A bill to amend the provisions of title 5, United States Code, which are commonly referred to as the 'Hatch Act', to scale back the provision forbidding certain State and local employees from seeking elective office, clarify the application of certain provisions to the District of Columbia, and modify the penalties which may be imposed for certain violations under subchapter III of chapter 73 of that title.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Hawaii. Democrat.
Last Updated: Dec 21, 2012
Length: 3 pages
112th Congress (2011–2013)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 28, 2012
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 28, 2012.
3 Cosponsors (1 Democrat, 1 Republican, 1 Independent)
What legislators are saying
“Lee-Akaka Bipartisan Hatch Act Reform Passes Senate”
— Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 3, 2012
Mar 7, 2012
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jun 29, 2012
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Nov 30, 2012
Passed Senate (House next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Dec 19, 2012
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Dec 28, 2012
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
S. 2170 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2170. This is the one from the 112th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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