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H.R.12: Voter Empowerment Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor John Lewis, D-Ga.
Total Cosponsors 179 (178 Democrats, 1 Independent)
Introduced Jan. 23, 2013
Latest Major Action April 23, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

Voter Empowerment Act of 2013 - Voter Registration Modernization Act of 2013 - Amends the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) to require each state to make available official public websites for online voter registration.

Authorizes automated voter registration of certain individuals and establishes other initiatives to promote voter registration, such as same day registration and voter registration of individuals under 18 years of age.

Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit hindering, interfering with, or preventing voter registration.

Amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) to establish requirements for states to promote access to voter registration and voting for individuals with disabilities, including a single office for providing related information.

Directs the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to make grants to eligible states to conduct pilot programs enabling individuals with disabilities to register to vote and vo...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice.
Feb. 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
Jan. 23, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
Jan. 23, 2013 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
Jan. 23, 2013 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
Jan. 23, 2013 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology
Jan. 23, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Jan. 23, 2013 Referred to House Administration