|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.
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HB 1207 LC 26 0475
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
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:
1-15 (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
1-31 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.
2- 1 SECTION 3.
2- 2 All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are
2- 3 repealed.
Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98