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House Bill 4463 makes numerous changes to the laws governing the financing of campaigns and election practices by placing further restrictions on advocacy groups’ ability to speak about and campaign for candidates.
|2/11/2014||(House)||Introduced and Referred to Judiciary Committee|
|2/21/2014||(House)||Passed Judiciary Committee|
|2/24/2014||(House)||First Reading on the Floor|
|2/25/2014||(House)||Second Reading on the Floor|
|2/26/2014||(House)||Laid Over on Third Reading until 2/27|
|2/27/2014||(House)||Tabled on Third Reading|
The House of Delegates is considering House Bill 4463, a bill which significantly infringes upon First Amendment rights by increasing regulations on campaign contributions. By changing the laws governing the financing of campaigns and election practices, this bill will severely inhibit the ability of advocacy groups, including local and state home school organizations, to be involved in elections and to support candidates with shared values and beliefs. HB 4463 amounts to an unconstitutional restraint on free speech and hinders political discourse which is key to the democratic process.
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