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104th CONGRESS
  1st Session
S. J. RES. 18

 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution relative to contributions 
 and expenditures intended to affect elections for Federal, State, and 
                             local office.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

             January 17 (legislative day, January 10), 1995

 Mr. Hollings (for himself, Mr. Specter, Mrs. Kassebaum, Mr. Campbell, 
and Mr. Exon) introduced the following joint resolution; which was read 
          twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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                            JOINT RESOLUTION


 
 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution relative to contributions 
 and expenditures intended to affect elections for Federal, State, and 
                             local office.

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House 
concurring therein),

SECTION 1. CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS.

    The following article is proposed as an amendment to the 
Constitution of the United States, to be valid only if ratified by the 
legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years 
after the date of final passage of this joint resolution:

                              ``Article--

    ``Section. 1. Congress shall have power to set reasonable limits on 
expenditures made in support of or in opposition to the nomination or 
election of any person to Federal office.
    ``Section. 2. Each State shall have power to set reasonable limits 
on expenditures made in support of or in opposition to the nomination 
or election of any person to State office.
    ``Section. 3. Each local government of general jurisdiction shall 
have power to set reasonable limits on expenditures made in support of 
or in opposition to the nomination or election of any person to office 
in that government. No State shall have power to limit the power 
established by this section.
    ``Section. 4. Congress shall have power to implement and enforce 
this article by appropriate legislation.''.
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