Proposal would increase campaign donation limits in Louisiana

Published: May 17, 2022

By: Alex Tirado

Rep. Kyle Greene, R-Marrero, has authored a bill to raise campaign contribution limits for Louisiana candidates. (Alex Tirado/LSU Manship School News Service)

The House and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced a bill Tuesday that would raise the limit on the amount of money that individuals and political committees can contribute to Louisiana candidates.

House Bill 254, sponsored by Rep. Kyle Green Jr., D-Marrero, would set the campaign contribution limit for donors and small political action committees at $5,000 for all political offices. It would increase the limit to $10,000 for larger PACs with 250 or more members who have contributed at least $50 each.

Current state campaign finance law sets varying donation limits depending on the office a candidate is running for.

Major offices, including statewide elected officials, already have a limit of $5,000, while district offices and other offices that include members of the Legislature have limits of $1,000 to $2,500.

The bill would remove this hierarchical structure of campaign contributions and provide a blanket contribution limit regardless of the office sought by the candidate.

Read more at Louisiana Illuminator

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