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Contribution Limits1

 

From an
Individual

From a
Permanent
Committee (PAC)² 

From a
Contributing
Organization² 

From a
Corporation

From an
Executive
Committee

From a
Caucus
Campaign
Committee

To
Candidate
or Slate of
Candidates

$1,000
per election
121.150(6)

$1,000
per election³
121.150(6)

$1,000
per election
121.150(6)

Prohibited
121.025
& 121.035

Unlimited
121.150(23)

Unlimited
121.150(23)

To
Permanent
Committee (PAC)

$1,500
per year
aggregate
121.150(10)

$1,500
per year
aggregate
121.150(10)

$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)

To
Political Issues
Committee

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited
121.035

Unlimited

Unlimited

To an
Executive
Committee

$2,500
per year
aggregate
121.150(11)

$2,500
per year
aggregate
121.150(11)

$2,500
per year
aggregate
121.150(11)

Prohibited
121.025
& 121.035

Unlimited
Transfer
of Funds

$2,500
per year
aggregate
121.150(11)

To a
Caucus
Campaign
Committee

$2,500
per year
121.150(11)

$2,500
per year
121.150(11)

$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)

 
 

 

 

To a
Candidate
or Slate
 

To a
School Board
Candidate

To a
Permanent
Committee (PAC)
 

To an
Issues
Committee

To an
Executive
Committee

To a
Caucus
Campaign
Committee 

Cash Contributions

$50 per election
121.150(4)

$50 per election
121.150(4)

$50 per election
121.150(4)

$50 per election
121.150(4)

$50 per election
121.150(4)

$50 per election
121.150(4)


Anonymous
Contributions

$50 per election (Maximum aggregate $1000 per election)
121.150(3)

$50 per election (Maximum aggregate $1000 per election)
121.150(3)

$50 per election (Maximum aggregate $1000 per election)
121.150(3) 

$50 per election (Maximum aggregate $1000 per election)
121.150(3)

$50 per election (Maximum aggregate $1000 per election)
121.150(3)

$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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