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S. 85 (113th): FAST Voting Act of 2013

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A bill 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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Christopher Coons

Sponsor. Senator for Delaware. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 23, 2013
Length: 10 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).


5 Cosponsors (5 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

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

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

Crowley Announces New Legislation to Help Soundproof NYC Schools Against Disruptive Train Noise
    — Rep. Joseph “Joe” Crowley [D-NY14, 2013-2018] on Sep 8, 2014

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Jan 23, 2013

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Sep 17, 2014
Considered by Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

S. 85 (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. 85. 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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