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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
5/23/1973--Introduced. Nonpartisan Commission on Campaign Reform Act - Establishes an independent Nonpartisan Commission on Campaign Reform. Directs the Commission to conduct an extensive and exhaustive study of the practices engaged in by political parties and individuals in the course of Federal political campaigns including, but not limited to: (1) the adequacy of procedures for the enforcement of existing laws relating to political campaigns and campaign financing; (2) the existing and alternative methods of financing political campaigns; (3) the purpose for which money is expended in political campaigns, such as development of campaign organizations, campaign advertising, voter registration, and polling; (4) the interrelationship of Federal, State, and local campaigns and Federal, State, and local laws relating to campaigns and campaign financing; (5) the methods and procedures by which candidates are nominated for national office by political parties; (6) the adequacy of safeguards against unethical, disruptive, fraudulent, violent, or otherwise wrongful campaign tactics; and (7) the length of the period over which candidates are required to campaign for nomination and election to national office. Directs the Commission to make recommendations for such legislation or other reforms as its findings indicate, and in its judgment are needed to revise and control the practices and procedures of political parties, organizations, and individuals participating in the Federal electoral process. Sets forth powers of the Commission. Requires that the Commission submit to Congress and the President appropriate interim reports and a final report describing the results of the study together with its findings and such legislative proposals as it deems necessary or desirable, not later than January 1, 1974.