S.J.Res.5 - A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.114th Congress (2015-2016)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM] (Introduced 01/21/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||01/21/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.J.Res.5 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/21/2015)
Authorizes Congress and the states to set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections.
Grants Congress and the states the power to implement and enforce this amendment by appropriate legislation. Allows them to distinguish between natural persons and corporations or other artificial entities created by law, including by prohibiting such entities from spending money to influence elections.
Declares that nothing in this amendment shall be construed to grant Congress or the states the power to abridge the freedom of the press.