H.Amdt.1183 to H.R.9109th Congress (2005-2006)
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|Amends Bill:||H.R.9 — Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006|
|Sponsor:||Rep. Norwood, Charles W. [R-GA-9] (Offered 07/13/2006)|
|Latest Action:||07/13/2006 On agreeing to the Norwood amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 96 - 318 (Roll no. 370).|
Description: H.Amdt. 1183 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)
Amendment sought to revise the formula in section 4 of the Voting Rights Act that determines which States and jurisdictions will be covered under section 5 of the Act.
An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 109-554 to update the formula in section 4 of the Voting Rights Act that determines which states and jurisdictions will be covered under Section 5 of the act. This updated formula would be a rolling test based off of the last three presidential elections. Any state would be subject to Section 5 if it currently has a discriminatory test in place or voter turnout of less than 50% in any of the three most recent presidential elections.
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