HB1322I-CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS
Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1322 -- Campaign Contributions

Sponsor:  LeVota

Beginning January 1, 2011, this bill changes the laws regarding
campaign contributions to candidates and committees.  In its main
provisions, the bill:

(1)  Limits campaign donations from any person other than the
candidate in any one election to candidates for statewide office
at $2,000; for state senator, $1,000; and for state
representative, $500.  Contribution limits for local candidate
donations are based on population and are specified in the bill.
Candidate committees will be exempt from these limits;

(2)  Limits donations made or accepted by political party
committees to $2,000 for a statewide candidate; $1,000 for a
state senator candidate; $500 for a state representative
candidate; and 10 times the allowable individual contribution for
candidates for other local offices;

(3)  Requires contributions from children younger than 14 years
of age to be counted equally toward their parents' contribution
limits or, in the case of a single parent, counted fully against
that parent's contribution;

(4)  Establishes a surcharge penalty payable to the Missouri
Ethics Commission of $1,000 plus the amount of the nonallowable
contribution for a violation of the campaign contribution limits
by any committee and requires the candidate to return the
nonallowable contribution to the contributor within 10 business
days; and

(5)  Requires a separate accounting procedure for funds used
before January 1, 2011, and allows the use of those funds based
on the current laws.

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