DE General Assembly Passes Campaign Finance Bills - State and Federal Communications

June 25, 2014  •  

DE General Assembly Passes Campaign Finance Bills

Delaware State CapitolTwo important campaign finance bills have passed the Delaware General Assembly and are on their way to Gov. Jack Markell’s desk.

House Substitute No. 1 to House Bill 302 consolidates the three existing county boards of election into one state board with 11 members. The bill also authorizes the state election commissioner to prepare and publish manuals explaining the state’s campaign finance requirements to individuals, political committees, and others affected by the law.

House Bill 301 requires contributions from joint accounts to be attributed to the person authorizing the payment and establishes procedures for reallocation of contributions from joint accounts.

If the governor signs these bills, House Substitute No. 1 to House BIll 302 becomes effective January 1, 2015, and House Bill 301 becomes effective July 1, 2015.

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