H.R.5912 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit the use of public funds for political party conventions.112th Congress (2011-2012)
Text: H.R.5912 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)
Received in Senate (09/20/2012)
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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 5912 Received in Senate (RDS)] 112th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5912 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES September 20, 2012 Received _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit the use of public funds for political party conventions. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. PROHIBITING USE OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN FUNDS FOR PARTY CONVENTIONS. (a) In General.--Chapter 95 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking section 9008. (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections of chapter 95 of such Code is amended by striking the item relating to section 9008. SEC. 2. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS. (a) Availability of Payments to Candidates.--The third sentence of section 9006(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking ``, section 9008(b)(3),''. (b) Reports by Federal Election Commission.--Section 9009(a) of such Code is amended-- (1) by adding ``and'' at the end of paragraph (2); (2) by striking the semicolon at the end of paragraph (3) and inserting a period; and (3) by striking paragraphs (4), (5), and (6). (c) Penalties.--Section 9012 of such Code is amended-- (1) in subsection (a)(1), by striking the second sentence; and (2) in subsection (c), by striking paragraph (2) and redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (2). (d) Availability of Payments From Presidential Primary Matching Payment Account.--The second sentence of section 9037(a) of such Code is amended by striking ``and for payments under section 9008(b)(3)''. SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE. The amendments made by this Act shall apply with respect to elections occurring after December 31, 2012. Passed the House of Representatives September 19, 2012. Attest: KAREN L. HAAS, Clerk.