New campaign finance rules go into effect Friday

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By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state’s new-look campaign finance law goes into effect Friday, which, among other things, will increase campaign donation limits to match federal levels.

Senate Bill 622 increases individual contributions to candidates from $1,000 to $2,800 per election, up to $5,000 for political action committees and $10,000 for state party executive committees or caucus campaign committees.

The State Election Commission gave final approval to the emergency rules earlier this week. The rules include the disclosure requirements for PACs and other groups and apply to candidates who collaborate as a committee for events.