LWVAL logo Ban on PAC-to-PAC Transfers &  Other Campaign Finance Law
A Tier I Legislative Priority for the League of Women Voters of Alabama

Methods of financing campaigns should ensure the public's right to know, combat corruption and undue influence, enable candidates to compete more equitably for public office, and allow maximum citizen participation in the political process.
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Legislation to watch in 2009

HB154 - Sponspored by Representative McLaughlin.

SB207 - Sponsored by Senators Orr, Butler and Erwin.

No other bills monitored at this time.

About the legislation

About HB154

Summary:  Under existing law, a political action committee may make a contribution to another political action committee.  This bill would prohibit transfers between political action committees other than a principal campaign committee.

This is the bill the League supported during the 2008 Legislative Session.

About SB207

Summary:  This bill bans Pac-to-PAC transfers and includes principle campaign committees in this ban; explicitly states PACs may give to a principle campaign committee.  No other changes are made in the law.

LWVAL's Position

LWVAL supports HB154

LWVAL's support is based on the League's position on Campaign Finance Reform.

LWVAL supports SB207

LWVAL's support is based on the League's position on Campaign Finance Reform.

Progress of Legislation

HB154 was prefiled. 2/3/09 assigned to the House Committee on Constitution & Elections (House C&E). Passed House (98-0) 2/12/09 & sent to Senate. 4/16/09 1st reading and sent to CCFE&E as the result of League President Mary Lynn Bates’ discussion with committee members and press who were unaware that bill was still in Senate Rules Comm. 

HB207 was prefiled. 2/3/09 read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Constitution, Campaign Finance, Ethics, and Elections.

LWVAL Action

LWVAL here expresses support for HB154.

LWVAL here expresses support for SB207.



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