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S. 1321: Defending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act


The text of the bill below is as of May 6, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1321

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 6, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Graham, and Mr. Whitehouse) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit interference with voting systems under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Defending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act.

2.

Prohibition on interference with voting systems

Section 1030(e) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (2)—

(A)

in subparagraph (A), by striking or at the end;

(B)

in subparagraph (B), by adding or at the end; and

(C)

by adding at the end the following:

(C)

that—

(i)

is part of a voting system; and

(ii)
(I)

is used for the management, support, or administration of a Federal election; or

(II)

has moved in or otherwise affects interstate or foreign commerce;

;

(2)

in paragraph (11), by striking and at the end;

(3)

in paragraph (12), by striking the period and inserting a semicolon; and

(4)

by adding at the end the following:

(13)

the term Federal election means any election (as defined in section 301(1) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (52 U.S.C. 30101(1))) for Federal office (as defined in section 301(3) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (52 U.S.C. 30101(3))); and

(14)

the term voting system has the meaning given the term in section 301(b) of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (52 U.S.C. 21081(b)).

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