Text: H.R.6381 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/29/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6381

To clarify the application of certain Federal laws relating to elections to American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 29, 2010

Mr. Sablan (for himself, Mr. Gutierrez, Mrs. Christensen, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Faleomavaega, and Mr. Pierluisi) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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


A BILL

To clarify the application of certain Federal laws relating to elections to American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Clarification of application of federal election laws to certain jurisdictions.

(a) Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971.—Section 301(12) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 431(12)) is amended by striking “or a territory or possession of the United States” and inserting “American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, or the United States Virgin Islands”.

(b) Criminal penalties.—

(1) INTIMIDATION OF VOTERS.—Section 594 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking “Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner,” and inserting “or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress”.

(2) INTERFERENCE BY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.—Section 595 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking “Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner,” and inserting “or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress”.

(3) VOTING BY ALIENS.—Section 611(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking “Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner,” and inserting “or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress”.

(c) Voting Rights Act of 1965.—Section 11 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 1973i) is amended by striking “Delegate from the District of Columbia, Guam, or the Virgin Islands, or Resident Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico” each place it appears in subsections (c) and (e)(2) and inserting “or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress”.