H.R. 5815 (112th): Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2012

Introduced:
May 17, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Rush Holt
Representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 17, 2012
Length
9 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4463 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 07, 2005

 
Status

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

Progress
Introduced May 17, 2012
Referred to Committee May 17, 2012
 
Full Title

To prohibit deceptive practices in Federal elections.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
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House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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5/17/2012--Introduced.
Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2012 - Amends the Revised Statutes and federal criminal law to prohibit any person, whether acting under color of law or otherwise, from knowingly deceiving any other person regarding: (1) the time, place, or manner of conducting any federal election; or (2) the qualifications for or restrictions on voter eligibility for any such election. Creates a private right of action for any person aggrieved by a violation of such prohibition.
Prescribes a criminal penalty for such deceptive acts.
Authorizes any person to report to the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice certain acts of deception involving federal elections.
Requires the Assistant Attorney General, within 48 hours after receiving such a report, to investigate it and, if an act of deception occurred, to: (1) undertake all effective measures necessary to provide correct information to voters affected by the deception, and (2) refer the matter to the appropriate federal and state authorities for criminal prosecution.
Directs the Attorney General to study the feasibility of providing such corrective information through public service announcements, the emergency alert system, or other forms of public broadcast.

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