All Information (Except Text) for S.229 - DISCLOSE Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] (Introduced 01/21/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Rules and Administration|
|Latest Action:||01/21/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S349-350; text of measure as introduced: CR S350-352) (All Actions)|
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Short Titles - Senate
Short Titles as Introduced
DISCLOSE Act of 2015
Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2015
Actions Overview (1)
|01/21/2015||Introduced in Senate|
01/21/2015 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|01/21/2015||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S349-350; text of measure as introduced: CR S350-352)|
Action By: Senate
01/21/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S349-350; text of measure as introduced: CR S350-352)
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|Senate Rules and Administration||01/21/2015||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Business records
- Congressional elections
- Corporate finance and management
- Elections, voting, political campaign regulation
- Financial services and investments
- Government information and archives
- Labor-management relations
- Political advertising
- Political parties and affiliation
- Public participation and lobbying
- Tax-exempt organizations
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (01/21/2015)
Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2015 or the DISCLOSE Act of 2015
Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (FECA) to redefine the term "independent expenditure" as an expenditure by a person that, when taken as a whole, expressly advocates the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate, or is the functional equivalent of express advocacy because it can be interpreted by a reasonable person only as advocating the election or defeat of a candidate, taking into account whether the communication involved mentions a candidacy, a political party, or a challenger to a candidate, or takes a position on a candidate's character, qualifications, or fitness for office.
Expands the period during which certain communications are treated as electioneering communications.
Prescribes disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and certain other entities, including a political committee with an account established for the purpose of accepting donations or contributions that do not comply with the contribution limits or source prohibitions under FECA (but only with respect to such accounts).
Repeals the prohibition against political contributions by individuals age 17 or younger.