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S. 1857 (104th): Bipartisan Campaign Practices Commission Act of 1996

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jun 11, 1996.

Bipartisan Campaign Practices Commission Act of 1996 - Establishes the Bipartisan Commission on Campaign Practices. Directs the Commission to study the laws and regulations that affect how campaigns for Federal office are conducted and make recommendations for change. (Sec. 6) Mandates a report to the Congress not later than 30 days after the convening of the 105th Congress. Directs that if seven or more members concur on one or more recommendations, the agreeing members shall prepare for each a bill that would implement the recommendation and submit the implementing bill with the report. Provides that each implementing bill submitted with the report shall be given expedited consideration in the same way as an implementing bill for a trade agreement under the Trade Act of 1974. (Sec. 8) Authorizes appropriations.