Virginia house considers ban accepting prepaid debit cards

January 23, 2009 RICHMOND, Va. – Republican legislation banning online campaign donations by prepaid credit cards in Virginia has cleared a House committee.

Unlike traditional credit cards, prepaid debit cards are basically anonymous ways to make purchases or donations. Virginia and others have chimed in that their use could result in donors passing campaign limits since there is no way to know where the money comes from.

Only five states have no limit on campaign contributions.