H.R. 1078: To make participation in the American Community Survey voluntary, except with respect to certain basic questions, and for other purposes.

Introduced:
Mar 12, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Ted Poe
Representative for Texas's 2nd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Mar 12, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
S. 530 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 12, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 12, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 12, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 12, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

4% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Summary

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Cosponsors
53 cosponsors (53R) (show)
Committees

House Oversight and Government Reform

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/12/2013--Introduced.
Requires the Secretary of Commerce, in conducting any survey relating to the Census, to include in instructions for completing any such survey that participation in the survey is optional, except that survey respondents must provide their names, contract information, the date of response, and the number of people living or staying at the same addresses where the respondents reside.
Prohibits any person participating in a survey from being fined or otherwise compelled to answer questions in connection with the survey (except for the basic questions permitted by this Act).

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