Rep Paul Hodes Introduces Constitutional Amendment

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Proposing the `Doris `Granny D’ Haddock Amendment of 2010′ to the Constitution of the United States regarding the authority of Congress and the States to regulate the spending and activities… (Introduced in House)

HJ 82 IH

111th CONGRESS
2d Session

H. J. RES. 82

Proposing the `Doris `Granny D’ Haddock Amendment of 2010′ to the Constitution of the United States regarding the authority of Congress and the States to regulate the spending and activities of corporations with regard to political campaigns and campaigns for election for public office.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 14, 2010

Mr. HODES introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing the `Doris `Granny D’ Haddock Amendment of 2010′ to the Constitution of the United States regarding the authority of Congress and the States to regulate the spending and activities of corporations with regard to political campaigns and campaigns for election for public office.

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article, which may be cited as the `Doris `Granny D’ Haddock Amendment of 2010′, is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

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    `Section 1. The sovereign right of the people to govern and hold free elections being essential to a free democracy, this constitution shall not be construed to limit the authority of Congress or the States to regulate, with regard to the impact on any political campaign or campaign for election for public office, the spending and activities of any corporation, limited liability partnership, business trust, or other corporate entity created by State or Federal law or the law of another nation.
    `Section 2. Nothing contained in this article shall be construed to abridge the freedom of the press.’.

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