H.R. 5557 (114th): Poll Tax Prohibition Act of 2016

To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 and the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to prohibit an election official from requiring an individual to present a piece of identification that has an associated cost as a condition of voting or registering to vote in an election for Federal office, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



Jun 22, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 22, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Marc Veasey

Representative for Texas's 33rd congressional district



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Jun 22, 2016

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H.R. 5557 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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