• New Colorado Campaign Finance Rules Take Effect October 4, 2010
  • September 24, 2010 | Author: Terrance D. Carroll
  • Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Denver Office
  • On September 14, 2010, the Colorado Secretary of State amended Colorado's campaign finance rules (8 CCR 1505-6). These rules take effect on October 4, 2010. The majority of the new rules are non-substantive and intended to incorporate the new Independent Expenditure committees, created by Senate Bill 10-203, into existing campaign finance regulations. However, there are a few substantive changes and new regulations that significantly affect candidate committees, political parties, and other political committees (PACs, 527s, Small Donor Committees, and Independent Expenditure Committees). The new rules effectively limit the viability and usefulness of Independent Expenditure Committees.