October 16, 2013 •
New AZ Contribution Limits Blocked
On October 15, 2013, an Arizona Court of Appeals directed the secretary of state not to enforce the law concerning contribution limits enacted in House Bill 2593, which had became effective on September 13, 2013.
According to the Arizona Daily Star, the courts’ three-judge panel found the new law illegal without explaining the basis of its decision. The lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new law was brought by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission and others from the state.
Changes in the law include allowing individuals and noncertified political committees to give $2,000 to candidates running for legislative and statewide offices who do not participate in the state’s Citizens Clean Elections Act campaign financing system and removing the aggregate contribution limitations for individuals and some political committees.
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