Text: H.R.2440 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/08/2021)


117th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2440


To prohibit States from restricting a person from providing food or drink to individuals at a polling place in an election for Federal office, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 8, 2021

Ms. Wild (for herself, Ms. Williams of Georgia, Mr. Raskin, Ms. Barragán, Mrs. Hayes, Ms. Kuster, Mr. Takano, Ms. Pingree, Mr. Suozzi, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Jones, Mr. McGovern, Mrs. Demings, Mr. Cooper, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Speier, and Ms. DelBene) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration


A BILL

To prohibit States from restricting a person from providing food or drink to individuals at a polling place in an election for Federal office, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Stay in Line To Vote Act”.

SEC. 2. Prohibiting States from restricting the provision of food or drink to individuals at a polling place.

(a) Requirement.—Subtitle A of title III of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (52 U.S.C. 21081 et seq.) is amended—

(1) by redesignating sections 304 and 305 as sections 305 and 306, respectively; and

(2) by inserting after section 303 the following new section:

“SEC. 304. Prohibiting States from restricting the provision of food or drink to individuals at a polling place.

“A State may not prohibit a person from providing food or drink to individuals at a polling place in the State in an election for Federal office, including at a polling place at which individuals may cast ballots prior to the date of the election.”.

(b) Conforming amendment relating to enforcement.—Section 401 of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (52 U.S.C. 21111) is amended by striking “and 303” and inserting “303, and 304”.

(c) Clerical amendment.—The table of contents of such Act is amended—

(1) by redesignating the items relating to sections 304 and 305 as relating to sections 305 and 306, respectively; and

(2) by inserting after the item relating to section 303 the following new item:


“Sec. 304. Prohibiting States from restricting the provision of food or drink to individuals at a polling place.”.

(d) Effective date.—This section and the amendments made by this section shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act.


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