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File #: 220361    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 4/28/2022 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 6/9/2022
Title: Amending Chapter 20-1000 of The Philadelphia Code ("Political Contributions and Expenditures") to revise provisions and to make technical changes; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Green, Councilmember Squilla
Indexes: POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 22036101, As Amended.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy22036101
Title
Amending Chapter 20-1000 of The Philadelphia Code ("Political Contributions and Expenditures") to revise provisions and to make 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 hereby amended as follows:


CHAPTER 20-1000. POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES

? 20-1001. Definitions.

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

(1) Board of Ethics or Board. The Board of Ethics created under Section 3-100(e) of the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter.

(2) Campaign. A candidate, the candidate's candidate political committee and its officers, and agents of any of them.

(3) Candidate. ***

[(3)] (4) ***

[(4)] (5) ***

[(5)] (6) ***

[6] (7) Contribution. Money, gifts, forgiveness of debts, loans, or things having a monetary value incurred or received by (i) a [candidate or his/her agent] campaign(ii) for use in advocating or influencing the election of the candidate or [by] (ii) 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.

[7] (8) ***

[(8)] (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, campaign, or political party.

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