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H.R. 6122 (115th): Save Voters Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 15, 2018 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6122

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 15, 2018

(for himself, Ms. Lofgren, and Mr. Raskin) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

A BILL

To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to clarify that a State may not use an individual’s failure to vote as the basis for initiating the procedures provided under such Act for the removal of the individual from the official list of registered voters in the State on the grounds that the individual has changed residence, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Stop Automatically Voiding Eligible Voters Off Their Enlisted Rolls in States Act or the Save Voters Act.

2.

Clarification that States may not use failure to vote as basis for initiating procedures to remove voters from list of registered voters on grounds of changed residence

(a)

Criteria for confirmation of voter registration

Section 8(b) of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (52 U.S.C. 20507(b)) is amended—

(1)

by striking and at the end of paragraph (1);

(2)

by striking the period at the end of paragraph (2) and inserting ; and; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(3)

shall not use the failure of a registrant to vote or the failure of a registrant to respond to a notice from the State as the basis for sending the registrant the notice described in subsection (d).

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(b)

Criteria for voter removal program

Section 8(d) of such Act (52 U.S.C. 20507(d)) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (4); and

(2)

by inserting after paragraph (2) the following new paragraph:

(3)

A State may not use the procedures described in this subsection with respect to any registrant unless the State has first obtained objective and reliable evidence of the registrant’s change of residence. For purposes of this paragraph, the objective and reliable evidence of a registrant’s change of residence shall not include the failure of the registrant to vote or the failure of the registrant to respond to a notice from the State.

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(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act.