West Virginia Campaign Finance Bill Passes Senate - State and Federal Communications

March 28, 2017  •  

West Virginia Campaign Finance Bill Passes Senate

West Virginia State CapitolOn March 27, the West Virginia Senate voted to approve a bill to overhaul campaign finance laws.

Senate Bill 539 will raise campaign contribution limits to allow individuals to donate up to $2,700 to candidates for statewide office per election cycle. Individuals would also be able to contribute up to $5,000 to PACs per year and $10,000 to state parties and caucus campaign committees per year.

The bill also proposes changes to disclosure requirements, allowing citizens to donate up to $1,000 to certain PACs that do not donate to individual candidates or their committees before the donor’s identity must be disclosed.

The bill now moves to the House for consideration.

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