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S.1728: Safeguarding Elections for our Nation's Troops through Reforms and Improvements (SENTRI) Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor John Cornyn, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 14 (7 Democrats, 1 Independent, 6 Republicans)
Introduced Nov. 19, 2013
Latest Major Action April 10, 2014
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Bill Summary

Safeguarding Elections for our Nation's Troops through Reforms and Improvements (SENTRI) Act - Makes amendments to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act to expand access to voting in federal elections for members of the uniformed services and U.S. citizens residing abroad (overseas voters).

Title I: Amendments Related to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act - (Sec. 101) Requires the chief election official of a state to report, not later than 43 days before any federal election held in the state, on the total number of absentee ballots validly requested by absent uniformed services voters and overseas voters whose requests were received by the 47th day before the election.

(Sec. 102) Eliminates the hardship waiver allowed for states from the requirement to provide absentee voters ballots 46 days prior to an election. Requires express delivery of an absentee ballot that is not timely transmitted, unless a state pe...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 10, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 355.
April 10, 2014 Committee on Rules and Administration. Reported by Senator Schumer with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
April 9, 2014 Committee on Rules and Administration. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Jan. 29, 2014 Committee on Rules and Administration. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-610.
Nov. 19, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration. (text of measure as introduced: CR S8190-8192)