One Hundred Thirteenth Congress
United States of America
AT THE FIRST SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Thursday,
the third day of January, two thousand and thirteen
To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act to extend through 2018 the authority of the Federal Election Commission to impose civil money penalties on the basis of a schedule of penalties established and published by the Commission, to expand such authority to certain other violations, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. EXTENSION OF ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY AUTHORITY OF FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION THROUGH 2018.
Section 309(a)(4)(C)(iv) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 437g(a)(4)(C)(iv)) is amended by striking `December 31, 2013' and inserting `December 31, 2018'.
SEC. 2. EXPANSION OF ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY AUTHORITY OF FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION.
(a) Application to Qualified Disclosure Requirements- Section 309(a)(4)(C)(i) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 437g(a)(4)(C)(i)) is amended by striking `any requirement of section 304(a) of the Act (2 U.S.C. 434(a))' and inserting `a qualified disclosure requirement'.
(b) Schedule of Penalties for Each Violation- Section 309(a)(4)(C)(i)(II) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 437g(a)(4)(C)(i)(II)) is amended by inserting `, for violations of each qualified disclosure requirement,' before `under a schedule of penalties'.
(c) Definition of Qualified Disclosure Requirement- Section 309(a)(4)(C) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 437g(a)(4)(C)) is amended--
(1) by redesignating clause (iv), as amended by section 1, as clause (v); and
(2) by inserting after clause (iii) the following new clause:
`(iv) In this subparagraph, the term `qualified disclosure requirement' means any requirement of--
`(I) subsections (a), (c), (e), (f), (g), or (i) of section 304; or
`(II) section 305.'.
SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.
The amendments made by this Act shall take effect on the earlier of--
(1) December 31, 2013; or
(2) the date of the enactment of this Act.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate.
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