Senate Bill 3950
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Twentieth Amendment Section Four Study Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jun 11, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jun 11, 2020
Latest Action
Jun 11, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3950
Congress
116
Policy Area
Government Operations and Politics
Government Operations and Politics
Primary focus of measure is government administration, including agency organization, contracting, facilities and property, information management and services; rulemaking and administrative law; elections and political activities; government employees and officials; Presidents; ethics and public participation; postal service. Measures concerning agency appropriations and the budget process may fall under Economics and Public Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Ohio
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Twentieth Amendment Section Four Study Act

This bill establishes the Twentieth Amendment Section Four Panel, which must recommend to Congress model legislation to resolve any vacancy created by the death of a candidate in a contingent presidential or vice-presidential election. Such panel terminates 90 days after submitting its final report.

(The Twelfth Amendment to the Constitution requires that presidential and vice-presidential candidates gain a majority of electoral votes to win an election. In the event that no candidate wins a majority of electoral votes, the Twelfth Amendment requires the House of Representatives to elect the President and the Senate to elect the Vice President, which is known as a contingent election. The Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution allows Congress to establish a process in the case of the death of a candidate in a contingent presidential or vice-presidential election.)

Text (1)
Actions (2)
06/11/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
06/11/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jun 12, 2020 7:57:08 AM
Updated
Dec 20, 2020 2:17:49 AM