CHAPTER 345

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 301

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 15 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ELECTIONS

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Subchapter II, Chapter 80, Title 15 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

ยง8012A. Contributions to a political party from a joint account

(a) Any contribution to a political committee made by means of a check, debit card, or other means of payment from a joint account shall be allocated to the person who signed the check, who authorized the payment in writing, or who provided an electronic signature or electronic verification for such contribution. If more than one person on the joint account signed the check, authorized payment in writing, or provided their electronic signature or electronic verification authorizing the contribution, then the contribution shall be allocated equally to those persons unless written directions are provided upon receipt of the check or authorization of payment as to how to allocate the contribution amongst those persons.

(b) If a contribution to a political committee by means of a check, debit card, or other form of payment from a joint account causes a contributor to exceed the limits established in this subchapter, the treasurer of such political committee shall either:

(1) return the excessive portion of the contribution to the contributor; or

(2) reattribute such contribution if:

a. the treasurer informs such contributor in writing that he or she has exceeded the limit;

b. the treasurer informs such contributor in writing that he or she may request the return of the excessive portion of the contribution; and

c. such contributor provides the treasurer with written directions reattributing the contribution signed by each person the contribution is being attributed within 60 days of the political committee receiving the contribution.

Section 2. This act shall take effect on January 1, 2015.

Approved July 22, 2014