Resolutions / Legislation/Resources

CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTIONS

VIRGINIA BILLS ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE IN 2020 (G.A.)

  1. H.J.Res.2An amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections. Sponsor: Rep. Deutch. Co-sponsored by 221 Representatives including Reps. Beyer, Connolly, McEachin, Spanberger, Wexton, Scott, and Luria.
  2. H.J.Res.48An amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing that the rights extended by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only. Sponsor: Rep. Jayapal.
  3. S.J.Res.51 – A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections. Sponsor: Sen. Udall. Co-sponsored by 47 Senators including Senators Kaine and Warner.

1. Limits on contributions to candidates for statewide office and the General Assembly. Sen. Chap Petersen: SB488, Sen. Adam Ebbin: SB889, Del. Mark Levine:  HB895

2.  Banning contributions to candidates from public service corporations. Sen. Chap Petersen: S.B. 25  and the companion bill in the House: Del. Joshua Cole: HB111

3.  Restricting personal use of campaign contributions. Making unlawful the conversion of political contributions for personal use. Del Marcus Simon HB 848 – Sen Dick Saslow: SB166.

4.  Disclosure related to political campaign advertisements. Del. Marcus B. Simon: HB849. Political campaign advertisements; disclosure requirements; advertisements placed or promoted for a fee on an online platform. 

5.  Public financing of elections. Del. Marcus B. Simon: HB851.

Local Resolutions in Virginia Related to Money in Politics

Go to United for the People for update on resolutions around the country
  • On December 9, 2013, the Falls Church City Council passed a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and related cases and restore constitutional rights and fair elections to the people. (Click here for more information.)
  • On September 10, 2013, the Alexandria City Council passed a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and related cases and restore constitutional rights and fair elections to the people.
  • On September 18, 2012, the County Board of Arlington, Virginia passed a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and restore fair elections to the American people.
  • On June 4, 2012, the Charlottesville City Council passed a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and restore constitutional rights and fair elections to the people.

Links to Resources

DATA ON MONEY IN POLITICS

Open Secrets: The Center for Responsive Politics is the nation’s premier research group tracking money in politics and its effect on elections and public policy.

The Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP) The nonprofit Virginia Public Access Project elevates public understanding of politics and government by organizing and presenting information in ways that are easily accessible and free of partisan bias

National Conference of State Legislatures: NCSL


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