Title 21, Chapter 5, Section 30.2
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the definitions set forth in Code Section 21-5-3 shall be applicable to the provisions of this Code section. As used in this Code section, the term:
(1) "Agency" means:
(A) Every state department, agency, board, bureau, commission,
(B) Every county, municipal corporation, school district, or
other political subdivision of this state;
(C) Every department, agency, board, bureau, commission,
authority, or similar body of each such county, municipal
corporation, or other political subdivision of this state; and
(D) Every city, county, regional, or other authority established
pursuant to the laws of this state.
(2) "Contribution" means a gift, subscription, membership, loan,
forgiveness of debt, advance or deposit of money, or anything of
value conveyed or transferred by or on behalf of an agency,
without receipt of payment therefor, to any campaign committee,
political action committee, or political organization or to any
candidate for campaign purposes.
(3) "Elector" means any person who shall possess all of the
qualifications for voting now or hereafter prescribed by the laws
of this state and who shall have registered in accordance with
Chapter 2 or 3 of this title.
(4) "Political action committee" means any committee, club,
association, partnership, corporation, labor union, or other group
of persons which receives donations aggregating in excess of
$1,000.00 during a calendar year from persons who are members or
supporters of the committee and which distributes these funds as
contributions to one or more campaign committees of candidates for
public office. Such term does not mean a campaign committee.
(5) "Political organization" means an affiliation of electors
organized for the purpose of influencing or controlling the
policies and conduct of government through the nomination of
candidates for public office and, if possible, the election of its
candidates to public office.
(6) "Public meeting place" means any county, municipal, or other
public building suitable and ordinarily used for public
(b) No agency and no person acting on behalf of an agency shall
make, directly or indirectly, any contribution to any campaign
committee, political action committee, or political organization or
to any candidate; but nothing in this Code section shall prohibit
the furnishing of office space, facilities, equipment, goods, or
services to a public officer for use by the public officer in such
officer's fulfillment of such office.
(c) No campaign committee, political action committee, or political
organization or candidate shall accept a contribution in violation
of subsection (b) of this Code section.
(d) Nothing contained in this Code section shall be construed to:
(1) Affect the authority of the State Personnel Board regarding
the regulation of certain political activities of public employees
in the classified service of the state merit system;
(2) Affect the authority of any agency regarding the regulation of
the political activities of such agency's employees;
(3) Affect the use of the capitol building and grounds as specified in Code Section 50-16-4; or
(4) Prohibit the use of public meeting places by political
organizations when such meeting places are made available to
different political organizations on an equal basis; provided,
however, this paragraph shall not be construed to create a right
for a political organization to use a public meeting place.