H.R. 406 (112th): To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to permit candidates for election for Federal office to designate an individual who will be authorized to disburse funds of the authorized campaign committees of the candidate in the event of the death of the candidate.

Jan 24, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Passed House)
Walter Jones Jr.
Representative for North Carolina's 3rd congressional district
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This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 10, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Jan 24, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 24, 2011
Reported by Committee Jul 19, 2012
Passed House Sep 10, 2012

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9/10/2012--Passed House without amendment.
Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to permit candidates for election to federal office to:
(1) designate an individual for each of a candiate's authorized campaign committees who will be authorized to disburse funds of the committee in the event of the candidate's death, and
(2) designate another individual to carry out the responsibilities of the designated individual in the event of the death or incapacity of the designated individual or the designated individual's unwillingness to carry out the responsibilities.
Prescribes procedures for filing and revoking such a designation. Permits the filing of a designation to contain the candidate's instructions regarding the disbursement of funds.

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