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S. 123 (113th): Voter Empowerment Act of 2013

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A bill to modernize voter registration, promote access to voting for individuals with disabilities, protect the ability of individuals to exercise the right to vote in elections for Federal office, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Kirsten Gillibrand

Sponsor. Senator for New York. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 23, 2013
Length: 199 pages
Jan 23, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 23, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


12 Cosponsors (12 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Gillibrand, Maloney Announce Early Childhood Education Investment at Mid-Hudson Childrens Museum
    — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] (Sponsor) on Sep 26, 2014

Senator Coons urges Presidential Election Commission to take steps to reduce voting wait times
    — Sen. Christopher Coons [D-DE] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 11, 2013

Sen. Warner Urges Presidential Election Commission to Take Steps to Reduce Voting Wait Times
    — Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA] on Jun 11, 2013

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Jan 23, 2013

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 123 (113th) 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. 123. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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