Alaska Campaign Finance Reform, Ballot Measure 1 (August 2006)

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Alaska Ballot Measure 1 (Primary), also called Alaska Campaign Finance Reform was on the August, 2006 primary election ballot in Alaska. It passed.

Text of the proposal

Scheduled to appear on the August 22, 2006, primary election ballot. This initiative would decrease the maximum amount an individual may give a candidate or group from $1,000 to $500, and decrease the amount an individual may give a political party for any purpose from $10,000 to $5,000. It would decrease the amount a group may give a candidate, or group, from $2,000 to $1,000. It would decrease the amount a group may give to a political party from $4,000 to $1,000. It would require groups to disclose the name, address, occupation, employer, date and amount given by each contributor for contributions more than $100 during a calendar year. It would reduce from 40 to 10 the hours a person who is not a professional lobbyist could lobby in any 30-day period before having to register as a lobbyist. It would require legislators, public members of the select committee on legislative ethics, and legislative directors to disclose outside income sources greater than $1,000.

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