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Text of the Online Freedom of Speech Act

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on November 2, 2005. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 13, 2006 (Reported by House Committee).

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Union Calendar No. 211

109th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 1606

[Report No. 109–389]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 13, 2005

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

March 13, 2006

Additional sponsors: Mr. Paul, Mrs. Musgrave, Mr. Flake, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Cannon, Mr. Boucher, Mr. Kennedy of Minnesota, and Mr. Bishop of Utah

March 13, 2006

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

A BILL

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to exclude communications over the Internet from the definition of public communication.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Online Freedom of Speech Act.

2.

Modification of Definition of Public Communication

Paragraph (22) of section 301 of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 431(22)) is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: Such term shall not include communications over the Internet..

March 13, 2006

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed