Campaign Giving Guidelines
General (Non-PAC) Contributions
Between January 1, 2015-December 31, 2018, individuals, PACs and business entities may contribute up to $6,000 for the 2018 election cycle.
- 2014 Cycle - 01/01/2011 through 12/31/2014
- 2018 Cycle - 01/01/2015 through 12/31/2018
For example, Sidney Giver contributes $4,000 to the Committee to Elect Bob D. Candidate on April 3, 2012. Sidney Giver cannot make any more contributions to the Committee to Elect Bob D. Candidate until the next four-year cycle begins (in this case January 1, 2015). Sidney Giver also contributes $4,000 to the ABC PAC and $4,000 to the committee, Friends of Joe Incumbent on May 3, 2012. Sidney Giver can contribute up to $4,000 to multiple committees during each four-year cycle. There is no aggregate limit.
PAC Transfers - General Limitations
Generally, a PAC may give, or "transfer" no more than $6,000 to another campaign finance entity during the four-year cycle. There is no aggregate limit.
For example, the ABC PAC transfers $4,000 to the Committee to Elect Bob D. Candidate on February 16, 2013. ABC PAC then transfers another $2,000 to the Committee to Elect Bob D. Candidate on January 31, 2014. The ABC PAC cannot make any more transfers to the Committee to Elect Bob D. Candidate until the next four-year cycle begins (in this case January 1, 2015). However, the ABC PAC can still make transfers to any other campaign finance entity not associated with Bob D. candidate, since there is no aggregate limit on transfers.
Source: The Summary Guide to Maryland Candidacy and Campaign Finance Laws
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