S. 2170 (112th): Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012


Mar 7, 2012
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.


Pub.L. 112-230


Daniel Akaka

Senator from Hawaii



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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2012
Length: 3 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

Section2 - Allows a state or local officer or employee to be a candidate for partisan elective office unless the salary of such officer or employee is paid completely, directly ... Read more >


Mar 7, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 29, 2012
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued 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

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
Passed House

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.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2170”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (1I, 1R, 1D) (show)

There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 4152 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 7, 2012

H.R. 4186 (Related)
Allowing Qualified Local Employees to Serve Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 8, 2012

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