Governor Bill Lee Signs Campaign Finance Reform Bill - State and Federal Communications

May 31, 2022  •  

Governor Bill Lee Signs Campaign Finance Reform Bill

Tennessee State Capitol Building

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill requiring certain non-profits to report expenditures of more than $5,000 on communications with the image or name of candidates within 60 days before an election.

Senate Bill 1005 provides exceptions such as communications to members, lobbying during a special session, and communications involving Facebook followers.

This bill also requires political candidates to provide a report of all expenditures over $100 with a cap being set on non-itemized expenses at $2,000 per statement period.

The bill is effective immediately upon the governor’s signature.

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