H.R. 1689: Prohibiting Taxpayer-Funded Monuments to Members of Congress Act

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Apr 23, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1689

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 23, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To prohibit certain real property from being named after a sitting Member of Congress.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Prohibiting Taxpayer-Funded Monuments to Members of Congress Act .

2.

Prohibition on naming certain real property after Member of Congress

(a)

Prohibition

Real property under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government, or constructed using Federal funds, shall not be named after, or otherwise officially identified by the name of, any individual who is a Member of Congress at the time the property is so named or identified.

(b)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

The term Member of Congress includes a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress.

(2)

The term real property includes structures, buildings, or other infrastructure.

(c)

Application of section

The prohibition in this section shall apply only with respect to real property named after the date of the enactment of this Act.