LIMITATIONS ON CONTRIBUTIONS
No person shall make any contribution which, and no person shall receive
any contribution which, when totaled with all other contributions from
the same person, pertaining to an individualís campaign for nomination
as a candidate or election to public office, including both the primary
and general elections, or special elections, exceeds the limitations
enumerated for each office, pursuant to §3011.2.
Contributions in support of either individual candidates or their authorized
committees, or for the recall of an incumbent, pursuant to §3000.5,
shall be limited to the following:
Mayor and U. S. Senator and Representative to Congress - $2,000;
Chairman of the Council - $1,500;
) Member of the Council at large - $1,000;
Ward Member of the Council and Member of the Board of Education at large
Ward Member of the Board of Education and Official of a Political Party
- $200; and
Member of an Advisory Neighborhood Commission - $25.
With the exception of special elections, no person shall make any contribution,
in any one election (primary and general) that, when totaled, exceeds
$5,000, to any one (1) unauthorized committee, pursuant to §3000.6.
With the exception of special elections, no person shall make any contribution
in any one election (primary and general) per elective office for Mayor,
U. S. Senator and Representative to Congress, Chairman of the Council,
and each member of the Council and Board of Education which, when totaled
with all other contributions made by that person in any one election
(primary and general) to candidates and political committees, per elective
office, exceeds $8,500; Provided, that contributions to individual candidates
and political committees shall not exceed those listed pursuant to §§3011.2
No person shall receive or make any cash contribution of $25 or more
in legal tender.
For the purposes of §3011, expenditures for candidates for office
shall not be considered contributions or expenditures by or on behalf
of a candidate when derived from the following sources:
Personal funds belonging to candidates; and
Funds from any person advocating the election or defeat of any candidate
for office; Provided, that the person was not requested or suggested
to do so by the candidate, any agent of the candidate, or any authorized
committee of the candidate.
All loans or advances from a candidate or member of the immediate family
of a candidate shall be evidenced by a written instruction which fully
discloses the following:
) Parties to the loan or advance.
The amount of any loan or advance from a member of the candidateís immediate
family shall be included in computing and applying the limitations,
pursuant to §3011, upon receipt by the authorized committee of
the loan or advance from an immediate family members; Provided, that
the standards for repayment are consistent with repayment policies of
lending institutions in the District of Columbia.
Contributions to a candidate or political committee shall be attributed
to the person actually making the contribution.
Contributions from minor children [under eighteen (18) years old] shall
be attributed to their parents or legal guardians except under the following
The decision to contribute is made knowingly and voluntarily by the
minor child; and
The funds, goods or services contributed are owned or controlled exclusively
by the minor child.
A connected organization, pursuant to §3000.8, and all political
committees established, financed, maintained or controlled by the connected
organization share a single contribution limitation.
Corporations may make contributions in the District of Columbia.
Contributions by a partnership shall be attributed to each partner,
only by one (1) of the following methods:
Instructions from the partnership to the political committee or the
Agreement of the partners; Provided, that the profits of non-contributing
partners are not affected.
All contributions by a partnership shall be subject to the contributions
limitations, pursuant to §3011.
No portion of any contribution, pursuant to §3011.13, shall derive
from the profits of a corporation that is a partner.
Limitations on contributions, pursuant to §3011, shall not apply
to initiative, recall or referendum measures.