Saturday, March 21, 2009

House Debates Campaign Contribution Limit Bill

And they've been doing that close to two hours.

Republicans tried to amend it several times, including one aimed at non-proffits that get involved in elections and one that wold require all candidates currently collecting contributions to "zero out their accounts."

Currently Rep. Janice Arnold-Jones says she has two more amendments.

It's nearly 2:30 a.m. Many representatives are sleeping. I'm jealous.

If it passes, the bill will have to go back to the Senate because the House amended it to limit contributions to $2,300 per election cycle for state offices. The version that passed the Senate had the limit at $2,300 per year. There are four years in an election cycle. You do the math.

UPDATE: The bill passes 49-17.