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Text of the State Ethics Law Protection Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on June 12, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 12, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1146

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 12, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Menendez, and Mr. Durbin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

A BILL

To amend title 23, United States Code, to protect States that have in effect laws or orders with respect to pay-to-play reform, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the State Ethics Law Protection Act of 2013 .

2.

Pay-to-play reform

Section 112 of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

(h)

Pay-to-Play reform

A State transportation department shall not be considered to have violated a requirement of this section solely because the State in which that State transportation department is located, or a local government within that State, has in effect a law or an order that limits the amount of money an individual or entity that is doing business with a State or local agency with respect to a Federal-aid highway project may contribute to a political party, campaign, candidate, or elected official.

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