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File #: 190083-A    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 2/7/2019 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 4/25/2019
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
Code sections: 20-1000 - CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 190083-A02, As Amended on Floor.pdf, 2. Bill No. 190083-A02, As Amended on Floor, 3. CertifiedCopy190083-A02.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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(6) Contribution. Money, gifts, forgiveness of debts, loans, or things having a monetary value incurred or received by a candidate or his/her agent for use in advocating or influencing the election of the candidate or by a former candidate to retire debt incurred to influence a covered election or to pay costs related to transition or inauguration to City elective office.

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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.]

[(8.1)] (8) 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...

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