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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.'.