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Referred in Senate (03/31/1998)

 
[Congressional Bills 105th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 34 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  2d Session
                                 H. R. 34


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             March 31, 1998

    Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and 
                             Administration

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                                 AN ACT


 
    To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit 
   individuals who are not citizens of the United States from making 
   contributions or expenditures in connection with an election for 
                            Federal office.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Illegal Foreign Contributions Act of 
1998''.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITING NON-CITIZEN INDIVIDUALS FROM MAKING CONTRIBUTIONS 
              OR EXPENDITURES IN CONNECTION WITH FEDERAL ELECTIONS.

    (a) Prohibition Applicable to All Non-Citizens.--Section 319(b)(2) 
of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 441e(b)(2)) is 
amended by striking ``and who is not lawfully admitted'' and all that 
follows and inserting a period.
    (b) Prohibition Applicable to Expenditures.--
            (1) In general.--Section 319(a) of such Act (2 U.S.C. 
        441e(a)) is amended by inserting ``or expenditure'' after 
        ``contribution'' each place it appears.
            (2) Conforming amendment.--Section 319 of such Act (2 
        U.S.C. 441e) is amended in the heading by inserting ``and 
        expenditures'' after ``contributions''.

SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    The amendments made by this Act shall apply with respect to 
contributions or expenditures made on or after the date of the 
enactment of this Act.

            Passed the House of Representatives March 30, 1998.

            Attest:

                                                ROBIN H. CARLE,

                                                                 Clerk.