H.R. 97: Fair, Accurate, Secure, and Timely Voting

Introduced:
Jan 03, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Gerald Connolly
Representative for Virginia's 11th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 03, 2013
Length
11 pages
Related Bills
S. 85 (Related)
FAST Voting Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 23, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 3, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 03, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 03, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

7% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To provide incentives for States to invest in practices and technology that are designed to expedite voting at the polls and to simplify voter registration.

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Cosponsors
7 cosponsors (7D) (show)
Committees

House House Administration

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/3/2013--Introduced.
Fair, Accurate, Secure, and Timely Voting Act or FAST Voting Act - Directs the Attorney General to award grants, on a competitive basis, to enable states to: (1) invest in practices and technology designed to expedite voting at the polls, and (2) simplify voter registration.
Requires the grant application to include a comprehensive and coherent plan for using funds to improve the applicant's performance on specified measures with respect to:
(1) flexible registration opportunities,
(2) early voting,
(3) assistance to non-English speaking voters, and
(4) other related matters.
Requires each grantee to establish performance measures and targets, approved by the Attorney General, that track its progress in implementing its plan and expediting voting at the polls or simplifying voter registration, as applicable.

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