There is one summary for H.R.51. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/03/1989)

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.

Directs the Governor to submit the Governor's request regarding the amount of an annual Federal payment to the Congress not less than seven months before the beginning of a fiscal year for which a request is made. Requires the request to contain a report on services rendered to the Federal Government, potential revenues lost because of the presence of the Federal Government, and potential revenues gained because of the presence of the Federal Government.

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.

Establishes a Statehood Transition Commission.