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Text of the Pick Your Poison Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on March 13, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 13, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1118

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 13, 2013

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 prohibit corporations which employ or retain registered lobbyists from making expenditures or disbursements for electioneering communications under such Act, and for other purposes.

1.

Short Title; Findings

(a)

Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Pick Your Poison Act of 2013 .

(b)

Findings

Congress finds the following:

(1)

Independent expenditures made in connection with elections for public office, including those made by corporations, give rise to corruption and the appearance of corruption, as well as undue influence and access.

(2)

This corruption, and the appearance of this corruption, threatens to cause the electorate to lose faith in our democracy.

2.

Ban on Expenditures and Disbursements for Electioneering Communications by Corporations Employing or Retaining Registered Lobbyists

Section 316 of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 ( 2 U.S.C. 441b ) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(d)

Special Rule for Corporations Employing or Retaining Registered Lobbyists

A corporation may not make any expenditure, or make any disbursement for an electioneering communication, if it employs or retains a registered lobbyist under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995.

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