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H.R. 3113 (115th): Citizenship Empowerment Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 29, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3113

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 29, 2017

(for himself and Mr. Crowley) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

A BILL

To require the chief election officials of the States to provide voter registration forms at certain naturalization proceedings, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Citizenship Empowerment Act.

2.

Voter registration requirement

(a)

In general

Section 6(b) of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (52 U.S.C. 20505(b)) is amended by striking programs. and inserting programs, and shall distribute such forms to each person who becomes a citizen of the United States at a naturalization ceremony in that State, at the conclusion of the ceremony..

(b)

Federal cooperation

Section 9 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (52 U.S.C. 20508) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(c)

Special procedures for Department of Homeland Security

(1)

In general

The Secretary of Homeland Security shall implement such procedures as may be necessary to enable the chief election officers of the States to carry out the requirement under section 6(b) to provide mail voter registration forms at an administrative naturalization ceremony, pursuant to section 332(d) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or a judicial naturalization ceremony, pursuant to section 310(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

(2)

Permission to place exhibits

The Secretary of Homeland Security shall implement procedures to allow the chief election officer of a State to provide information about voter registration, including through a display or exhibit, after the conclusion of an administrative naturalization ceremony in that State.

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3.

Effective date

The amendments made by this Act shall apply with respect to administrative and judicial naturalization ceremonies conducted on or after the date that is 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.