All Information (Except Text) for S.1556 - Veteran Voting Support Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] (Introduced 08/03/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/21/2009 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles as Introduced
Veteran Voting Support Act of 2009
Actions Overview (1)
|08/03/2009||Introduced in Senate|
08/03/2009 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (3)
|10/21/2009||Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.|
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
|08/03/2009||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S8684-8685)|
Action By: Senate
|08/03/2009||Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S8683-8684)|
Action By: Senate
10/21/2009 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.
08/03/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S8684-8685)
08/03/2009 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S8683-8684)
|Sen. Kerry, John F. [D-MA]*||08/03/2009|
|Sen. Dodd, Christopher J. [D-CT]*||08/03/2009|
|Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT]*||08/03/2009|
|Sen. Mikulski, Barbara A. [D-MD]*||08/03/2009|
|Sen. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA]||09/21/2009|
|Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]||10/28/2009|
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|Senate Veterans' Affairs||08/03/2009||Referred to|
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Introduced in Senate (08/03/2009)
Veteran Voting Support Act of 2009 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide mail voter registration application forms to each veteran who: (1) seeks to enroll in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system at the time of such enrollment; and (2) is already enrolled in such system when there is a change in the veteran's enrollment status or when there is a change in the veteran's address.
Requires the Secretary to accept completed application forms for transmittal to appropriate state election officials. Instructs that forms accepted at VA medical centers, community living centers, community-based outpatient centers, and domiciliaries be transmitted within ten days of acceptance, unless a completed form is accepted within five days before the last day for registration to vote in an election in which case the application shall be transmitted to the appropriate state election official within five days of acceptance.
Prohibits any information relating to registering to vote or a declination to register to vote under this Act from being used for any purpose other than voter registration.
Requires each Director of a VA community living center, domiciliary, or medical center to provide assistance in voting by absentee ballot to resident veterans. Requires such assistance to include: (1) providing information relating to the opportunity to request an absentee ballot; (2) making available absentee ballot applications upon request, as well as assisting in completing such applications and ballots; and (3) working with local election administration officials to ensure the proper transmission of the applications and ballots.
Directs the Secretary to permit nonpartisan organizations to provide voter registration information and assistance at facilities of the VA health care system.
Prohibits the Secretary from banning any election administration official, whether state or local, party-affiliated or non-party affiliated, or elected or appointed, from providing voting information to veterans at any VA facility.
Directs the Secretary to provide reasonable access to facilities of the VA health care system to state and local election officials for the purpose of providing nonpartisan voter registration services to individuals.