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S.J.Res. 47 (104th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution to permit the Congress to limit contributions and expenditures in elections for Federal office.

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 25, 1996 (Introduced).


SJ 47 IS

104th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. J. RES. 47

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution to permit the Congress to limit contributions and expenditures in elections for Federal office.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 25, 1996

Mr. BRADLEY introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution to permit the Congress to limit contributions and expenditures in elections for Federal office.

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission by the Congress:

‘Article--

    ‘SECTION 1. The Congress shall have the power to set limits on expenditures made by, in support of, or in opposition to the nomination or election of any person to Federal office.

    ‘SECTION 2. The Congress shall have the power to set limits on contributions by individuals or entities by, in support of, or in opposition to the nomination or election of any person to Federal office.

    ‘SECTION 3. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.’.