H R 4844 in Congressional Session 109

Official Summary

 

Bill Number : H R 4844

 

Title : To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require each individual who desires to vote in an election for Federal office to provide the appropriate election official with a government-issued photo identification, and for other purposes.

 

SUMMARY AS OF:
9/20/2006--Passed House amended.    (There are 2 other summaries) (This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on September 19, 2006. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006 -

(Sec. 2)

Amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to prohibit the appropriate state or local election official from providing a federal election ballot to an individual who desires to vote in person unless the individual presents to the official: (1) a government-issued, current, and valid photo identification (ID); or (2) for regularly scheduled federal general elections held in November 2010 and subsequent years, a government-issued, current, and valid photo ID for which the individual was required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship as a condition for issuance of the ID. Requires an individual who does not present such an ID to be permitted to cast a provisional ballot in such an election. Requires such individual, however, to present the required ID within 48 hours after casting the provisional ballot, or the appropriate state or local election official may not determine the individual's eligibility to vote. Requires individuals who vote other than in person in a federal election (for example, by mail) to submit a copy of such a photo ID with a ballot, or the appropriate official may not accept the ballot. Exempts from this requirement the absentee ballot of any eligible overseas military voter absent from the United States by reason of active duty or service.

(Sec. 3)

Requires states to establish a program to provide photo IDs in accordance with this Act to individuals who desire to vote but do not otherwise possess a government-issued photo ID. Provides that, if a state charges a fee for providing such a photo ID, the fee: (1) may not exceed the reasonable cost to the state of providing the ID; and (2) may not be charged to any individual who provides an attestation that the individual is unable to afford the fee. Prohibits the use of any such photo IDs for any state or local government program or function other than election administration. Requires the Election Assistance Commission to make payments to states to cover the costs incurred in providing photo IDs to individuals unable to afford the fee that would otherwise be charged. Authorizes appropriations for FY2008 and following fiscal years.

Votes

Title : To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require each individual who desires to vote in an election for Federal office to provide the appropriate election official with a government-issued photo identification, and for other purposes.
Votes in the US Senate
This Bill was not Voted in the US Senate
Votes in the US House
Roll NumberVote DateQuestionDescriptionVote Result
4592006-09-20On Passage Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006P
4582006-09-20On Motion to Recommit with Instructions Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006F

Sponsors

 
Congressional Sponsors of H R 4844
 
Bill Number : H R 4844

Title : To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require each individual who desires to vote in an election for Federal office to provide the appropriate election official with a government-issued photo identification, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep Hyde, Henry J. [IL-6] (introduced 3/2/2006)      

ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)

    Rep Brown-Waite, Ginny [FL-5] - 9/13/2006

    Rep Doolittle, John T. [CA-4] - 6/29/2006

    Rep Ehlers, Vernon J. [MI-3] - 9/13/2006

    Rep Feeney, Tom [FL-24] - 4/4/2006

    Rep McCotter, Thaddeus G. [MI-11] - 3/8/2006

    Rep Miller, Jeff [FL-1] - 3/28/2006

    Rep Putnam, Adam H. [FL-12] - 3/8/2006

    Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-32] - 9/6/2006

    Rep Souder, Mark E. [IN-3] - 9/19/2006

    Rep Westmoreland, Lynn A. [GA-8] - 5/2/2006

    Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] - 6/26/2006

Other Info

Bill Number : H R 4844

Title : To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require each individual who desires to vote in an election for Federal office to provide the appropriate election official with a government-issued photo identification, and for other purposes.

 

 
ALL ACTIONS:
 
3/2/2006:Referred to the House Committee on House Administration.
 
9/14/2006:Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
 
9/14/2006:Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 4 - 3.
 
9/19/2006 4:25pm:Reported (Amended) by the Committee on House Administration. H. Rept. 109-666.
 
9/19/2006 4:26pm:Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 397.
 
9/19/2006 7:43pm:Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1015 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4844 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on House Administration now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.
 
9/20/2006 1:11pm:Rule H. Res. 1015 passed House.
 
9/20/2006 1:45pm:Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1015. (consideration: CR H6765-6785)
 
9/20/2006 1:45pm:Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4844 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on House Administration now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.
 
9/20/2006 1:46pm:DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 4844.
 
9/20/2006 3:15pm:The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H6782)
 
9/20/2006 3:15pm:Ms. Millender-McDonald moved to recommit with instructions to House Administration.
 
9/20/2006 3:16pm:DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Millender-McDonald motion to recommit with instuctions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment in the nature of a substitute entitled "Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006" which inserts a complete new text.
 
9/20/2006 3:24pm:The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H6784-6785; text: CR H6782-6783)
 
9/20/2006 3:50pm:On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 196 - 225 (Roll no. 458).
 
9/20/2006 3:59pm:On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 196 (Roll no. 459). (text: CR H6765)
 
9/20/2006 3:59pm:Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
 
9/20/2006 3:59pm:The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
 
9/21/2006:Received in the Senate. 1
 
1/13/2006:Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.