H.R. 5557: 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.

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Jun 22, 2016


Referred to Committee on Jun 22, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on June 22, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Marc Veasey

Representative for Texas's 33rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 22, 2016
Length: 5 pages


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Jun 22, 2016

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