Text: H.R.2049 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/28/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2049


To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit foreign nationals from making contributions or donations in connection with State and local ballot initiatives and referenda.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 28, 2015

Mr. Deutch 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 foreign nationals from making contributions or donations in connection with State and local ballot initiatives and referenda.

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 “Keeping Foreign Money Out of Politics Act of 2015”.

SEC. 2. Prohibiting contributions and donations by foreign nationals in connection with ballot initiatives and referenda.

(a) Prohibition.—Section 319(a)(1)(A) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (52 U.S.C. 30121(a)(1)(A)) is amended by striking “election;” and inserting the following: “election, including a State or local ballot initiative or referendum;”.

(b) Effective Date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to contributions or donations made, solicited, accepted, or received on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.