February 8, 2011 •
Putting Limits On Utah Contributions
Representative Rebecca Chaves-Houch introduced House Bill 0164 limiting political contributions to statewide candidates for office. Presently, there are no limits to the amounts one can contribute to candidates for state offices in Utah.
The bill’s provisions include caps on donations by individual contributors to $5,000 for legislative candidates, $10,000 for gubernatorial candidates, and $10,000 to state PACs.
The bill does not address corporate contributions to candidates, which Utah permits. If passed, the limits would take effect on January 1, 2013.
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