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PUBLIC LAW 92-000—MMMM. DD, 1972

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PUBLIC LAW 92-225-FEB. 7, 1972 H'-

PENALTIES

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SEC. 106. Whoever willfully and knowingly violates any provision ri.\ >>cj. of section 103(b), 104(a), or 104(b) or any regulation under section 105 shall be punished W a fine of not more than $5,000 or by imprisonment of not more than five years, or both. TITLE II—CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENTS 62 Stat. 719.

§£0. 201. Section 591 of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: § 591. Definitions "When used in sections 597, 599, 600, 602, 608, 610, and 611 of this

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" (a) 'election'means (1) a general, special, primary, or runoff election, (2) a convention or caucus of a political party held to nominate a candidate, (3) a primary election held for the selection of delegates to a national nominating convention of a political party, (4) a primary election held for the expression of a preference for the nomination of persons for election to the office of President, and (5) the election of delegates to a constitutional convention for proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States; "(b) 'candidate'means an individual who seeks nomination for election, or election, to Federal office, whether or not such individual is elected, and, for purposes of this paragraph, an individual shall be deemed to seek nomination for election, or election, to Federal office, if he has (1) taken the action necessary under the law of a State to qualify himself for nomination for election, or election, or (2) received contributions or made expenditures, or has given his consent for any other person to receive contributions or make expenditures, with a view to bringing about his nomination for election, or election, to such office; "(c) 'Federal office'means the office of President or Vice President of the United States, or Senator or Representative in^ or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress of the United States; " (d) 'political committee' means any individual, committee, association, or organization which accepts contributions or makes expenditures during a calendar year in an aggregate amount exceeding $1,000; . "(e) 'contribution' means— " (1) a gift, subscription, loan, advance, or deposit of money or anything of value (except a loan of money by a national or State bank made in accordance with the applicable banking laws and regulations and in the ordinary course of business), made for the purpose of influencing the nomination fo-'election, or election, of any person to Federal office, for the purpose of influencing the results of a primary held for the selection of delegates to a national nominating convention of ii political party or for the expression of a preference for the nomination of persons for election to the office of President, or for the purpose of influencing the election of delegates to a constitutional convention for proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States; "(2) a contract, promise, or agreement, express or implied, 4 whether or not legally enforceable, to make a contribution for

such purposes; "(3) a transfer of funds between political committees;