Effective today, corporations can now make unlimited campaign contributions directly to candidates in Alabama state and local elections.  The Alabama legislature passed this law to remove the $500 per election cap on corporate contributions in May, but, as we previously covered, there was some ambiguity regarding when the law would take effect.

Other provisions of the law that went into effect today include increasing fines for failing to file timely, accurate campaign finance reports and clarifying that PAC treasurers bear responsibility for PAC campaign finance law violations.