The Indiana House has approved a bill that would prohibit the governor from soliciting or receiving campaign contributions during budget-writing sessions of the General Assembly.
The bill also would prohibit any businesses with state contracts worth more than $50,000 from giving contributions to statewide office holders or candidates. The ban would also apply to executives of those businesses and their family members.
The Democratic-led House approved the bill 54-46 yesterday, mostly along party lines.
Legislators already are prohibited from receiving political contributions during sessions in odd-numbered years, which is when state budgets are drafted.
The bill now goes to the state Senate for consideration.