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[H.R. 4197 Introduced in House (IH)]







105th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4197

 To repeal section 656 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant 
     Responsibility Act of 1996, to prohibit Federal agencies from 
 construing Federal law as authorizing the establishment of a national 
              identification card, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 14, 1998

 Mr. Barr of Georgia introduced the following bill; which was referred 
          to the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight

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                                 A BILL


 
 To repeal section 656 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant 
     Responsibility Act of 1996, to prohibit Federal agencies from 
 construing Federal law as authorizing the establishment of a national 
              identification card, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Citizen's Privacy Protection Act of 
1998''.

SEC. 2. REPEAL OF SECTION 656 OF IIRIRA.

    Section 656 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant 
Responsibility Act of 1996 (5 U.S.C. 301 note) is repealed.

SEC. 3. NO AUTHORITY FOR NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION CARD.

    (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a 
Federal agency may not construe Federal law as authorizing, directly or 
indirectly--
            (1) the issuance or use of a national identification card;
            (2) the establishment of a national identification card;
            (3) the agency to direct a State to issue or modify an 
        identification card or document for the purpose of satisfying a 
        Federal requirement; or
            (4) the agency to limit the State-issued driver's licenses 
        (or other comparable identification document) that the agency 
        will accept for identification-related purposes to licenses or 
        documents that satisfy Federal requirements.
    (b) Federal Agency Defined.--For purposes of this section, the term 
``Federal agency'' means any of the following:
            (1) An Executive agency (as defined in section 105 of title 
        5, United States Code).
            (2) A military department (as defined in section 102 of 
        such title).
            (3) An agency in the legislative branch of the Government 
        of the United States.
            (4) An agency in the judicial branch of the Government of 
        the United States.
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