2008 Regular Session


File Code: Elections Prior Year Introduction As: SB 546/07 Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 971
Sponsored By:
Senators Pinsky, Brochin, Frosh, Jones, King, Madaleno, Peters, Raskin, Robey, and Rosapepe
Election Law - Public Campaign Financing Act for Candidates for the General Assembly


Establishing a system of public financing of campaigns for candidates for the General Assembly; establishing an Election Financing Commission; creating the Public Election Fund; requiring the Comptroller to distribute specified proceeds to the Public Election Fund; specifying procedures, requirements, and conditions participating candidates must meet to receive a distribution from the Fund; requiring specified campaign expenditure limits; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Paul G. Pinsky, District 22
Senator James Brochin, District 42
Senator Brian E. Frosh, District 16
Senator Verna L. Jones, District 44
Senator Nancy J. King, District 39
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Douglas J. J. Peters, District 23
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20
Senator James N. Robey, District 13
Senator Jim Rosapepe, District 21

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Abandoned Property
Auditors and Audits
Campaign Financing
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
Elections -see also- Ballots; Camp Financ; Pol Cands; Voting
Electronic Government
General Assembly -see also- AELR Cmte; Leg Policy Committee.
Income Tax
Judicial Review -see also- Appeals
Political Candidates
Political Committees
Political Parties
Public Information
Public Officials -see also- Atty Gen; Compt; Coun Admin; etc
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Rules and Regulations

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Commercial Law
( 17-317 )
( 15.5-101 , 15.5-102 , 15.5-103 , 15.5-104 , 15.5-105 , 15.5-106 , 15.5-107 , 15.5-108 , 15.5-109 , 15.5-110 , 15.5-111 , 15.5-112 , 15.5-113 , 15.5-114 , 15.5-115 , 15.5-116 , 15.5-117 , 15.5-118 , 15.5-119 , 15.5-120 , 15.5-121 )
Election Law
( 13-235 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered