To amend title 23, United States Code, to establish a disincentive with respect to States funneling proceeds from license plate sales to partisan political organizations, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``License Plate Political Slush Fund Prevention Act of 2011''.
SEC. 2. LICENSE PLATE SALES AND POLITICAL ACTIVITY.
(a) In General.--Chapter 1 of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: ``Sec. 167. License plate sales and political activity ``(a) Withholding of Apportionments for Noncompliance.--The Secretary shall withhold 15 percent of the amount required to be apportioned to any State under each of paragraphs (1), (3), and (4) of section 104(b) on October 1 of the first fiscal year beginning after the date of enactment of this Act, and on October 1 of each fiscal year thereafter, if the State does not meet the requirement of subsection (b) on that date. ``(b) Requirement.--A State meets the requirement of this subsection if the chief executive of the State certifies to the Secretary that the State, as of the date of the certification, does not provide to an organization that engages in covered political activity any proceeds resulting from the sale of a license plate in that State. ``(c) Effect of Noncompliance.--Funds withheld from a State under subsection (a) shall lapse and shall be deposited in the...