PA 13-191—HB 6290

Government Administration and Elections Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING DONATIONS MADE FROM JOINT CHECKING ACCOUNTS

SUMMARY: This act creates an exception to the law that generally requires campaign treasurers to attribute campaign contributions from a joint checking account to the individual who signs the check.

Under the act, joint checking account holders may submit a check signed by one account holder that includes a donation from each individual on the account, provided the account holders submit a signed statement indicating how to allocate the contribution.

By law, unchanged by the act, if more than one account holder signs the check, treasurers must divide it equally among them, unless they submit a statement indicating how to allocate the contribution differently. Previously, the statement had to be written. The act instead requires that it be signed.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

OLR Tracking: KS: KM: JKL: eh/ts