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S.J.Res. 18 (105th): Campaign Finance Reform resolution

The text of the resolution below is as of Feb 27, 1997 (Placed on Calendar in the Senate).


SJ 18 PCS

Calendar No. 20

105th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. J. RES. 18

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 27, 1997

Mr. HOLLINGS (for himself, Mr. SPECTER, Mr. DASCHLE, Mr. BRYAN, Mr. BIDEN, Mrs. FEINSTEIN, Mr. REED of Rhode Island, Mr. CONRAD, Mr. DORGAN, and Mr. REID) introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and ordered placed on the calendar


JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

    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, to be valid only if ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within 7 years after the date of final passage of this joint resolution:

‘Article--

    ‘SECTION 1. Congress shall have power to set reasonable limits on the amount of contributions that may be accepted by, and the amount of expenditures that may be made by, in support of, or in opposition to, a candidate for nomination for election to, or for election to, Federal office.

    ‘SECTION 2. A State shall have power to set reasonable limits on the amount of contributions that may be accepted by, and the amount of expenditures that may be made by, in support of, or in opposition to, a candidate for nomination for election to, or for election to, State or local office.

    ‘SECTION 3. Congress shall have power to implement and enforce this article by appropriate legislation.’.

Calendar No. 20

105th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. J. RES. 18

JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.


February 27, 1997

Read twice and ordered placed on the calendar