2002 State Contribution Limits


Initiative 134 Contribution Limits
(Adjusted for inflation by amending WAC 390-05-400, effective January 1, 2002)

RECIPIENTS
CONTRIBUTORSState PartyCounty Or LD CommitteeCaucus Political CommitteeStatewide Executive Candidate CommitteeLegislative Candidate CommitteePACs

State Party CommitteeNot ApplicableNo LimitNo Limit$0.64 per Reg. Voter per Cycle$0.64 per Reg. Voter per CycleNo Limit
County And LD Party CommitteesNo LimitNo LimitNo Limit$0.32 per Reg. Voter per Cycle (Joint Limit)$0.32 per Reg. Voter per Cycle (Joint Limit)No Limit
Caucus Political Committee (House Or Senate)No LimitNo LimitNo Limit$0.64 per Reg. Voter per Cycle$0.64 per Reg. Voter per CycleNo Limit
Statewide Executive Candidate CommitteeOnly from Surplus Funds No LimitOnly from Surplus Funds No LimitOnly from Surplus Funds No LimitProhibitedProhibitedProhibited
Legislative Candidate CommitteeOnly from Surplus Funds No LimitOnly from Surplus Funds No LimitOnly from Surplus Funds No LimitProhibitedProhibitedProhibited
PACs, Unions, Corps and other entities$3,200 per Calendar Year (non-exempt)No Limit (exempt)$3,200 per Calendar Year (non-exempt)No Limit (exempt)$625 per Calendar Year$1,250 per Election$625 per ElectionNo Limit
IndividualsNo LimitNo LimitNo Limit$1,250 per Election$625 per ElectionNo Limit
  • Per cycle means aggregate during the period from December 1 after the date of the previous general election for the office through November 30 after the upcoming general election for the office.

  • Per election means per each primary, general, or special election for that office.

  • Per calendar year means aggregate during the period from January 1 through December 31 each year.

  • Contributions designated for the exempt account of a bona fide political party are NOT subject to limit, except during the 21 days before the general election when the $5,000 maximum applies. See next.

  • During the 21 days before the general election, no contributor may donate over $50,000 in the aggregate to a candidate for statewide office, or over $5,000 in the aggregate to a candidate for any other office or to a political committee. This includes contributions to a party committee, as well as a candidate's personal contributions to his/her own campaign. It does not apply to contributions from the state committee of the WA State Democratic, Republican or Libertarian Party or from a minor party.