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AckermanHighwayBill

AckermanHighwayBill

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Bill by Rep. Gary Ackerman would bar states from selling vanity plates to fund political groups, including the Tea Party.
Bill by Rep. Gary Ackerman would bar states from selling vanity plates to fund political groups, including the Tea Party.

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.....................................................................(Original Signature of Member)
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TH
CONGRESS1
ST
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ESSION
 
H. R.
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To amend title 23, United States Code, to establish a disincentive withrespect to States funneling proceeds from license plate sales to partisanpolitical organizations, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Mr. A 
CKERMAN
introduced the following bill; which was referred to theCommittee on
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A BILL
To amend title 23, United States Code, to establish a dis-incentive with respect to States funneling proceeds fromlicense plate sales to partisan political organizations, andfor other purposes.
 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
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tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
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This Act may be cited as the ‘‘License Plate Political
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Slush Fund Prevention Act of 2011’’.
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SEC. 2. LICENSE PLATE SALES AND POLITICAL ACTIVITY.
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(a) I
N
G
ENERAL
.—Chapter 1 of title 23, United
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States Code, is amended by adding at the end the fol-
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lowing:
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‘‘§167. License plate sales and political activity
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‘‘(a) W
ITHHOLDING OF
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PPORTIONMENTS FOR
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ON
-
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COMPLIANCE
.—The Secretary shall withhold 15 percent of 
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the amount required to be apportioned to any State under
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each of paragraphs (1), (3), and (4) of section 104(b) on
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October 1 of the first fiscal year beginning after the date
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of enactment of this Act, and on October 1 of each fiscal
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 year thereafter, if the State does not meet the requirement
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of subsection (b) on that date.
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‘‘(b) R
EQUIREMENT
.—A State meets the requirement
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of this subsection if the chief executive of the State cer-
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tifies to the Secretary that the State, as of the date of 
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the certification, does not provide to an organization that
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engages in covered political activity any proceeds resulting
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from the sale of a license plate in that State.
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‘‘(c) E
FFECT OF
N
ONCOMPLIANCE
.—Funds withheld
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from a State under subsection (a) shall lapse and shall
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 be deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit reduction
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(or, if there is no Federal budget deficit, for reducing the
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Federal debt, in such manner as the Secretary of the
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Treasury considers appropriate).
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