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Text of Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures with respect to elections.

...to elections.

This resolution was introduced on November 14, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 14, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 86

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 14, 2011

(for herself, Mr. McDermott, Ms. Pingree of Maine, Mr. Heinrich, and Mr. Jackson of Illinois) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures with respect to elections.

That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

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1.

Congress shall have power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in kind equivalents with respect to Federal elections, including through setting limits on—

(1)

the amount of contributions to candidates for nomination for election to, or for election to, Federal office; and

(2)

the amount of expenditures that may be made by, in support of, or in opposition to such candidates.

2.

A State shall have power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in kind equivalents with respect to State elections, including through setting limits on—

(1)

the amount of contributions to candidates for nomination for election to, or for election to, State office; and

(2)

the amount of expenditures that may be made by, in support of, or in opposition to such candidates.

3.

Congress shall have power to implement and enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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