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


Nov 14, 2001
107th Congress, 2001–2002


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 29, 2002

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


Pub.L. 107-252


Robert “Bob” Ney

Representative for Ohio's 18th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 17, 2002
Length: 65 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to require States and localities to meet uniform and nondiscriminatory election technology and administration requirements applicable to Federal elections, to establish grant programs to provide assistance to States and localities to met those requirements and to improve election technology and the administration of Federal elections, to establish the Election Administration Commission, and for other purposes.

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Nov 14, 2001

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.

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


172 cosponsors (109D, 62R, 1I) (show)
Dec 12, 2001 3:39 p.m.
Passed 362/63
On the Conference Report
Oct 10, 2002 10:27 p.m.
Passed 357/48
On the Conference Report
Oct 16, 2002 12:07 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 92/2

Subject Areas
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Last Action: Oct 10, 2002

S. 565 (Included-In)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2002

Passed Senate
Last Action: Apr 11, 2002

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