Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/804

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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 640 -JULY 19, 1940 Depositions. Incriminating evi- dence. Proviso. Perjury. Provisions inappli- cable. "State or local agency" defined. "Federal agency" defined. Limitation on cam- paign contributions. State or local com- mittees, etc., excepted. "Person" defined. "Contribution" de- fined. Certain purchases of goods, advertis- ing, etc., declared un- lawful. question; and any failure to obey such order of the court may be pun- ished by such court as a contempt thereof. The Commission may order testimony to be taken by deposition in any proceeding or inves- tigation, which as a result of this Act, is pending before the Commis- sion at any stage of such proceeding or investigation. Such deposi- tions may be taken before any person designated by the Commission and having power to administer oaths. Such testimony shall be reduced to writing by the person taking the deposition, or under his direction, and shall then be subscribed by the deponent. Any person may be compelled to appear and depose and to produce documentary evidence before the Commission as hereinbefore provided. No person shall be excused from attending and testifying or from producing documentary evidence or in obedience to a subpena on the ground that the testimony or evidence, documentary or otherwise, required of him may tend to incriminate him or subject him to a penalty or forfeiture for or on account of any transaction, matter, or thing concerning which he is compelled to testify, or produce evidence, documentary or otherwise, before the Commission in obedience to a subpena issued by it: Provided,That no person so testifying shall be exempt from prosecution and punishment for perjury committed in so testifying. "(e) The provisions of the first two sentences of subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to any officer or employee who exercises no functions in connection with any activity of a State or local agency which is financed in whole or in part by loans or grants made by the United States or by any Federal agency. "(f) For the purposes of this section- "(1) The term 'State or local agency' means the executive branch of any State, or of any municipality or other political subdivision of such State, or any agency or department thereof. "(2) The term 'Federal agency' includes any executive department, independent establishment, or other agency of the United States (except a member bank of the Federal Reserve System). "SEO. 13. (a) It is hereby declared to be a pernicious political activity, and it shall hereafter be unlawful, for any person, directly or indirectly, to make contributions in an aggregate amount in excess of $5,000, during any calendar year, or in connection with any campaign for nomination or election, to or on behalf of any candidate for an elective Federal office (including the offices of President of the United States and Presidential and Vice Presi- dential electors), or to or on behalf of any committee or other organization engaged in furthering, advancing, or advocating the nomination or election of any candidate for any such office or the success of any national political party. This subsection shall not apply to contributions made to or by a State or local committee or other State or local organization. "(b) For the purposes of this section- "(1) The term 'person' includes an individual, partnership, com- mittee, association, corporation, and any other organization or group of persons. "(2) The term 'contribution' includes a gift, subscription, loan, advance, or deposit of money, or anything of value, and includes a contract, promise, or agreement, whether or not legally enforceable, to make a contribution. "(c) It is further declared to be a pernicious political activity, and it shall hereafter be unlawful for any person, individual, part- nership, committee, association, corporation, and any other organ- ization or group of persons to purchase or buy any goods, com- 770 [54 STAT.