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4640Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000216Primary Sponsor: J. SmithAll Sponsors: J. Smith and LourieDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\pt\1261dw99.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Campaign practices, election candidates, political party expenditures, restrictions on; EthicsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000216 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1316, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM POLITICAL PARTIES, SO AS TO PROHIBIT A POLITICAL PARTY THROUGH ITS PARTY COMMITTEE OR LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS COMMITTEE, FROM MAKING EXPENDITURES ON BEHALF OF OR IN OPPOSITION TO A CANDIDATE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 8-13-1316(A) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 248 of 1991, is amended to read:
"(A) Within an election cycle, a candidate may not accept or receive contributions from a political party through its party committees or legislative caucus committees and no political party through its party committees or legislative caucus committees may contribute to or make expenditures on behalf of or in opposition to a candidate which total in the aggregate more than:
(1) fifty thousand dollars in the case of a candidate for statewide office;
(2) five thousand dollars in the case of a candidate for any other office."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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