Elections & Campaigns, Lobbying & Compliance
Maryland and Tennessee Change Rules Around PAC Payroll Deductions
June 8, 2022 | Jeff Hunter, Kelley Drye & Warren, Bradley Coffey, MultiState Associates
Following reports of contributors being automatically enrolled into recurring political contributions without their knowledge in the 2020 elections, states are starting to investigate and legislate against the practice. The first to prohibit pre-checked recurring contribution boxes after 2020 is Maryland, followed shortly after by Tennessee. In this article, we’ll discuss the new changes to these state campaign finance laws and how those changes may affect separate segregated funds/corporate & labor union PACs that use payroll deductions for their employee/member solicitations.