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H.R. 3999: Metropolitan Statistical Area Preservation Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 17, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3999

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 17, 2021

(for himself and Mr. O'Halleran) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform

A BILL

To appropriately limit the size of the population required for urban areas of metropolitan statistical areas.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Metropolitan Statistical Area Preservation Act.

2.

Population of urban areas

Section 3504 of title 44, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

(l)

In implementing subsection (e)(3), the Director—

(1)

shall not establish, for purposes of designating areas as metropolitan statistical areas, or any successor thereto, a minimum population for the urban area of such a metropolitan statistical area that is more than 50,000; and

(2)

may, only for statistical purposes, and in addition to the minimum population for urban areas described in paragraph (1), establish other statistical area designations with minimum population requirements for urban areas that are higher than the minimum population for an urban area described in paragraph (1).

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