OLR Bill Analysis

SB 1120

AN ACT CONCERNING THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT AN INDIVIDUAL MAY CONTRIBUTE TO THE STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF A PARTY.

SUMMARY:

The law places limits on contributions made to benefit candidate committees, party committees, and political committees (known as PACs). This bill increases, from $5,000 to $10,000, the maximum amount that an individual may contribute to a state central committee during a calendar year. The bill does not affect other limits on contributions by individuals.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2014

BACKGROUND

Related Bills

sSB 1127, favorably reported by the Government Administration and Elections Committee, allows state contractors, prospective state contractors, their principals, and their spouses and dependent children to contribute up to $1,000 to the town committee of the municipality where they reside.

HB 6632, favorably reported by the Government Administration and Elections Committee, increases the limit on contributions by individuals to town committees.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Government Administration and Elections Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

11

Nay

3

(03/27/2013)