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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 Apr 13, 2005 (Introduced).

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109th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1606

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 13, 2005

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

A BILL

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

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Short title

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

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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..