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Alabama: House passes PAC-to-PAC transfer ban

AP reports: The Alabama House voted 103-0 Tuesday to ban the practice of transferring campaign donations from one political action committee to another.

It's the sixth year in a row the House has passed by near unanimous votes bills to ban the practice known as "PAC to PAC transfers." The sponsor of the legislation, Rep. Jeff McLaughlin, D-Guntersville, said the transfers create a "shell game" that makes it impossible for voters to figure out the source of a candidate's money.

McLaughlin has watched for the past five years as his bill passed the House and then died in the Senate without coming up for a vote. House Speaker Seth Hammett said he has been assured by Senate leaders the bill would be considered in the upper chamber this session. -- 103-0 vote in House to ban PAC transfers

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