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H.R. 3645: Correct the Census Count Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 9, 2019 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 3645


July 9, 2019

(for himself, Ms. Clarke of New York, Ms. Norton, Mr. Pocan, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Rush, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. Pascrell, Ms. Pressley, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Raskin, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Ms. Moore, Ms. Johnson of Texas, and Mr. Johnson of Georgia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform


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, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Correct the Census Count Act.


Residence of incarcerated individuals

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:


Effective beginning with the 2030 decennial census of population, in taking any tabulation of total population by States under subsection (a) or (c), the Secretary shall, with respect to an individual incarcerated in a State or Federal correctional center as of the date on which such census is taken, attribute such individual to such individual’s last place of residence before incarceration.


In carrying out this subsection, the Secretary shall consult with each State department of corrections and the Bureau of Prisons to collect the information necessary to make the determination required under paragraph (1).