Text: H.R.4845 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[H.R. 4845 Introduced in House (IH)]







106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4845

To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to the prohibition 
     against political fundraising activities in Federal buildings.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 13, 2000

   Mr. Hyde (for himself, Mr. Canady of Florida, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. 
 Gilman, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Hansen, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Metcalf, Mr. Shays, and 
 Mr. Castle) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                       Committee on the Judiciary

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to the prohibition 
     against political fundraising activities in Federal buildings.

    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 ``Federal Property Campaign 
Fundraising Reform Act of 2000''.

SEC. 2. FEDERAL FUNDRAISING REFORM.

    (a) In General.--Section 607(a) of title 18, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) by striking ``to solicit or receive any contribution 
        within the meaning of section 301(8) of the Federal Election 
        Campaign Act of 1971 in'' and inserting ``in, to, or from'';
            (2) by striking ``occupied in'' and inserting ``used for''; 
        and
            (3) by striking the period at the end of the first sentence 
        and inserting ``to solicit or receive by any means any 
        contribution''.
    (b) Contribution Defined.--Section 607 of title 18, United States 
Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(c) In this section, the term `contribution' means--
            ``(1) any contribution within the meaning of section 301(8) 
        of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971; and
            ``(2) any other gift, subscription, loan, advance, or 
        deposit of money or anything of value (other than any item 
        described in any clause of section 301(8)(B) of the Federal 
        Election Campaign Act of 1971) which is made by any person--
                    ``(A) for the purpose of influencing any election 
                for State or local office,
                    ``(B) for any Federal, State, district, or local 
                political party, political committee of a political 
                party, or subordinate party or committee thereof,
                    ``(C) for any political committee or connected 
                organization (as defined in section 301 of the Federal 
                Election Campaign Act of 1971), or
                    ``(D) for any person expending funds for the 
                purpose of influencing (directly or indirectly) through 
                advertising, polling, or other means any election for 
                Federal, State, or local office or any ballot 
                initiative.''.
    (c) Exception.--Section 607(b) of title 18, United States Code, is 
amended by inserting ``or Executive Office of the President'' after 
``Congress''.

SEC. 3. APPLICATION OF CONTRIBUTION DEFINITION TO PROHIBITION AGAINST 
              CONTRIBUTIONS BY FEDERAL EMPLOYEES TO EMPLOYERS.

    Section 603(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by 
striking ``within the meaning of section 301(8) of the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971'' and inserting ``(as defined in section 
607(c))''.
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