2 U.S. Code § 453 - State laws affected

(a) In general
Subject to subsection (b) of this section, the provisions of this Act, and of rules prescribed under this Act, supersede and preempt any provision of State law with respect to election to Federal office.
(b) State and local committees of political parties
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, a State or local committee of a political party may, subject to State law, use exclusively funds that are not subject to the prohibitions, limitations, and reporting requirements of the Act for the purchase or construction of an office building for such State or local committee.


(Pub. L. 92–225, title IV, § 403,Feb. 7, 1972, 86 Stat. 20; Pub. L. 93–443, title III, § 301,Oct. 15, 1974, 88 Stat. 1289; Pub. L. 107–155, title I, § 103(b)(2),Mar. 27, 2002, 116 Stat. 87.)
References in Text

This Act, referred to in text, means the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, as defined by section 431 of this title.

2002—Pub. L. 107–155designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, substituted “Subject to subsection (b) of this section, the provisions of this Act” for “The provisions of this Act”, and added subsec. (b).
1974—Pub. L. 93–443substituted provision for Pub. L. 92–225and rules thereunder to supersede and preempt any provision of State law with respect to election to Federal office for prior provisions which in former subsec. (a) stated that nothing in Pub. L. 92–225shall be deemed to invalidate or make inapplicable any provision of State law, except where compliance with such provision would result in a violation of Pub. L. 92–225and in former subsec. (b) stated that no provision of State law shall be construed to prohibit any person from taking any action authorized by Pub. L. 92–225or from making any expenditure which he could lawfully make under Pub. L. 92–225.
Effective Date of 2002 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 107–155effective Nov. 6, 2002, see section 402 ofPub. L. 107–155, set out as an Effective Date of 2002 Amendment; Regulations note under section 431 of this title.
Effective Date of 1974 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 93–443effective Oct. 15, 1974, see section 410(b) ofPub. L. 93–443, set out as a note under section 431 of this title.

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