Text: H.J.Res.98 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. J. RES. 98


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing regulation of any expenditure in connection to an election.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 29, 2010

Mr. Deutch 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 authorizing regulation of any expenditure in connection to an election.

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:

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section 1. Congress shall have the power to regulate any expenditure by a corporation in connection with an election for Federal office.

section 2. Each of the several States shall have the power to regulate any expenditure by a corporation in connection with an election for State or local public office or a plebiscite in the State.

section 3. Nothing contained in this Article shall be construed to abridge the freedom of the press.”.