Effective August 1, candidates in Louisiana will be permitted to accept unlimited contributions directly from political action committees. Sponsored by State Senator Ed Price, SB 4 was signed into law by Governor John Bel Edwards in June.

Before this change, PACs could contribute up to $80,000 to major office candidates (which include the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, certain judges, and candidates running in election districts with populations larger than 250,000); $60,000 to district office candidates (which include legislators, parish-wide officeholders, and others); and $20,000 to all other candidates. These limits applied jointly to the primary and general elections.