April 9, 2013 •
Maryland Passes Campaign Finance Bill Before Adjourning
The General Assembly passed a campaign finance reform bill before adjourning on Monday, April 8, 2013.
House Bill 1499 increases contribution limits to any one campaign committee from $4,000 to $6,000 and from $10,000 to $24,000 for total contributions to all campaign committees within a four-year election cycle. The bill also curbs giving through multiple corporate entities for the purpose of evading contribution limits, increases reporting requirements, and gives the State Board of Elections new enforcement powers.
Unless vetoed by Governor O’Malley, the new limits will be effective for the election cycle beginning January 1, 2015.
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