Summary: H.R.163 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/03/2019)

Citizen Legislature Anti-Corruption Reform of Elections Act or the CLEAN Elections Act

This bill establishes requirements for nonpartisan redistricting and open primary elections.

States must (1) conduct congressional redistricting using a plan developed by a nonpartisan independent redistricting commission, beginning with the 2020 census; and (2) hold open primaries for federal elections.

A state may not use federal funds provided for election administration purposes unless it certifies to the Election Assistance Commission that it (1) conducts redistricting for its state legislative districts using a plan developed by a nonpartisan independent redistricting commission, and (2) holds open primaries for elections for state and local office.