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Calendar No. 39


116th jiyuushikan.org1st Session
H. R. 1

To expand also Americans" accessibility to the ballot box, mitigate the influence of massive money in national politics, and also strengthen principles rules for public servants, and also for various other objectives.

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IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 12, 2019


Received


March 13, 2019


Read the first time


March 14, 2019


Read the second time and also put on the calendar


AN ACT

To expand also Americans" access to the ballot box, minimize the affect of significant money in national politics, and strengthen values rules for public servants, and for various other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of theUnited States of America in jiyuushikan.org assembled,
SECTION 1. Quick title.

This Act may be cited as the “For the People Act of 2019”.


SEC. 2. Organization of Act into divisions; table of contents.

(a) Divisions.—This Act is organized into 3 departments as follows: (1) Division A—Voting.

(2) Division B—Campaign Finance.

(3) Division C—Ethics.

(b) Table of contents.—The table of contents of this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Brief title.Sec. 2. Organization of Act into divisions; table of contents.

DIVISION A—ELECTION ACCESS


TITLE I—ELECTION ACCESS


Sec. 1000. Brief title; statement of plan.

Subtitle A—Voter Registration Modernization


Sec. 1000A. Short title.

PART 1—PROMOTING INTERNET REGISTRATION


Sec. 1001. Requiring availcapability of Web for voter registration.Sec. 1002. Use of Net to update registration information.Sec. 1003. Provision of election indevelopment by electronic mail to individuals registered to vote.Sec. 1004. Clarification of need concerning crucial indevelopment to display eligibility to vote.Sec. 1005. Effective date.

PART 2—AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION


Sec. 1011. Brief title; findings and objective.Sec. 1012. Automatic registration of eligible individuals.Sec. 1013. Contributing company assistance in registration.Sec. 1014. One-time contributing firm assistance in registration of eligible voters in existing records.Sec. 1015. Voter protection and defense in automatic registration.Sec. 1016. Registration portcapability and correction.Sec. 1017. Payments and also grants.Sec. 1018. Treatment of exempt States.Sec. 1019. Miscellaneous provisions.Sec. 1020. Definitions.Sec. 1021. Effective day.

PART 3—SAME DAY VOTER REGISTRATION


Sec. 1031. Same day registration.

PART 4—CONDITIONS ON REMOVAL ON BASIS OF INTERSTATE CROSS-CHECKS


Sec. 1041. Conditions on removal of registrants from official list of eligible voters on basis of interstate cross-checks.

PART 5—OTHER INITIATIVES TO PROMOTE VOTER REGISTRATION


Sec. 1051. Annual reports on voter registration statistics.Sec. 1052. Ensuring pre-election registration deadlines are regular via timing of legal public holidays.Sec. 1053. Use of Postal Service difficult copy readjust of deal with develop to remind people to update voter registration.Sec. 1054. Grants to States for tasks to encourage involvement of minors in election activities.

PART 6—AVAILABILITY OF HAVA REQUIREMENTS PAYMENTS


Sec. 1061. Availability of requirements payments under HAVA to cover prices of compliance through brand-new demands.

PART 7—PROHIBITING INTERFERENCE WITH VOTER REGISTRATION


Sec. 1071. Prohibiting hindering, interfering via, or staying clear of voter registration.Sec. 1072. Establishment of best methods.

PART 8—VOTER REGISTRATION EFFICIENCY ACT


Sec. 1081. Quick title.Sec. 1082. Requiring applicants for motor car driver’s licenses in new state to show whether state serves as residence for voter registration objectives.

PART 9—PROVIDING VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION TO SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS


Sec. 1091. Pilot program for providing voter registration information to additional school students prior to graduation.Sec. 1092. Reports.Sec. 1093. Authorization of appropriations.

PART 10—VOTER REGISTRATION OF MINORS


Sec. 1094. Acceptance of voter registration applications from individuals under 18 years of age.

Subtitle B—Access to Voting for Individuals With Disabilities


Sec. 1101. Requirements for States to promote access to voter registration and also voting for individuals via disabilities.Sec. 1102. Expansion and reauthorization of approve regime to assure voting access for individuals with disabilities.Sec. 1103. Pilot programs for permitting people with disabilities to register to vote privately and also individually at residences.Sec. 1104. GAO evaluation and also report on voting access for individuals via disabilities.

Subtitle C—Prohibiting Voter Caging


Sec. 1201. Voter caging and other questionable challenges prohibited.Sec. 1202. Growth and also fostering of ideal practices for preventing voter caging.

Subtitle D—Prohibiting Deceptive Practices and Preventing Voter Intimidation


Sec. 1301. Short title.Sec. 1302. Prohibition on deceptive techniques in Federal elections.Sec. 1303. Corrective action.Sec. 1304. Reports to jiyuushikan.org.

Subtitle E—Democracy Restoration


Sec. 1401. Short title.Sec. 1402. Rights of citizens.Sec. 1403. Enforcement.Sec. 1404. Notification of restoration of voting rights.Sec. 1405. Definitions.Sec. 1406. Relation to various other laws.Sec. 1407. Federal prichild funds.Sec. 1408. Effective date.

Subtitle F—Promoting Accuracy, Integrity, and also Security Through Voter-Verified Permanent Paper Ballot


Sec. 1501. Quick title.Sec. 1502. Paper ballot and also manual counting demands.Sec. 1503. Accessibility and also ballot confirmation for individuals via disabilities.Sec. 1504. Durcapacity and also readcapacity requirements for ballots.Sec. 1505. Paper ballot printing needs.Sec. 1506. Study and also report on optimal ballot architecture.Sec. 1507. Paper ballot printing requirements.Sec. 1508. Effective day for brand-new demands.

Subtitle G—Provisional Ballots


Sec. 1601. Requirements for counting provisional ballots; facility of unicreate and nondiscriminatory requirements.

Subtitle H—Early Voting


Sec. 1611. Early voting.

Subtitle I—Voting by Mail


Sec. 1621. Voting by Mail.

Subtitle J—Absent out Unicreated Services Voters and also Overseas Voters


Sec. 1701. Pre-election reports on availcapability and transmission of absentee ballots.Sec. 1702. Enforcement.Sec. 1703. Revisions to 45-day absentee ballot transmission rule.Sec. 1704. Use of single absentee ballot application for subsequent elections.Sec. 1705. Extfinishing guarantee of residency for voting purposes to family members of missing armed forces personnel.Sec. 1706. Effective day.

Subtitle K—Poll Worker Recruitment and Training


Sec. 1801. Grants to States for poll worker recruitment and training.Sec. 1802. State characterized.

Subtitle L—Enhancement of Enforcement


Sec. 1811. Enhancement of enforcement of Help America Vote Act of 2002.

Subtitle M—Federal Election Integrity


Sec. 1821. Prohibition on campaign activities by chief State election administration officials.

Subtitle N—Promoting Voter Access Thturbulent Election Administration Improvements


PART 1—PROMOTING VOTER ACCESS


Sec. 1901. Treatment of institutions of better education and learning.Sec. 1902. Minimum notice requirements for voters influenced by polling location transforms.Sec. 1903. Permitting usage of sworn created statement to accomplish identification needs for voting.Sec. 1904. Postage-complimentary ballots.Sec. 1905. Reimbursement for expenses incurred by States in developing program to track and confirm receipt of absentee ballots.Sec. 1906. Voter indevelopment response devices and also hotline.Sec. 1907. Limiting variations on number of hrs of operation for polling areas within a State.

PART 2—IMPROVEMENTS IN OPERATION OF ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION


Sec. 1911. Reauthorization of Election Assistance Commission.Sec. 1913. Requiring says to participate in post-basic election surveys.Sec. 1914. Reports by National Institute of Standards and also Technology on usage of funds transferred from Election Assistance Commission.Sec. 1915. Recommendations to boost operations of Election Assistance Commission.Sec. 1916. Repeal of exemption of Election Help Commission from particular government contracting requirements.

PART 3—MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS


Sec. 1921. Application of legislations to Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.Sec. 1922. No effect on various other regulations.

Subtitle O—Severability


Sec. 1931. Severcapability.

TITLE II—ELECTION INTEGRITY


Subtitle A—Findings Reaffirming Commitment of jiyuushikan.org to Resave the Voting Rights Act


Sec. 2001. Findings reaffirming commitment of jiyuushikan.org to reclaim the Voting Rights Act.

Subtitle B—Findings Relating to Native American Voting Rights


Sec. 2101. Findings relating to Native Amerihave the right to voting rights.

Subtitle C—Findings Relating to District of Columbia Statehood


Sec. 2201. Findings relating to District of Columbia statehood.

Subtitle D—Territorial Voting Rights


Sec. 2301. Findings relating to territorial voting legal rights.Sec. 2302. jiyuushikan.orgional Task Force on Voting Rights of United States Citizen Residents of Territories of the United States.

Subtitle E—Redistricting Reform


Sec. 2400. Brief title; finding of constitutional authority.

PART 1—REQUIREMENTS FOR jiyuushikan.orgIONAL REDISTRICTING


Sec. 2401. Requiring jiyuushikan.orgional redistricting to be performed via plan of independent State commission.Sec. 2402. Ban on mid-decade redistricting.

PART 2—INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSIONS


Sec. 2411. Independent redistricting commission.Sec. 2412. Establishment of selection pool of individuals eligible to serve as members of commission.Sec. 2413. Criteria for redistricting setup by independent commission; public notification and also input.Sec. 2414. Establishment of connected entities.Sec. 2415. Report on diversity of memberships of independent redistricting comobjectives.

PART 3—ROLE OF COURTS IN DEVELOPMENT OF REDISTRICTING PLANS


Sec. 2421. Enactment of arrangement developed by 3-judge court.Sec. 2422. Special dominance for redistricting conducted under order of Federal court.

PART 4—ADMINISTRATIVE AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS


Sec. 2431. Payments to States for carrying out redistricting.Sec. 2432. Civil enforcement.Sec. 2433. State apportionment alert defined.Sec. 2434. No effect on elections for State and neighborhood office.Sec. 2435. Effective date.

Subtitle F—Saving Eligible Voters From Voter Purging


Sec. 2501. Quick title.Sec. 2502. Conditions for removal of voters from list of registered voters.

Subtitle G—No Effect on Authority of States to Provide Greater Opportunities for Voting


Sec. 2601. No result on authority of States to administer higher methods for voting.

Subtitle H—Residence of Incarcerated Individuals


Sec. 2701. Residence of Incarcerated Individuals.

Subtitle I—Severability


Sec. 2801. Severcapability.

TITLE III—ELECTION SECURITY


Sec. 3000. Quick title; sense of jiyuushikan.org.

Subtitle A—Financial Support for Election Infrastructure


PART 1—VOTING SYSTEM SECURITY IMPROVEMENT GRANTS


Sec. 3001. Grants for obtaining compliant paper ballot voting systems and also transporting out voting system security improvements.Sec. 3002. Coordicountry of voting system security activities with usage of needs payments and also election administration demands under Assistance America Vote Act of 2002.Sec. 3003. Incorporation of meanings.

PART 2—GRANTS FOR RISK-LIMITING AUDITS OF RESULTS OF ELECTIONS


Sec. 3011. Grants to States for conducting risk-limiting audits of outcomes of elections.Sec. 3012. GAO evaluation of effects of audits.

PART 3—ELECTION INFRASTRUCTURE INNOVATION GRANT PROGRAM


Sec. 3021. Election framework creation provide program.

Subtitle B—Security Measures


Sec. 3101. Election framework designation.Sec. 3102. Timely risk indevelopment.Sec. 3103. Security clearance assistance for election officials.Sec. 3104. Security hazard and vulnercapacity assessments.Sec. 3105. Annual reports.Sec. 3106. Pre-election threat assessments.

Subtitle C—Enhancing Protections for USA Democratic Institutions


Sec. 3201. National strategy to defend USA democratic establishments.Sec. 3202. National Commission to Protect USA Democratic Institutions.

Subtitle D—Promoting Cyberprotection Thturbulent Improvements in Election Administration


Sec. 3301. Testing of existing voting devices to ensure compliance via election cyberdefense guidelines and other guidelines.Sec. 3302. Treatment of electronic poll publications as part of voting systems.Sec. 3303. Pre-election reports on voting mechanism intake.Sec. 3304. Streamlining collection of election information.

Subtitle E—Preventing Election Hacking


Sec. 3401. Quick title.Sec. 3402. Election Security Bug Bounty Program.Sec. 3403. Definitions.

Subtitle F—Election defense grants advisory committee


Sec. 3501. Establishment of advisory committee.

Subtitle G—Miscellaneous Provisions


Sec. 3601. Definitions.Sec. 3602. Initial report on adequacy of sources obtainable for implementation.

Subtitle H—Use of voting equipments produced in the United States


Sec. 3701. Use of voting devices produced in the United States.

Subtitle I—Severability


Sec. 3801. Severcapability.

DIVISION B—CAMPAIGN FINANCE


TITLE IV—CAMPAIGN FINANCE TRANSPARENCY


Subtitle A—Findings Relating to Illicit Money Undermining Our Democracy


Sec. 4001. Findings relating to illicit money undermining our democracy.

Subtitle B—DISCLOSE Act


Sec. 4100. Quick title.

PART 1—REGULATION OF CERTAIN POLITICAL SPENDING


Sec. 4101. Clarification of prohibition on participation by foreign nationals in election-related tasks.Sec. 4102. Clarification of application of foreign money ban to certain disbursements and activities.Sec. 4103. Audit and report on illicit foreign money in Federal elections.Sec. 4104. Prohibition on contributions and docountries by foreign nationals in connections through ballot initiatives and also referenda.Sec. 4105. Disbursements and also activities subject to foreign money ban.

PART 2—REPORTING OF CAMPAIGN-RELATED DISBURSEMENTS


Sec. 4111. Reporting of campaign-connected disbursements.Sec. 4112. Application of international money ban to disbursements for campaign-associated disbursements consisting of extended transfers.Sec. 4113. Effective day.

PART 3—OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS


Sec. 4121. Petition for certiorari.Sec. 4122. Judicial testimonial of actions regarded project finance legislations.

Subtitle C—Hoswarm Ads


Sec. 4201. Brief title.Sec. 4202. Purpose.Sec. 4203. Findings.Sec. 4204. Sense of jiyuushikan.org.Sec. 4205. Expansion of meaning of public interaction.Sec. 4206. Expansion of interpretation of electioneering communication.Sec. 4207. Application of disclaimer statements to virtual interactions.Sec. 4208. Political document needs for digital platcreates.Sec. 4209. Preventing contributions, expenditures, independent expenditures, and disbursements for electioneering interactions by international nationals in the create of digital declaring.

Subtitle D—Stand also By Eexceptionally Ad


Sec. 4301. Brief title.Sec. 4302. Stand also By Every Ad.Sec. 4303. Disclaimer requirements for communications made through pretaped telephone calls.Sec. 4304. No growth of persons subject to disclaimer demands on Web communications.Sec. 4305. Effective date.

Subtitle E—Secret Money Transparency


Sec. 4401. Repeal of restriction of usage of funds by Internal Revenue Service to bring transparency to political task of particular nonprofit organizations.Sec. 4402. Repeal of Revenue Procedure That Eliminated Requirement to Report Information Regarding Contributors to Certain Tax-Exempt Organizations.

Subtitle F—Shareholder Right-to-Know


Sec. 4501. Repeal of restriction on usage of funds by Securities and Exadjust Commission to encertain shareholders of corporations have expertise of corporation political activity.Sec. 4502. Assessment of shareholder choices for disbursements for political objectives.

Subtitle G—Disclosure of Political Spfinishing by Government Contractors


Sec. 4601. Repeal of restriction on use of funds to need disclocertain of political spending by federal government building contractors.

Subtitle H—Limitation and Disclocertain Requirements for Presidential Inaugural Committees


Sec. 4701. Quick title.Sec. 4702. Limitations and also disclosure of particular donations to, and also disbursements by, Inaugural Committees.

Subtitle I—Severability


Sec. 4801. Severcapacity.

TITLE V—CAMPAIGN FINANCE EMPOWERMENT


Subtitle A—Findings Relating to Citizens United Decision


Sec. 5001. Findings relating to Citizens United decision.

Subtitle B—jiyuushikan.orgional Elections


Sec. 5100. Quick title.

PART 1—MY VOICE VOUCHER PILOT PROGRAM


Sec. 5101. Establishment of pilot regimen.Sec. 5102. Voucher program explained.Sec. 5103. Reports.Sec. 5104. Definitions.

PART 2—SMALL DOLLAR FINANCING OF jiyuushikan.orgIONAL ELECTION CAMPAIGNS


Sec. 5111. Benefits and eligibility requirements for candidates.Sec. 5112. Contributions and also expenditures by multicandidate and political party committees on behalf of participating candidates.Sec. 5113. Prohibiting use of contributions by participating candidays for functions various other than project for election.Sec. 5114. Assessments versus fines and also penalties.Sec. 5115. Study and also report on tiny dollar financing regime.Sec. 5116. Effective date.

Subtitle C—Presidential Elections


Sec. 5200. Brief title.

PART 1—PRIMARY ELECTIONS


Sec. 5201. Increase in and also modifications to equivalent payments.Sec. 5202. Eligibility needs for matching payments.Sec. 5203. Repeal of expenditure limitations.Sec. 5204. Period of availcapacity of equivalent payments.Sec. 5205. Examicountry and audits of matchable contributions.Sec. 5206. Modification to limitation on contributions for Presidential major candidates.Sec. 5207. Use of Freedom From Influence Fund as source of payments.

PART 2—GENERAL ELECTIONS


Sec. 5211. Modification of eligibility needs for public financing.Sec. 5212. Repeal of expenditure constraints and use of qualified project contributions.Sec. 5213. Matching payments and other changes to payment quantities.Sec. 5214. Increase in limit on coordinated party expenditures.Sec. 5215. Establishment of unidevelop day for release of payments.Sec. 5216. Amounts in Presidential Election Campaign Fund.Sec. 5217. Use of basic election payments for basic election legal and also accounting compliance.Sec. 5218. Use of Freedom From Influence Fund as resource of payments.

PART 3—EFFECTIVE DATE


Sec. 5221. Effective day.

Subtitle D—Personal Use Services as Authorized Campaign Expenditures


Sec. 5301. Brief title; findings; purpose.Sec. 5302. Treatment of payments for son treatment and also other individual use solutions as authorized project expenditure.

Subtitle E—Empowering small dollar donations


Sec. 5401. Permitting political party committees to provide magnified support for candidates through use of separate tiny dollar accounts.

Subtitle F—Severability


Sec. 5501. Severability.

TITLE VI—CAMPAIGN FINANCE OVERSIGHT


Subtitle A—Restoring Integrity to America’s Elections


Sec. 6001. Brief title.Sec. 6002. Membership of Federal Election Commission.Sec. 6003. Assignment of powers to Chair of Federal Election Commission.Sec. 6004. Revision to enforcement procedure.Sec. 6005. Permitting appearance at hearings on requests for advisory opinions by persons opposing the requests.Sec. 6006. Permanent expansion of administrative penalty authority.Sec. 6007. Requiring forms to permit usage of accent marks.Sec. 6008. Restrictions on ex parte interactions.Sec. 6009. Clarifying Authority of FEC Attorneys to Reexisting FEC in Supreme Court.Sec. 6010. Effective date; change.

Subtitle B—Stopping Super PAC-Candiday Coordination


Sec. 6101. Quick title.Sec. 6102. Clarification of treatment of coordinated expenditures as contributions to candidates.Sec. 6103. Clarification of ban on fundelevating for super PACs by Federal candidays and also officeholders.

Subtitle C—Disposal of Contributions or Donations


Sec. 6201. Timeframe for and prioritization of disposal of contributions or docountries.Sec. 6202. 1-year transition duration for particular individuals.

Subtitle D—Recommendations to Encertain Filing of Reports Before Date of Election


Sec. 6301. Recommendations to Ensure Filing of Reports Before Date of Election.

Subtitle E—Severability


Sec. 6401. Severcapability.

DIVISION C—ETHICS


TITLE VII—ETHICAL STANDARDS


Subtitle A—Supreme Court Ethics


Sec. 7001. Code of conduct for Federal judges.

Subtitle B—Foreign Agents Registration


Sec. 7101. Establishment of FARA investigation and enforcement unit within Department of Justice.Sec. 7102. Authority to impose civil money penalties.Sec. 7103. Disclosure of transactions including things of financial worth conferred on officeholders.Sec. 7104. Ensuring virtual access to registration statements.

Subtitle C—Lobbying Disclocertain Reform


Sec. 7201. Expanding scope of individuals and activities subject to demands of Lobbying Disclocertain Act of 1995.Sec. 7202. Prohibiting receipt of compensation for lobbying tasks on behalf of international countries violating humale rights.Sec. 7203. Requiring lobbyists to disclose standing as lobbyists upon making any kind of lobbying contacts.

Subtitle D—Recusal of Presidential Appointees


Sec. 7301. Recusal of appointees.

Subtitle E—Clearinghome on Lobbying Information


Sec. 7401. Establishment of clearinghome.

Subtitle F—Severability


Sec. 7501. Severcapacity.

TITLE VIII—ETHICS REFORMS FOR THE PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, AND FEDERAL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES


Subtitle A—Executive Branch Conflict of Interest


Sec. 8001. Brief title.Sec. 8002. Restrictions on personal sector payment for government service.Sec. 8003. Requirements relating to slowing the revolving door.Sec. 8004. Prohibition of procurement police officers accepting employment from federal government building contractors.Sec. 8005. Revolving door restrictions on employees moving into the exclusive sector.Sec. 8006. Guidance on unpassist employees.Sec. 8007. Limitation on use of Federal funds and contracting at businesses owned by particular Government policemans and employees.

Subtitle B—Presidential Conflicts of Interest


Sec. 8011. Quick title.Sec. 8012. Divestiture of individual financial interests of the President and also Vice President that pose a potential problem of interemainder.Sec. 8013. Initial financial disclosure.Sec. 8014. Contracts by the President or Vice President.Sec. 8015. Legal Defense Funds.

Subtitle C—White House Ethics Transparency


Sec. 8021. Short title.Sec. 8022. Procedure for waivers and authorizations relating to principles demands.

Subtitle D—Executive Branch Ethics Enforcement


Sec. 8031. Short title.Sec. 8032. Reauthorization of the Office of Government Ethics.Sec. 8033. Tenure of the Director of the Office of Government Ethics.Sec. 8034. Duties of Director of the Office of Government Ethics.Sec. 8035. Agency Ethics Officials Training and also Duties.Sec. 8036. Prohibition on use of funds for specific Federal employee travel in contravention of certain regulations.Sec. 8037. Reports on expense of presidential travel.Sec. 8038. Reports on Cost of Senior Executive Travel.

Subtitle E—Conflicts from Political Fundraising


Sec. 8041. Quick title.Sec. 8042. Disclosure of certain types of contributions.

Subtitle F—Transition Team Ethics


Sec. 8051. Short title.Sec. 8052. Presidential change ethics programs.

Subtitle G—Ethics Pledge For Senior Executive Branch Employees


Sec. 8061. Short title.Sec. 8062. Ethics pledge necessity for senior executive branch employees.

Subtitle H—Travel on Private Aircraft by Senior Political Appointees


Sec. 8071. Brief title.Sec. 8072. Prohibition on usage of funds for take a trip on private aircraft.

Subtitle I—Severability


Sec. 8081. Severcapability.

TITLE IX—jiyuushikan.orgIONAL ETHICS REFORM


Subtitle A—Requiring Members of jiyuushikan.org to reimburse Treasury for quantities paid as settlements and also awards under jiyuushikan.orgional Accountcapacity Act of 1995


Sec. 9001. Requiring Members of jiyuushikan.org to reimburse Treasury for quantities phelp as settlements and also awards under jiyuushikan.orgional Accountcapacity Act of 1995 in all instances of employment discrimination acts by Members.

Subtitle B—Conflicts of Interests


Sec. 9101. Prohibiting Members of Housage of Representatives from serving on boards of for-profit entities.Sec. 9102. Conflict of interest rules for Members of jiyuushikan.org and jiyuushikan.orgional staff.Sec. 9103. Exercise of rulemaking powers.

Subtitle C—Campaign Finance and also Lobbying Disclosure


Sec. 9201. Quick title.Sec. 9202. Requiring disclosure in certain reports filed through Federal Election Commission of persons who are registered lobbyists.Sec. 9203. Effective day.

Subtitle D—Access to jiyuushikan.orgionally Mandated Reports


Sec. 9301. Quick title.Sec. 9302. Definitions.Sec. 9303. Establishment of virtual portal for jiyuushikan.orgionally mandated reports.Sec. 9304. Federal company obligations.Sec. 9305. Rerelocating and also transforming reports.Sec. 9306. Relationship to the Freedom of Information Act.Sec. 9307. Implementation.

Subtitle E—Reports on Outside Compensation Earned by jiyuushikan.orgional Employees


Sec. 9401. Reports on exterior compensation earned by jiyuushikan.orgional employees.

Subtitle F—Severability


Sec. 9501. Severcapacity.

TITLE X—PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE PRESIDENTIAL TAX TRANSPARENCY


Sec. 10001. Presidential and Vice Presidential taxation transparency.


DIVISION A—Election Access
TITLE I—Election Access

Sec. 1000. Quick title; statement of policy.

Subtitle A—Voter Registration Modernization


Sec. 1000A. Quick title.

PART 1—PROMOTING INTERNET REGISTRATION


Sec. 1001. Requiring availability of Net for voter registration.Sec. 1002. Use of Web to upday registration information.Sec. 1003. Provision of election indevelopment by digital mail to people registered to vote.Sec. 1004. Clarification of necessity regarding crucial indevelopment to display eligibility to vote.Sec. 1005. Effective day.

PART 2—AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION


Sec. 1011. Short title; findings and objective.Sec. 1012. Automatic registration of eligible people.Sec. 1013. Contributing firm assistance in registration.Sec. 1014. One-time contributing agency assistance in registration of eligible voters in existing documents.Sec. 1015. Voter protection and also defense in automatic registration.Sec. 1016. Registration portcapacity and also correction.Sec. 1017. Payments and grants.Sec. 1018. Treatment of exempt States.Sec. 1019. Miscellaneous provisions.Sec. 1020. Definitions.Sec. 1021. Effective day.

PART 3—SAME DAY VOTER REGISTRATION


Sec. 1031. Same day registration.

PART 4—CONDITIONS ON REMOVAL ON BASIS OF INTERSTATE CROSS-CHECKS


Sec. 1041. Conditions on removal of registrants from main list of eligible voters on basis of interstate cross-checks.

PART 5—OTHER INITIATIVES TO PROMOTE VOTER REGISTRATION


Sec. 1051. Annual reports on voter registration statistics.Sec. 1052. Ensuring pre-election registration deadlines are constant through timing of legal public holidays.Sec. 1053. Use of Postal Service hard copy adjust of attend to develop to remind people to upday voter registration.Sec. 1054. Grants to States for tasks to encourage involvement of minors in election tasks.

PART 6—AVAILABILITY OF HAVA REQUIREMENTS PAYMENTS


Sec. 1061. Availability of demands payments under HAVA to cover prices of compliance via new demands.

PART 7—PROHIBITING INTERFERENCE WITH VOTER REGISTRATION


Sec. 1071. Prohibiting hindering, interfering through, or preventing voter registration.Sec. 1072. Establishment of finest techniques.

PART 8—VOTER REGISTRATION EFFICIENCY ACT


Sec. 1081. Brief title.Sec. 1082. Requiring applicants for motor car driver’s licenses in brand-new state to show whether state serves as residence for voter registration purposes.

PART 9—PROVIDING VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION TO SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS


Sec. 1091. Pilot program for offering voter registration indevelopment to additional school students before graduation.Sec. 1092. Reports.Sec. 1093. Authorization of appropriations.

PART 10—VOTER REGISTRATION OF MINORS


Sec. 1094. Acceptance of voter registration applications from individuals under 18 years of age.

Subtitle B—Access to Voting for Individuals With Disabilities


Sec. 1101. Requirements for States to promote access to voter registration and voting for people via disabilities.Sec. 1102. Expansion and reauthorization of approve program to assure voting access for individuals with disabilities.Sec. 1103. Pilot programs for permitting people through disabilities to register to vote privately and also independently at residences.Sec. 1104. GAO analysis and also report on voting access for individuals via disabilities.

Subtitle C—Prohibiting Voter Caging


Sec. 1201. Voter caging and also various other questionable challenges prohibited.Sec. 1202. Growth and fostering of best practices for staying clear of voter caging.

Subtitle D—Prohibiting Deceptive Practices and also Preventing Voter Intimidation


Sec. 1301. Short title.Sec. 1302. Prohibition on deceptive practices in Federal elections.Sec. 1303. Corrective activity.Sec. 1304. Reports to jiyuushikan.org.

Subtitle E—Democracy Restoration


Sec. 1401. Quick title.Sec. 1402. Rights of citizens.Sec. 1403. Enforcement.Sec. 1404. Notification of restoration of voting legal rights.Sec. 1405. Definitions.Sec. 1406. Relation to other laws.Sec. 1407. Federal priboy funds.Sec. 1408. Effective day.

Subtitle F—Promoting Accuracy, Integrity, and also Security Thstormy Voter-Verified Permanent Paper Ballot


Sec. 1501. Short title.Sec. 1502. Paper ballot and also manual counting demands.Sec. 1503. Accessibility and ballot confirmation for individuals with disabilities.Sec. 1504. Durcapability and also readability requirements for ballots.Sec. 1505. Paper ballot printing requirements.Sec. 1506. Study and report on optimal ballot architecture.Sec. 1507. Paper ballot printing needs.Sec. 1508. Effective day for brand-new requirements.

Subtitle G—Provisional Ballots


Sec. 1601. Requirements for counting provisional ballots; establishment of uniform and nondiscriminatory criteria.

Subtitle H—Early Voting


Sec. 1611. Early voting.

Subtitle I—Voting by Mail


Sec. 1621. Voting by Mail.

Subtitle J—Absent out Unideveloped Services Voters and Overseas Voters


Sec. 1701. Pre-election reports on availability and also transmission of absentee ballots.Sec. 1702. Enforcement.Sec. 1703. Revisions to 45-day absentee ballot transmission rule.Sec. 1704. Use of single absentee ballot application for succeeding elections.Sec. 1705. Extending guarantee of residency for voting purposes to family members of lacking armed forces personnel.Sec. 1706. Effective day.

Subtitle K—Poll Worker Recruitment and Training


Sec. 1801. Grants to States for poll worker recruitment and also training.Sec. 1802. State defined.

Subtitle L—Enhancement of Enforcement


Sec. 1811. Enhancement of enforcement of Assistance America Vote Act of 2002.

Subtitle M—Federal Election Integrity


Sec. 1821. Prohibition on project activities by chief State election administration officials.

Subtitle N—Promoting Voter Access Through Election Administration Improvements


PART 1—PROMOTING VOTER ACCESS


Sec. 1901. Treatment of institutions of higher education and learning.Sec. 1902. Minimum notification needs for voters influenced by polling area changes.Sec. 1903. Permitting usage of sworn created statement to accomplish identification demands for voting.Sec. 1904. Postage-complimentary ballots.Sec. 1905. Reimbursement for expenses incurred by States in developing routine to track and confirm receipt of absentee ballots.Sec. 1906. Voter indevelopment response units and hotline.Sec. 1907. Limiting variations on variety of hours of procedure for polling locations within a State.

PART 2—IMPROVEMENTS IN OPERATION OF ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION


Sec. 1911. Reauthorization of Election Assistance Commission.Sec. 1913. Requiring states to participate in post-basic election surveys.Sec. 1914. Reports by National Institute of Standards and also Technology on use of funds moved from Election Aid Commission.Sec. 1915. Recommendations to boost operations of Election Assistance Commission.Sec. 1916. Repeal of exemption of Election Aid Commission from certain federal government contracting requirements.

PART 3—MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS


Sec. 1921. Application of regulations to Republic of Northern Mariana Islands.Sec. 1922. No impact on various other legislations.

Subtitle O—Severability


Sec. 1931. Severcapacity.


SEC. 1000. Quick title; statement of policy.

(a) Brief title.—This title may be cited as the “Voter Empowerment Act of 2019”.

(b) Statement of plan.—It is the plan of the USA that— (1) all eligible citizens of the United States should access and also exercise their constitutional right to vote in a cost-free, fair, and timely manner; and

(2) the integrity, security, and also accountability of the voting procedure need to be vigilantly protected, preserved, and also enhanced in order to protect and maintain electdental and also participatory democracy in the United States.


caption A—Voter Registration Modernization
SEC. 1000A. Quick title.

This inscription might be cited as the “Voter Registration Modernization Act of 2019”.


PART 1—Promoting Web Registration
SEC. 1001. Requiring availcapability of Web for voter registration.

(a) Requiring Availcapacity of Net for Registration.—The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (52 U.S.C. 20501 et seq.) is amfinished by inserting after area 6 the following new section: “SEC. 6A. Internet Registration.


“(a) Requiring Availcapacity of Internet for Online Registration.— “(1) AVAILABILITY OF ONLINE REGISTRATION AND CORRECTION OF EXISTING REGISTRATION INFORMATION.—Each State, acting with the chief State election main, shall ensure that the following solutions are accessible to the public at any kind of time on the official public websites of the proper State and also neighborhood election officials in the State, in the same manner and also topic to the exact same terms and also problems as the services offered by voter registration agencies under section 7(a): “(A) Online application for voter registration.

“(B) Online assistance to applicants in applying to register to vote.

“(C) Online completion and entry by applicants of the mail voter registration application form prescribed by the Election Aid Commission pursuant to section 9(a)(2), consisting of assistance via giving a signature as required under subarea (c).

“(D) Online receipt of completed voter registration applications.

“(b) Acceptance of completed applications.—A State shall accept an digital voter registration application offered by an individual under this area, and also ensure that the individual is registered to vote in the State, if— “(1) the individual meets the exact same voter registration requirements applicable to people that register to vote by mail in accordance with area 6(a)(1) making use of the mail voter registration application create prescribed by the Election Assistance Commission pursuant to section 9(a)(2); and

“(2) the individual meets the demands of subsection (c) to administer a signature in electronic create (but just in the instance of applications submitted during or after the second year in which this area is in impact in the State).

“(c) Signature needs.— “(1) IN GENERAL.—For objectives of this section, an individual meets the demands of this subarea as follows: “(A) In the case of an individual that has a signature on file with a State company, consisting of the State motor car authority, that is forced to carry out voter registration services under this Act or any kind of various other legislation, the individual consents to the transport of that digital signature.

“(B) If subparagraph (A) does not apply, the individual submits with the application an electronic copy of the individual’s handcomposed signature through electronic implies.

“(C) If subparagraph (A) and subparagraph (B) carry out not use, the individual executes a computerized mark in the signature area on an virtual voter registration application, in accordance via reasonable security procedures establiburned by the State, but only if the State accepts such mark from the individual.

“(2) TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS UNABLE TO MEET REQUIREMENT.—If an individual is unable to fulfill the demands of paragraph (1), the State shall— “(A) permit the individual to finish all various other aspects of the virtual voter registration application;

“(B) permit the individual to carry out a signature at the time the individual researches a ballot in an election (whether the individual requests the ballot at a polling place or researches the ballot by mail); and

“(C) if the individual carries out the steps described in subparagraph (A) and subparagraph (B), encertain that the individual is registered to vote in the State.

“(3) NOTICE.—The State shall encertain that people using to register to vote online are educated of the needs of paragraph (1) and of the treatment of individuals unable to accomplish such demands, as explained in paragraph (2).

“(d) Confirmation and displace.— “(1) CONFIRMATION OF RECEIPT.—Upon the online entry of a completed voter registration application by an individual under this area, the correct State or local election main shall sfinish the individual a notification confirming the State’s receipt of the application and offering instructions on exactly how the individual may check the standing of the application.

“(2) NOTICE OF DISPOSITION.—Not later than 7 days after the correct State or regional election main has approved or rejected an application submitted by an individual under this area, the official shall sfinish the individual a notice of the displace of the application.

“(3) METHOD OF NOTIFICATION.—The proper State or neighborhood election main shall send the notices forced under this subarea by consistent mail, and also, in the case of an individual that has actually offered the official via an electronic mail attend to, by both electronic mail and also consistent mail.

“(e) Provision of Services in Nonpartisan Manner.—The solutions made obtainable under subsection (a) shall be gave in a manner that ensures that, consistent through section 7(a)(5)— “(1) the online application does not seek to affect an applicant’s political choice or party registration; and

“(2) there is no display on the website cultivating any type of political preference or party allegiance, other than that nothing in this paragraph may be taken to prohilittle bit an applicant from registering to vote as a member of a political party.

“(f) Protection of Security of Information.—In meeting the needs of this area, the State shall create appropriate technical defense procedures to prevent to the biggest degree practicable any kind of unauthorized accessibility to indevelopment gave by people making use of the solutions made accessible under subsection (a).

“(g) Accessibility of services.—A state shall encertain that the services made obtainable under this area are made obtainable to people via disabilities to the very same extent as solutions are made accessible to all various other people.

“(h) Use of Further Telephone-Based System.—A State shall make the solutions made available digital under subsection (a) accessible with the use of an automated telephone-based device, subject to the very same terms and conditions applicable under this area to the services made easily accessible digital, in enhancement to making the services available digital in accordance through the demands of this section.

“(i) Nondiscrimicountry among registered voters making use of mail and also online registration.—In carrying out this Act, the Assistance America Vote Act of 2002, or any various other Federal, State, or local regulation governing the treatment of registered voters in the State or the administration of elections for public office in the State, a State shall treat a registered voter who registered to vote virtual in accordance via this section in the very same manner as the State treats a registered voter who registered to vote by mail.”.

(b) Special requirements for individuals utilizing virtual registration.— (1) TREATMENT AS INDIVIDUALS REGISTERING TO VOTE BY MAIL FOR PURPOSES OF FIRST-TIME VOTER IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.—Section 303(b)(1)(A) of the Assistance America Vote Act of 2002 (52 U.S.C. 21083(b)(1)(A)) is amfinished by striking “by mail” and inserting “by mail or virtual under area 6A of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993”.

(2) REQUIRING SIGNATURE FOR FIRST-TIME VOTERS IN JURISDICTION.—Section 303(b) of such Act (52 U.S.C. 21083(b)) is amended— (A) by redesignating paragraph (5) as paragraph (6); and

(B) by inserting after paragraph (4) the following new paragraph: “(5) SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST-TIME VOTERS USING ONLINE REGISTRATION.— “(A) IN GENERAL.—A State shall, in a unidevelop and nondiscriminatory manner, need an individual to fulfill the demands of subparagraph (B) if— “(i) the individual registered to vote in the State digital under section 6A of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993; and

“(ii) the individual has actually not previously voted in an election for Federal office in the State.

“(B) REQUIREMENTS.—An individual meets the requirements of this subparagraph if— “(i) in the instance of an individual that votes in person, the individual offers the proper State or neighborhood election main with a handcreated signature; or

“(ii) in the case of an individual who votes by mail, the individual submits with the ballot a handwritten signature.

“(C) INAPPLICABILITY.—Subparagraph (A) does not use in the situation of an individual that is— “(i) entitcaused vote by absentee ballot under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (52 U.S.C. 20302 et seq.);

“(ii) provided the best to vote otherwise than in perboy under area 3(b)(2)(B)(ii) of the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and also Handicapped Act (52 U.S.C. 20102(b)(2)(B)(ii)); or

“(iii) entitresulted in vote otherwise than in perchild under any type of various other Federal regulation.”.

(3) CONFORMING AMENDMENT RELATING TO EFFECTIVE DATE.—Section 303(d)(2)(A) of such Act (52 U.S.C. 21083(d)(2)(A)) is amended by striking “Each State” and inserting “Except as provided in subsection (b)(5), each State”.

(c) Conforming Amendments.— (1) TIMING OF REGISTRATION.—Section 8(a)(1) of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (52 U.S.C. 20507(a)(1)) is amended— (A) by striking “and” at the finish of subparagraph (C);

(B) by redesignating subparagraph (D) as subparagraph (E); and

(C) by inserting after subparagraph (C) the adhering to new subparagraph: “(D) in the instance of online registration with the official public webwebsite of an election official under area 6A, if the valid voter registration application is submitted online not later on than the lesser of 28 days, or the duration offered by State regulation, before the day of the election (as established by treating the day on which the application is sent electronically as the day on which it is submitted); and”.

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(2) INFORMING APPLICANTS OF ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND PENALTIES.—Section 8(a)(5) of such Act (52 U.S.C. 20507(a)(5)) is amended by striking “and 7” and also inserting “6A, and 7”.