June 9, 2014 •
Wyoming Reconsidering New Contribution Limits
Lawmakers are reconsidering a new law placing caps on political action committee (PAC) spending in state elections. A majority of the Joint Corporations, Appropriations, and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee voted to order its nonpartisan staff to draft a bill repealing a section of state law before it becomes effective on January 1, 2015.
If not repealed, the law will cap direct or indirect PAC contributions at $7,500 to any statewide candidate and $3,000 to any other candidate. Currently there is no limit for PAC contributions.
In a separate measure, the committee ordered a draft bill to repeal the state’s aggregate contribution limits, which conflict with the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.
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