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File #: 170680    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: HELD IN COMMITTEE
File created: 6/22/2017 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Title 20 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Officers and Employees," to add a Chapter establishing a system for public financing of political campaigns; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Green, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Squilla
Indexes: PUBLIC FUNDING OF POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS
Code sections: Title 20 - OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 17068000.pdf
Title
Amending Title 20 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Officers and Employees," to add a Chapter establishing a system for public financing of political campaigns; all under certain terms and conditions.

Body
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 20 of The Philadelphia Code is amended to read as follows:

TITLE 20. OFFICERS, [AND] EMPLOYEES AND POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS.

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CHAPTER 20-1400. PUBLIC FUNDING OF POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS.

§20-1401. General.

(1) A candidate who meets the qualifications of this Chapter shall be eligible to receive matching funding from the Public Campaign Finance Fund in the amounts set forth in this Chapter, subject to the limitations set forth in this Chapter, for use by the candidate's candidate political committee for the purposes specified in this Chapter.

§20-1402. Definitions.

(1) The definitions of Chapter 20-1000 ("Political Contributions and Expenditures") shall apply to this Chapter, except as provided herein.

(2) "Applicable Spending Limit." Means the following amount in connection with a covered election for one of the following City elective offices:

Mayor: $2,000,000

District Attorney and Controller: $600,000

All other City elective offices: $200,000

(3) "Individual." Means a natural person.

(4) "January 1 start date." Means January 1 of the year preceding the year in which the candidate qualifies, or seeks to qualify for, eligibility for public campaign funding.

(5) "Monetary Contribution." Means money provided to a candidate or his/her agent for use in advocating or influencing the election of the candidate.

(6) "Participating Candidate." Means a candidate who has qualified for and requested matching funding pursuant to the requirements of this Chapter.

§20-1403. Qualification for Rec...

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