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Text of the Voter Registration Integrity Act

This bill was introduced on September 12, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 12, 2012 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6386

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 12, 2012

(for herself, Mr. Rokita, and Mr. Harris) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

A BILL

To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require an individual who applies for a motor vehicle driver’s license in a new State to indicate whether the new State is to serve as the individual’s residence for purposes of registering to vote in elections for Federal office, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Voter Registration Integrity Act.

2.

Requiring applicants for motor vehicle driver’s licenses in new state to indicate whether state serves as residence for voter registration purposes

(a)

Requirements for applicants for licenses

Section 5(d) of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (42 U.S.C. 1973gg–3(d)) is amended—

(1)

by striking Any change and inserting (1) Any change; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(2)
(A)

A State motor vehicle authority shall require each individual applying for a motor vehicle driver’s license in the State—

(i)

to indicate whether the individual resides in another State or resided in another State prior to applying for the license, and, if so, to identify the State involved; and

(ii)

to indicate whether the individual intends for the State to serve as the individual’s residence for purposes of registering to vote in elections for Federal office.

(B)

If pursuant to subparagraph (A)(ii) an individual indicates to the State motor vehicle authority that the individual intends for the State to serve as the individual’s residence for purposes of registering to vote in elections for Federal office, the authority shall notify the motor vehicle authority of the State identified by the individual pursuant to subparagraph (A)(i), who shall notify the chief State election official of such State that the individual no longer intends for that State to serve as the individual’s residence for purposes of registering to vote in elections for Federal office.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect with respect to elections occurring in 2014 or any succeeding year.