H.R. 5799 (112th): Voter Empowerment Act of 2012


May 17, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 17, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Lewis

Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 17, 2012
Length: 199 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To modernize voter registration, promote access to voting for individuals with disabilities, protect the ability of individuals to exercise the right to vote in elections for Federal office, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/17/2012--Introduced.Voter Empowerment Act of 2012 - Voter Registration Modernization Act of 2012 - Amends the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) to require each state to make available official ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 17, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5799”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


140 cosponsors (140D) (show)

There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 12 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 23, 2013

S. 3608 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 21, 2012

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