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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Legislative campaign spending limits. Provides that a candidate for election to the Indiana house of representatives may not spend more than a total of $15,000 before a primary election and $30,000 during the period between primary election day and general election day. Provides that the expenditure limits for a candidate for election to the Indiana senate are double the corresponding limits for candidates for election to the house of representatives. Attributes expenditures made by certain other persons to support a legislative candidate toward the candidate's expenditure limit. Imposes certain reporting requirements regarding outside expenditures. Authorizes the Indiana election commission to impose civil penalties for violations. Provides exceptions for write-in candidates and candidates nominated by petition.