Stable Genius Act

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Stable Genius Act
Great Seal of the United States
Full titleTo amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require the principal campaign committee of a candidate in a general election for the office of President to file a certification that the candidate has undergone a medical examination conducted by a medical office under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy.
AcronymSTABLE GENIUS Act
Colloquial name(s)Standardizing Testing and Accountability Before Large Elections Giving Electors Necessary Information for Unobstructed Selection Act
Introduced in115th United States Congress
Introduced on9 January 2018
Sponsored byRep. Boyle, Brendan F. D-PA-13
Citations
Public LawPub.L. [http://legislink.org/us/pl-115-4742 115–4742]
Effects and codifications
Act(s) affectedFederal Election Campaign Act
Title(s) affected52
U.S.C. section(s) affected304
Legislative history

The Stable Genius Act is a proposed Act of Congress unveiled on 9 January 2018, by Rep. Brendan Boyle (DPA–13) to require presidential candidates to have a medical exam and publicly disclose the results before the general election.[1] The name of the act is a backronym for the Standardizing Testing and Accountability Before Large Elections Giving Electors Necessary Information for Unobstructed Selection Act but most likely is a reference to a two-part tweet sent by President Donald Trump referring to himself as a "stable genius".[2] The Hill expected Boyle to propose the legislation to the United States Congress on 9 January.[3]

Boyle introduced the legislation on 9 January 2018.[4]

Motivation[edit]

On MSNBC's Morning Joe, Boyle said "Hopefully I have the best words to describe this".[5]

Reactions[edit]

Late-night host Jimmy Fallon coined a name for the bill: "It is called the Too Little, Too Late Act."[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Democratic congressman unveils 'Stable Genius Act' to evaluate presidential candidates' mental health". Washington Examiner. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Democratic congressman introduces "Stable Genius Act"". CBS. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Trump Inspired 'Stable Genius' Act for Presidential Candidates to Get Mental Health Screenings, Democrat Says". Newsweek. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Congressman introduces 'STABLE GENIUS Act' requiring medical exams for presidential candidates". Fox 7 Austin. 11 January 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Philly congressman talks 'Stable Genius Act' on MSNBC". Philly Voice. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Fallon: Dem's bill forcing presidential candidates to take mental health exam the 'Too Little, Too Late Act'". The Hill. Retrieved 11 January 2018.