Rhode Island Bill Requires Separate Campaign Funds Accounts - State and Federal Communications

March 11, 2015  •  

Rhode Island Bill Requires Separate Campaign Funds Accounts

Rhode Island State CapitolIn response to former Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox’s political scandal involving campaign funds, Rep. Robert Craven has introduced House Bill 5840.The bill requires political committees and candidates to create bank accounts for campaign funds separate from business and personal accounts.

“We need to eliminate the fuzzy areas surrounding campaign funds and campaign expenses to ensure that money collected for or donated to a candidate is used for campaign, [not] personal, purposes,” Craven said in his press release.

Photo of the Rhode Island State Capitol courtesy of Garrett A. Wollman on Wikimedia Commons.

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