H.R. 659 (113th): State and Local Law Enforcement Hatch Act Reform Act of 2013


Feb 13, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 13, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Robert Latta

Representative for Ohio's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2013
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About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 5, United States Code, to reform the provisions of law commonly referred to as the "Hatch Act".

Summary (CRS)

2/13/2013--Introduced.State and Local Law Enforcement Hatch Act Reform Act of 2013 - Amends the Hatch Act to allow sheriffs to engage in political campaigns or endorse candidates by attending or ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 13, 2013

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 659”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


8 cosponsors (7R, 1D) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 498 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 26, 2011

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