February 10, 2014 •
Vermont Campaign Finance Bill Contains Significant Drafting Error
A drafting error in the state’s new campaign finance law left Vermont temporarily without contribution limits. The new limits are set to take effect on January 1, 2015, but the bill repealed the entire existing law effective upon the governor’s signature.
Although the repealed statutory limits had been invalidated by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2006, the law reverted to the limits prior to the unconstitutional amendment. The prior contribution limits will remain in effect until the new limits begin in 2015, according to a statement on the Elections Division website.
State and Federal Communications, Inc. provides research and consulting services for government relations professionals on lobbying laws, procurement lobbying laws, political contribution laws in the United States and Canada. Learn more by visiting stateandfed.com.