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DCMR Chapter 30

3013 LIMITATIONS ON THE USE OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS

3013.1 Campaign funds shall be used solely for the purpose of financing, directly or indirectly, the election campaign of a candidate.

3013.2 Limitations on the use of campaign funds shall include the following:

(a) Payment or reimbursement for a candidate or staff of a campaign committee for travel expenses and necessary accommodations, except when directly related to a campaign purpose;

(b) Payment or reimbursement for the cost of professional services unless those services are directly related to a campaign purpose;

(c ) Payment for medical expenses of a candidate, Provided, that campaign funds may be used to pay employer costs of health care benefits for employees of a principal campaign committee;

(d) Payment or reimbursement for fines and penalties, except those resulting from parking citations incurred in the performance of an activity directly related to a campaign purpose;

(e) Payment or reimbursement for judgments or settlements, unless litigation arises directly out of a candidate’s or principal campaign committee’s campaign activities;

(f) Attorneys’ fees, unless legal expenses arise directly out of a candidate’s or a principal campaign committee’s campaign activities;

(g) Payment or reimbursement for the purchase or lease of personal property, unless the legal title resides in, or the lessee is, the principal campaign committee, and the use of the property is directly related to a campaign purpose;

(h) Clothing, except for specialty clothing which is not suitable for everyday use, including, but not limited to, formal wear, if the attire is worn by a candidate and is directly related to a campaign purpose;

(i ) The purchase or lease of a vehicle, unless the title or lease to the vehicle is held by the campaign committee and not the candidate, and the use of the vehicle is directly related to a campaign purpose; and

(j) Compensation to a candidate for the performance of campaign activities, except for reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses incurred for campaign purposes.