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Titles (5)

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Voting Rights Improvement Act (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Voting Rights Language Assistance Act of 1992

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Voting Rights Language Assistance Act of 1992

Short Titles as Introduced

Voting Rights Improvement Act of 1992

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with respect to bilingual election requirements.


Actions Overview (7)

Date
08/26/1992Became Public Law No: 102-344.
08/26/1992Signed by President.
08/17/1992Presented to President.
08/07/1992Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate in lieu of S. 2236 without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 75-20. Record Vote No: 180.
07/24/1992Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 237 - 125 (Roll No. 319).
07/08/1992Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 102-655.
02/25/1992Introduced in House

All Actions (69)

Date Chamber
08/26/1992Became Public Law No: 102-344.
08/26/1992Signed by President.
08/17/1992HousePresented to President.
08/10/1992SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
08/07/1992SenatePassed Senate in lieu of S. 2236 without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 75-20. Record Vote No: 180.
08/07/1992SenateS.Amdt.2915 Amendment SP 2915 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 35-60. Record Vote No: 179.
08/07/1992SenateAmendment SP 2915 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 35-60. Record Vote No: 179.
08/07/1992SenateS.Amdt.2911 Amendment SP 2911 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 32-63. Record Vote No: 178.
08/07/1992SenateAmendment SP 2911 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 32-63. Record Vote No: 178.
08/07/1992SenateS.Amdt.2911 Considered by Senate.
08/07/1992SenateS.Amdt.2915 Considered by Senate.
08/07/1992SenateConsidered by Senate.
08/06/1992SenateS.Amdt.2915 Proposed by Senator Simpson. To require federal funding for the costs of compliance.
08/06/1992SenateAmendment SP 2915 proposed by Senator Simpson.
08/06/1992SenateS.Amdt.2911 Proposed by Senator Simpson. To modify the application of the bilingual voting requirements and require certain studies.
08/06/1992SenateAmendment SP 2911 proposed by Senator Simpson.
08/06/1992SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
08/05/1992SenateCloture motion on the motion to proceed withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
08/04/1992SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
08/04/1992SenateCloture motion on the motion to proceed presented in Senate.
08/04/1992SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
07/30/1992SenateRead twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 581.
07/28/1992SenateReceived in the Senate.
07/24/1992-2:31pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/24/1992-2:30pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 237 - 125 (Roll No. 319).
07/24/1992-2:22pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 172 - 195 (Roll no. 318).
07/24/1992-2:01pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
07/24/1992-1:56pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the McCollum motion to recommit with instructions. The amendment contained in the instructions would require the Federal Government to make grants to counties required to provide bilingual assistance in registering and voting under the Voting Rights Act. The grants would cover the cost of providing bilingual voting assistance.
07/24/1992-1:56pmHouseMr. McCollum moved to recommit with instructions to Judiciary.
07/24/1992-1:55pmHouseThe House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
07/24/1992-1:54pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
07/24/1992-1:54pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4312.
07/24/1992-1:51pmHouseH.Amdt.750 On agreeing to the Rohrabacher amendment (A005) Failed by recorded vote: 115 - 253 (Roll no. 317).
07/24/1992-1:08pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 522, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with twenty minutes of debate on the Rohrabacher amendment.
07/24/1992-1:08pmHouseH.Amdt.750 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Rohrabacher.
07/24/1992-1:08pmHouseH.Amdt.749 On agreeing to the McCollum amendment (A004) Failed by recorded vote: 141 - 230 (Roll no. 316).
07/24/1992-12:27pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 522, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with twenty minutes of debate on the McCollum amendment.
07/24/1992-12:26pmHouseH.Amdt.749 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. McCollum.
07/24/1992-12:26pmHouseH.Amdt.748 By unanimous consent, the Vander Jagt amendment was withdrawn.
07/24/1992-12:22pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 522, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with twenty minutes of debate on the Vander Jagt amendment.
07/24/1992-12:21pmHouseH.Amdt.748 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Vander Jagt.
07/24/1992-12:01pmHouseH.Amdt.747 On agreeing to the Condit amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 186 (Roll No. 315).
07/24/1992-11:36amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 522, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Condit amendment.
07/24/1992-11:36amHouseH.Amdt.747 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Condit.
07/24/1992-11:35amHouseH.Amdt.746 On agreeing to the McCollum amendment (A001) Failed by recorded vote: 142 - 233 (Roll no. 314).
07/24/1992-10:54amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 522, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate.
07/24/1992-10:53amHouseH.Amdt.746 Amendment (A001) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. McCollum.
07/24/1992-10:07amHouseH.Amdt.751 On agreeing to the Judiciary amendment Agreed to without objection.
07/24/1992-10:06amHouseH.Amdt.751 Amendment in the nature of a substitute reported by the House Committee on Judiciary.
07/24/1992-10:06amHouseGENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 522, the Committee of the Whole resumed general debate.
07/24/1992-10:06amHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
07/24/1992-10:05amHouseConsidered as unfinished business.
07/23/1992-11:21pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4312 as unfinished business.
07/23/1992-10:55pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 522, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of debate.
07/23/1992-10:55pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Jolene Unsoeld to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
07/23/1992-10:55pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 522 and Rule XXIII.
07/23/1992-10:55pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 4312 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Points of order against consideration of the bill for failure to comply with clause 2(l)(4) of rule XI are waived. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill. Measure will be read by section. Specified amendments are in order. No further amendment shall be in order unless printed in the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 6 of rule XXIII prior to the beginning of consideration of the bill. Debate on each amendment and amendments thereto, shall not exceed 20 minutes.
07/23/1992-10:55pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 522.
07/23/1992-10:54pmHouseRule H. Res. 522 passed House.
07/22/1992-9:19pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 522 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4312 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Points of order against consideration of the bill for failure to comply with clause 2(l)(4) of rule XI are waived. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill. Measure will be read by section. Specified amendments are in order. No further amendment shall be in order unless printed in the Congressional Record designated for that purpose in clause 6 of rule XXIII prior to the beginning of consideration of the bill. Debate on each amendment and amendments thereto, shall not exceed 20 minutes.
07/08/1992HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 365.
07/08/1992HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 102-655.
06/04/1992HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended).
06/04/1992HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
05/07/1992HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights
05/07/1992HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended).
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights
03/02/1992HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/25/1992HouseReferred to the House Committee on Judiciary.
02/25/1992HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (68)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Ortiz, Solomon P. [D-TX-27]* 02/25/1992
Rep. Martinez, Matthew G. [D-CA-30]* 02/25/1992
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-18]* 02/25/1992
Rep. Roybal, Edward R. [D-CA-25]* 02/25/1992
Rep. de la Garza, E. [D-TX-15]* 02/25/1992
Rep. de Lugo, Ron [D-VI-At Large]* 02/25/1992
Rep. Richardson, Bill [D-NM-3]* 02/25/1992
Rep. Torres, Estaban Edward [D-CA-34]* 02/25/1992
Rep. Bustamante, Albert G. [D-TX-23]* 02/25/1992
Rep. Fuster, Jamie B. [D-PR-At Large]* 02/25/1992
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-2]* 02/25/1992
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-3]* 02/25/1992
Rep. Campbell, Ben Nighthorse [D-CO-3]* 02/25/1992
Rep. Mink, Patsy T. [D-HI-2]* 02/25/1992
Rep. Mineta, Norman Y. [D-CA-13]* 02/25/1992
Rep. Coleman, Ronald D. [D-TX-16] 03/17/1992
Rep. Washington, Craig A. [D-TX-18] 03/17/1992
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-5] 03/17/1992
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 03/17/1992
Rep. Horton, Frank J. [R-NY-29] 03/25/1992
Rep. AuCoin, Les [D-OR-1] 03/25/1992
Rep. Green, S. William [R-NY-15] 03/25/1992
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26] 03/25/1992
Rep. Colordao, Antonio [D-PR-At Large] 03/25/1992
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 03/25/1992
Rep. Schiff, Steven [R-NM-1] 03/25/1992
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 03/25/1992
Rep. Dellums, Ronald V. [D-CA-8] 04/01/1992
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-12] 04/01/1992
Rep. Espy, Mike [D-MS-2] 04/01/1992
Rep. Bryant, John W. [D-TX-5] 04/01/1992
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-19] 04/01/1992
Rep. Dooley, Calvin M. [D-CA-17] 04/01/1992
Rep. Weiss, Ted [D-NY-17] 04/01/1992
Rep. Mfume, Kweisi [D-MD-7] 04/01/1992
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-11] 04/01/1992
Rep. Dymally, Mervyn M. [D-CA-31] 04/01/1992
Rep. Kopetski, Mike [D-OR-5] 04/01/1992
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 04/07/1992
Rep. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY-10] 04/07/1992
Rep. Olin, James R. [D-VA-6] 04/07/1992
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-16] 04/07/1992
Rep. Collins, Barbara-Rose [D-MI-13] 04/07/1992
Rep. Flake, Floyd H. [D-NY-6] 04/07/1992
Rep. Kennelly, Barbara B. [D-CT-1] 04/29/1992
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24] 04/29/1992
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 04/29/1992
Rep. Foglietta, Thomas M. [D-PA-1] 04/29/1992
Rep. Penny, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 04/29/1992
Rep. Wyden, Ron [D-OR-3] 04/29/1992
Rep. LaFalce, John J. [D-NY-32] 04/29/1992
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] 04/29/1992
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 05/19/1992
Rep. Bonior, David E. [D-MI-12] 05/19/1992
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 05/19/1992
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 05/19/1992
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-29] 05/19/1992
Rep. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA-6] 06/09/1992
Rep. Solarz, Stephen J. [D-NY-13] 06/09/1992
Rep. Schroeder, Patricia [D-CO-1] 06/09/1992
Rep. Edwards, Don [D-CA-10] 06/09/1992
Rep. Downey, Thomas J. [D-NY-2] 06/11/1992
Rep. Tauzin, W. J. (Billy) [D-LA-3] 06/11/1992
Rep. Andrews, Thomas H. [D-ME-1] 06/11/1992
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5] 07/08/1992
Rep. Dixon, Julian C. [D-CA-28] 07/08/1992
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-30] 07/08/1992
Rep. Hayes, Charles A. [D-IL-1] 07/08/1992

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary02/25/1992 Referred to
06/04/1992 Markup by
07/08/1992 Reported by H.Rept 102-655
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights03/02/1992 Referred to
05/07/1992 Markup by
05/07/1992 Reported by

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House amended (07/24/1992)

Voting Rights Language Assistance Act of 1992 - Amends the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to extend the termination date on the prohibition of covered States and political subdivisions providing voting materials only in English. Modifies criteria for determining whether a State or subdivision is covered.