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A03810
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1472
Session of
2023
INTRODUCED BY SOLOMON, KENYATTA, MADDEN, PROBST, TAKAC, HILL-
EVANS, RABB, ISAACSON, KINSEY, SANCHEZ, ROZZI AND NEILSON,
JUNE 21, 2023
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT, JUNE 21, 2023
AN ACT
Amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), entitled
"An act concerning elections, including general, municipal,
special and primary elections, the nomination of candidates,
primary and election expenses and election contests; creating
and defining membership of county boards of elections;
imposing duties upon the Secretary of the Commonwealth,
courts, county boards of elections, county commissioners;
imposing penalties for violation of the act, and codifying,
revising and consolidating the laws relating thereto; and
repealing certain acts and parts of acts relating to
elections," in primary and election expenses, further
providing for reporting by candidate and political committees
and other persons and for late contributions and independent
expenditures.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Sections 1626(g) and 1628 of the act of June 3,
1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election
Code, are amended to read:
Section 1626. Reporting by Candidate and Political
Committees and other Persons.--
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(g) Every person, including a civic league or organization
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not organized for profit but operated exclusively for the
promotion of social welfare under 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(4)
(relating to exemption from tax on corporations, certain trusts,
etc.) and labor, agricultural and horticultural organizations
under 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(5) , other than a political committee or
candidate, who makes independent expenditures expressly
advocating the election or defeat of a clearly identified
candidate, or question appearing on the ballot, other than by
contribution to a political committee or candidate, in [an
aggregate amount in excess of one hundred dollars ($100)] any
amount during a calendar year shall file with the appropriate
supervisor, on a form prepared by the Secretary of the
Commonwealth, a report which shall include the same information
required of a candidate or political committee receiving such a
contribution and, additionally, the name of the candidate or
question supported or opposed. Reports required by this
subsection shall be filed on dates on which reports by political
committees making expenditures are required to report under this
section.
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Section 1628. Late Contributions and Independent
Expenditures.--Any candidate or political committee, authorized
by a candidate and created solely for the purpose of influencing
an election on behalf of that candidate, which receives any
contribution or pledge of five hundred dollars ($500) or more,
and any person, including a civic league or organization not
organized for profit but operated exclusively for the promotion
of social welfare under 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(4) (relating to
exemption from tax on corporations, certain trusts, etc.) and
labor, agricultural and horticultural organizations under 26
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U.S.C. § 501(c)(5) , making an independent expenditure, as
defined by this act, of [five hundred dollars ($500) or more]
any amount after the final pre-election report has been deemed
completed shall report such contribution, pledge or expenditure
to the appropriate supervisor. Such report shall be sent by the
candidate, chairman or treasurer of the political committee
within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt of the contribution. It
shall be the duty of the supervisor to confirm the substance of
such report. The report shall be made by telegram, mailgram,
overnight mail or facsimile transmission. Any candidate in his
own behalf, or chairman, treasurer or candidate in behalf of the
political committee may also comply with this section by
appearing personally before such supervisor and reporting such
late contributions or pledges.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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