Text: H.R.4511 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/26/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4511


To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit corporations which employ or retain registered lobbyists from making expenditures or disbursements for electioneering communications under such Act, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 26, 2010

Mr. Grayson introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration


A BILL

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit corporations which employ or retain registered lobbyists from making expenditures or disbursements for electioneering communications under such Act, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. Short Title; Findings.

(a) Short Title.—This Act may be cited as the “Pick Your Poison Act of 2010”.

(b) Findings.—Congress finds the following:

(1) Independent expenditures made in connection with elections for public office, including those made by corporations, give rise to corruption and the appearance of corruption, as well as undue influence and access.

(2) This corruption, and the appearance of this corruption, threatens to cause the electorate to lose faith in our democracy.

SEC. 2. Ban on Expenditures and Disbursements for Electioneering Communications by Corporations Employing or Retaining Registered Lobbyists.

Section 316 of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 441b) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(d) Special Rule for Corporations Employing or Retaining Registered Lobbyists.—A corporation may not make any expenditure, or make any disbursement for an electioneering communication, if it employs or retains a registered lobbyist under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995.”.