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H.R. 8718 (116th): To extend the statute of limitations for offenses under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971.


The text of the bill below is as of Oct 30, 2020 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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116th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 8718

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 30, 2020

(for herself, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Norton, and Ms. Velázquez) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

A BILL

To extend the statute of limitations for offenses under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971.

1.

Extension of statute of limitations for offenses under Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971

(a)

Civil offenses

Section 309(a) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (52 U.S.C. 30109(a)) is amended by inserting after paragraph (9) the following new paragraph:

(10)

No person shall be subject to a civil penalty under this subsection with respect to a violation of this Act unless a complaint is filed with the Commission with respect to the violation under paragraph (1), or the Commission responds to information with respect to the violation which is ascertained in the normal course of carrying out its supervisory responsibilities under paragraph (2), not later than 15 years after the date on which the violation occurred.

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(b)

Criminal offenses

Section 406(a) of such Act (52 U.S.C. 30145(a)) is amended by striking 5 years and inserting 10 years.

(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to violations occurring on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.