Senate Bill 1321
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Defending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 116-179 on Oct 20, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 6, 2019
Latest Action
Oct 20, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
1321
Congress
116
Policy Area
Crime and Law Enforcement
Crime and Law Enforcement
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Sponsorship by Party
Connecticut
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Passed
July 17, 2019
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S4915; text: CR S4915)
Summary

Defending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act

This bill broadens the definition of "protected computer," for purposes of computer fraud and abuse offenses, to include a computer that is part of a voting system.

Text (5)
Actions (20)
10/20/2020
Became Public Law No: 116-179.
10/20/2020
Signed by President.
10/09/2020
Presented to President.
09/21/2020
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/21/2020
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4581)
09/21/2020
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
09/21/2020
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1321.
09/21/2020
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4581-4582)
09/21/2020
Ms. Jackson Lee moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
07/30/2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
07/19/2019
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
07/19/2019
Received in the House.
07/18/2019
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
07/17/2019
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4915; text: CR S4915)
07/17/2019
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S4915; text: CR S4915)
05/22/2019
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 95.
05/22/2019
Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Graham without amendment. Without written report.
05/16/2019
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
05/06/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
05/06/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 7, 2019 4:27:09 AM
Updated
Mar 1, 2021 8:26:12 AM