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SB 0179 - Campaign Contributions; persons acting on behalf of a public utility; Public Service Commission; repeal the prohibition

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Staton,Cecil 18th
Last Action: 1/14/2008 - Senate Recommitted
Senate Committee: ETHICS
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

Amend Article 2 of Chapter 5 of Title 21.  Relating to campaign contributions.  This bill would repeal the prohibition against persons acting on behalf of a public utility regulated by the Public Service commission contributing to political campaigns.   No regulated utility that is also operating as an electric membership corporation and no nonprofit corporation, group, or association, the membership of which consists of regulated utilities which are also operating as electric membership corporations shall be authorized to make any contribution to a political campaign.  

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