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Contribution Limits

Contribution Limits ¹
Contribute toFrom an IndividualFrom a CorporationFrom an Executive CommitteeFrom a Caucus Campaign CommitteeFrom a Contributing Organization²From a Permanent Committee (PAC)²Cash Contributions⁷Anonymous Contributions
Candidate or Slate of Candidates
$1,000 per election 121.150(6)
Prohibited 121.025 & 121.035
Unlimited 4,6 121.150(23)
Unlimited 5,6 121.150(23)
$1,000 per election 121.150(6)
$1,000 per election 3 121.150(6)
$50 per election 121.150(4)
$50 per election (Maximum aggregate $1000 per election) 121.150(3)
Permanent Committee (PAC)$1,500 per year aggregate 121.150(10)Prohibited 121.025 & 121.035$1,500 per year aggregate 121.150(10)$1,500 per year aggregate 121.150(10)$1,500 per year aggregate 121.150(10)$1,500 per year aggregate 121.150(10)$50 per election 121.150(4)$50 per election (Maximum aggregate $1000 per election) 121.150(3)
Political Issues Committee
Unlimited
Unlimited 121.035
Unlimited
Unlimited 5,6 121.150(23)
Unlimited
Unlimited
$50 per election 121.150(4)
$50 per election (Maximum aggregate $1000 per election) 121.150(3)
Executive Committee$2,500 per year aggregate 121.150(11)Prohibited 121.025 & 121.035Unlimited Transfer of Funds$2,500 per year aggregate 121.150(11)$2,500 per year aggregate 121.150(11)$2,500 per year aggregate 121.150(11)$50 per election 121.150(4)$50 per election (Maximum aggregate $1000 per election) 121.150(3)
Caucus Campaign Committee$2,500 per year 121.150(11)Prohibited 121.025 & 121.035$2,500 per year 121.150(11)$2,500 per year 121.150(11)$2,500 per year 121.150(11)$2,500 per year 121.150(11)$50 per election 121.150(4)$50 per election (Maximum aggregate $1000 per election) 121.150(3)
  1. In-kind and monetary contributions jointly count toward both the “per election” and the “per year” contribution limits.
  2. Contributing Organizations or PACs affiliated by bylaw structure or by registration shall be considered as one (1) committee for purposes of applying contribution limits. KRS 121.150(7)
  3. The amount the candidate retains from PACs per election cannot be more than fifty percent (50%) of the candidate’s total contributions, or ten thousand dollars ($10,000), whichever is greater. KRS 121.150(23)(a)
  4. The contributions given by Executive Committees are unlimited. Party rules and or by-laws may prohibit Executive Committees and Caucus Campaign Committees from making contributions to candidates in non-partisan races. For more information, you may contact these committees. The contributions that a candidate or slate of candidates may retain from an Executive Committee are limited. The limit is based on the total contributions received by the candidate per election. The amount the candidate retains from Executive Committees per election cannot be more than fifty percent (50%) of the candidate’s total contributions, or ten thousand dollars ($10,000), whichever is greater. KRS 121.150(23)(a)-(c)
  5. The contributions given by Caucus Campaign Committees are unlimited. Party rules and or by-laws may prohibit Executive Committees and Caucus Campaign Committees from making contributions to candidates in non-partisan races. For more information, you may contact these committees. The contributions that a candidate or slate of candidates may retain from Caucus Campaign Committees are limited. The limit is based on the total contributions received by the candidate per election. The amount the candidate retains from Caucus Campaign Committees per election cannot be more than fifty percent (50%) of the candidate’s total contributions, or ten thousand dollars ($10,000), whichever is greater. KRS 121.150(23)(a)-(c)
  6. Party rules and or by-laws may prohibit Executive Committees and Caucus Campaign Committees from making contributions to candidates in non-partisan races. For more information, you may contact these committees.
  7. Contributions by cashier's check or money order are limited to fifty dollars ($50) per election unless the instrument identifies both the payor and the payee. If the cashier's check or money order does identify both the payor and the payee, the instrument is considered a contribution by check. KRS 121.150(4)
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