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Title 17 : Elections

Chapter 061 : CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Subchapter 003 : CONTRIBUTION LIMITATIONS

(Cite as: 17 V.S.A. § 2941)
  • § 2941. Limitations of contributions

    (a) In any election cycle:

    (1)(A) A candidate for State Representative or for local office shall not accept contributions totaling more than:

    (i) $1,000.00 from a single source; or

    (ii) $1,000.00 from a political committee.

    (B) Such a candidate may accept unlimited contributions from a political party.

    (2)(A) A candidate for State Senator or for county office shall not accept contributions totaling more than:

    (i) $1,500.00 from a single source; or

    (ii) $1,500.00 from a political committee.

    (B) Such a candidate may accept unlimited contributions from a political party.

    (3)(A) A candidate for the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Auditor of Accounts, or Attorney General shall not accept contributions totaling more than:

    (i) $4,000.00 from a single source; or

    (ii) $4,000.00 from a political committee.

    (B) Such a candidate may accept unlimited contributions from a political party.

    (4) A political committee shall not accept contributions totaling more than:

    (A) $4,000.00 from a single source;

    (B) $4,000.00 from a political committee; or

    (C) $4,000.00 from a political party.

    (5) A political party shall not accept contributions totaling more than:

    (A) $10,000.00 from a single source;

    (B) $10,000.00 from a political committee; or

    (C) $60,000.00 from a political party.

    (6) [Repealed.]

    (b) A single source, political committee, or political party shall not contribute more to a candidate, political committee, or political party than the candidate, political committee, or political party is permitted to accept under this section.

    (c) As used in this section:

    (1) For a candidate described in subdivisions (1)-(3) of subsection (a), an "election cycle" means:

    (A) in the case of a general or local election, the period that begins 38 days after the previous general or local election for the office and ends 38 days after the general or local election for the office for which that person is a candidate, and includes any primary or run-off election related to that general or local election; or

    (B) in the case of a special election, the period that begins on the date the special election for the office was ordered and ends 38 days after that special election, and includes any special primary or run-off election related to that special election.

    (2) For a political committee, political party, or single source described in subdivisions (4)-(6) of subsection (a), an "election cycle" means a two-year general election cycle. (Added 2013, No. 90 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2015; amended 2015, No. 30, § 31, eff. May 26, 2015.)