The Act primarily provides for the creation of leadership committees that accept contributions and make expenditures for the purpose of affecting the outcome of elections or advocating for the election or defeat of candidates. The governor, lieutenant governor, or a political party’s nominee for those positions, and the Democratic and Republican leaders in the state Senate and House would control and chair such committees: specifically, one person designated by the majority caucus of the House of Representatives, one by the minority caucus of the House of Representatives, one by the majority caucus of the Senate, and one by the minority caucus of the Senate. Notably, these leadership committees will be able to raise funds and receive donations during legislative sessions—an ability previously reserved to the Assembly’s political parties.
Nolan Hendricks & PJ Spina,
SB 221: The Creation of Election Leadership Committees,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
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