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Text of To take certain steps toward recognition by the United States of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

This bill was introduced on January 7, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 7, 2003 (Introduced).

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HR 167 IH

108th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 167

To take certain steps toward recognition by the United States of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 7, 2003

Mr. REYNOLDS (for himself, Mr. SESSIONS, Mr. CROWLEY, Mr. ISRAEL, Mr. HOLDEN, Mr. LINCOLN DIAZ-BALART of Florida, Mr. MCNULTY, Mr. WELLER, Mr. SWEENEY, Mr. SOUDER, Mr. OTTER, Mr. CANTOR, and Mr. WAMP) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations


A BILL

To take certain steps toward recognition by the United States of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. UNITED STATES POLICY REGARDING JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.

    (a) LIMITATION ON OPERATION OF CONSULATE IN JERUSALEM- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the United States shall not operate a United States consulate or diplomatic facility in Jerusalem unless such consulate or diplomatic facility is under the supervision of the United States Ambassador to Israel.

    (b) IDENTIFICATION OF JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL IN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any official document of the United States Government which lists countries and their capital cities shall identify Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

    (c) RECORD OF PLACE OF BIRTH AS ISRAEL FOR PASSPORT PURPOSES- For purposes of the registration of birth, certification of nationality, or issuance of a passport of a United States citizen born in the city of Jerusalem, the Secretary of State shall, upon the request of the citizen or the citizen’s legal guardian, record the place of birth as Israel.