H.R.2006 - To amend titles 10 and 18, United States Code, and the Revised Statutes to remove the uncertainty regarding the authority of the Department of Defense to permit buildings located on military installations and reserve component facilities to be used as polling places in Federal, State, and local elections for public office.107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Thomas, William M. [R-CA-21] (Introduced 05/24/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services; House Administration; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||10/26/2001 Received report from DOD that they would support with modifications.|
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Summary: H.R.2006 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Authorizes the Secretary of a military department to make a building located on a military installation available for use as a polling place in any Federal, State, or local election for public office. Requires such building to continue to be made available for such use unless the Secretary provides advance notification to Congress of the reasons for discontinuing such availability. Authorizes a State to make a facility of the reserves available for such purpose, with the same continuation or notification requirement.
Introduced in House (05/24/2001)
Amends the Revised Statutes to deem the use of military installations or reserve facilities for polling purposes to be consistent with Federal voting rights law. Requires an installation or facility that was made available for a Federal election during 1998 or 2000 to be made available for the general election for Federal office in November 2002.