October 16, 2013 •
On October 15, 2013, an Arizona Court of Appeals directed the secretary of state not to enforce the law concerning contribution limits enacted in House Bill 2593, which had became effective on September 13, 2013.
According to the Arizona Daily Star, the courts’ three-judge panel found the new law illegal without explaining the basis of its decision. The lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new law was brought by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission and others from the state.
Changes in the law include allowing individuals and noncertified political committees to give $2,000 to candidates running for legislative and statewide offices who do not participate in the state’s Citizens Clean Elections Act campaign financing system and removing the aggregate contribution limitations for individuals and some political committees.
April 15, 2013 •
Removes Aggregate Contribution Limitations
A bill raising the limits of political contributions to candidates in Arizona has been signed into law.
Individuals and noncertified political committees will be able to give $2,500 to candidates running for Arizona local, legislative, and statewide offices. Committees certified by the secretary of state to give at the upper limit can contribute up to $5,000 to a statewide candidate.
The bill removes the aggregate contribution limitations for individuals and some political committees. The law will take effect 90 days after the Legislature adjourns sine die.
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