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To require candidates for President of the United States to release tax returns and sell off potential conflicts of interest, and other purposes.

 

In The House of Representatives

Q1 1987

Mr. KROL of South Dakota, for himself and others, introduces:

A Bill

To require candidates for President of the United States to release tax returns and sell off potential conflicts of interest, and other purposes.

 

Be It Enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress Assembled:

 

SECTION 1: Short Title

The act may be cited as "Forcing American Integrity by Regulating Elections Act of 1987".

SECTION 2: Disclosure Requirements

Any candidate filing with the Federal Election Commission to seek either the office of President of the United States of America or Vice President of the United States of America is required to publically submit tax returns for the six (6) fiscal years before the fiscal year in which the election will occur. Failure to do so with six months of Election Day will result in a fine, as determined by the Federal Election Commission. Providing false or otherwise inaccruate or misleading documentation is subject to no more than ten (10) years in federal prison, $1,000,000 in fines, or both.

SECTION 3: Blind Trust

Any personal holding determined by the Federal Election Commission to be conflict of interest with the holding of the office of President of the United States or Vice President of the United States must be sold off in a blind trust as defined by within six months of Inauguration Day. Failure to do so is subject to no more than ninety (90) days in federal prison, $500,000 in fines, or both.

SECTION 4: Presidential Debates

The Federal Election Commission will organize and host no fewer than three (3) debates between any candidate for President of the United States of America, legitimately nominated by a political party, who is polling at least 5% in an average of the five (5) most reliable an accurate national polls, as determined by the Federal Elections Commission. The Federal Election Commission is encouraged to work with private donors to fund this project.

SECTION 5: Vice Presidential Debates

The Federal Election Commission will organize and host no fewer than one (1) debate between any candidate for Vice President of the United States of America, legitimately nominated by a political party, who is polling at least 5% in an average of the five (5) most reliable an accurate national polls, as determined by the Federal Elections Commission. The Federal Election Commission is encouraged to work with private donors to fund this project.

SECTION 6: Tax Checkoff Box

Beginning with Fiscal Year 1988, a tax checkoff box will appear on all United States federal tax forms offering American tax payers the opportunity to donate $3 to the Federal Election Commission for the purpose of funding the provisions of Section 4 and Section 5. 

SECTION 7: Federal Election Commissioner

The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 is hereby amended to provide for the establishment of a fifth commissioner.

SECTION 8: REQUIRING NATIONAL COMMITTEES OF POLITICAL PARTIES TO FILE CERTAIN PRE-GENERAL ELECTION REPORTS

(a) In General.--Section 304(a)(4)(A)(ii) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 434(a)(4)(A)(ii)) is amended by striking ``such election,'' and inserting the following: ``such election (together with, in the case of a national committee of a political party, any other general election),''.

(b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to elections occurring after January 1988." (source on this amendment - https://www.congress.gov/bill/105th-congress/house-bill/4781/text?q={"search"%3A["federal+elections"]}&r=2

 

 

 

Edited by Avner

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There will be 24 hours for debate on this bill

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Madame Chairwoman,

 

I offer the following as separate amendments to the bill;

 

AMENDMENT I

In Section 3, strike "by within six months of Inauguration Day" and replace with "by Inauguration Day" 

 

AMENDMENT II

In Section 4, strike "no fewer than three (3) debates" and replace with "no fewer than five (5) debates" and strike "who is polling at least 5%" and replace with "who is polling at least 3%"

 

AMENDMENT III

Insert at the end, the following

"SECTION 8: REQUIRING NATIONAL COMMITTEES OF POLITICAL PARTIES TO FILE CERTAIN PRE-GENERAL ELECTION REPORTS

(a) In General.--Section 304(a)(4)(A)(ii) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 434(a)(4)(A)(ii)) is amended by striking ``such election,'' and inserting the following: ``such election (together with, in the case of a national committee of a political party, any other general election),''.

(b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to elections occurring after January 1988." (source on this amendment - https://www.congress.gov/bill/105th-congress/house-bill/4781/text?q={"search"%3A["federal+elections"]}&r=2

 

I Yield. 

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Passes the gavel

 

Mr. Chariman,

 

I second the amendments

 

There will be 24 hours to vote on the following Blackstone amendments,

 

Quote

 

AMENDMENT I

In Section 3, strike "by within six months of Inauguration Day" and replace with "by Inauguration Day" 

 

 

Quote

 

AMENDMENT II

In Section 4, strike "no fewer than three (3) debates" and replace with "no fewer than five (5) debates" and strike "who is polling at least 5%" and replace with "who is polling at least 3%"

 


 

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AMENDMENT III

Insert at the end, the following

"SECTION 8: REQUIRING NATIONAL COMMITTEES OF POLITICAL PARTIES TO FILE CERTAIN PRE-GENERAL ELECTION REPORTS

(a) In General.--Section 304(a)(4)(A)(ii) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 434(a)(4)(A)(ii)) is amended by striking ``such election,'' and inserting the following: ``such election (together with, in the case of a national committee of a political party, any other general election),''.

(b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to elections occurring after January 1988." (source on this amendment - https://www.congress.gov/bill/105th-congress/house-bill/4781/text?q={"search"%3A["federal+elections"]}&r=2


 

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Nay on Blackstone I and II

 

Aye on Blackstone III

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Nay on Blackstone 1 & 2, Aye on Blackstone 3

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Aye on Blackstone III.

 

Nay on Blackstone I and II.

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Amendments I & II

 

Fails to pass

 

Amendment III

 

4 ayes, 2 nays

 

We will not move on to a final vote, the chair votes Aye

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