H.R. 6246 (112th): Verifying Official Totals for Elections Act

Introduced:
Aug 01, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Henry “Hank” Johnson Jr.
Representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Aug 01, 2012
Length
10 pages
Related Bills
S. 3608 (Related)
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H.R. 5816 (Related)
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Last Action: May 17, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on August 1, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Aug 01, 2012
Referred to Committee Aug 01, 2012
 
Full Title

To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require the deposit in the National Software Reference Library of the National Institute of Standards and Technology of a copy of any election-dedicated voting system technology used in the operation of a voting system for an election for Federal office, to establish the conditions under which the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology may disclose the technology and information regarding the technology to other persons, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
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8/1/2012--Introduced.
Verifying Official Totals for Elections Act - Amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to prohibit a voting system used in a federal election from containing or using any election-dedicated voting system technology which is not deposited by the state (or at the state's option by the vendor of the technology) with the National Software Reference Library of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) before the election.
Requires the Director of NIST to: (1) hold the technology in escrow; and (2) disclose it and information about it to a qualified person who has entered into a nondisclosure agreement with respect to it, or to whom the Director is permitted or required to disclose the technology under state law.

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