H. R. 1734
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 13, 2019
Ms. Norton introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform
To amend title 13, United States Code, to prohibit the use of questions on citizenship, nationality, or immigration status in any decennial census, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Ensuring Full Participation in the Census Act of 2019.
Prohibiting census questions on citizenship, nationality, or immigration status
Section 141 of title 13, United States Code, is amended—
by redesignating subsection (g) as subsection (h); and
by inserting after subsection (f) the following:
Except as provided in paragraph (2), a questionnaire or survey used to carry out, or in connection with, any decennial census of population may not include any question regarding citizenship, nationality, or immigration status of the respondent, any family member of the respondent, or any individual living in the respondent’s household.
Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the survey, conducted by the Secretary, commonly referred to as the
American Community Survey.