Colorado Governor Signs County Candidate Contributions Bill - State and Federal Communications

April 16, 2019  •  

Colorado Governor Signs County Candidate Contributions Bill

Gov. Jared Polis signed House Bill 1007, creating contribution limits under the Fair Campaign Practices Act for county office candidates.

Current campaign finance law does not set limits on contributions to candidates for county office.

The bill defines county office as a county commissioner, county clerk and recorder, sheriff, corner, treasurer, assessor, or surveyor.

The maximum aggregate contributions a person may make to a candidate for county office under the bill includes $1,250 for the primary election and $1,250 for the general election.

Additionally, small donor committees may contribute $12,500 in the primary election and $12,500 in the general election.

The bill will take effect August 2, provided adjournment sine die of the General Assembly is on May 3, 2019.

If, however, a referendum petition is filed, the bill would not take effect unless approved by voters in the November 2020 general election.

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