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H.R. 3398 (115th): REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act


The text of the bill below is as of Dec 8, 2018 (Passed Congress).

Summary of this bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 3398 amends the Real ID Act of 2005 to clarify a citizen of the Freely Associated States (FAS)—the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau—who has been admitted to the United States as a nonimmigrant pursuant to a Compact of Free Association between the United States and the FAS is eligible for a driver's license or personal identification card. The REAL ID Act included an outdated and defunct term, “the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands,” which intended to reference the “Freely Associated States.” H.R. 3398 amends the REAL ID Act by inserting the appropriate term ...


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One Hundred Fifteenth Congress of the United States of America

At the Second Session

H. R. 3398

AN ACT

To amend the Real ID Act of 2005 to permit Freely Associated States to meet identification requirements under such Act, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act.

2.

Amendment

(a)

Definition of State

Section 201(5) of the Real ID Act of 2005 (49 U.S.C. 30301 note; Public Law 109–13) is amended by striking the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands,.

(b)

Evidence of lawful status

Section 202(c)(2)(B) of the REAL ID Act of 2005 (49 U.S.C. 30301 note; Public Law 109–13) is amended—

(1)

in clause (viii), by striking or at the end;

(2)

in clause (ix), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; or; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(x)

is a citizen of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau who has been admitted to the United States as a nonimmigrant pursuant to a Compact of Free Association between the United States and the Republic or Federated States.

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Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.