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File #: 170681    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: LAPSED
File created: 6/22/2017 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Chapter 20-1000 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Political Contributions and Expenditures," to add and make changes to provisions regarding campaign contributions; contributions to transition and inauguration committees; and campaign finance disclosures; and making technical changes; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Green, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Squilla
Indexes: CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS
Code sections: 20-1000 - CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 17068100.pdf
Title
Amending Chapter 20-1000 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Political Contributions and Expenditures," to add and make changes to provisions regarding campaign contributions; contributions to transition and inauguration committees; and campaign finance disclosures; and making technical changes; all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 20-1000 of The Philadelphia Code is amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 20-1000. POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES.

§ 20-1001. Definitions.

For purposes of this Chapter, the following definitions shall apply:

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[(8) Election Reform Board. A nonpartisan, non-governmental entity to be created that will execute and monitor voluntary contracts for expenditure limitations and will include representation from the League of Women Voters of Philadelphia and/or the Committee of Seventy.]

(8) Election Cycle. The day after the previous General Election for the office sought through the day of the General Election. In the case of a Special Election, the day after the previous General Election for the office sought through the day of the Special Election.

[(8.1)] (9) Electioneering communication. Any publicly distributed broadcast, cable, radio, print, Internet, or satellite communication (a) that promotes, attacks, supports, or opposes a candidate, or (b) that, within 50 days of a covered election, names, refers to, includes, or depicts a candidate in that covered election. The term shall not include: (i) sponsorship or organization of a candidate debate or forum; (ii) any news story, commentary, or editorial by any broadcasting station, newspaper, magazine, or other periodical publication, including any Internet periodical publication, unless the station, newspaper, magazine, or publication is owned or controlled by a candidate, political committee, or political party.
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