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H.R. 4286 (114th): Campaign Transparency Act


The text of the bill below is as of Dec 17, 2015 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4286

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 17, 2015

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 eliminate the thresholds for reporting the identification of persons making contributions to political committees with respect to elections for Federal office.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Campaign Transparency Act.

2.

Elimination of thresholds for reporting identification of persons making contributions to political committees in Federal elections

(a)

Identification of persons making contributions

Section 304(b)(3) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (52 U.S.C. 30104(b)(3)) is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (A), by striking whose contribution or contributions have an aggregate amount or value in excess of $200 within the calendar year (or election cycle, in the case of an authorized committee of a candidate for Federal office), or in any lesser amount if the reporting committee should so elect,;

(2)

in subparagraph (F), by striking in an aggregate amount or value in excess of $200 within the calendar year (or election cycle, in the case of an authorized committee of a candidate for Federal office); and

(3)

in subparagraph (G), by striking in an aggregate value or amount in excess of $200 within the calendar year (or election cycle, in the case of an authorized committee of a candidate for Federal office).

(b)

Effective Date

The amendments made by this Act shall apply with respect to reports required to be filed under section 304 of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (52 U.S.C. 30104) on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.