HB 1207 - Candidates; contributing to own campaign; limitations

First Reader Summary

A BILL to amend Article 2A of Chapter 5 of Title 21 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to contributions to candidates for public office, so as to provide for certain changes in limitations in contributions where a candidate loans or contributes certain sums to the candidate's own campaign; and for other purposes.

Jones, Vernon A (71st) Walker, Larry (141st) Skipper, Jimmy (137th)
Heard, Keith G (89th)
Status Summary HC: Rules SC: LA: 01/15/98 H - Read 2nd Time
Page Numbers - 1/ 2
Code Sections - 21-5-45
House Action Senate
1/14/98 Read 1st Time
1/15/98 Read 2nd Time

HB 1207                                            LC 26 0475 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                        A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 
                               AN ACT 
 
 
  1- 1  To amend Article 2A of Chapter 5 of Title 21 of the Official 
  1- 2  Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to contributions to 
  1- 3  candidates for public office, so as to provide for certain 
  1- 4  changes in limitations in contributions where a candidate 
  1- 5  loans or contributes certain sums to the candidate's own 
  1- 6  campaign; to provide an effective date; to repeal 
  1- 7  conflicting laws; and for other purposes. 
 
  1- 8       BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: 
 
  1- 9                           SECTION 1. 
 
  1-10  Article 2A of Chapter 5 of Title 21 of the Official Code of 
  1-11  Georgia Annotated, relating to contributions to candidates 
  1-12  for public office, is amended by adding a new Code Section 
  1-13  21-5-45 to read as follows: 
 
  1-14    "21-5-45. 
 
  1-15    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the 
  1-16    contrary, in the event that a candidate for public office 
  1-17    makes an aggregate contribution to such candidate, other 
  1-18    than a transfer pursuant to subparagraph (b)(1)(D) of Code 
  1-19    Section 21-5-33, in excess of $500,000.00 for any 
  1-20    election, the maximum allowable contributions to all 
  1-21    candidates for that public office, other than that 
  1-22    provided for in Code Section 21-5-42, shall be 
  1-23    inapplicable for that election. 
 
  1-24    (b) As used in this Code section, the term 'candidate' 
  1-25    includes the candidate, the spouse of the candidate, the 
  1-26    sisters and brothers of the candidate, the parents of the 
  1-27    candidate, the children and grandchildren of the 
  1-28    candidate, and any corporation, firm, trust, or other 
  1-29    entity owned or controlled by any of the preceding 
  1-30    persons." 
 
  1-31                           SECTION 2. 
 
  1-32  This Act shall become effective upon its approval by the 
  1-33  Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval. 
 
 
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  2- 1                           SECTION 3. 
 
  2- 2  All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 
  2- 3  repealed. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98

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