Frequently Asked Questions - State Contractor


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   Political Committees

  • Are political committees (PACs) covered by the ban? (rev. 6/6/2012)

    For purposes of the solicitation and contribution provisions both political committees established by a state contractor and political committees established or controlled by a principal of a state contractor, are treated as covered principals. This means that such political committees are prohibited from contributing to covered candidates (within the branch they contract with), political committees authorized to contribute to them, and party committees.
    In addition, principals of state contractors may not contribute to political committees authorized to give to candidates within the branch they contract with. This means that a principal of an executive branch state contractor may not contribute to any political committee that is authorized to give to candidates for statewide office. Likewise a principal of a legislative branch state contractor may not contribute to any political committee that is authorized to give to candidates for General Assembly.
    Political committees formed to support only municipal candidates or referendum question are not covered by the state contractor provisions.