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S.1945: Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014

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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 Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt.
Total Cosponsors 12 (All Democrats)
Introduced Jan. 16, 2014
Latest Major Action Dec. 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 - Amends the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with respect to the requirement that a federal court retain jurisdiction for an appropriate period to prevent commencement of new devices to deny or abridge the right to vote. Expands the types of violations triggering the authority of a court to retain such jurisdiction to include certain violations of the Act as well as violations of any federal voting rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or membership in a language minority group.

Excludes from the list of violations triggering jurisdiction retention authority any voting qualification or prerequisite which results in a denial or abridgement of the right to vote that is based on the imposition of a requirement that an individual provide a photo identification as a condition of receiving a ballot for voting in a federal, state, or local election.

Revises requirements for determining which states and political...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 9, 2014 Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. Hearings held.
June 25, 2014 Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
Jan. 16, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.