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Introduced in House (06/04/1997)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Soft Money

Subtitle A: Provisions Relating to Soft Money of

Political Parties

Subtitle B: Soft Money of Persons Other Than Political

Parties

Title II: Enforcement and Disclosure

Subtitle A: Improving Enforcement

Subtitle B: Increasing Disclosure

Title III: Miscellaneous Provisions

Campaign Independence Restoration Act, Part I - Title I: Soft Money - Subtitle A: Provisions Relating to Soft Money of Political Parties - Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (FECA) with respect to "soft money" to: (1) prohibit a national committee of a political party (including specified related entities) from soliciting or receiving contributions or making expenditures not subject to such Act; (2) require a State, district, or local committee of a political party to make Federal election year expenditures (with exceptions) from funds subject to such Act; (3) prohibit a national, State, district, or local committee from soliciting or donating funds to a nonprofit organization; and (4) prohibit an incumbent or candidate for Federal office from soliciting or receiving funds not subject to such Act, or solicit or receive funds for a non-Federal election in excess of certain limits or from prohibited sources (with exceptions for State or local candidates in compliance with State law).

(Sec. 102) Increases limits on individual contributions to national political parties.

(Sec. 103) Imposes or modifies political committee reporting requirements.

(Sec. 104) Removes the exclusion of office facility construction or purchase contributions from the definition of "contribution."

Subtitle B: Soft Money of Persons Other Than Political Parties - Imposes reporting requirements regarding disbursements over $2,000 by a person other than a political party committee or a candidate.

Title II: Enforcement and Disclosure - Subtitle A: Improving Enforcement - Amends FECA to provide for: (1) random compliance audits; (2) injunction and litigation authority for the Commission; (3) Commission member term limits; and (4) expedited Commission procedures and increased penalties for violations of such Act.

Subtitle B - Increasing Disclosure - Amends FECA to provide for: (1) certain reporting on an election cycle rather than a calendar year basis; (2) consulting service disclosure; and (3) mandatory (with exceptions) electronic filing of Commission reports.

(Sec. 214) Sets forth political advertising provisions for print and broadcast or cablecast communications.

Title III: Miscellaneous Provisions - Directs the Commission to promulgate regulations concerning the use of non-Federal money.

(Sec. 303) Provides for expedited and mandatory Supreme Court review of any appeal of any interlocutory order or final court action on the constitutionality of any provision of this Act.