US HB4638 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on July 22 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-07-22 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

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.)

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Title

Solving an Overlooked Loophole in Votes for Executives (SOLVE) Act Solving an Overlooked Loophole in Votes for Executives (SOLVE) Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2021-07-22HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2021-07-22HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB2460 (Same As) 2021-07-22 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

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