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H.R. 894: No Tax Breaks for Sanctuary Cities Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 5, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 894

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 5, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Harris, Mr. Roy, Mr. Norman, Mr. Clyde, Mr. Moore of Alabama, Mr. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Gohmert, Mrs. Greene of Georgia, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Mooney, Mr. Good of Virginia, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Jackson, Mr. Perry, and Mr. Steube) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny the tax exempt status for bonds issued by sanctuary jurisdictions.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the No Tax Breaks for Sanctuary Cities Act.

2.

Denial of tax exempt status for bonds issued by sanctuary jurisdictions

(a)

In general

Subsection (b) of section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following:

(4)

Bond issued by sanctuary jurisdiction

Any bond that is issued by a sanctuary jurisdiction.

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(b)

Sanctuary jurisdiction defined

Section 103(c) of such Code is amended by adding at the end the following:

(3)

Sanctuary jurisdiction

The term sanctuary jurisdiction means a State or political subdivision of a State that has in effect a statute, ordinance, policy, or practice that prohibits or restricts any government entity or official from—

(A)

sending, receiving, maintaining, or exchanging with any Federal, State, or local government entity information regarding the citizenship or immigration status (lawful or unlawful) of any individual, or

(B)

complying with a request lawfully made by the Department of Homeland Security under section 236 or 287 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1226 and 1357) to comply with a detainer for, or notify about the release of, an individual.

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(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply in taxable years ending after the date of the enactment of this Act to any obligation issued after the date of the enactment of this Act.