IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 12, 2013
Mr. Kirk (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
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.
This Act may be cited as the
State Ethics Law Protection Act of
Section 112 of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
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.