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Introduced Version - Originating in Committee Senate Concurrent Resolution 90 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 90

(By Senators Palumbo, Wills, Beach, Browning, Foster, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Klempa, Minard, Snyder, Tucker, Williams, Barnes, K. Facemyer and Nohe)

[Originating in the Committee on the Judiciary]

 

Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to study the approaches taken by other states and the constitutional and other concerns associated with restricting the time, place or manner in which elected officials can raise funds.

    Whereas, The Legislature finds that political campaign financing questions are complex issues that often contain constitutional concerns and lead to litigations; and

    Whereas, The Legislature finds that other states have restricted the time, place or manner in which certain elected officials and candidates may raise money; and

    Whereas, The Legislature finds that other states have specifically precluded members of their state legislature from raising funds during the legislative session; and

    Whereas, The Legislature finds that certain other states have specifically precluded elected officials from raising funds from certain persons during the legislative session; and

    Whereas, The Legislature finds that it would benefit from a study of all decisions made with regard to this topic by other states and an overview of any litigation that followed before determining the best approach for West Virginia to follow; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the approaches taken by other states and the constitutional and other concerns associated with restricting the time, place or manner in which elected officials can raise funds; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the need for creating any restrictions on the time, place or manner in which elected officials in this state can raise funds; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2013, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.

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