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H.R. 3487 (113th): To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act to extend through 2018 the authority of the Federal Election Commission to impose civil money penalties on the basis of a schedule of penalties established and published by the Commission, to expand such authority to certain other violations, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 24, 2013 (Passed Congress).


I

One Hundred Thirteenth Congress of the United States of America

At the First Session

H. R. 3487

AN ACT

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act to extend through 2018 the authority of the Federal Election Commission to impose civil money penalties on the basis of a schedule of penalties established and published by the Commission, to expand such authority to certain other violations, and for other purposes.

1.

Extension of administrative penalty authority of Federal Election Commission through 2018

Section 309(a)(4)(C)(iv) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 ( 2 U.S.C. 437g(a)(4)(C)(iv) ) is amended by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2018.

2.

Expansion of administrative penalty authority of Federal Election Commission

(a)

Application to qualified disclosure requirements

Section 309(a)(4)(C)(i) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 ( 2 U.S.C. 437g(a)(4)(C)(i) ) is amended by striking any requirement of section 304(a) of the Act ( 2 U.S.C. 434(a) ) and inserting a qualified disclosure requirement.

(b)

Schedule of penalties for each violation

Section 309(a)(4)(C)(i)(II) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 ( 2 U.S.C. 437g(a)(4)(C)(i)(II) ) is amended by inserting , for violations of each qualified disclosure requirement, before under a schedule of penalties.

(c)

Definition of qualified disclosure requirement

Section 309(a)(4)(C) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 ( 2 U.S.C. 437g(a)(4)(C) ) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating clause (iv), as amended by section 1, as clause (v); and

(2)

by inserting after clause (iii) the following new clause:

(iv)

In this subparagraph, the term qualified disclosure requirement means any requirement of—

(I)

subsections (a), (c), (e), (f), (g), or (i) of section 304; or

(II)

section 305.

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3.

Effective date

The amendments made by this Act shall take effect on the earlier of—

(1)

December 31, 2013; or

(2)

the date of the enactment of this Act.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.