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Text of A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to ...

...expenditures intended to affect elections.

This resolution was introduced on November 1, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 1, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. J. RES. 29

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 1, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Harkin, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Begich, and Mrs. Shaheen) introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect 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 by the Congress:

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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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