement, the name must be the same as it appears on the ballot.

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HB 1299 Campaign finance; prohibited personal use; child care exception.

Introduced by: Kaye Kory | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Campaign finance; prohibited personal use; child care exception. Prohibits any person from converting any moneys, securities, or like intangible personal property contributed to a candidate or a candidate's campaign committee to his personal use, the personal use of the candidate, or the personal use of a member of the candidate's immediate family. Current law prohibits such conversion of contributions to personal use specifically 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

By |2020-01-12T09:58:34-05:00January 12th, 2020|campaign finance/ ethics, Elections|Comments Off on HB 1299 Campaign finance; prohibited personal use; child care exception.

HB 1238 Elections; political campaign advertisements; print media requirements.

Introduced by: Tony O. Wilt | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Elections; political campaign advertisements; print media requirements. Changes the requirement that print media disclosures be displayed in a minimum font size of seven point to a requirement that such disclosures be displayed in a font size proportionate to the size of the advertisement. The bill tasks the State Board of Elections with creating standards for meeting the requirement that disclosure statements be displayed in a conspicuous manner in a size proportionate to the size of the advertisement and requires such standards to be promulgated no later than July 1, 2021, with enforcement delayed until January 1, 2024. The provisions of the bill affecting regulants also have a delayed effective date of January 1, 2024.

By |2020-01-12T08:50:28-05:00January 12th, 2020|campaign finance/ ethics, Elections|Comments Off on HB 1238 Elections; political campaign advertisements; print media requirements.

HB 1218 Campaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign funds, civil penalty.

Introduced by: Kathy K.L. Tran | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Campaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign funds; civil penalty. Prohibits any person from making personal use of campaign contributions to a candidate or his campaign committee, or of items acquired using such contributions, for a strictly personal purpose that has no intended, reasonable, or foreseeable benefit to the candidate's campaign or public office. Any person who contributes to a candidate or a candidate's campaign committee or who is qualified to vote for a candidate may file a written complaint with the State Board of Elections (State Board) alleging a violation of the personal use prohibition by such candidate, and the State Board is tasked with reviewing the specific use alleged in the complaint.

By |2020-01-12T08:43:54-05:00January 12th, 2020|campaign finance/ ethics, Elections|Comments Off on HB 1218 Campaign finance; prohibited personal use of campaign funds, civil penalty.

SB 889 Campaign contribution limits; civil penalty.

Introduced by: Adam P. Ebbin | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Campaign contribution limits; civil penalty. Prohibits any person or campaign, referendum, or inaugural committee from making any single contribution, or any combination of contributions, that exceeds $2,500 to any one candidate for the General Assembly or $5,000 to any one candidate for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Attorney General in any single calendar year. Political action, federal political action, or out-of-state political committees are prohibited from making any single contribution or any combination of contributions that exceeds $5,000 to any one candidate for the General Assembly or $10,000 to any one candidate for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Attorney General in any single calendar year. No limits are placed on contributions made by political

By |2020-01-19T09:24:16-05:00January 11th, 2020|campaign finance/ ethics|Comments Off on SB 889 Campaign contribution limits; civil penalty.

HB 1062 Elections; political campaign advertisements; definition of campaign telephone calls; texts.

Introduced by: Dawn M. Adams | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Elections; political campaign advertisements; definition of campaign telephone calls and telephone call; text messages. Adds text messages to the definition of campaign telephone calls. The bill also defines "telephone call" as any single telephone call or text message, electronic or otherwise, that when combined with other telephone calls constitutes campaign telephone calls.

By |2020-01-09T09:34:44-05:00January 9th, 2020|campaign finance/ ethics, Elections|Comments Off on HB 1062 Elections; political campaign advertisements; definition of campaign telephone calls; texts.

HB 1061 Elections; campaign finance; committee depositories and reimbursement.

Introduced by: Dawn M. Adams | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Elections; campaign finance; committee depositories and reimbursement. Clarifies that committee treasurers may pay expenses by electronic debit drawn on a designated committee depository. Current law only allows for a check drawn on such depository. The bill also clarifies that reimbursements may be made for electronic debit payments made by an authorized committee representative. The bill contains technical amendments.

By |2020-01-09T09:33:25-05:00January 9th, 2020|campaign finance/ ethics, Elections|Comments Off on HB 1061 Elections; campaign finance; committee depositories and reimbursement.

HB 1011 Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council; powers and duties; guidance; redaction.

Introduced by: Charniele L. Herring | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council; powers and duties; guidance; redaction of email addresses. Clarifies that the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council may give guidance to constitutional officers and legislators regarding the prohibition on representing clients before their agency for one year after leaving office. The bill also requires the Council and the clerks of local governing bodies and school boards to redact email addresses from disclosure forms prior to releasing them to the public. Current law requires such entities to redact any residential address, personal telephone number, or signature.

By |2020-01-09T08:30:09-05:00January 9th, 2020|campaign finance/ ethics|Comments Off on HB 1011 Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council; powers and duties; guidance; redaction.