H.R. 4152 (112th): Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012


Mar 7, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Enacted as S. 2170 (companion bill)

Elijah Cummings

Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 7, 2012
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S. 2170 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Dec 28, 2012

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the provisions of title 5, United States Code, which are commonly referred to as the "Hatch Act" to eliminate the provision preventing certain State and local employees from seeking elective office, clarify the application of certain provisions to the District of Columbia, and modify the penalties which may be imposed for certain violations under subchapter III of chapter 73 of that title.

Summary (CRS)

3/7/2012--Introduced.Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012 - Amends the Hatch Act to: (1) eliminate the prohibition against state and local employees seeking partisan elective office; (2) make employees of the ... Read more >

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Mar 7, 2012

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8 cosponsors (6D, 2R) (show)
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Related Bills

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S. 2170 (identical)

Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 28, 2012

H.R. 4186 (Related)
Allowing Qualified Local Employees to Serve Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 8, 2012

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