Under Efstration’s proposal, he said, the commission would:
- Have more time to make cases without the statute of limitations running out.
- Make ex-candidates hold onto campaign bank records longer.
- Clarify that candidates could not use campaign contributions to make personal loans to themselves or invest in their companies.
- Mandate what candidates could do with money raised for primary or general election runoffs when they fail to make the runoffs.
The rewritten measure didn’t include a provision the Senate Ethics Committee wanted to ban fundraising committees of legislative leaders from raising money during legislative sessions from lobbyists and special interests. Earlier in the session, the GOP majority passed legislation to create such committees over Democratic objections.