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HR 2 - Motor Voter Registration - Key Vote

National Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 103-31 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (62-36) - (Key vote)

Title: Motor Voter Registration

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that requires States to establish voter registration procedures.

Highlights:
  • Requires a State's motor vehicle department to add a voter registration application on a driver's license application.
  • Instructs States to use Federal Election Commission prescribed mail voter registration application forms.
  • Requires each State to designate offices that provide public assistance, unemployment, or disability services, State and local government offices, and federal and nongovernmental offices as voter registration agencies.
  • Imposes a fine or up to 5 years in prison, or both, for individuals that intimidate, threaten, or coerce any person for registering to vote or voting.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (259-164) - (Key vote)

Title: Motor Voter Registration

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that requires States to establish voter registration procedures.

Highlights:
  • Requires a State's motor vehicle department to add a voter registration application on a driver's license application.
  • Instructs States to use Federal Election Commission prescribed mail voter registration application forms.
  • Requires each State to designate offices that provide public assistance, unemployment, or disability services, State and local government offices, and federal and nongovernmental offices as voter registration agencies.
  • Imposes a fine or up to 5 years in prison, or both, for individuals that intimidate, threaten, or coerce any person for registering to vote or voting.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (62-37) - (Key vote)

Title: Motor Voter Registration

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires States to establish voter registration procedures.

Highlights:
  • Requires a State's motor vehicle department to add a voter registration application on a driver's license application.
  • Instructs States to use Federal Election Commission prescribed mail voter registration application forms.
  • Requires each State to designate offices that provide public assistance, unemployment, or disability services, State and local government offices, and federal and nongovernmental offices as voter registration agencies.
  • Imposes a fine or up to 5 years in prison, or both, for individuals that intimidate, threaten, or coerce any person for registering to vote or voting.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (259-160) - (Key vote)

Title: Motor Voter Registration

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires States to establish voter registration procedures.

Highlights:
  • Requires a State's motor vehicle department to add a voter registration application on a driver's license application.
  • Instructs States to use Federal Election Commission prescribed mail voter registration application forms.
  • Requires each State to designate offices that provide public assistance, unemployment, or disability services, State and local government offices, and federal and nongovernmental offices as voter registration agencies.
  • Imposes a fine or up to 5 years in prison, or both, for individuals that intimidate, threaten, or coerce any person for registering to vote or voting.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Motor Voter Registration

Sponsors

  • Al Swift (WA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Gary L. Ackerman (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Rob' Andrews (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Bacchus (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry Scott 'Scotty' Baesler (KY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • David Edward Bonior (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sherrod C. Brown (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • George E. Brown Jr. (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Leslie L. Byrne (VA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Maria Cantwell (WA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • William L. 'Bill' Clay Sr. (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald V. Dellums (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Butler Derrick (SC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter Deutsch (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Norman DeValois 'Norm' Dicks (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard J. 'Dick' Durbin (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Edwards (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Victor H. 'Vic' Fazio (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Cleo Fields (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Filner (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Eric D. Fingerhut (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jonas 'Martin' Frost III (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elizabeth Furse (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sam Gejdenson (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard Andrew 'Dick' Gephardt (MO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Tony P. Hall (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jane Harman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay Robert Inslee (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul E. Kanjorski (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara Bailey Kennelly (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dale E. Kildee (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald D. 'Jerry' Kleczka (WI - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Herbert C. Klein (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald P. 'Ron' Klink (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Kopetski (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Kreidler (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. Manton (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Romano L. Mazzoli (KY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul McHale (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Cynthia Ann McKinney (GA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Martin T. 'Marty' Meehan (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Bob' Menendez (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Constance A. Morella (MD - ) (Out Of Office)
  • David Ross 'Dave' Obey (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John W. Olver (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Melvin J. 'MR' Reynolds (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Richardson (NM - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carlos A. Romero-Barcelo (PR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles G. 'Charlie' Rose III (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles E. 'Chuck' Schumer (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen Shepherd (UT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bart T. Stupak (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard N. 'Dick' Swett (NH - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jolene Unsoeld (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn C. Woolsey (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Albert R. Wynn (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
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