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S. 1540 (116th): Election Security Act of 2019

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A bill to protect elections for public office by providing financial support and enhanced security for the infrastructure used to carry out such elections, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Amy Klobuchar

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Minnesota. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 16, 2019
Length: 80 pages
May 16, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 16, 2019, 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).


40 Cosponsors (38 Democrats, 2 Independents)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

On the Senate Floor, Klobuchar Calls for Action on Election Security Legislation
    — Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN] (Sponsor) on Jun 25, 2019

Key Senate Panel Advances Leahy-Reed Amendment Adding $250M for Election Security
    — Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 19, 2019

Key Senate Panel Advances Leahy-Reed Amendment Adding $250M for Election Security
    — Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 19, 2019

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May 16, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 1540 (116th) 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. 1540. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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