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H.R. 5654 (ih) To provide for reauthorization of small business loan and other programs, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
106th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5653 To establish a grant program to assist State and local governments with improving the administration of elections through activities which may include the modernization of voting procedures and equipment, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES December 11, 2000 Mr. Hutchinson introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To establish a grant program to assist State and local governments with improving the administration of elections through activities which may include the modernization of voting procedures and equipment, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Election Procedures Improvement Act''. SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT OF GRANT PROGRAM. (a) In General.--There is hereby established a program under which the Attorney General shall make grants to eligible States and eligible units of local government for activities to improve the administration of elections. (b) Examples of Activities Funded.--In accordance with such criteria as the Attorney General may adopt, a State or unit of local government may use funds provided under the program under this Act for such activities as it considers appropriate to improve the administration of its elections, including the modernization or replacement of equipment, the hiring of additional non-administrative personnel, and the enhancement of the procedures used to tabulate and report election results. (c) Eligibility.--A State and a unit of local government is eligible to receive a grant under the program under this Act if it submits to the Attorney General (at such time and in such manner as the Attorney General may require) an application containing such information and assurances as the Attorney General may require. SEC. 3. OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR GRANT RECIPIENTS. (a) Matching of Funds.--The amount provided by a grant under the program under this Act may not exceed 75 percent of the total cost of the activity funded by the grant. (b) Reports.-- (1) In general.--During the 1 year-period which begins on the date a State or unit of local government receives a grant under the program under this Act, the State or unit of local government shall submit a report every 6 months to the Attorney General describing the terms of the grant and the activities funded by the grant. (2) Report by attorney general to congress.--Based on the information reported by States and units of local government under paragraph (1), the Attorney General shall submit a report to Congress on the program under this Act not later than 30 days after each fiscal year during which grants are made under the program. SEC. 4. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. (a) In General.--There are authorized to be appropriated for the first fiscal year which begins after the date of the enactment of this Act $325,000,000 to carry out this Act (which shall remain available until expended), of which not more than 2 percent may be used for administrative costs associated with the program under this Act. (b) Allocation Between Grants to States and Grants to Local Governments.--Of the amount authorized to be appropriated to carry out this Act (other than any amounts used for administrative costs)-- (1) 50 percent shall be used for grants to eligible States; and (2) 50 percent shall be used for grants to eligible units of local government. <all>
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