2012/02/18

Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2013




113th Congress
1st Session
S. ____
To amend campaign finance acts to bring them into compliance with the United States Constitution.


IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE
January 25, 2013
Mr. ROLAND of Texas introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Judiciary Committee.

A BILL
To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act, the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, and amendments thereto, to bring them into compliance with the United States Constitution.
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 'Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2013'.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND AUTHORITY.

1. The authority for this act is the United States Constitution, Article I, Section 1, Section 4, and Section 5 Clause 2.
2. Application of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1972, the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, and amendments thereto, to persons who are not current members of the United States Congress is unconstitutional.

SEC. 3. ENACTMENT AND REPEALS.

1. Provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1972 (FECA, Pub.L. 92-225, 86 Stat. 3, enacted February 7, 1972, 2 U.S.C. § 431 et seq.), the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002(BCRA, McCain–Feingold Act, Pub.L. 107-155, 116 Stat. 81, enacted March 27, 2002, H.R. 2356) , and amendments thereto, that apply only to persons not current members of the United States Congress, are hereby repealed, retroactively.
2. Remaining provisions shall apply only to current members of the United States Congress while they hold that office.
3. The rule of construction for all cases arising under this act shall be the presumption of nonauthority.

SEC. 4. REMEDIATION.

Persons injured by the repealed provisions while they were enacted shall be entitled to just compensation therefor, upon adjudication in the United States Court of Claims, or other court of competent jurisdiction.
END.
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