H.R. 3295 (107th): Help America Vote Act of 2002

The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (Pub.L. 107–252), or HAVA, is a United States federal law which passed in the House 357-48 and 92-2 in the Senate and was signed into law by President Bush on October 29, 2002. Drafted (at least in part) in reaction to the controversy surrounding the 2000 U.S. presidential election, the ...

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Overview

Introduced:

Nov 14, 2001
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 29, 2002

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 29, 2002.

Law:

Pub.L. 107-252

Sponsor:

Robert “Bob” Ney

Representative for Ohio's 18th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 17, 2002
Length: 65 pages

History

Nov 14, 2001
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 10, 2001
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Dec 12, 2001
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Apr 11, 2002
 
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 10, 2002
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Oct 16, 2002
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Oct 29, 2002
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 3295 (107th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 107th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2001 to Nov 22, 2002. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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