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H.R. 1734: Ensuring Full Participation in the Census Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 13, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1734

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 13, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Ensuring Full Participation in the Census Act of 2019.

2.

Prohibiting census questions on citizenship, nationality, or immigration status

Section 141 of title 13, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subsection (g) as subsection (h); and

(2)

by inserting after subsection (f) the following:

(g)
(1)

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.

(2)

Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the survey, conducted by the Secretary, commonly referred to as the American Community Survey.

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