SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE RULES COMMITTEE ON H.R. 841 - CONTINUITY OF REPRESENTATION ACT OF 2005

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE RULES COMMITTEE ON  
 H.R. 841 - CONTINUITY OF REPRESENTATION ACT OF 2005

(in alphabetical order)

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS
(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Conyers #6
Requires minimum standards for voting systems and poll workers for special elections held pursuant to the provisions of the bill.

Jackson Lee #1
Affects the time in which a person may file a lawsuit arising out of the Speaker’s announcement of vacancies in excess of 100 by expanding the ability of an aggrieved party to file suit for either declaratory or injunctive relief from two days to five days. Also extends the right to appeal initial decisions on the 45 day special election and expands who can intervene in the lawsuits from the executive authority of the state to any citizen or group of citizens. (Revised)

Millender-McDonald #2
Replaces the bill’s 45-day overall time limit for conducting expedited special elections with a 60-day overall time limit. Also amends the bill’s title.

Nadler #4
Subjects anyone in violation of knowingly deceiving a person regarding the time, place, or manner of conducting the special election, or deception regarding the qualifications or restrictions of voter eligibility, to criminal charges in accordance with the law.

Nadler #5
Prohibits deceptive practices in special elections, including fraudulence regarding the time, place, or manner of conducting the special election, and the qualifications or restrictions defining voter eligibility for such special elections.

Sabo #3
Requires states to offer same day voter registration for special elections held pursuant to the provisions of the bill.

* Summaries derived from information submitted by the amendment sponsors.