June 23, 2021 •
Louisiana Governor Agrees to Remove Aggregate PAC Limits for Campaigns
Candidates for office in Louisiana will soon no longer be subject to aggregate contribution limits from political committees combined under a bill signed into law June 22 by Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Effective August 1, the new law will remove the limitation on combined contributions for both the primary and general elections that may be accepted by any candidate and his principal and subsidiary campaign committees from a political committee.
Before the change, PAC donations have been limited to $80,000 for major office candidates in Louisiana, $60,000 for district office candidates and $20,000 for smaller office candidates. That cap is a total applied to the combined primary and general elections for a candidate.
Gov. Edwards signed the legislation despite opposition from the state board of ethics.
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