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(a) (1) No person other than a candidate shall make, and no campaign treasurer shall solicit or accept, any contribution which will cause the total amount contributed by such person with respect to a single election in support of or opposition to such candidate, including contributions to any controlled committees supporting or opposing such candidate, to exceed five hundred dollars ($500) as adjusted pursuant to subdivision (d) below.
(2) No political party committee shall make, and no candidate or campaign treasurer shall solicit or accept, any contribution which will cause the total amount contributed by all local, state and federal committees of the same political party with respect to a single election in support of or opposition to such candidate, including contributions to any controlled committees, to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for any supervisorial district election and fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for any election for the office of Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk, District Attorney, Sheriff or Treasurer/Tax-Collector. Said limits shall be adjusted pursuant to subdivision (d) below.
(3) The term "controlled committee" shall have the same meaning as provided in Section 23.101(c).
(b) The terms of this section are applicable to any contributions made to a candidate or controlled committee hereunder, whether used by such candidate or controlled committee to finance a current campaign, to pay deficits incurred in prior campaigns, or otherwise.
(c) If any person is found guilty of violating the terms of this section, the amount of funds received constituting such violation shall be paid by the candidate or controlled committee treasurer who received such funds to the County Treasurer for deposit in the General Fund of the County.
(d) The dollar limitation set forth in subdivision (a)(1) and (2) of this section shall be adjusted by the Registrar of Voters to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers ("CPI-U"), San Diego Region, as published by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, and rounded to the nearest fifty dollars ($50), on or after January 2, 2013 and on or after January 2 of every odd-numbered year thereafter. Each adjustment shall be calculated based on the total change in the CPI-U, San Diego Region, since the last adjustment was made. The adjusted contribution limit shall be posted on the Registrar of Voters' website.
(Amended by Ord. No. 6253 (N.S.), effective 4-8-82; amended by Ord. No. 9318 (N.S.), effective 4-19-01; amended by Ord. No. 9374 (N.S.), effective 9-6-01; amended by Ord. No. 10138 (N.S.), effective 5-5-11; amended by Ord. No. 10233 (N.S.), effective 1-3-13; amended by Ord. No. 10284 (N.S.), effective 10-10-13; amended by Ord. No. 10373 (N.S.), effective 3-5-15)