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HB17-1259

Independent Expenditure Committees And Candidates

Concerning a requirement that an independent expenditure committee created by a candidate for public office is subject to constitutional requirements governing limits on contributions to such candidates.
Session:
2017 Regular Session

For purposes of the 'Fair Campaign Practices Act', an independent expenditure committee is one or more persons that make an independent expenditure in excess of $1,000 or that collect in excess of $1,000 for the purpose of making an independent expenditure. An independent expenditure is an expenditure that is not controlled by or coordinated with any candidate or agent of such candidate.

Under the bill, any independent expenditure committee established, financed, or maintained by a candidate or candidate committee in accordance with the decision of the Colorado court of appeals in the case of Colorado Republican Party v. Williams , 2016 COA 26 (2016), is subject to the contribution limits and restrictions that are imposed on candidate committees as specified in the state constitution.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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