H.R.4845 - Federal Property Campaign Fundraising Reform Act of 2000106th Congress (1999-2000)
Text: H.R.4845 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)
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Introduced in House (07/13/2000)
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[Congressional Bills 106th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 4845 Introduced in House (IH)] 106th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4845 To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to the prohibition against political fundraising activities in Federal buildings. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES July 13, 2000 Mr. Hyde (for himself, Mr. Canady of Florida, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Gilman, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Hansen, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Metcalf, Mr. Shays, and Mr. Castle) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to the prohibition against political fundraising activities in Federal buildings. 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 ``Federal Property Campaign Fundraising Reform Act of 2000''. SEC. 2. FEDERAL FUNDRAISING REFORM. (a) In General.--Section 607(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended-- (1) by striking ``to solicit or receive any contribution within the meaning of section 301(8) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 in'' and inserting ``in, to, or from''; (2) by striking ``occupied in'' and inserting ``used for''; and (3) by striking the period at the end of the first sentence and inserting ``to solicit or receive by any means any contribution''. (b) Contribution Defined.--Section 607 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: ``(c) In this section, the term `contribution' means-- ``(1) any contribution within the meaning of section 301(8) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971; and ``(2) any other gift, subscription, loan, advance, or deposit of money or anything of value (other than any item described in any clause of section 301(8)(B) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971) which is made by any person-- ``(A) for the purpose of influencing any election for State or local office, ``(B) for any Federal, State, district, or local political party, political committee of a political party, or subordinate party or committee thereof, ``(C) for any political committee or connected organization (as defined in section 301 of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971), or ``(D) for any person expending funds for the purpose of influencing (directly or indirectly) through advertising, polling, or other means any election for Federal, State, or local office or any ballot initiative.''. (c) Exception.--Section 607(b) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting ``or Executive Office of the President'' after ``Congress''. SEC. 3. APPLICATION OF CONTRIBUTION DEFINITION TO PROHIBITION AGAINST CONTRIBUTIONS BY FEDERAL EMPLOYEES TO EMPLOYERS. Section 603(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking ``within the meaning of section 301(8) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971'' and inserting ``(as defined in section 607(c))''. <all>