H.R. 3268 (112th): To clarify the application of certain Federal laws relating to elections to American Samoa, the Commonwealth of ...

...the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Oct 26, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3268

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 26, 2011

(for himself, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Pierluisi, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Faleomavaega, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Ms. Norton, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Clay, Ms. Moore, Mr. Towns, and Mr. Butterfield) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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

A BILL

To clarify the application of certain Federal laws relating to elections to American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands.

1.

Clarification of application of federal election laws to certain jurisdictions

(a)

Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971

Section 301(12) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 431(12)) is amended by striking or a territory or possession of the United States and inserting American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, or the United States Virgin Islands.

(b)

Criminal penalties

(1)

Intimidation of voters

Section 594 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner, and inserting or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress.

(2)

Interference by government employees

Section 595 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner, and inserting or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress.

(3)

Voting by aliens

Section 611(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner, and inserting or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress.

(c)

Voting Rights Act of 1965

Section 11 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 1973i) is amended by striking Delegate from the District of Columbia, Guam, or the Virgin Islands, or Resident Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico each place it appears in subsections (c) and (e)(2) and inserting or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress.