Almost two-dozen states and scores of municipalities have some sort of pay-to-play restrictions on contributions related to current or prospective government contractors. Others are on the verge of adopting similar or more restrictive rules. These rules often reach beyond corporate and Political Action Committee (PAC) contributions and apply to contributions by corporation directors, officers and even their spouses. The first step toward compliance with the pay-to-play laws is timely knowledge of the important details of the applicable laws and rules. To this end, the Election Law & Government Ethics Practice has prepared a survey of the pay-to-play regimes from around the country. This survey is available as a subscription service for a fee. An example of the survey for Philadelphia (which has pay-to-play contribution limits and disclosure requirements, but is less detailed than other jurisdictions) is available here.
For more information, please contact Jan Witold Baran at 202.719.7330 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Michael E. Toner at 202.719.7545 or email@example.com, Carol A. Laham at 202.719.7301 or firstname.lastname@example.org, D. Mark Renaud at 202.719.7405 or email@example.com and Caleb P. Burns at 202.719.7451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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