Summary: H.R.4432 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (10/18/1988)

(Measure passed Senate, amended)

Requires the Secretary of Commerce to ensure that each questionnaire used in a decennial census contain at least one question relating to race or ethnic origin. Requires the question to include: (1) each group identified in the 1980 decennial census; and (2) a means to write in any group not specified.

Requires the Secretary, in carrying out any decennial census, to tabulate and make public the general population of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders both by total and by groups.

Declares that the amendments made by this Act may not serve as a basis in the 1990 census for modifying questions relating to Hispanic origin or race.

Directs the Secretary to ensure that each short form and long form used in the 1990 decennial census of population include one or more questions relating to plumbing facilities in the respondent's housing unit.

Directs the Secretary to ensure that each long form includes one or more questions relating to the heating of the housing unit, including at least one question relating to the type of equipment used in such heating.