Summary: S.863 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/26/1987)

New Columbia Admission Act - Declares the State of New Columbia (presently the District of Columbia) to be a State of the United States of America. Admits New Columbia into the Union on an equal footing with the other States in all respects.

Reserves Federal title to certain lands and property.

Sets forth election protocol for popular ratification of statehood.

Provides for election of one member of the House of Representatives as well as two Senators.

Maintains the laws that were territorially in effect. Continues any law suits already pending in District of Columbia courts.