It shall be unlawful for-
As used in this section, the term "foreign national" means-
52 U.S.C. § 30121
CODIFICATIONSection was formerly classified to sectionof Title 2, The Congress, prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
PRIOR PROVISIONSA prior section 319 of Pub. L. 92-225 was renumbered section 314, and is classified to sectionof this title.Another prior section 319 of Pub. L. 92-225 was renumbered section 318, and was classified to section of Title 2, The Congress, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 96-187.
AMENDMENTS2002-Pub. L. 107-155substituted "Contributions and donations by foreign nationals" for "Contributions by foreign nationals" in section catchline.Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107-155added subsec. (a) and struck out former subsec. (a) which read as follows: "It shall be unlawful for a foreign national directly or through any other person to make any contribution of money or other thing of value, or to promise expressly or impliedly to make any such contribution, in connection with an election to any political office or in connection with any primary election, convention, or caucus held to select candidates for any political office; or for any person to solicit, accept, or receive any such contribution from a foreign national." Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 107-155inserted "or a national of the United States (as defined in sectionof title 8)" after "United States".
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2002 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 107-155 effective Nov. 6, 2002, see section 402 of Pub. L. 107-155, set out as an Effective Date of 2002 Amendment; Regulations note under sectionof this title.