The Fair Political Practices Commission has increased gift and contribution limits, as it is required to do every two years. The new gift and contribution limits go into effect on January 1, 2023 and will remain in effect through December 31, 2024.
New Gift Limit
• $590 per calendar year per state or local official. Limits are lower in certain local jurisdictions.
New Campaign Contribution Limits
• State Senate, State Assembly, CalPERS Board and CalSTRS Board: $5,500 per election.
• Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Controller, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Insurance Commissioner and Board of Equalization: $9,100 per election.
• Governor: $36,400 per election.
• PACs which support state-level candidates: $9,100 per calendar year.
• Political Party Committees: $45,500 per calendar year.
• Senate or Assembly “officeholder” accounts: $4,500 per calendar year.
• Statewide elected officials (other than Governor) officeholder accounts: $7,500 per calendar year.
• Governor officeholder accounts: $30,200 per calendar year.
• Cities and counties which have not adopted their own contribution limits: $5,500 per election.
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Feel free to contact a Sutton Law Firm attorney or Political Compliance Specialist if you have any questions regarding these new limits, or if you need information about the limits on contributions to candidates for city or county office.
THIS ALERT IS INTENDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE.
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