H.R. 672 (112th): Election Support Consolidation and Efficiency Act

Feb 11, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Failed Under Suspension)
Gregg Harper
Representative for Mississippi's 3rd congressional district
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Jun 02, 2011
30 pages
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Last Action: Dec 01, 2011


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on June 22, 2011.

Introduced Feb 11, 2011
Referred to Committee Feb 11, 2011
Reported by Committee May 25, 2011
Failed Under Suspension Jun 22, 2011
Full Title

To terminate the Election Assistance Commission, and for other purposes.


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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Jun 22, 2011 2:44 p.m.
Failed 235/187

22 cosponsors (22R) (show)

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6/2/2011--Reported to House amended, Part I.
Election Support Consolidation and Efficiency Act -
Section 2 -
Amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to terminate the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), the EAC Standards Board, and the EAC Board of Advisors 61 days after enactment of this Act. Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to perform EAC functions with respect to certain existing contracts and agreements during the transition period for winding up EAC affairs.
Transfers specified election administration functions of the EAC to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
Section 3 -
Replaces the Standards Board and the Board of Advisors with a Guidelines Review Board to review voluntary voting system guidelines proposed by the Technical Guidelines Development Committee.
Section 4 -
Sets forth special requirements relating to the transfer of certain EAC authorities to the FEC with respect to development of such guidelines.
Transfers to the FEC the EAC Office of Voting System Testing and Certification.
Section 7 -
Directs the Comptroller General to: (1) study the procedures used to adopt and modify the voluntary voting system guidelines applicable to the administration of elections for federal office, and (2) develop recommendations on methods to improve such procedures.
Requires the FEC to: (1) study the procedures for the testing, certification, decertification, and recertification of voting system hardware and software used in federal elections, and (2) develop a recommendation on the entity best suited to oversee and carry out such procedures.
Requires the recommendations in both studies to take into account the needs of persons affected by such guidelines, including state and local election officials, voters with disabilities, absent military and overseas voters, and the manufacturers of voting systems.

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