California Assembly Approves AB 2523

A bill that would cap local campaign contributions at $4,200 is on its way to the California State Senate. AB 2523, authored by Assembly Member Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco), was passed by the Assembly Thursday in a 43-15 vote.

State law does not currently require local jurisdictions to adopt contribution limits. And while some cities and counties have chosen to do so anyway, the majority (77% and 72%) have not.

AB 2523 aims to level the playing field by bringing local contribution limits in line with those for statewide office. It would apply to any local jurisdiction that has not established limits of its own. The bill also contains a provision allowing cities and counties to opt out of the mandate if voters approve.

Read more about Thursday's vote here.