H.R. 3295 - Help America Vote Act of 2001

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED 223 - 193
MANAGERS: REYNOLDS/FROST
107th Congress
1st Session

Tuesday, December 11, 2001
H. RES. 311
[Report No. 107-331]

H.R. 3295 - Help America Vote Act of 2001

1. Closed rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on House Administration.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment recommended by the Committee on House Administration now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted.

5. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 3295) to establish a program to provide funds to States to replace punch card voting systems, to establish the Election Assistance Commission to assist in the administration of Federal elections and to otherwise provide assistance with the administration of certain Federal election laws and programs, to establish minimum election administration standards for States and units of local government with responsibility for the administration of Federal elections, and for other purposes. The bill shall be considered as read for amendment. The amendment recommended by the Committee on House Administration now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate on the bill, as amended, equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on House Administration; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 


SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT PRINTED IN THE REPORT ACCOMPANYING THE RESOLUTION
TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

(summary derived from information provided by amendment sponsor)

Ney - Manager's Amendment - Requires jurisdictions receiving funds under the punch card replacement program to "consider the use of new technology by individuals with disabilities (including blindness)." Specifies that the term "physical disabilities" includes blindness. Clarifies the Commission structure to demonstrate that the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) consists of the 4 members appointed by the President and in addition the Advisory Board and the Standards Board. Changes appointment to standards board from the chief state election official to a selected state election official. Requires states receiving funds to report to the EAC on how they were spent. Allows a single absentee ballot application from a military or overseas voter to suffice as an application for each subsequent election in the state, through the next 2 general federal elections. Requires states procuring new voting machines within their jurisdiction to ensure that they allow for second chance voting. Requires overseas and military voter participation to be separately reported. Strikes Title 7, which allowed official election mail to be mailed at 50% of the first class rate. Inserts the term "either" in section 902, to clarify that a voter can only be removed from the registration rolls after he has both failed to vote in two consecutive elections for federal office, and not responded to a notice.


TEXT OF AMENDMENT PRINTED IN THE REPORT ACCOMPANYING THE RESOLUTION (.pdf)