S. 271 (109th): 527 Reform Act of 2005


Feb 2, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 2, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John McCain

Senator from Arizona



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Last Updated: Feb 2, 2005
Length: 13 pages

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S. 1053 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Apr 27, 2005

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to clarify when organizations described in section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 must register as political committees, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

2/2/2005--Introduced.527 Reform Act of 2006 - Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to subject to its requirements as a political committee any applicable 527 organization.Excludes from the meaning ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 2, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 271”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


8 cosponsors (4R, 3D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 2828 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 22, 2004

S. 463 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 31, 2007

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