H. R. 1423
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 26, 2021
Ms. Plaskett introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend title 1, United States Code, to provide for a definition of the term
State and to include territories therein, and for other purposes.
State to include territories for purposes of Federal law
State To include territories
Chapter 1 of title 1, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
Rule of construction regarding the term
In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the term
State shall include any territory of the United States, unless the statute, rule, regulation, or interpretation explicitly excludes the territories from the definition of the term or otherwise precludes their inclusion.
The table of sections for such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following:
9. Rule of construction regarding the term