H. R. 3770
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 16, 2019
Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania (for himself, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Norton, and Mr. Swalwell of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration
To require the chief election officials of the States to provide voter registration forms at certain naturalization proceedings, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Citizenship Empowerment Act.
Voter registration requirement
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..
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:
Special procedures for Department of Homeland Security
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.
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.
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.