HJR 213/SJR 80
Joint Subcommittee to Study Campaign Finance Reform
October 26, 2000, Richmond
The subcommittee reviewed the prospects for campaign finance reform with representatives of 10 interested groups and offices, including the Virginia AFL/CIO, the Virginia Coalition for Open Government, Old Dominion University (ODU), Common Cause of Virginia, and Virginia FREE.
An ODU survey of 647 persons showed, in part, the following opinions:
Roundtable participants expressed considerable support for contribution limits and some support for public financing coupled with expenditure limits. However, there was more consensus that there is not enough time before the 2001 Session to develop a proposal for contribution limits and that the joint subcommittee should pursue reforms in the disclosure laws.
Proposals for reforms in the disclosure area included: