H.J.Res.47 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit campaign spending.105th Congress (1997-1998)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Gephardt, Richard A. [D-MO-3] (Introduced 02/10/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||06/11/1998 For Further Action See H.J.Res.119. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (02/10/1997)
[Congressional Bills 105th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.J. Res. 47 Introduced in House (IH)] 105th CONGRESS 1st Session H. J. RES. 47 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit campaign spending. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 10, 1997 Mr. Gephardt (for himself, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mr. Capps, and Mr. Gordon) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit campaign spending. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification: ``Article-- ``Section 1. To promote the fair and effective functioning of the democratic process, Congress, with respect to elections of Federal office, and States, for all other elections, including initiatives and referenda, may adopt reasonable regulations of funds expended, including contributions, to influence the outcome of elections, provided that such regulations do not impair the right of the public to a full and free discussion of all issues and do not prevent any candidate for elected office from amassing the resources necessary for effective advocacy; ``Section 2. Such governments may reasonably define which expenditures are deemed to be for the purpose of influencing elections, so long as such definition does not interfere with the right of the people fully to debate issues; ``Section 3. No regulation adopted under this authority may regulate the content of any expression of opinion or communication.''. <all>