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Text of the To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to reduce the amount that a multicandidate political committee may contribute ...

...committee may contribute to a House of Representatives candidate, and for other purposes.

This bill was introduced on February 13, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 13, 1997 (Introduced).

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HR 797 IH

105th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 797

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to reduce the amount that a multicandidate political committee may contribute to a House of Representatives candidate, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 13, 1997

Mr. SCHIFF introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Oversight


A BILL

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to reduce the amount that a multicandidate political committee may contribute to a House of Representatives candidate, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. REDUCTION IN AMOUNT MULTICANDIDATE POLITICAL COMMITTEE MAY CONTRIBUTE TO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CANDIDATE.

    Section 315(a)(2)(A) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(2)(A)) is amended by striking ‘$5,000’ and inserting the following: ‘(i) $5,000, or (ii) in the case of a candidate for the office of Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress and the authorized political committees of such candidate, the amount of the limitation provided under paragraph (1)(A) with respect to contributions made by individuals’.

SEC. 2. REQUIRING AT LEAST 70 PERCENT OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO A HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE CANDIDATE TO BE FROM IN-STATE INDIVIDUAL RESIDENTS.

    Section 315 of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 441a) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

    ‘(i)(1) With respect to each reporting period for an election, the total of contributions accepted by a candidate for the office of Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress from in-State individual residents shall be at least 70 percent of the total of contributions accepted from all sources.

    ‘(2) As used in this subsection, the term ‘in-State individual resident’ means an individual who resides in the State in which the congressional district involved is located.’.

SEC. 3. WAIVER OF RESTRICTIONS FOR OPPONENTS OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE CANDIDATE WITH CONTRIBUTIONS OF PERSONAL FUNDS IN EXCESS OF $50,000.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Section 315 of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 441a), as amended by section 2, is further amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

    ‘(j) In the case of an election to the office of Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress, if any candidate in the election has a total amount of personal contributions in excess of $50,000--

      ‘(1) subsection (a)(2)(A)(i) shall apply with respect to any opponent of such candidate; and

      ‘(2) subsection (i) shall not apply with respect to any opponent of such candidate.’.

    (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- Section 315(a)(2)(A)(ii) of such Act (2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(2)(A)(ii)), as added by section 1, is amended by inserting after ‘such candidate’ the following: ‘(except as provided in subsection (j))’.