May 6, 2019 •
Philadelphia Passes Ordinance Strengthening Campaign Finance Public Disclosure
On May 1, Mayor Jim Kenney signed Ordinance No. 190083 amending the city’s provisions regarding campaign contributions, transition and inauguration committees, and campaign finance disclosures.
Ordinance No. 190083, increased contribution limits for persons other than individuals from $11,900 to $12,000 per calendar year.
Candidates may now establish a separate committee to raise money for transition or inauguration into office.
Additionally, a candidate may accept contributions to the transition or inauguration committee in addition to the contributions for their candidate committee.
The ordinance also requires enhanced disclosure of expenditures for publicly-distributed electioneering communications of $5,000 or more based on the date of the expenditure or date of its dissemination.
The provisions of the ordinance are effective immediately.
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