Campaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates. (SB25)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Campaign finance; prohibited contributions to candidates. Prohibits any candidate from soliciting or accepting a contribution from any public service corporation, as defined in § 56-1, or any political action committee established and administered by such a corporation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100597D
11/18/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB25)
01/21/2020Committee substitute printed to LIS only 20105707D-S1
01/21/2020Incorporates SB266 (Bell)
01/21/2020Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (5-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)


Nathanael Hirt writes:

This is absurd

Anthony Cross writes:

This appears to focus on those organizations such as the NRA who provides support to candidates. Am I correct in my initial assessment?

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Nope. This addresses "public service corporations," defined as:

"Gas, pipeline, electric light, heat, power and water supply companies, sewer companies, telephone companies, and all persons authorized to transport passengers or property as a common carrier."

This is targeted at Dominion, no doubt.