Rep Bill Posey’s (R-FL) Birth certificate bill (text)

March 12, 2009

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Rep Bill Posey (R-FL) introduced this bill meant to ensure that all future presidential candidates show their birth certificate and other such documentation necessary to prove their eligibility to the principal campaign committees – as in Howard Dean – who knew exactly what was going on, which is why Berg was suing him as well.

It should be called the barry soetoro birth certificate bill.

BILL FOLLOWS

[emphasis added]

Rep Bill Posey (pdf)
111TH CONGRESS
1ST SESSION
H. R.

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require the principal campaign committee of a candidate for election to the office of President to include with the committee’s statement of organization a copy of  the candidate’s birth certificate, together with such other documentation as may be necessary to establish that the candidate meets the qualifications for eligibility to the Office of President under the Constitution.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Mr. POSEY introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on ——

A BILL
To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require the principal campaign committee of a candidate for election to the office of President to include with the committee’s statement of organization a copy of the candidate’s birth certificate, together with such other documentation as may be necessary to establish that the candidate meets the qualifications for eligibility to the Office of President under the Constitution.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1.

FINDING.

Congress finds that under section 5 of article II of the Constitution of the United States, in order to be eligible to serve as President, an individual must be a natural born citizen of the United States who has attained the age of 35 years and has been a resident within the United States for at least 14 years.

SEC. 2.

REQUIRING PRINCIPAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEES OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION OF CANDIDATE’S ELIGIBILITY TO SERVE AS PRESIDENT.

(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 303(b) of the Federal Election Campaign Act (2 U.S.C. 433(b)) is amended—

(1) by striking ‘‘and’’ at the end of paragraph (5);

(2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (6) and inserting ‘‘; and’’; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: ‘‘(7) in the case of a principal campaign committee of a candidate for election to the office of President, a copy of the candidate’s birth certificate, together with such other documentation as may be necessary to establish that the candidate meets the qualifications for eligibility to the Office of President under section 5 of article II of the Constitution.’’

(b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to the election for the office of President held in 2012 and each succeeding election for the office of President.

One Response to “Rep Bill Posey’s (R-FL) Birth certificate bill (text)”

  1. mattie14 Says:

    Thank you Richard Lewis for your friendly American comments.

    This is utterly laughable:

    I have never, ever seen a more anti-American site than this in modern society.

    Did they have sites in ancient society?

    And what exactly is anti-American on this site?

    And why and what exactly is it “a load of crap”?

    To want a future presidential candidate to show proof of his eligibility is ignorant?

    Our Founding Fathers and the Framers of the Constitution didn’t think so.

    The question you should be asking is why is a bill required at all?

    Why would a presidential candidate not want to show a copy of his original long form birth certificate?

    Why has out present president not released his?

    And, in case you aren’t aware, what barry released is not a birth certificate – it’s a Certification of Live Birth. Very different.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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