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Alabama: bill seeks to shut down PAC-to-PAC transfers

AP reports: A House-passed bill to restrict the transfer of money between some political action committees was rewritten by a Senate committee Wednesday to ban all PAC-to-PAC transfers.

Sen. Pat Lindsey, D-Butler, said the bill passed by the House a month ago, which exempted transfers between affiliated organizations, had too many exceptions and would allow the sources of some campaign contributions to remain hidden. He got the Senate Economic Expansion and Trade Committee, which he heads, to vote 6-0 for a new version of the bill prohibiting all transfers.

Gov. Bob Riley, along with the House Democratic Caucus and the Republican caucuses in the House and Senate, has called for a crackdown on PACs exchanging money to hide the sources of campaign contributions. -- Legislation rewrite bans PAC-to-PAC transfers