H. R. 3999
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 17, 2021
Mr. Johnson of South Dakota (for himself and Mr. O'Halleran) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform
To appropriately limit the size of the population required for urban areas of metropolitan statistical areas.
This Act may be cited as the
Metropolitan Statistical Area Preservation Act.
Population of urban areas
Section 3504 of title 44, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
In implementing subsection (e)(3), the Director—
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
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).