H.R.5034 - To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to make Federal elections more competitive, open, and honest by establishing clarity standards for identification of sponsors of certain unauthorized political advertising, and for other purposes.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Michel, Robert H. [R-IL-18] (Introduced 06/13/1990)|
|Committees:||House - House Administration|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/20/1990 Referred to the Subcommittee on Elections. (All Actions)|
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HR 5034 IH 101st CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5034 To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to make Federal elections more competitive, open, and honest by establishing clarity standards for identification of sponsors of certain unauthorized political advertising, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES June 13, 1990 Mr. MICHEL (for himself, Mr. GINGRICH, Mr. EDWARDS of Oklahoma, Mr. HUNTER, Mr. VANDER JAGT, Mr. MCCOLLUM, Mr. WEBER, Mrs. VUCANOVICH, Mr. CRAIG, Mr. GALLO, Mr. GUNDERSON, Mr. HYDE, Mr. GREEN, Mr. MORRISON of Washington, Mr. IRELAND, Mr. FISH, Mr. PURSELL, Mr. SCHULZE, Mr. BATEMAN, Mr. MOORHEAD, Mr. ROWLAND of Connecticut, Mr. DEWINE, Mr. JAMES, Mr. DANNEMEYER, Mr. MILLER of Ohio, Mr. MARTIN of New York, Mr. GILLMOR, Mr. CLINGER, Mr. COLEMAN of Missouri, Mr. PETRI, Mr. WALSH, Mr. BUECHNER, Mr. MADIGAN, Mr. OXLEY, Mr. RHODES, Mr. REGULA, Mr. NIELSON of Utah, Mr. SHAW, Mr. SCHIFF, Mr. WOLF, Mr. BEREUTER, Mr. COUGHLIN, Mr. KYL, Mr. ROTH, Mr. HOLLOWAY, Mr. SENSENBRENNER, Mr. HANSEN, Mr. ROBERTS, Mr. BALLENGER, Mr. MCMILLAN of North Carolina, Mr. HANCOCK, Mr. RAVENEL, Mr. SCHAEFER, Mr. MCGRATH, Mr. LAGOMARSINO, Mr. SAXTON, Mr. INHOFE, Mr. ARCHER, Mrs. SMITH of Nebraska, Mrs. MARTIN of Illinois, Mr. HASTERT, Mr. BROWN of Colorado, Mr. UPTON, Mr. PACKARD, Mr. DORNAN of California, Mr. KOLBE, Ms. SNOWE, Mr. DONALD E. LUKENS, Mr. HOUGHTON, Mrs. JOHNSON of Connecticut, Mr. THOMAS of California, and Mr. FIELDS) 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 make Federal elections more competitive, open, and honest by establishing clarity standards for identification of sponsors of certain unauthorized political advertising, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. AMENDMENT TO THE FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN ACT OF 1971 TO ESTABLISH CLARITY STANDARDS FOR IDENTIFICATION OF SPONSORS OF CERTAIN UNAUTHORIZED POLITICAL ADVERTISING. Section 318(a) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 441d(a)) is amended-- (1) by striking out `SEC. 318. (a)' and inserting in lieu thereof `SEC. 318. (a)(1)'; (2) by redesignating paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) as subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C), respectively; (3) in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1), as so redesignated by paragraph (2) of this section, by striking out `, or' at the end and inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon; (4) in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1), as so redesignated, by inserting `or' after the semicolon at the end; (5) in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1), as so redesignated, by striking out `clearly state' and all that follows through `committee.' and inserting in lieu thereof the following: `contain a clear statement disclosing the name of the person paying for the communication and the unauthorized nature of the communication. `(2) As used in paragraph (1)(C), the term `clear statement' means a statement that-- `(A) appears at the beginning and the end of the communication; `(B) is easily readable or audible, as the case may be; `(C) is in a format that unambiguously identifies the person paying for the communication; and `(D) specifies that the communication is not authorized by any candidate.'. SEC. 2. REMOVAL OF CERTAIN LIMITATIONS APPLICABLE TO A HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CANDIDATE IF AN OPPONENT MAKES LARGE EXPENDITURES OF PERSONAL FUNDS. Section 315 of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 441a) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: `(i)(1) The Commission shall prescribe by regulation procedures under which a candidate in an election for the office of Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress may certify to the Commission the intention of the candidate to limit to $100,000 the total of expenditures from the personal funds of the candidate and the personal funds of the immediate family of the candidate. `(2) A certification under paragraph (1) may not be revoked and, upon submission of the certification, a limitation of $100,000 on the expenditures described in paragraph (1) shall apply to the candidate for purposes of this Act. `(3) If any candidate in such election-- `(A) does not submit a certification under paragraph (1); or `(B) makes an expenditure in violation of paragraph (2); no limitation on contributions under subsection (a)(1)(A) or subsection (a)(2)(A) shall apply to any other candidate in the election.'.