H.R. 3838: Fairness in Incarcerated Representation Act

To amend title 13, United States Code, to provide that individuals in prison shall, for the purposes of a decennial census, be attributed to the last place of residence before incarceration.

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Oct 27, 2015


Referred to Committee on Oct 27, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on October 27, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Hakeem Jeffries

Representative for New York's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 27, 2015
Length: 2 pages


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Oct 27, 2015

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