Campaign Giving Guidelines

Maryland Campaign Finance Contribution Limits Effective January 1, 2015 until December 31, 2018:

Individual Donors: $6,000 contribution limit to each campaign committee

Entities (businesses, corporations, associations, LLCs, LLPs, and PACs): $6,000 contribution limit to each campaign committee

·  Contributions by two or more entities shall be considered as being made by one contributor if:

      (i) one entity is a wholly owned subsidiary of another; or

      (ii) the entities are owned or controlled by at least 80% of the same individuals or entities.

To illustrate: Margaret Smith gives $6,000 to Friends for Joe Jones, and the company she owns outright, Smith Contracting LLC, can also gives $6,000.  Margaret also has several other LLCs of which she owns outright (100%).  Because she owns over 80% of those LLC's, she cannot give from them to Friends for Joe Jones because she has already reached her $6,000 individual and business limit.  She is the 25% owner of Cytech LLC, and Cytech LLC can give up to $6,000 to Friends for Joe Jones.  Also, Margaret's husband and his business can each give up to $6,000 to Friends for Joe Jones.

Prior to January 1, 2015, there was a $10,000 aggregate giving limit to all campaigns for the four year cycle.  That aggregate limit was ruled unconstitutional and is no longer in effect.

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