DailyClout Update: Our Election Integrity Bills Sparks Clean Election Laws Nationwide!

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HB 8281 SAVE Act Safeguard American Voter Eligibility Act

US Congress 118th Congress

To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require proof of United States citizenship to register an individual to vote in elections for Federal office, and for other purposes.

 

Bill Text: https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bill-texts/RKrQZFx1y9

Bill Explanation

This bill, called the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility Act or the SAVE Act, aims to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. The bill proposes to require individuals to provide proof of United States citizenship in order to register to vote in elections for Federal office. It also includes provisions for the types of documents that can be used as proof of citizenship, such as identification cards, passports, military identification cards, and birth certificates.

The bill also includes requirements for voter registration agencies and election officials to ensure that only citizens are registered to vote. It establishes processes for individuals who cannot provide documentary proof of citizenship to submit alternative evidence and for individuals to provide additional documentation in case of discrepancies. The bill also allows states to establish programs to identify individuals who are not citizens through various sources, such as the Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration.

The bill clarifies the authority of states to remove noncitizens from the official list of eligible voters and includes criminal penalties for election officials who register individuals to vote without the required documentation. The bill also provides for the Election Assistance Commission to issue guidance for the implementation of these requirements.

The provisions of the bill would apply to applications for voter registration submitted on or after the effective date of the bill, and the Paperwork Reduction Act would not apply to the development or modification of voter registration materials under the bill.

https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bills/D2N5CCWSWM/g/hb-8281/save-act-safeguard-american-voter-eligibility-act

 

HB 192 To prohibit individuals who are not citizens of the United States from voting in elections in the District of Columbia and to repeal the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022

US Congress 118th Congress

 

To prohibit individuals who are not citizens of the United States from voting in elections in the District of Columbia.

 

Explanation of H.R. 192 – An Act to Prohibit Non-Citizens from Voting in the District of Columbia

This bill aims to establish a rule that prevents individuals who are not citizens of the United States from voting in elections held in the District of Columbia. It also seeks to overturn or cancel the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022, which granted voting rights to certain residents of the District of Columbia.

Section 1: Prohibiting Voting by Non-Citizens in District of Columbia Elections

This section states that individuals who are not citizens of the United States are not allowed to vote in elections for public offices, such as the election of government officials, in the District of Columbia. This includes any voting related to ballot initiatives or referendums.

Section 2: Repeal of Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022

This section revokes the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022, which was previously passed into law. This means that any changes or modifications made by that Act will be nullified and the previous laws or provisions that were in effect before the 2022 Act will be reinstated.

Approved by the House of Representatives on May 23, 2024.

Attested by the Clerk.

 

https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bills/he1n5n8PJa/g/hb-192/to-prohibit-individuals-who-are-not-citizens-of-the-united-states-from-voting-in-elections-in-the-district-of-columbia-and-to-repeal-the-local-resident-voting-rights-amendment-act-of-2022

 

S 4217 Next Step Home Act

US Congress 118th Congress

A bill to secure the Federal voting rights of persons when released from incarceration under the First Step Act.

 

Explanation of Bill

This bill, called the Next Step Home Act, aims to secure the voting rights of individuals who have been released from incarceration under the First Step Act. It was introduced by Ms. Butler in the Senate on April 30, 2024.

Findings

The bill begins with a series of findings made by Congress. It states that the recidivism rates of individuals released under the First Step Act are lower compared to the overall recidivism rate for prisoners in Bureau of Prisons-operated facilities. It also acknowledges the success of releasing individuals from overcrowded Federal prisons and the potential role of extending voting rights to individuals with criminal convictions in reducing recidivism rates. The bill further emphasizes the importance of equal opportunity for citizens to vote in Federal elections based on constitutional principles of fairness and equal protection. It cites various Constitutional amendments and Acts that grant Congress authority to protect the right to vote and to ensure equal treatment for individuals with criminal convictions.

Rights of Citizens

Section 4 of the bill states that the right to vote in any election for Federal office cannot be denied or limited for individuals who have been convicted of a criminal offense.

Enforcement and Remedies

Section 5 of the bill grants the Attorney General the authority to take legal action to address violations of this Act. It also provides a private right of action for individuals who have been aggrieved by a violation, allowing them to bring a civil action to obtain declaratory or injunctive relief.

Notification of Restoration of Voting Rights

Section 6 of the bill requires covered individuals who have been convicted of a criminal offense under Federal law to be notified of their right to vote in an election for Federal office. The timing and responsibility for providing this notification vary depending on the type of conviction.

Relation to Other Laws

Section 7 clarifies that nothing in this Act prohibits states from enacting less restrictive laws that allow individuals with criminal convictions to vote in Federal elections. It also states that the rights and remedies established by this Act do not supersede or limit the application of existing voting rights laws such as the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the National Voter Registration Act, or the Help America Vote Act of 2002.

Federal Prison Funds

Section 8 prohibits the use of federal funds to construct or improve prisons, jails, or other places of incarceration unless the state or unit of local government receiving the funds is in compliance with Section 4 of the bill and has a program in place to notify released individuals of their voting rights.

Effective Date

Finally, Section 9 states that this Act applies to citizens of the United States voting in any election for Federal office held on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.

 

https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bills/yfyr3Coekq/g/s4217/a-bill-to-secure-the-federal-voting-rights-of-persons-when-released-from-incarceration-under-the-first-step-act

 

S 4 John R Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2024 Election Worker and Polling Place Protection Act

US Congress 118th Congress

Introduced 03/04/24

Bill Text: https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bill-texts/c2c6QTIXLy

 

https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bills/g0iM3IoNx0/g/s4/john-r-lewis-voting-rights-advancement-act-of-2024-election-worker-and-polling-place-protection-act

 

HB 8218 Demanding Citizenship in DC Elections Act

US Congress 118th Congress

To amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to require any individual who votes in a municipal election of the District of Columbia to be a United States citizen and to provide proof of citizenship.

 

Bill Text: https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bill-texts/ipBZulXdvH

Explanation of Bill – H.R. 8218

H.R. 8218 is a bill that seeks to amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act. The purpose of the amendment is to require any individual who votes in a municipal election of the District of Columbia to be a United States citizen and provide proof of citizenship.

Bill Details

  • Bill Name: Demanding Citizenship in DC Elections Act
  • Introduced by: Mr. Timmons (for himself, Mr. Fluger, Ms. Hageman, and Mr. Fry)
  • Date introduced: May 1, 2024
  • Referred to: Committee on Oversight and Accountability

Key Points of the Bill

The main point of the bill is to add a requirement for proof of citizenship in order to vote in local elections in the District of Columbia. It proposes the addition of a new section called “Voting Requirements” to the District of Columbia Home Rule Act.

Under the proposed law, an individual would be prohibited from voting in a local election unless they meet two conditions:

  1. They are a United States citizen
  2. They can demonstrate proof of their citizenship to the Board of Elections.

Technical and Conforming Amendments

In addition to the main provision, the bill also includes some technical and conforming amendments. These amendments update the Table of Contents for the District of Columbia Home Rule Act by adding a new section for “Proof of citizenship required to vote in local elections”.

The bill also repeals the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022 and reverts the affected laws to their previous form.

https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bills/klcmxfcsTA/g/hb-8218/demanding-citizenship-in-dc-elections-act

 

S 4225 Demanding Citizenship in DC Elections Act

US Congress 118th Congress

A bill to amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to require any individual who votes in a municipal election of the District of Columbia to be a United States citizen and to provide proof of citizenship.

 

https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bills/QEqodsCZwY/g/s4225/demanding-citizenship-in-dc-elections-act

 

HB 8176 Fighting Foreign Influence Act Stop Foreign Donations Affecting Our Elections Act Congressional and Executive Foreign Lobbying Ban Act Think Tank and Nonprofit Foreign Influence Disclosure Act

US Congress 118th Congress

To provide for disclosures of certain foreign contributions, and for other purposes.

 

Bill Text: https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bill-texts/wP9emvVu83

 

Summary of Bill H.R. 8176 – Fighting Foreign Influence Act

Short Title: Fighting Foreign Influence Act

This bill aims to provide disclosures of certain foreign contributions and addresses other matters.

Title I – Think Tank and Nonprofit Foreign Influence Disclosure

Section 101: Short title

The title of this section is “Think Tank and Nonprofit Foreign Influence Disclosure Act.”.

Section 102: Annual disclosure of contributions from foreign governments and political parties by certain tax-exempt organizations

This section amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require certain tax-exempt organizations to disclose annual contributions or gifts from foreign governments and political parties. The disclosed information will be made publicly available in a searchable database.

Title II – Congressional and Executive Foreign Lobbying Ban

Section 201: Short title

The title of this section is “Congressional and Executive Foreign Lobbying Ban Act”.

Section 202: Prohibiting certain individuals from acting as agents of foreign principals

This section amends the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 to prohibit individuals who have served as Members of Congress, senior political appointees, or general or flag officers of the Armed Forces from registering as agents of foreign principals.

Title III – Stop Foreign Donations Affecting Our Elections

Section 301: Short title

The title of this section is “Stop Foreign Donations Affecting Our Elections Act”.

Section 302: Requiring disclosure of credit verification value as condition of acceptance of online contributions to Federal election

This section amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require political committees to obtain and disclose credit verification values for internet credit card contributions. The billing address associated with such credit cards should be in the United States, or the contributor must provide certain identification documents if they are a U.S. national or lawful permanent resident living outside of the United States.

Section 303: Prohibiting foreign agents from delivering contributions to Federal candidates

This section prohibits individuals who are required to register as foreign agents from delivering contributions to federal candidates, with certain exceptions.

Effective Date: The amendments made by this bill would take effect after a specified period of time after the enactment of the bill.

https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bills/zrY7drXxgn/g/hb-8176/fighting-foreign-influence-act-stop-foreign-donations-affecting-our-elections-act-congressional-and-executive-foreign-lobbying-ban-act-think-tank-and-nonprofit-foreign-influence-disclosure-act

 

S 3588 Constitutional Election Integrity Act

US Congress 118th Congress

A bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to prohibit Federal funds for election administration for States misusing the Fourteenth Amendment for political purposes, and for other purposes.

 

Bill Text: https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bill-texts/GSqWxHrN9G

Bill Explanation – S. 3588

This bill aims to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to prevent states from misusing the Fourteenth Amendment for political purposes. It prohibits the use of federal funds for election administration in states where the chief executive or other executive officials prohibit eligible candidates for the Office of President of the United States from appearing on the ballot using Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Section 1: Short Title

The bill may be referred to as the “Constitutional Election Integrity Act”.

Section 2: Prohibition on Federal Funds for Election Administration

This section adds a new clause to the Help America Vote Act of 2002, stating that federal funds cannot be used to administer any election for federal office in a state where the chief executive or other executive officials prevent eligible presidential candidates from appearing on the ballot using Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Section 3: Jurisdiction

This section establishes that federal district courts have the exclusive authority to handle disputes or questions regarding ballot eligibility for candidates running for the Office of President of the United States under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. State officers or courts are explicitly prohibited from adjudicating such disputes. A panel of three judges will be convened to review the findings of fact and transmit them to the Supreme Court for expedited consideration and ruling on the legal findings.

https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bills/PLdPh5vaoJ/g/s3588/constitutional-election-integrity-act

 

S 4145 Preventing Foreign Interference in American Elections Act

US Congress 118th Congress

A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to further restrict contributions of foreign nationals, and for other purposes.

Bill Text: https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bill-texts/bdcYwDMapZ

S. 4145: Preventing Foreign Interference in American Elections Act

This bill, introduced by Mr. H AGERTY (for himself, Mrs. B LACKBURN , Mr. B UDD, Ms. L UMMIS , Mr. MARSHALL , and Mr. C RUZ), aims to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to further restrict contributions of foreign nationals and for other purposes. The bill proposes several modifications and restrictions to the use of foreign money in elections.

Section 1 of the bill states the short title as the “Preventing Foreign Interference in American Elections Act”.

Section 2 of the bill makes modifications to the ban on foreign money contributions. It includes additional restrictions on contributions related to voter registration activity, ballot collection, voter identification, get-out-the-vote activity, public communication referring to political parties, and the administration of elections. It also updates the conforming amendment to reflect these changes.

Section 2(b) specifies that the restrictions outlined in Section 2 also apply to state and local elections, ballot initiatives, referenda, and recall elections.

Section 2(c) prohibits any person from knowingly aiding or facilitating a violation of the restrictions outlined in Section 2.

Section 2(d) clarifies that a person can be treated as indirectly making a contribution, donation, expenditure, or disbursement if they contribute to another person with the result that their contribution is used for an activity described in Section 2(a).

Section 2(e) provides enforcement provisions, giving individuals the opportunity to submit a certification under perjury to dispute any allegations of violation. It also limits investigations of alleged violations to only consider factual matter necessary to determine if the violation occurred.

Section 3 of the bill aims to protect the privacy of donors to tax-exempt organizations. It restricts the collection and disclosure of donor information by entities of the federal government, with exceptions for the Internal Revenue Service, the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, the Federal Election Commission, and court or administrative body orders.

The bill defines a tax-exempt organization as one described in section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of the same code. It also establishes penalties for the willful disclosure of donor information, including fines and imprisonment.

https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bills/TXX5mKG7f6/g/s4145/preventing-foreign-interference-in-american-elections-act

 

S 3844 Restoring Integrity to America’s Elections Act

US Congress 118th Congress

A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to reduce the number of members of the Federal Election Commission from 6 to 5, to revise the method of selection and terms of service of members of the Commission, to distribute the powers of the Commission between the Chair and the remaining members, and for other purposes.

Bill Text: https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bill-texts/yzIAL7pKs8

 

Summary of the Bill – Restoring Integrity to America’s Elections Act

The Restoring Integrity to America’s Elections Act is a bill introduced in the Senate to make changes to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971. The bill aims to reduce the number of members of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) from 6 to 5, revise the method of selection and terms of service of FEC members, distribute the powers of the Commission between the Chair and the remaining members, and make other amendments.

Membership of Federal Election Commission

The bill reduces the number of members in the Federal Election Commission from 6 to 5. Members will be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, and no more than 2 members can be affiliated with the same political party. A member shall be considered affiliated with a political party if they have any connection with the party or its candidates or elected officials within the last 5 years before their nomination. A majority of the members will constitute a quorum.

Terms of Service

Each member will serve a single term of 6 years. For the members first appointed to serve terms beginning in January 2025, the President will designate 2 members to serve for a 3-year term. Members will not be allowed to serve for an additional term, except for those who served a 3-year term initially. Vacancies in the membership will be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

Distribution of Powers

The bill assigns certain administrative powers to the Chair of the Commission, who will be appointed by the President. The Chair will be the chief administrative officer of the Commission and will have the authority to administer the Commission and its staff. The Chair will have the power to appoint and remove the staff director and the general counsel of the Commission. The Chair will also have the power to issue subpoenas, administer oaths, and pay witnesses.

The Commission as a whole will have the power to initiate civil actions, render advisory opinions, develop forms and rules, conduct investigations, and report its activities to the President and Congress.

Enforcement Process

The bill revises the standards for initiating investigations and determining whether violations of the Act have occurred. The general counsel of the Commission will make a determination on whether there is reason to believe a violation has occurred, and this determination will take effect unless overruled by a majority of the Commission members. If an investigation is initiated, the Commission will notify the subject of the investigation and conduct the investigation accordingly. The Commission will also make recommendations on whether there is probable cause for a violation.

Additionally, the bill allows parties aggrieved by the Commission’s dismissal of a complaint or its failure to act on a complaint to file a petition with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The court will determine whether the dismissal or failure to act is contrary to law.

Other Provisions

The bill includes provisions on restrictions on ex parte communications, clarifying the authority of FEC attorneys to represent the FEC in the Supreme Court, requiring forms to permit the use of accent marks, and the permanent extension of administrative penalty authority.

The amendments made by the bill will take effect on January 1, 2025, and will not affect any ongoing cases or proceedings.

https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bills/KWaWj5CeSx/g/s3844/restoring-integrity-to-americas-elections-act

 

HB 4555 Federal Election Audit Act

US Congress 118th Congress

To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to allow the use of requirements payments to conduct a post-election audit with respect to an election for Federal office in a State.

Bill Text: https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bill-texts/ZiQzH8kOii

Explanation of H.R. 4555 – Federal Election Audit Act

This bill, introduced by Mr. Murphy in the House of Representatives, aims to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to allow the use of requirements payments to conduct a post-election audit with respect to an election for Federal office in a State. The bill was later referred to the Committee on House Administration.

The purpose of this bill is to ensure that after an election for a Federal office (such as President, Senator, or Representative), there is a process in place to conduct an audit to check the effectiveness and accuracy of the voting systems, election procedures, and outcomes used in that election. The audit would also assess the performance of the State and local election officials who were responsible for conducting the election.

The bill proposes to allow the use of requirements payments for these post-election audits. Requirements payments are payments made under the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to help States meet certain requirements related to voting and elections.

The specific amendment to the Help America Vote Act in this bill states that the audit must meet certain requirements to be eligible for the use of requirements payments. These requirements include:

  1. No individual who participates in conducting the audit can be an employee or contractor of an office of the State or local government responsible for administering elections for Federal office, or a subsidiary or affiliate of such an office.
  2. The audit must include an examination of compliance with established processes for voter registration, voter check-in, voting, tabulation, canvassing, post-election proceedings (such as recounts and recanvasses), and reporting of results.

The bill also includes a definition of “nonvoting election technology” as technology used in the administration of elections for Federal office that is not directly involved in the casting, counting, tabulating, or collecting of ballots or votes. Examples of nonvoting election technology include electronic pollbooks, election result reporting systems, electronic ballot delivery systems, online voter registration systems, and more.

Finally, the bill expresses the sense of Congress that these post-election audits are most effective when completed before the expiration of the period during which individuals are authorized under State law to challenge the election results.

https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bills/McqFqzcZ46/g/hb-4555/federal-election-audit-act

 

HB 4396 American Confidence in Elections: District of Columbia Citizen Voter Act

US Congress 118th Congress

To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to prohibit noncitizen voting in District of Columbia elections, and for other purposes.

Bill Text: https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bill-texts/acMoVLLHn9

“American Confidence in Elections: District of Columbia Citizen Voter Act”

This bill is intended to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002. It aims to prohibit noncitizens from voting in elections held in the District of Columbia. The bill was introduced in the House of Representatives on June 30, 2023, by Mr. Bost and co-sponsored by Ms. Mace, Mr. Weber, and Mr. Murphy. It has been referred to the Committee on House Administration. On February 23, 2024, the bill was committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed.

Key Provisions of the Bill:

  • The bill adds a new section to the Help America Vote Act of 2002, specifically section 304.
  • Section 304 establishes a ban on noncitizen voting in elections held in the District of Columbia.
  • Noncitizens will be prohibited from voting in any election for public office in the District of Columbia, including elections for Federal office, as well as any ballot initiative or referendum.

Additionally, the bill includes some amendments to ensure the enforcement and clarity of the ban on noncitizen voting:

  • Section 401 of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 is amended to include section 304, along with sections 303 and 304, related to enforcement.
  • The table of contents of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 is updated to reflect the addition of section 304, which is titled “Ban on noncitizen voting in District of Columbia elections.”
  • Union Calendar No. 324: This is the number assigned to the bill within the Union Calendar, which is a list of bills to be considered by the House of Representatives.
  • [Report No. 118–395]: This is the report number assigned to the bill.

This bill, if enacted, would prohibit noncitizens from voting in elections in the District of Columbia and make amendments to existing laws to enforce this prohibition.

 

HB 4460 NO VOTE for Non Citizens Act of 2023 Non citizens: Outlawed from Voting in Our Trusted Elections Act of 2023

US Congress 118th Congress

To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 and the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to ensure that only eligible American citizens may participate in elections for Federal office, and for other purposes.

Bill Text: https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bill-texts/e1ZYC3xcmP

Bill Explanation

Bill: H.R. 4460

Title: Non-citizens: Outlawed from Voting in Our Trusted Elections Act of 2023 or the NO VOTE for Non-Citizens Act of 2023

This bill aims to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 and the Help America Vote Act of 2002. Its main objective is to ensure that only eligible American citizens can participate in elections for Federal office.

The bill was introduced in the House of Representatives on July 3, 2023, by Mr. Griffith. It was referred to the Committee on House Administration and the Committee on the Judiciary for consideration of relevant provisions.

Additional sponsors of the bill are Mr. Loudermilk, Mrs. Bice, Mr. Murphy, and Mr. Vandrew.

The bill was reported from the Committee on House Administration on April 15, 2024. The Committee on the Judiciary was discharged, and the bill was committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union. It was then ordered to be printed.

Key provisions of the bill:

Section 1: Short Title; Findings; Sense of Congress

– The bill’s short title is “Non-citizens: Outlawed from Voting in Our Trusted Elections Act of 2023” or “NO VOTE for Non-Citizens Act of 2023”.

– This section provides findings and a sense of Congress. It emphasizes that every eligible person who wishes to cast a ballot in a Federal election must be allowed to do so according to the law. Congress has required States to maintain Federal voter registration lists to promote voter confidence. The amendments in this bill are intended to clarify State authority and uphold the Constitution’s prohibition on non-citizen voting in Federal elections. The section also highlights the importance of preventing ineligible non-citizens from being placed on Federal voter registration lists, as it can lead to confusion and an increased likelihood of ineligible persons casting ballots.

Section 2: Ensuring Only Eligible American Citizens May Participate in Federal Elections

– This section consists of various subsections and requirements.

– Subsection (a) clarifies the authority of States to remove non-citizens from voting rolls. It amends the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to specify that registrant status as a non-citizen can be a valid reason for removal from the voting rolls.

– Subsection (b) requires States to maintain a separate voter registration list for non-citizens if they allow non-citizens to vote in State or local elections.

– Subsection (c) introduces requirements for ballots for State or local jurisdictions that allow non-citizens to vote. It states that the ballot used for non-citizens may only include candidates for the elections in which they are permitted to vote.

– Subsection (d) reduces payments for election administration to the States or local jurisdictions that allow non-citizen voting by 30%. It also prohibits the use of Federal funds to implement the requirements of the bill in a jurisdiction that allows non-citizens to vote.

– Subsection (e) promotes the provision of information by Federal entities to State election officials regarding the status of individuals as registered voters and the recusal of non-citizens from jury service.

– Subsection (f) requires United States district courts to transmit notices of individuals’ recusal from jury service on grounds of non-citizenship to State election officials and the Attorney General.

– Subsection (g) prohibits voting by aliens (non-citizens) in Federal elections and establishes penalties for violation.

– This section includes other technical amendments and an effective date provision.

This is a summary of the key provisions of the bill. The full text of the bill can be accessed for more detailed information.

https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bills/Ecs8xAHPfM/g/hb-4460/no-vote-for-non-citizens-act-of-2023-non-citizens-outlawed-from-voting-in-our-trusted-elections-act-of-2023

 

HB 7447 SECURE IT Act Strengthening Election Cybersecurity to Uphold Respect for Elections through Independent Testing Act

US Congress 118th Congress

To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require the Election Assistance Commission to provide for the conduct of penetration testing as part of the testing and certification of voting systems and to provide for the establishment of an Independent Security Testing and Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure Pilot Program for Election Systems.

Bill Text: https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bill-texts/CHXGXkI9no

Bill H.R. 7447

To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require the Election Assistance Commission to provide for the conduct of penetration testing as part of the testing and certification of voting systems and to provide for the establishment of an Independent Security Testing and Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure Pilot Program for Election Systems.

Short Title

This Act may be cited as the “Strengthening Election Cybersecurity to Uphold Respect for Elections through Independent Testing Act” or the “SECURE IT Act”.

Requiring Penetration Testing as Part of Testing and Certification of Voting Systems

This section amends Section 231 of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require the Election Assistance Commission to include penetration testing as part of the testing, certification, decertification, and recertification of voting system hardware and software. The National Institute of Standards and Technology will recommend entities for accreditation to carry out the penetration testing.

Independent Security Testing and Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure Pilot Program for Election Systems

This section establishes a 5-year pilot program called the Independent Security Testing and Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure Pilot Program for Election Systems (VDP-E). The program aims to test and disclose cybersecurity vulnerabilities in election systems.

The program will:

  • Provide a mechanism for election systems vendors to make their systems available to cybersecurity researchers participating in the program.
  • Vet cybersecurity researchers and establish terms of participation.
  • Require researchers to notify the vendor, the Election Assistance Commission, and the Secretary of any cybersecurity vulnerabilities they identify.
  • Require vendors to send patches or fixes for critical or high vulnerabilities to appropriate State and local election officials and notify the Commission and the Secretary.
  • Establish a process for expedited review of patches or fixes intended for certified systems.
  • Require researchers to keep vulnerabilities confidential for 180 days after notification.
  • Notify the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of disclosed vulnerabilities for inclusion in a database of common vulnerabilities and exposures.

The participation in the program is voluntary for vendors and researchers. Research conducted under the program will be treated as authorized and exempt from certain legal actions. Any cybersecurity vulnerabilities discovered under the program will be exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.

Definitions

The bill also includes definitions for terms used in the bill, such as cybersecurity vulnerability, election infrastructure, election system, election system vendor, information system, Secretary, and security vulnerability.

 

https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bills/FXljqLDSzG/g/hb-7447/secure-it-act-strengthening-election-cybersecurity-to-uphold-respect-for-elections-through-independent-testing-act

 

HB 7321 Electronic Filing of Electioneering Communication Reports Act

US Congress 118th Congress

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to modernize certain reporting requirements for electioneering communications, and for other purposes.

 

Bill Text: https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bill-texts/O1qeQw7IBw

 

H.R. 7321 – Electronic Filing of Electioneering Communication Reports Act

This bill, introduced by Mr. Morelle, Mr. Teil, and Mr. Neguse, aims to update certain reporting requirements for electioneering communications in the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971.

Section 1 – Short Title

This section states that the bill may be referred to as the “Electronic Filing of Electioneering Communication Reports Act”.

Section 2 – Modernization of Reporting Requirements

This section modifies Section 304(a)(11)(A)(i) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971. The modification adds the phrase “or makes electioneering communications” after the term “expenditures”. This means that the reporting requirements for electioneering communications will be updated to align with the current campaign finance laws.

https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bills/aYJfDTsmlb/g/hb-7321/electronic-filing-of-electioneering-communication-reports-act

 

S 4211 High School Voter Empowerment Act of 2024

US Congress 118th Congress

A bill to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require States to designate public high schools as voter registration agencies, to direct such schools to conduct voter registration drives for students attending such schools, to direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to reimburse such schools for the costs of conducting such voter registration drives, and for other purposes.

 

Bill Text: https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bill-texts/KJL81lddrs

 

Bill Explanation

This bill, known as the “Demanding Citizenship in DC Elections Act”, aims to amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act. The amendment would require any individual who votes in a municipal election in the District of Columbia to be a United States citizen and provide proof of their citizenship.

The bill was introduced by Mr. Marshall and Mr. Scott of Florida in the Senate. It was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Under the proposed amendment, individuals participating in local elections in the District of Columbia would need to meet two requirements: 1) be a citizen of the United States, and 2) provide proof of citizenship to the Board of Elections. Local elections include elections for positions such as Mayor, Chairman or member of the Council, Attorney General, Member of the State Board of Education, and Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner. It also includes any initiative, referendum, recall, or charter amendment measure on a District ballot.

The bill also includes technical and conforming amendments. The table of contents for the District of Columbia Home Rule Act would be revised to include the new section on voting requirements. Additionally, the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022 would be repealed, and any provisions of law amended by that Act would revert back to their original form.

 

Bill Summary: High School Voter Empowerment Act of 2024

The High School Voter Empowerment Act of 2024 is a bill introduced in the Senate of the United States to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. The purpose of this bill is to require states to designate public high schools as voter registration agencies and to direct these schools to conduct voter registration drives for students attending them. The bill also aims to provide grants to reimburse high schools for the costs associated with organizing these voter registration drives.

Key Provisions

Section 1. Short Title

This section states that the official name of this act is the “High School Voter Empowerment Act of 2024”.

Section 2. Designation of Public High Schools as Voter Registration Agencies

This section amends the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require states to designate all public high schools as voter registration agencies. Previously, only public schools were designated, but this amendment expands it to include high schools specifically.

Section 3. Requiring Schools to Conduct Voter Registration Drives for Students

This section adds a new subsection to the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, specifying that public high schools designated as voter registration agencies must conduct voter registration drives. These drives must be conducted at least once during each academic year. The goal of these drives is to register all eligible students who are enrolled in certain classes and meet specific age requirements. Additionally, this section allows high schools to request voting machines and related equipment for student council or similar elections, to promote student engagement in the voting process.

Section 4. Availability of Grants to Cover Costs of Voter Registration Drives

This section establishes a program under which the Secretary of Education provides grants to eligible public high schools to reimburse them for the reasonable costs incurred during voter registration drives. To be eligible for these grants, high schools need to submit an application to the Secretary, including details about the costs and activities of the voter registration drive. The section also authorizes appropriations for these grants in future fiscal years.

Section 5. Effective Date

This section states that the bill and its amendments will take effect 90 days after the date of its enactment.

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HB 8499 To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to establish requirements for voting by absentee ballot in elections for Federal office, and for other purposes

US Congress 118th Congress

To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to establish requirements for voting by absentee ballot in elections for Federal office, and for other purposes.

https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bills/7J1kEhiw7W/g/hb-8499/to-amend-the-help-america-vote-act-of-2002-to-establish-requirements-for-voting-by-absentee-ballot-in-elections-for-federal-office-and-for-other-purposes

 

HB 8192 High School Voter Empowerment Act of 2024

US Congress 118th Congress

 

To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require States to designate public high schools as voter registration agencies, to direct such schools to conduct voter registration drives for students attending such schools, to direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to reimburse such schools for the costs of conducting such voter registration drives, and for other purposes.

 

Bill Text: https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bill-texts/Cd5nrfTACx

 

High School Voter Empowerment Act of 2024

This bill, also known as H.R. 8192, is a proposed law to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. The purpose of this bill is to require states to designate public high schools as voter registration agencies. This means that public high schools would be responsible for conducting voter registration drives for students attending those schools.

The bill also directs the Secretary of Education to provide grants to reimburse the schools for the costs of conducting these voter registration drives. The goal is to encourage more young people to register to vote and to make the process more accessible to them.

The bill was introduced to the House of Representatives on April 30, 2024, by Ms. Wilson of Florida. It has been referred to the Committee on House Administration and the Committee on Education and the Workforce for further consideration.

The bill is called the “High School Voter Empowerment Act of 2024” and will take effect 90 days after it is enacted into law.

https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bills/4qD0IKuTgI/g/hb-8192/to-amend-the-national-voter-registration-act-of-1993-to-require-states-to-designate-public-high-schools-as-voter-registration-agencies-to-direct-such-schools-to-conduct-voter-registration-drives-for-students-attending-such-schools-to-direct-the-secretary-of-education-to-make-grants-to-reimburse-such-schools-for-the-costs-of-conducting-such-voter-registration-drives-and-for-other-purposes

 

HB 8192 High School Voter Empowerment Act of 2024

US Congress 118th Congress

To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require States to designate public high schools as voter registration agencies, to direct such schools to conduct voter registration drives for students attending such schools, to direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to reimburse such schools for the costs of conducting such voter registration drives, and for other purposes.

 

Bill Text: https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bill-texts/Cd5nrfTACx

 

High School Voter Empowerment Act of 2024

This bill, also known as H.R. 8192, is a proposed law to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. The purpose of this bill is to require states to designate public high schools as voter registration agencies. This means that public high schools would be responsible for conducting voter registration drives for students attending those schools.

The bill also directs the Secretary of Education to provide grants to reimburse the schools for the costs of conducting these voter registration drives. The goal is to encourage more young people to register to vote and to make the process more accessible to them.

The bill was introduced to the House of Representatives on April 30, 2024, by Ms. Wilson of Florida. It has been referred to the Committee on House Administration and the Committee on Education and the Workforce for further consideration.

The bill is called the “High School Voter Empowerment Act of 2024” and will take effect 90 days after it is enacted into law.

https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bills/4qD0IKuTgI/g/hb-8192/to-amend-the-national-voter-registration-act-of-1993-to-require-states-to-designate-public-high-schools-as-voter-registration-agencies-to-direct-such-schools-to-conduct-voter-registration-drives-for-students-attending-such-schools-to-direct-the-secretary-of-education-to-make-grants-to-reimburse-such-schools-for-the-costs-of-conducting-such-voter-registration-drives-and-for-other-purposes

HB 8192 High School Voter Empowerment Act of 2024

US Congress 118th Congress

To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require States to designate public high schools as voter registration agencies, to direct such schools to conduct voter registration drives for students attending such schools, to direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to reimburse such schools for the costs of conducting such voter registration drives, and for other purposes.

 

Bill Text: https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bill-texts/Cd5nrfTACx

 

High School Voter Empowerment Act of 2024

This bill, also known as H.R. 8192, is a proposed law to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. The purpose of this bill is to require states to designate public high schools as voter registration agencies. This means that public high schools would be responsible for conducting voter registration drives for students attending those schools.

The bill also directs the Secretary of Education to provide grants to reimburse the schools for the costs of conducting these voter registration drives. The goal is to encourage more young people to register to vote and to make the process more accessible to them.

The bill was introduced to the House of Representatives on April 30, 2024, by Ms. Wilson of Florida. It has been referred to the Committee on House Administration and the Committee on Education and the Workforce for further consideration.

The bill is called the “High School Voter Empowerment Act of 2024” and will take effect 90 days after it is enacted into law.

https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bills/4qD0IKuTgI/g/hb-8192/to-amend-the-national-voter-registration-act-of-1993-to-require-states-to-designate-public-high-schools-as-voter-registration-agencies-to-direct-such-schools-to-conduct-voter-registration-drives-for-students-attending-such-schools-to-direct-the-secretary-of-education-to-make-grants-to-reimburse-such-schools-for-the-costs-of-conducting-such-voter-registration-drives-and-for-other-purposes

 

S 3712 A bill to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to treat United States Citizenship and Immigration Services field offices as voter registration agencies, and for other purposes

US Congress 118th Congress

 

A bill to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to treat United States Citizenship and Immigration Services field offices as voter registration agencies, and for other purposes.

 

Bill Text: https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bill-texts/PruE6mloSA

 

Bill Summary: S.3712 – To Amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993

The purpose of this bill is to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to treat United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field offices as voter registration agencies. This means that USCIS offices would be responsible for helping eligible individuals register to vote when they apply for citizenship or attend naturalization ceremonies.

Section 1: Findings

This section provides the findings of Congress:

  • The USCIS is responsible for overseeing the process of naturalization, which includes administering naturalization ceremonies and processing new citizens.
  • While performing their responsibilities, USCIS has the ability to facilitate voter registration for new citizens.
  • Courts that administer the oath of allegiance to naturalize new citizens also have a responsibility to assist in facilitating voter registration.

Section 2: Treatment of USCIS Field Offices as Voter Registration Agencies

This section amends the National Voter Registration Act to treat USCIS field offices as voter registration agencies. It establishes that USCIS offices will be considered designated voter registration agencies for all purposes of the Act.

The Director of USCIS is also required to conduct voter registration activities at oath administration proceedings conducted by eligible courts, and the state and the Secretary of Homeland Security must jointly develop and implement procedures for naturalized citizens to apply to register to vote through USCIS field offices.

Section 3: Authorization of Voter Registration Activities at Court Naturalization Ceremonies

This section states that any eligible court that administers the oath of allegiance to new citizens must allow the Director of USCIS to conduct authorized voter registration activities at the naturalization ceremonies. The court cannot seek reimbursement for any costs incurred from USCIS or any other person.

https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bills/ZJLOQda2zO/g/s3712/a-bill-to-amend-the-national-voter-registration-act-of-1993-to-treat-united-states-citizenship-and-immigration-services-field-offices-as-voter-registration-agencies-and-for-other-purposes

 

HB 7179 To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to treat United States Citizenship and Immigration Services field offices as voter registration agencies, and for other purposes

US Congress 118th Congress

 

Bill Text: https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bill-texts/IEur13wPae

Explanation of Bill – H.R. 7179

This bill aims to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to designate United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field offices as voter registration agencies. It also seeks to authorize voter registration activities at court naturalization ceremonies. The bill was introduced by Mrs. T ORRES of California, along with other representatives.

Findings

The bill provides some findings to support the amendments proposed:

  • The USCIS is responsible for overseeing the naturalization process of new citizens through various activities.
  • The USCIS has the ability to aid in voter registration for new citizens due to their involvement in the naturalization process.
  • Courts that administer the oath of allegiance to new citizens also have a responsibility to assist in voter registration.

Treatment of USCIS Field Offices

The bill proposes amending Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act to consider USCIS field offices as designated voter registration agencies. This means that these offices will be responsible for voter registration activities as outlined in the Act. The bill also requires that each state and the Secretary of Homeland Security develop procedures for new citizens who completed naturalization to apply to register to vote through USCIS field offices. This ensures that the voter registration process is efficiently facilitated by USCIS field offices.

Funding

The bill suggests two funding mechanisms to support the implementation of voter registration services at USCIS field offices:

  • Use of Immigration Examinations Fee Account: The bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to allow funds from the Immigration Examinations Fee Account to be used for voter registration services provided by USCIS field offices, in addition to the current use for immigration and naturalization services.
  • Use of Grant Program Funds: The bill enables the use of funds from the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program for voter registration expenses related to the voter registration services provided by USCIS field offices.

Authorization of Voter Registration Activities at Court Naturalization Ceremonies

The bill authorizes eligible courts that administer the oath of allegiance to new citizens to permit the Director of USCIS to conduct authorized voter registration activities at any oath administration proceeding. The eligible courts are not allowed to seek reimbursement for costs incurred during these activities from USCIS or any other person.

https://dailyclout.io/billcam/bills/zYRMjOuP0F/g/hb-7179/to-amend-the-national-voter-registration-act-of-1993-to-treat-united-states-citizenship-and-immigration-services-field-offices-as-voter-registration-agencies-and-for-other-purposes

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