October 30, 2018 •
Washington D.C. Campaign Finance Reform Addresses Pay-to-Play
The Washington D.C. Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety unanimously passed a bill that aims to restrict political contributions by government contractors doing business with the district.
The bill also addresses improper coordination between campaigns, political action committees and independent expenditure committees.
The pay-to-play component of the bill would ban campaign contributions by businesses seeking contracts of $250,000 or more.
If passed by the full council, the bill is subject to appropriation and, if funded, would take effect on October 1, 2019.
Pay-to-play provisions would take effect after the November 2020 general election.
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