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PA Bill Number: HB2440

Title: Providing for the designation of shooting ranges, sportsman clubs, hunting facilities and business relating to the sale and production of firearms ...

Description: Providing for the designation of shooting ranges, sportsman clubs, hunting facilities and business relating to the sale and production of firear ...

Last Action: Veto No. 16

Last Action Date: Nov 25, 2020

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Proposed Federal House Legislation HB2655

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This bill deals with elections and requires OPEN Primary Elections for ALL candidates.

Legislation Overview

Title: Open Our Democracy Act of 2015

Subject: Commemorative events and holidays: Congressional districts and representation: Congressional elections: Congressional oversight: Elections, voting, political campaign regulation: Employee leave: Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management: Government studies and investigations: Government operations and politics

Description: Open Our Democracy Act of 2015 Requires all candidates for election to the Senate and the House of Representatives to run in an open primary, regardless of political party preference or lack thereof. Limits the ensuing general election to the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes in the open primary. Gives candidates the option, at the time of filing to run for office, to declare a political party preference, which does not constitute or imply endorsement of the candidate by the party designated. Treats the general election day in the same manner as a legal public holiday for purposes of federal employment. Expresses the sense of Congress that private employers should give their employees a day off on the general election day in November 2016 and each even-numbered year thereafter to enable them to cast votes in elections held on that day. Directs the Government Accountability Office to study the procedures used by states to conduct congressional redistricting.

Session: 114th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

Last Action Date: June 16, 2015

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2655/all-info

Sponsors

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5 sponsors: John Delaney (D); Jared Polis (D); Scott Peters (D); Derek Kilmer (D); John Yarmuth (D)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Jun 16 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
House Jun 4 2015 Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, the Judiciary, and Rules, 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.
House Jun 4 2015 Referred to House Administration
House Jun 4 2015 Introduced in House
House Jun 4 2015 Referred to House Judiciary
House Jun 4 2015 Referred to House Rules
House Jun 4 2015 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jun 6 2015 federal bill text bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice

Votes

There have not been any votes on this bill

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