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Udall's Constitutional Amendment

Udall's Constitutional Amendment

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MCG13572

S.L.C.

113TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION

S. ll

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
llllllllll Mr. UDALL of New Mexico introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on llllllllll

A BILL
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections. 1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-

2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 3 That the following article is proposed as an amendment 4 to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be 5 valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitu6 tion when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of 7 the several States within seven years after the date of its 8 submission by the Congress:

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2 1 2 ‘‘ARTICLE— ‘‘SECTION 1. To advance the fundamental principle

3 of political equality for all, and to protect the integrity 4 of the legislative and electoral processes, Congress shall 5 have power to regulate the raising and spending of money 6 and in-kind equivalents with respect to Federal elections, 7 including through setting limits on— 8 9 10 11 12 13 ‘‘(1) the amount of contributions to candidates for nomination for election to, or for election to, Federal office; and ‘‘(2) the amount of funds that may be made by, in support of, or in opposition to such candidates. ‘‘SECTION 2. To advance the fundamental principle

14 of political equality for all, and to protect the integrity 15 of the legislative and electoral processes, each State shall 16 have power to regulate the raising and spending of money 17 and in-kind equivalents with respect to State elections, in18 cluding through setting limits on— 19 20 21 22 23 ‘‘(1) the amount of contributions to candidates for nomination for election to, or for election to, State office; and ‘‘(2) the amount of funds that may be made by, in support of, or in opposition to such candidates.

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3 1 ‘‘SECTION 3. Nothing in this article shall be con-

2 strued to grant Congress the power to abridge the freedom 3 of the press. 4 ‘‘SECTION 4. Congress and the States shall have

5 power to implement and enforce this article by appropriate 6 legislation.’’.

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