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52 U.S. Code § 30126 - Prohibition of contributions by minors

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An individual who is 17 years old or younger shall not make a contribution to a candidate or a contribution or donation to a committee of a political party.

Editorial Notes

Section was formerly classified to section 441k of Title 2, The Congress, prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.


For information regarding the constitutionality of statute prohibiting persons “17 years old or younger” from contributing to candidates or political parties, see the Table of Laws Held Unconstitutional in Whole or in Part by the Supreme Court on the Constitution Annotated website, constitution.congress.gov.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 324 of Pub. L. 92–225 was renumbered section 319, and is classified to section 30121 of this title.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date

Section effective Nov. 6, 2002, but not applicable with respect to runoff elections, recounts, or election contests resulting from elections held prior to Nov. 6, 2002, see section 402 of Pub. L. 107–155, set out as an Effective Date of 2002 Amendment; Regulations note under section 30101 of this title.