All Information (Except Text) for S.719 - Clean Money, Clean Elections Act107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Wellstone, Paul D. [D-MN] (Introduced 04/05/2001)|
|Committees:||Senate - Rules and Administration|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/05/2001 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration. (All Actions)|
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Actions Overview (1)
|04/05/2001||Introduced in Senate|
04/05/2001 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (2)
|04/05/2001||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.|
Action By: Senate
|04/05/2001||Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S3544-3546)|
Action By: Senate
04/05/2001 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
04/05/2001 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S3544-3546)
|Sen. Kerry, John F. [D-MA]*||04/05/2001|
|Sen. Clinton, Hillary Rodham [D-NY]*||04/05/2001|
|Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]*||04/05/2001|
|Sen. Corzine, Jon S. [D-NJ]||11/13/2002|
|Committee / Subcommittee||Date||Activity||Reports|
|Senate Rules and Administration||04/05/2001||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Administrative procedure
- Administrative remedies
- Campaign contributors
- Campaign debates
- Campaign funds
- Community service (Punishment)
- Congressional candidates
- Congressional elections
- Congressional mail
- Congressional newsletters and questionnaires
- Electronic data interchange
- Executive reorganization
- Facsimile transmission
- Federal Election Commission
- Federal officials
- Fines (Penalties)
- Franking privilege
- Government paperwork
- Government trust funds
- Governmental investigations
- Judicial review
- Judicial review of administrative acts
- Political advertising
- Political parties
- Presidential appointments
- Radio in politics
- Soft money
- Supreme Court
- Supreme Court jurisdiction
- Tax-exempt organizations
- Telecommunication rates
- Television in politics
Latest Summary (1)
Shown Here:Clean Money, Clean Elections Act - Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (FECA) to: (1) prescribe eligibility and qualifying contribution requirements, seed money provisions, and benefits of clean money financing of Senate election campaigns; (2) set forth requirements applicable to clean money candidates; (3) direct the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to certify if a candidate is such a candidate and to assess a certain civil penalty against any such candidate making an expenditure from funds other than clean money funds; (4) establish in the Treasury a Senate Election Fund for clean money financing; (5) set forth requirements concerning reporting of certain expenditures of private money candidates and of independent expenditures, as redefined; (6) limit expenditures that may be made by political party committees in connection with the general election campaign of a Senate election in which one or more of the candidates is a clean money candidate; and (7) require a committee of a political party, before making coordinated expenditures in excess of $5,000 for a Federal election, to certify to the FEC that it has not and will not make any independent expenditures in connection with such campaign.
Introduced in Senate (04/05/2001)
Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to entitle clean money candidates to receive specified free broadcast time.
Amends: (1) FECA to outline political advertising provisions for specified communications; and (2) Federal postal law to limit franked mass mailings by Members of Congress.
Amends FECA with respect to soft money to prohibit: (1) a national committee of a political party from soliciting or receiving contributions or making expenditures not subject to FECA; (2) a national, State, district, or local committee from soliciting or donating funds to a tax-exempt organization; and (3) an incumbent or candidate for Federal office from soliciting or receiving funds not subject to FECA, or from soliciting or receiving funds for a non-Federal election in excess of certain limits or from prohibited sources (with exceptions). Requires a State, district, or local committee of a political party to make Federal election year expenditures (with exceptions) from funds subject to FECA.
Amends FECA to: (1) establish aggregate and separate individual contribution limits to State Party Grassroots Funds and all committees established by a State committee of a political party, and increase annual individual contribution limits; and (2) eliminate the exception for building funds relating to the definition of "contribution."
Revises requirements concerning: (1) reporting persons to whom certain expenditures are made to meet candidate or committee operating expenses; and (2) FEC Commissioners and FEC powers, including those involving investigations. Authorizes the FEC to seek injunctive relief to prevent FECA violations.
Prescribes reporting requirements with regard to: (1) soft money disbursements of persons other than political parties; (2) disbursements made by authorized committees; and (3) Senate candidates.
Prohibits contributions made by, or solicited, accepted or received in connection with a Federal election from, foreign nationals.
Increases and expands the penalties for FECA violations.