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Sponsors: Senators Drummond, Land, Setzler, Leventis, Matthews, Patterson, McGill, Reese, Elliott, Ford, Jackson, Short, Hutto, Anderson, Pinckney, Malloy, Sheheen, Lourie and Williams
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 5045
Introduced in the Senate on January 24, 2008
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Campaign practices
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/24/2008 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-3 1/24/2008 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-3 2/5/2008 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Ritchie (ch), Rankin, Lourie, Scott, Ceips
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TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1300(7) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF CONTRIBUTION FOR PURPOSES OF CAMPAIGN PRACTICES, BY PROVIDING THAT ANYTHING OF VALUE GIVEN TO MAKE COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN FORTY-FIVE DAYS OF AN ELECTION TO INFLUENCE THE OUTCOME OF AN ELECTIVE OFFICE IS SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 8-13-1302 AND 8-13-1308(F).
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 8-13-1300(7) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(7) "Contribution" means a gift, subscription, loan, guarantee upon which collection is made, forgiveness of a loan, an advance, in-kind contribution or expenditure, a deposit of money, or anything of value made to a candidate or committee to influence an election; or payment or compensation for the personal service of another person which is rendered for any purpose to a candidate or committee without charge, whether any of the above are made or offered directly or indirectly. "Contribution" does not include (a) volunteer personal services on behalf of a candidate or committee for which the volunteer or any person acting on behalf of or instead of the volunteer receives no compensation either in cash or in-kind, directly or indirectly, from any source; or (b) a gift, subscription, loan, guarantee upon which collection is made, forgiveness of a loan, an advance, in-kind contribution or expenditure, a deposit of money, or anything of value made to a committee, other than a candidate committee, and is used to pay for communications made not more than forty-five days before the election to influence the outcome of an elective office as defined in Section 8-13-1300(31)(c). These funds must be deposited in an account separate from a campaign account as required in Section 8-13-1312. Anything of value under subitem (b) is subject to the provisions of Sections 8-13-1302 and 8-13-1308(F)."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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