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H 4156 - National Popular Vote Act - Key Vote

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Legislation - Motion Agreed (Senate) (28-9) - (Key vote)

Title: National Popular Vote Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that ratifies the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote, an interstate compact among all ratifying states.

Highlights:
-Establishes that the winner of the national popular vote among all states and the District of Columbia will receive the electoral votes of Massachusetts for President and Vice President of the United States (Sec. 2). -Specifies that in the case of a tie for the national popular vote winner, the winner of the popular vote in Massachusetts with get the electoral votes (Sec. 2). -Specifies that the agreement will take effect when states cumulatively possessing a majority of the electoral votes have enacted this agreement and will terminate if the Electoral College is abolished (Sec. 2).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A VOTE ON ENACTMENT, WHICH OCCURS AFTER THE LEGISLATION HAS BEEN ENGROSSED. IT IS LARGELY A FORMALITY BEFORE THE LEGISLATION IS SENT TO THE GOVERNOR.

Legislation - Motion Agreed (House) (116-34) - (Key vote)

Title: National Popular Vote Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that ratifies the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote, an interstate compact among all ratifying states.

Highlights:
-Establishes that the winner of the national popular vote among all states and the District of Columbia will receive the electoral votes of Massachusetts for President and Vice President of the United States (Sec. 2). -Specifies that in the case of a tie for the national popular vote winner, the winner of the popular vote in Massachusetts with get the electoral votes (Sec. 2). -Specifies that the agreement will take effect when states cumulatively possessing a majority of the electoral votes have enacted this agreement and will terminate if the Electoral College is abolished (Sec. 2).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A VOTE ON ENACTMENT, WHICH OCCURS AFTER THE LEGISLATION HAS BEEN ENGROSSED. IT IS LARGELY A FORMALITY BEFORE THE LEGISLATION IS SENT TO THE GOVERNOR.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-10) - (Key vote)

Title: National Popular Vote Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that ratifies the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote, an interstate compact among all ratifying states.

Highlights:
-Establishes that the winner of the national popular vote among all states and the District of Columbia will receive the electoral votes of Massachusetts for President and Vice President of the United States (Sec. 2). -Specifies that in the case of a tie for the national popular vote winner, the winner of the popular vote in Massachusetts with get the electoral votes (Sec. 2). -Specifies that the agreement will take effect when states cumulatively possessing a majority of the electoral votes have enacted this agreement and will terminate if the Electoral College is abolished (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (114-35) - (Key vote)

Title: National Popular Vote Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that ratifies the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote, an interstate compact among all ratifying states.

Highlights:
-Establishes that the winner of the national popular vote among all states and the District of Columbia will receive the electoral votes of Massachusetts for President and Vice President of the United States (Sec. 2). -Specifies that in the case of a tie for the national popular vote winner, the winner of the popular vote in Massachusetts with get the electoral votes (Sec. 2). -Specifies that the agreement will take effect when states cumulatively possessing a majority of the electoral votes have enacted this agreement and will terminate if the Electoral College is abolished (Sec. 2).
Note:

NOTE: A NEW BILL NUMBER IS ASSIGNED WHEN A NEW VERSION OF THE BILL IS DRAFTED.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: National Popular Vote Act

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