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PA Bill Number: HR101

Title: Directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study, analyze and report on the relationship between the use of social media and gun ...

Description: Directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study, analyze and report on the relationship between the use of social media and gun ... ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: May 17, 2021

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Proposed Federal House Legislation HB5741

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Title: Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2014

Subject: Administrative remedies: Computers and information technology: Congressional elections: Department of Justice: Disability and paralysis: Elections, voting, political campaign regulation: Foreign language and bilingual programs: Government information and archives: Intergovernmental relations: Language arts: Performance measurement: Public contracts and procurement: Research administration and funding: Research and development: Government operations and politics

Description: Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2014 - Amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) to revise requirements for the audit capacity of voting systems, particularly those for a permanent paper record. Requires the voting system to require the use of an individual, durable, voter-verified paper ballot of the voter's vote that shall be marked and made available for inspection by the voter before the voter's vote is cast and counted, and which shall be counted by hand or read by an optical scanner or other counting device. Requires the voting system to provide the voter with an opportunity to correct any system-made error in the voter-verified paper ballot before it is permanently preserved. Requires each paper ballot used to be: (1) suitable for a manual audit, and (2) counted by hand in any recount or audit conducted with respect to any federal election. Sets forth a special rule for treatment of disputes when paper ballots have been shown to be compromised. Requires the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to make grants to eligible entities to study, test, and develop accessible ballot voting, verification, and casting mechanisms and devices and best practices to enhance the accessibility of paper ballot voting and verification mechanisms for individuals with disabilities, for voters whose primary language is not English, and for voters with difficulties in literacy. Specifies additional voting system requirements and prohibitions. Requires the NSF Director to make grants to eligible entities to conduct research on the development of election-dedicated voting system software. Makes available additional funding to enable states to meet the costs of the requirements imposed by this Act. Provides for complaints to the Attorney General by persons aggrieved by violations of HAVA. Requires each state to administer audits of federal election results, without advance notice to the precincts selected, consisting of random hand counts of the voter-verified paper ballots. Makes an exception from this requirement for elections in which the winning candidate had no opponent or received 80% or more of the vote total. Prescribes requirements for determination of the number of ballots counted under the audit. Prescribes the process for administering audits. Requires the Election Auditor of a state, as soon as practicable after the completion of an audit, to submit the results to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) for publication. Prohibits certification of the results of any election until completion of audits. Provides for payments to states for the costs of conducting audits. Exempts from this Act any election for which a recount under state law will commence before certification of the election results. Repeals the EAC's exemption from certain federal government contracting requirements.

Session: 113th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.

Last Action Date: December 11, 2014



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45 sponsors: Rush Holt; Joyce Beatty; Earl Blumenauer; Corrine Brown; Michael Capuano; Steve Cohen; Jim Cooper; Elijah Cummings; Diana DeGette; Donna Edwards; Keith Ellison; John Garamendi; Gene Green; Raul Grijalva; Alcee Hastings; Michael Honda; Steve Israel; Henry Johnson; Marcy Kaptur; Rick Larsen; John Larson; Barbara Lee; Nita Lowey; Doris Matsui; Carolyn McCarthy; Betty McCollum; Jim McDermott; Gregory Meeks; James Moran; Grace Napolitano; Eleanor Norton; Beto O'Rourke; Chellie Pingree; Mark Pocan; Jared Polis; Charles Rangel; Cedric Richmond; John Sarbanes; Adam Schiff; Robert Scott; Jose Serrano; Mark Takano; Paul Tonko; Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Henry Waxman

Chamber Date Action
House Dec 11 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
House Nov 19 2014 Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, 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 Nov 19 2014 Referred to House House Administration
House Nov 19 2014 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Dec 1 2014 federal bill text bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Science, Space, And Technology


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