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Titles (8)

Popular Titles

Election Reform bill (Identified by CRS)
Improve Voting Process bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Help America Vote Act of 2002

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Help America Vote Act of 2001

Short Titles as Introduced

Help America Vote Act of 2001

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Martin Luther King, Jr. Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2002

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To establish a program to provide funds to States to replace punch card voting systems, to establish the Election Assistance Commission to assist in the administration of Federal elections and to otherwise provide assistance with the administration of certain Federal election laws and programs, to establish minimum election administration standards for States and units of local government with responsibility for the administration of Federal elections, and for other purposes.

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Amended by Senate

A bill to require States and localities to meet uniform and nondiscriminatory election technology and administration requirements applicable to Federal elections, to establish grant programs to provide assistance to States and localities to met those requirements and to improve election technology and the administration of Federal elections, to establish the Election Administration Commission, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (18)

Date
10/29/2002Became Public Law No: 107-252. (TXT | PDF)
10/29/2002Signed by President.
10/23/2002Presented to President.
10/16/2002Conference report agreed to in Senate: Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 92 - 2. Record Vote Number: 238.
10/15/2002Resolving differences -- Senate actions: Senate receded from its amendment to the title Unanimous Consent.
10/10/2002Resolving differences -- House actions: Without objection, the House insists on its disagreement to the Senate amendment to the title.
10/10/2002Conference report agreed to in House: On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 357 - 48 (Roll no. 462).
10/10/2002Conference committee actions: Conferees agreed to file conference report.
10/08/2002Conference report filed: Conference report H. Rept. 107-730 filed.(text of conference report: CR H7247-7268)
04/11/2002Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.(text as passed Senate: CR S2544-2556)
04/11/2002Senate Committee on Rules and Administration discharged by Unanimous Consent.
12/12/2001Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 362 - 63 (Roll no. 489).
12/10/2001Committee on Armed Services discharged.
12/10/2001Committee on Government Reform discharged.
12/10/2001Committee on Science discharged.
12/10/2001Committee on Judiciary discharged.
12/10/2001Reported (Amended) by the Committee on House Administration. H. Rept. 107-329, Part I.
11/14/2001Introduced in House

All Actions (109)

Date Chamber
10/29/2002Became Public Law No: 107-252. (TXT | PDF)
10/29/2002Signed by President.
10/23/2002HousePresented to President.
10/16/2002SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
10/16/2002SenateSenate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 92 - 2. Record Vote Number: 238.
10/16/2002SenateConference report considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S10488-10516)
10/15/2002SenateSenate receded from its amendment to the title Unanimous Consent.
10/15/2002SenateConference report considered in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S10412-10423)
10/11/2002SenateConference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
10/10/2002-10:26pmHouseWithout objection, the House insists on its disagreement to the Senate amendment to the title.
10/10/2002-10:26pmHouseOn agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 357 - 48 (Roll no. 462).
10/10/2002-10:26pmHouseMotions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/10/2002-9:55pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
10/10/2002-8:34pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report to accompany H.R. 3295.
10/10/2002-8:34pmHouseMr. Ney brought up conference report H. Rept. 107-730 by previously agreed to special order. (consideration: CR H7836-7854)
10/10/2002-5:15pmConferees agreed to file conference report.
Action By: Both Chambers
10/09/2002-5:03pmHouseMr. Ney asked unanimous consent that it be in order any time to consider the conference report to accompany H.R. 3295; that all points of order against the conference report and against its consideration be waived; and that the conference report be considered as read when called up. Agreed to without objection.
10/09/2002SenateConference papers: Senate report and manager's statement held at the desk in Senate.
10/08/2002-9:17pmHouseConference report H. Rept. 107-730 filed. (text of conference report: CR H7247-7268)
10/02/2002-2:49pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/02/2002-2:49pmHouseOn motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 400 - 14 (Roll no. 432). (consideration: CR H6953)
10/02/2002-2:39pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6953)
10/02/2002-1:35pmHousePOSTPONED ROLL CALL VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the motion, the Chair put the question on the adoption of the motion and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Meek demanded the Yeas and Nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the adoption of the motion until later in the legislative day.
10/02/2002-1:34pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
10/02/2002-1:11pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Meek (FL) motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3295. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to take such actions as may be appropriate to (1) convene a public meeting of the managers on the part of the House and on the part of the Senate; and (2) ensure that a conference report is filed on the bill prior to October 4, 2002.
10/02/2002-1:11pmHouseMrs. Meek (FL) moved that the House instruct conferees. (consideration: CR H6948-6951)
09/26/2002-11:45amHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/26/2002-11:45amHouseOn motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 385 - 16 (Roll no. 418). (consideration: CR H6704-6705)
09/25/2002-8:10pmHousePOSTPONED ROLL CALL VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the motion, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. The Yeas and Nays were demanded and the Chair postponed further proceedings until Thursday, September 26, 2002.
09/25/2002-8:10pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
09/25/2002-7:50pmHouseDEBATE - The House continued with debate on H.R. 3295.
09/25/2002-7:43pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3295. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to urge that a conference report on the bill be filed before Oct. 1, 2002.
09/25/2002-7:43pmHouseMs. Johnson, E. B. moved that the House instruct conferees. (consideration: CR H6682-6685)
09/19/2002-3:32pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/19/2002-3:32pmHouseOn motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 365 - 26 (Roll no. 403). (consideration: CR H6405)
09/18/2002-4:31pmHousePOSTPONED ROLL CALL VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Waters motion to instruct conferees, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Waters demanded the Yeas and Nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the adoption of the motion until a time to be announced.
09/18/2002-4:30pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
09/18/2002-3:34pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Waters motion to instruct conferees. The instructions contained in the motion require the managers on the part of the House to take such actions as may be appropriate to ensure that a conference report is filed on the bill prior to October 1, 2002.
09/18/2002-3:34pmHouseMs. Waters moved that the House instruct conferees. (consideration: CR H6342-6348)
09/17/2002-7:17pmHouseMOTION TO INSTRUCT CONFEREES - Ms. Waters notified the House of her intention to offer a motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3295.
07/09/2002-4:02pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/09/2002-4:02pmHouseOn motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 410 - 2 (Roll no. 285). (consideration: CR H4388-4392)
07/09/2002-3:03pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Langevin motion to instruct conferees. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to recede from disagreement with the provisions contained in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 101(a)(3) of the Senate amendment to the House bill (relating to the accessibility of voting systems for individuals with disabilities).
07/09/2002-3:03pmHouseMr. Langevin moved that the House instruct conferees.
06/26/2002-5:14pmHouseNOTICE OF MOTION TO INSTRUCT CONFEREES - Mr. Langevin notified the House of his intention to offer a motion to instruct conferees at the conference of the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on H.R. 3295. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to recede from disagreement with the provisions contained in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 101(a)(3) of the Senate amendment to the House bill (relating to the accessibility of voting systems for individuals with disabilities).
06/19/2002-1:37pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/19/2002-1:37pmHouseOn motion that the House instruct conferees Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 206 - 210 (Roll no. 238).
06/19/2002-11:36amHouseVOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate on the motion to instruct conferees, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings (FL) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question until later in the legislative day.
06/19/2002-11:36amHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
06/19/2002-11:01amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Hastings (FL) motion to instruct conferees. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to 1) insist upon the provisions contained in sec. 504(a) of the House bill (relating to the effective date for the Federal minimum standards for State election systems) and 2) disagree to the provisions contained in sec. 104(b) of the Senate amendment to the House bill (relating to a safe harbor from the enforcement of the Federal minimum standards for State election systems for States receiving Federal funds under the bill).
06/19/2002-11:01amHouseMr. Hastings (FL) moved that the House instruct conferees. (consideration: CR H3677-3681, H3693; text: CR H3677)
06/18/2002-2:55pmHouseNOTICE OF INTENT TO OFFER MOTION - Mr. Hastings (FL) notified the House of his intent to offer a motion to instruct conferees at the conference of the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on H.R. 3295. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to 1) insist upon the provisions contained in sec. 504(a) of the House bill (relating to the effective date for the Federal minimum standards for State election systems) and 2) disagree to the provisions contained in sec. 104(b) of the Senate amendment to the House bill (relating to a safe harbor from the enforcement of the Federal minimum standards for State election systems for States receiving Federal funds under the bill).
05/16/2002-4:50pmHouseThe Speaker appointed a conferee for consideration of the House bill and Senate amendments, and modifications committed to conference: Blunt.
05/16/2002-4:50pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Ways and Means for consideration of secs. 103 and 503 of the Senate amendments, and modifications committed to conference: Thomas, Shaw, and Rangel.
05/16/2002-4:50pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees Provided that Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas is appointed in lieu of Mr. Barcia for consideration of secs. 251-3 of the House bill, and modifications committed to conference.
05/16/2002-4:50pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Science for consideration of secs. 221-5, 241-3, 251-3, and 261 of the House bill, and sec. 101 of the Senate amendments, and modifications committed to conference: Boehlert, Morella, and Barcia.
05/16/2002-4:50pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on the Judiciary for consideration of secs. 216, 221, Title IV, secs. 502 and 503 of the House bill, and secs. 101, 102, 104, subtitles A, B, and C of Title II, secs. 311, 501, and 502 of the Senate amendments, and modifications committed to conference: Sensenbrenner, Chabot, and Conyers.
05/16/2002-4:50pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Armed Services for consideration of secs. 601 and 606 of the House bill, and sec. 404 of the Senate amendments, and modifications committed to conference: Stump, McHugh, and Skelton.
05/16/2002-4:50pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on House Administration for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendments, and modifications committed to conference: Ney, Ehlers, Doolittle, Reynolds, Hoyer, Fattah, and Davis (FL).
05/16/2002-4:49pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/16/2002-4:49pmHouseOn motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by voice vote. (consideration: CR H2599)
05/16/2002-4:27pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Hoyer motion to instruct conferees. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the managers on the part of the House to insist upon provisions in the House bill relating to a program to provide payments to States and units of local government for replacing and enhancing punch card voting systems and the provisions in the House bill relating to the formula used to determine the amount of other payments made to States under the bill for carrying out activities to improve the administration of elections.
05/16/2002-4:27pmHouseMr. Hoyer moved that the House instruct conferees.
05/16/2002-4:26pmHouseOn motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendments, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection. (consideration: CR H2596-2599)
05/16/2002-4:25pmHouseMr. Ney asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendments, and agree to a conference.
05/02/2002SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
05/01/2002SenateSenate appointed conferee(s) Dodd; Schumer; Durbin; McConnell; Bond.
04/11/2002SenateSenate insisted on its amendments, requested a conference.
04/11/2002SenatePassed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent. (text as passed Senate: CR S2544-2556)
04/11/2002SenateS.Amdt.3118 Amendment SA 3118 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
04/11/2002SenateS.Amdt.3118 Amendment SA 3118 proposed by Senator Dodd. (consideration: CR S2544) To amend the title of the bill.
04/11/2002SenateSenate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of S. 565 amended.
04/11/2002SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S2544)
04/11/2002SenateSenate Committee on Rules and Administration discharged by Unanimous Consent.
12/12/2001SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
12/12/2001-3:38pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/12/2001-3:38pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 362 - 63 (Roll no. 489).
12/12/2001-3:28pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 197 - 226 (Roll no. 488). (consideration: CR H9302-9308; text: CR H9302-9303)
12/12/2001-3:04pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
12/12/2001-2:54pmHouseFloor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Menendez motion to recommit with instructions.
12/12/2001-2:53pmHouseMr. Menendez moved to recommit with instructions to House Administration.
12/12/2001-2:53pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12/12/2001-1:33pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3295, as amended.
12/12/2001-1:32pmHouseH.Amdt.414 On agreeing to the House Administration amendment as modified Agreed to without objection.
12/12/2001-1:32pmHouseH.Amdt.414 House Administration amendment (A001) modified by unanimous consent. Modification printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying H. Res. 311.
12/12/2001-1:32pmHouseH.Amdt.414 Amendment reported by the House Committee on House Administration. (consideration: CR H9276-9287; text: CR H9276-9287)
12/12/2001-1:31pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 3295 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The amendment recommended by the Committee on House Administration now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
12/12/2001-1:31pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 311. (consideration: CR H9264-9308; text of measure as reported: CR H9264-9276)
12/12/2001-1:28pmHouseRule H. Res. 311 passed House.
12/11/2001-9:16pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 311 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3295 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The amendment recommended by the Committee on House Administration now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
12/10/2001HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 201.
12/10/2001HouseCommittee on Armed Services discharged.
12/10/2001HouseCommittee on Government Reform discharged.
12/10/2001HouseCommittee on Science discharged.
12/10/2001HouseCommittee on Judiciary discharged.
12/10/2001HouseHouse Committee on Armed Services Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than Dec. 10, 2001.
12/10/2001HouseHouse Committee on Government Reform Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than Dec. 10, 2001.
12/10/2001HouseHouse Committee on Science Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than Dec. 10, 2001.
12/10/2001HouseHouse Committee on Judiciary Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than Dec. 10, 2001.
12/10/2001HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on House Administration. H. Rept. 107-329, Part I.
12/06/2001HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
12/05/2001HouseCommittee Hearings Held.
11/14/2001HouseReferred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Science, Government Reform, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
11/14/2001HouseReferred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Science, Government Reform, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
11/14/2001HouseReferred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Science, Government Reform, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
11/14/2001HouseReferred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Science, Government Reform, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
11/14/2001HouseReferred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Science, Government Reform, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
11/14/2001HouseReferred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Science, Government Reform, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
11/14/2001HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (172)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Blunt, Roy [R-MO-7]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Ehlers, Vernon J. [R-MI-3]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Mica, John L. [R-FL-7]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Linder, John [R-GA-11]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Doolittle, John T. [R-CA-4]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Davis, Jim [D-FL-11]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Reynolds, Thomas M. [R-NY-27]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Buyer, Steve [R-IN-5]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-23]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Castle, Michael N. [R-DE-At Large]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Portman, Rob [R-OH-2]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Meek, Carrie P. [D-FL-17]* 11/14/2001
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-21]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Thurman, Karen L. [D-FL-5]* 11/14/2001
Rep. LaTourette, Steven C. [R-OH-19]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4]* 11/14/2001
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Lincoln [R-FL-21]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Horn, Stephen [R-CA-38]* 11/14/2001
Rep. McKinney, Cynthia A. [D-GA-4]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Hayes, Robin [R-NC-8]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [D-OH-11]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Cooksey, John [R-LA-5]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-16]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Foley, Mark [R-FL-16]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Greenwood, James C. [R-PA-8]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD-3]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Ballenger, Cass [R-NC-10]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Baird, Brian [D-WA-3]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Hart, Melissa A. [R-PA-4]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-22]* 11/14/2001
Rep. LaHood, Ray [R-IL-18]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Barcia, James A. [D-MI-5]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Fletcher, Ernie [R-KY-6]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Carson, Brad [D-OK-2]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Grucci, Felix J., Jr. [R-NY-1]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Hill, Baron P. [D-IN-9]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Akin, W. Todd [R-MO-2]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Etheridge, Bob [D-NC-2]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Platts, Todd Russell [R-PA-19]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-7]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Terry, Lee [R-NE-2]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Matheson, Jim [D-UT-2]* 11/14/2001
Rep. McCarthy, Karen [D-MO-5]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Pomeroy, Earl [D-ND-At Large]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Hoeffel, Joseph M. [D-PA-13]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Ganske, Greg [R-IA-4]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Clayton, Eva M. [D-NC-1]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Weldon, Curt [R-PA-7]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Lewis, Jerry [R-CA-40]* 11/14/2001
Rep. Biggert, Judy [R-IL-13] 11/28/2001
Rep. Burr, Richard [R-NC-5] 11/28/2001
Rep. Ferguson, Mike [R-NJ-7] 11/28/2001
Rep. Gibbons, Jim [R-NV-2] 11/28/2001
Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-20] 11/28/2001
Rep. Hobson, David L. [R-OH-7] 11/28/2001
Rep. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA-6] 11/28/2001
Rep. Kennedy, Mark R. [R-MN-2] 11/28/2001
Rep. Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL-10] 11/28/2001
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-24] 11/28/2001
Rep. Ramstad, Jim [R-MN-3] 11/28/2001
Rep. Walsh, James T. [R-NY-25] 11/28/2001
Rep. Weller, Jerry [R-IL-11] 11/28/2001
Rep. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS-1] 11/28/2001
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 11/28/2001
Rep. Baldacci, John Elias [D-ME-2] 11/28/2001
Rep. Bentsen, Ken [D-TX-25] 11/28/2001
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1] 11/28/2001
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26] 11/28/2001
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 11/28/2001
Rep. Blagojevich, Rod R. [D-IL-5] 11/28/2001
Rep. Borski, Robert A. [D-PA-3] 11/28/2001
Rep. Boswell, Leonard L. [D-IA-3] 11/28/2001
Rep. Boyd, Allen [D-FL-2] 11/28/2001
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 11/28/2001
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-10] 11/28/2001
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 11/28/2001
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 11/28/2001
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 11/28/2001
Rep. Deutsch, Peter [D-FL-20] 11/28/2001
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6] 11/28/2001
Rep. Dooley, Calvin M. [D-CA-20] 11/28/2001
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] 11/28/2001
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-14] 11/28/2001
Rep. Ford, Harold E., Jr. [D-TN-9] 11/28/2001
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24] 11/28/2001
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 11/28/2001
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 11/28/2001
Rep. Hooley, Darlene [D-OR-5] 11/28/2001
Rep. Inslee, Jay [D-WA-1] 11/28/2001
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2] 11/28/2001
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 11/28/2001
Rep. John, Christopher [D-LA-7] 11/28/2001
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1] 11/28/2001
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-9] 11/28/2001
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] 11/28/2001
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 11/28/2001
Rep. Lipinski, William O. [D-IL-3] 11/28/2001
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] 11/28/2001
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 11/28/2001
Rep. Mascara, Frank [D-PA-20] 11/28/2001
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 11/28/2001
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 11/28/2001
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] 11/28/2001
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-2] 11/28/2001
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 11/28/2001
Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large] 11/28/2001
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 11/28/2001
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-24] 11/28/2001
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 11/28/2001
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 11/28/2001
Rep. Stenholm, Charles W. [D-TX-17] 11/28/2001
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-1] 11/28/2001
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] 11/28/2001
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19] 11/28/2001
Rep. Gillmor, Paul E. [R-OH-5] 12/04/2001
Rep. Ose, Doug [R-CA-3] 12/04/2001
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 12/04/2001
Rep. Luther, Bill [D-MN-6] 12/04/2001
Rep. Harman, Jane [D-CA-36] 12/04/2001
Rep. Tiahrt, Todd [R-KS-4] 12/04/2001
Rep. Sawyer, Tom [D-OH-14] 12/04/2001
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4] 12/04/2001
Rep. Turner, Jim [D-TX-2] 12/04/2001
Rep. Kanjorski, Paul E. [D-PA-11] 12/04/2001
Rep. Cantor, Eric [R-VA-7] 12/10/2001
Rep. Pryce, Deborah [R-OH-15] 12/10/2001
Rep. Boehner, John A. [R-OH-8] 12/10/2001
Rep. Millender-McDonald, Juanita [D-CA-37] 12/10/2001
Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large] 12/10/2001
Rep. Lucas, Ken [D-KY-4] 12/10/2001
Rep. Tanner, John S. [D-TN-8] 12/10/2001
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-2] 12/10/2001
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5] 12/10/2001
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5] 12/10/2001
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4] 12/10/2001
Rep. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV-2] 12/10/2001
Rep. Dreier, David [R-CA-28] 12/10/2001
Rep. Gutknecht, Gil [R-MN-1] 12/10/2001
Rep. Hayworth, J. D. [R-AZ-6] 12/10/2001
Rep. Otter, C. L. (Butch) [R-ID-1] 12/10/2001
Rep. Sweeney, John E. [R-NY-22] 12/10/2001
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] 12/10/2001
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7] 12/10/2001
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House Administration11/14/2001 Referred to
12/10/2001 Reported by H. Rept. 107-329
House Judiciary11/14/2001 Referred to
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House Science11/14/2001 Referred to
12/10/2001 Discharged from
House Government Reform11/14/2001 Referred to
12/10/2001 Discharged from
House Armed Services11/14/2001 Referred to
12/10/2001 Discharged from
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel12/06/2001 Referred to
Senate Rules and Administration12/12/2001 Referred to
04/11/2002 Discharged from

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Help America Vote Act of 2002 - Title I: Payments to States for Election Administration Improvements and Replacement of Punch Card and Lever Voting Machines - (Sec. 101) Directs the Administrator of General Services to establish a program for payment to each State that intends to use the payment in accordance with specified guidelines for activities to improve the administration of elections for Federal office. Designates permitted uses of such funds. Sets the size of the payment at an amount based on the voting age population plus a described minimum payment amount.

(Sec. 102) Requires the Administrator to establish a program for payment to each eligible State in which a precinct used a punch card voting system or a lever voting system to administer the regularly scheduled general election for Federal office held in November 2000 to replace such systems with other systems meeting the requirements of this Act. Sets the size of the payment at an amount based on the number of qualifying precincts within the State.

(Sec. 103) Sets the minimum aggregate payment amount under these provisions at $5 million.

(Sec. 104) Authorizes appropriations.

Title II: Commission - Subtitle A: Establishment and General Organization - Part 1: Election Assistance Commission - (Sec. 201) Establishes the Election Assistance Commission (Commission) as an independent entity to serve as a national clearinghouse and resource for the compilation of information and review of procedures with respect to the administration of Federal elections. Authorizes appropriations for FY 2003 through 2005.

Part 2: Election Assistance Commission Standards Board and Board of Advisors - (Sec. 211) Establishes the Election Assistance Commission Standards Board and the Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors to review the voluntary voting system guidelines developed under Part 3 of this title, the voluntary guidance under title III of this Act, and the best practices recommended under subtitle C for facilitating military and overseas voting.

Part 3: Technical Guidelines Development Committee - (Sec. 221) Establishes the Technical Guidelines Development Committee to assist the Executive Director of the Commission in the development of the voluntary voting system guidelines.

(Sec. 222) Prescribes a process for final adoption of such guidelines.

Subtitle B: Testing, Certification, Decertification, and Recertification of Voting System Hardware and Software - (Sec. 231) Requires the Commission to provide for the testing, certification, decertification, and recertification of voting system hardware and software by accredited laboratories. Gives States the option of providing for testing, certification, decertification, or recertification of its voting system hardware and software by the laboratories accredited by the Commission. Directs the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide a list of independent, non-Federal laboratories recommended for accreditation to: (1) carry out such testing, certification, decertification, and recertification; and (2) monitor and review accredited laboratory performance on an ongoing basis.

Subtitle C: Studies and Other Activities to Promote Effective Administration of Federal Elections - (Sec. 241) Directs the Commission to conduct, make available to the public, and to report to the President and to specified congressional committees on periodic studies regarding certain election administration issues with the goal of promoting methods of voting and administering elections which will be the most convenient, accessible, and easy to use for voters, will yield the most accurate election results, will be nondiscriminatory, and will be efficient and cost-effective for use.

(Sec. 242) Directs the Commission to: (1) study the best practices for facilitating voting by absent uniform services voters and overseas voters for a report to the President and Congress; (2) assess for Congress the areas of human factor research which feasibly could be applied to voting products and systems design to ensure usability and accuracy of voting products and systems; (3) study and report to the President and Congress on the impact on affected voters of title III subtitle A requirements for voters who register by mail; (4) study and report to Congress on the feasibility and advisability of using social security identification numbers or other information compiled by the Social Security Administration to establish voter registration or other election law eligibility or identification requirements; (5) study and report to specified congressional committees on issues and challenges, specifically the potential for election fraud, presented by incorporating communications and Internet technologies in the Federal, State, and local electoral process; and (6) study the feasibility and advisability of establishing a program under which the Postal Service will waive or otherwise reduce the amount of postage applicable to absentee ballots voters submit in Federal general elections that does not apply to the postage required to send such ballots to voters.

Subtitle D: Election Assistance - Part 1: Requirements Payments - (Sec. 251) Requires the Commission to make yearly payments to qualifying States to meet the requirements of this Act. Requires States to use such payments to meet such requirements, but allows their use as reimbursement for costs incurred in obtaining voting equipment after the November 2000 Federal general election. Permits use of such payments, also, for other activities to improve the administration of elections for Federal office.

(Sec. 253) Requires an eligible State to file a plan for implementation of certain mandatory uniform, nondiscriminatory administrative complaint procedures, and have such procedures in place.

(Sec. 257) Authorizes appropriations for FY 2003 through 2005.

Part 2: Payments to States and Units of Local Government to Assure Access for Individuals with Disabilities - (Sec. 261) Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make yearly payments to eligible States and local governments to assure access to polling places for individuals with disabilities, including the blind and visually impaired, and to provide them with information on accessibility.

(Sec. 264) Authorizes appropriations for FY 2003 through 2005.

Part 3: Grants for Research on Voting Technology Improvements - (Sec. 271) Directs the Commission to make grants to assist eligible entities in carrying out research and development to improve the quality, reliability, accuracy, accessibility, affordability, and security of voting equipment, election systems, and voting technology.

(Sec. 273) Authorizes appropriations for FY 2003.

Part 4: Pilot Program for Testing of Equipment and Technology - (Sec. 281) Directs the Commission to make grants to eligible entities to carry out pilot programs under which new technologies in voting systems and equipment are tested and implemented on a trial basis so that the results of such tests and trials are reported to Congress.

(Sec. 283) Authorizes appropriations for FY 2003.

Part 5: Protection and Advocacy Systems - (Sec. 291) Requires the Secretary to pay the protection and advocacy system of each State to ensure full participation in the electoral process for individuals with disabilities.

(Sec. 292) Authorizes appropriations for FY 2003 through 2006 and subsequent fiscal years.

Part 6: National Student and Parent Mock Election - (Sec. 295) Authorizes the Election Assistance Commission to award grants to the National Student and Parent Mock Election, a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to promote voter participation in American elections to enable it to carry out voter education activities for students and their parents.

(Sec. 296) Authorizes appropriations for FY 2003 through 2009.

Title III: Uniform and Nondiscriminatory Election Technology and Administration Requirements - Subtitle A: Requirements - (Sec. 301) - Requires each voting system used in an election for Federal office, while maintaining voter privacy and ballot confidentiality, to: (1) permit the voter to verify the votes selected by the voter on the ballot before the ballot is cast and counted; (2) provide the voter with the opportunity to change the ballot or correct any error before the ballot is cast and counted; and (3) if the voter selects votes for more than one candidate for a single office, notify the voter that more than one candidate for office has been selected and of the effect of casting multiple votes for the office, and provide the voter with the opportunity to correct the ballot before the ballot is cast and counted.

Creates an exception for a State or jurisdiction that uses a paper ballot voting system, a punch card voting system, or a central count voting system to meet such requirement by establishing a voter education program specific to that voting system that notifies each voter of the effect of casting multiple votes for an office and providing the voter with instructions on how to correct the ballot before it is cast and counted. Requires the voting system to: (1) produce a record with an audit capacity for such system; (2) be accessible for individuals with disabilities in a manner that provides the same opportunity for access and participation as for other voters; (3) provide alternative language accessibility pursuant to the Voting Rights Act of 1965; (4) comply with established error rate standards; and (5) operate according to a uniform definition of what constitutes a vote.

(Sec. 302) Provides for provisional voting by individuals who declare that they are registered to vote in a Federal election in a jurisdiction but who are not on the official list of registered voters or are otherwise alleged to be ineligible. Requires that: (1) such individuals be permitted to cast a provisional ballot; (2) the ballot be promptly verified and counted if determined to be valid under State law; and (3) the voter be able to ascertain whether the vote was counted, and, if the vote was not counted, why it was not counted.

Declares that States that do not require voter registration for Federal elections may meet these provisional voting requirements using voter registration procedures established under applicable State law. Requires: (1) a sample ballot and other voting information to be publicly posted at each polling place on the day of each election for Federal office; and (2) that if polling hours are extended as a result of a court order any individual who votes during the extension will vote by provisional ballot and the ballot cast shall be held separate from other provisional ballots cast by those not affected by the order.

(Sec. 303) Requires each State without voter registration requirements for Federal elections to implement a single, uniform, official, centralized, interactive computerized statewide voter registration list that contains the name and registration information, including a unique identifier, of every legally registered voter in the State to serve as the official voter registration list for the conduct of all elections for Federal office in the State. Requires the appropriate State or local election official to perform list maintenance with respect to the computerized list on a regular basis and to provide adequate technological security measures to prevent unauthorized access to the computerized list.

Requires the State election system to ensure that voter registration records in the State are accurate and are updated regularly. Prescribes minimum requirements for verification of voter registration information, including driver's license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number. Requires voters who register by mail to present a current and valid photo identification when voting in person, or if voting by mail, to enclose a copy of such identification or of a current utility bill, bank statement, or government document showing name and address.

Requires that mail-in voter registration forms developed under the National Voter Registration Act of 1963 include questions requiring voters to verify that they are U.S. citizens and old enough to vote. Requires States to notify voters who fail to complete the question on citizenship and provide them with an opportunity to complete the form before the next Federal election.

(Sec. 304) States that the requirements established by this title are minimum requirements and nothing in this title shall be construed to prevent a State from establishing stricter election technology and administration requirements so long as they are not inconsistent with requirements under this title or specified Federal law.

Subtitle B: Voluntary Guidance - (Sec. 311) Requires the Commission to adopt voluntary guidance to assist States in meeting the requirements of subtitle A and to update voting systems standards recommendations every four years.

(Sec. 312) Specifies elements of the process for adopting voluntary guidance.

Title IV: Enforcement - (Sec. 401) Allows for civil action by the Attorney General against any State or jurisdiction to carry out the uniform and non-discriminatory election technology and administration requirements of title III.

(Sec. 402) Requires: (1) States receiving payment under this Act to establish and maintain State-based administrative complaint procedures with respect to violations of title III; and (2) States not receiving payment either to certify that they meet complaint-procedure requirements or to submit a plan to the Attorney General describing steps to be taken to meet title III requirements. Provides that States without an approved plan shall be deemed to be out of compliance with the requirements.

Title V: Help America Vote College Program - (Sec. 501) Requires the Election Assistance Commission to develop a Help America Vote College Program to: (1) encourage students enrolled at institutions of higher education to assist State and local governments in the administration of elections by serving as nonpartisan poll workers or assistants; and (2) encourage State and local governments to use the services of the students participating in the Program. Authorizes appropriations.

Title VI: Help America Vote Foundation - (Sec. 601) Amends Federal law on patriotic and national observances, ceremonies, and organizations to establish the Help America Vote Foundation as a federally chartered, charitable, and nonprofit corporation to: (1) mobilize secondary school students to participate in the election process in a nonpartisan manner as poll workers or assistants; (2) place secondary school students as nonpartisan poll workers or assistants to local election officials in precinct polling places; and (3) establish cooperative efforts with State and local election officials, local educational agencies, superintendents and principals of public and private secondary schools, and other appropriate nonprofit charitable and educational tax-exempt organizations to further the purpose of the foundation. Authorizes appropriations.

Title VII: Voting Rights of Military Members and Overseas Citizens - (Sec. 701) Amends Federal armed forces law, as added by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002, to require the Secretary of Defense to prescribe procedures to provide the time and resources for voting assistance officers to perform voting assistance duties during the period in advance of a general election. Requires the Secretary, to the maximum extent practicable, to implement measures to ensure that a postmark or other official proof of mailing date is provided on each absentee ballot collected at any overseas location or vessel at sea whenever the Department of Defense is responsible for collecting mail for return shipment to the United States. Requires the Secretary to ensure that the measures implemented do not result in the delivery of absentee ballots to their final destination after the date of the Federal election.

Directs the Secretary of each military department, utilizing the voting assistance officer network established for each military installation, to notify members of the armed forces stationed at that installation of the last date before a general election for which absentee ballots mailed from an installation postal facility can reasonably be expected to be timely delivered to the appropriate State and local election officials.

Requires the Secretary to ensure that members of the armed forces and their dependents who are qualified to vote have ready access to information regarding voter registration requirements and deadlines, absentee ballot application requirements and deadlines, and the availability of voting assistance officers to assist members and dependents to understand and comply with these requirements. Directs the Secretary to make the national voter registration form prepared for purposes of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act by the Federal Election Commission available so that each person who enlists will receive such form at the time of enlistment, or as soon thereafter as practicable.

(Sec. 702) Amends the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act to require: (1) each State to designate a single office responsible for providing information on registration and absentee ballot procedures for all voters in the State; (2) each State and unit of local government which administered an election to report to the Election Assistance Commission on the combined number of absentee ballots transmitted to absent uniformed services voters and overseas voters for the election, and the combined number of such ballots returned by such voters and cast in the election; (3) provide for an extension of the period covered by a single absentee ballot application; (4) charges the presidential designee under the Act with developing a standard oath for use with voting documents, and providing statistical analysis of voter participation for both overseas voters and absent uniformed services voters; (5) prohibit the refusal of voter registration and absentee ballot applications on grounds of early submission; and (6) set forth other requirements to promote participation of overseas and absent uniformed services voters.

Title VIII: Transition Provisions - Subtitle A: Transfer to Commission of Functions Under Certain Laws - (Sec. 801) Transfers various specified functions to the Election Assistance Commission.

Subtitle B: Coverage of Commission Under Certain Laws and Programs - (Sec. 811) Provides for coverage of the Commission under certain civil service laws and programs, including the Hatch Act and the Inspector General Act of 1978.

Title IX: Miscellaneous Provisions - (Sec. 902) Sets forth miscellaneous requirements for audits and repayment of funds.

(Sec. 903) Amends the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to make it explicit that State election officials have the ability to remove from the voter registration list the name of an individual who has not responded to a notice from the registrar of voters and who has not voted in two or more consecutive general elections for Federal office.

(Sec. 904) Requires the Attorney General to review existing criminal statutes and report to specified congressional committees on: (1) whether additional statutory offenses are needed to secure the use of the Internet for election purposes; and (2) whether existing penalties provide adequate punishment and deterrence with respect to such offenses.

(Sec. 905) Provides for other criminal penalties for conspiracy to deprive voters of a fair election and for false information in registering and voting.