Campaign Finance Amendment

(Amendment 30)

1 TITLE

This amendment shall be known and may be cited as the Campaign Finance Amendment.

2 VERSION

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3 SUMMARY

This Amendment limits those who can contribute to a federal campaign for office to just those who can vote for that office and limits the amount they may contribute.

4 SPONSOR(S)

John Francis Lee

5 PREAMBLE

An amendment which eliminates the untoward influence of money on politics and on our representation in our Congress by strictly limiting the source and amount of money which may be brought to bear on campaigns for public office

Be It Enacted By The People

6 BODY

Section 1.

No candidate for an elected office of the United States shall accept or solicit campaign funds or payments in kind except individually, from those citizens of the United States eligible to vote for the office in question.

Section 2.

No candidate for an elected office of the United States shall accept or solicit a campaign contribution from any individual constituent in excess of four hours' wages at the minimum legal rate, or in excess of twenty dollars if a minimum wage has not been set.

Section 3.

No candidate for an elected office of the United States shall contribute funds to her or his own election campaign in excess of what any other constituent of that office may contribute.

Section 4.

No candidate for an elected office of the United States shall accept or solicit campaign funds earlier than the calendar year of the contested election.

Section 5.

Each candidate for elected office shall record the date, time, amount or kind, and donor of each and every campaign contribution as it is received and the date, time, amount and recipient of each and every disbursement of such funds at their disbursal and these records shall be kept readily available to every citizen of the United States.

Section 6.

Funds accepted, solicited, or disbursed for campaigns in other, subsidiary elections, such as elections to determine a political party's nominee for an elected office of the United States, shall be treated as are funds in the general election and each and every section of this article shall apply separately but equally to them.

Section 7.

No funds shall be accepted, solicited, or disbursed in pursuit of an elected office of the United States except as specified in this article, and any and all such funds left undisbursed after the election is decided shall be added to the general fund of the United States Treasury.

Section 8.

This amendment shall not be so construed as to limit in any way any individual's ability to meet his or her own personal expenses such as for food, clothing, transportation, or shelter.

Section 9.

The Congress and of course the people shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation but an individual found to be in violation of any of the above sections shall be imprisoned for at least a year and a day and for each contribution accepted or solicited in violation of the above sections be fined at least three times the amount of each such contribution.

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