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Titles (7)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act of 2000

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act of 2000

Short Titles as Reported to House

Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act of 2000

Short Titles as Introduced

Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act of 1999

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act of 2000

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act of 2000

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To expedite the naturalization of aliens who served with special guerrilla units in Laos.


Actions Overview (9)

Date
05/26/2000Became Public Law No: 106-207. (TXT | PDF)
05/26/2000Signed by President.
05/24/2000Presented to President.
05/23/2000Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.(consideration: CR H3576-3578; text: CR H3576)
05/18/2000Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S4211-4213; text: CR S4211)
05/18/2000Committee on the Judiciary. Reported to Senate by Senator Hatch with an amendment. Without written report.
05/02/2000Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H2359)
04/06/2000Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 106-563.
01/19/1999Introduced in House

All Actions (26)

Date Chamber
05/26/2000Became Public Law No: 106-207. (TXT | PDF)
05/26/2000Signed by President.
05/24/2000HousePresented to President.
05/23/2000-1:40pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/23/2000-1:40pmHouseOn motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection. (consideration: CR H3576-3578; text: CR H3576)
05/23/2000-1:40pmHouseMr. Smith (TX) asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendment.
05/19/2000SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
05/18/2000SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4211-4213; text: CR S4211)
05/18/2000SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 562.
05/18/2000SenateCommittee on the Judiciary. Reported to Senate by Senator Hatch with an amendment. Without written report.
05/18/2000SenateCommittee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
05/03/2000SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
05/02/2000-3:24pmHouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
05/02/2000-3:24pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/02/2000-3:24pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H2359)
05/02/2000-3:08pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 371.
05/02/2000-3:08pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2359-2362)
05/02/2000-3:08pmHouseMr. Hyde moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
04/06/2000HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 307.
04/06/2000HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 106-563.
03/30/2000HouseOrdered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
03/30/2000HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
03/23/2000HouseSubcommittee on Immigration and Claims Discharged.
02/25/1999HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/19/1999HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
01/19/1999HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (108)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Radanovich, George [R-CA-19] 02/03/1999
Rep. Dooley, Calvin M. [D-CA-20] 02/09/1999
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-6] 02/24/1999
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10] 02/24/1999
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-45] 02/24/1999
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 02/24/1999
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-5] 02/24/1999
Rep. Weygand, Robert A. [D-RI-2] 02/24/1999
Rep. Meehan, Martin T. [D-MA-5] 02/24/1999
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 02/24/1999
Rep. Mink, Patsy T. [D-HI-2] 02/24/1999
Rep. Condit, Gary A. [D-CA-18] 02/24/1999
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 02/24/1999
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-6] 02/24/1999
Rep. Minge, David [D-MN-2] 02/24/1999
Rep. Ramstad, Jim [R-MN-3] 02/24/1999
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 02/24/1999
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-9] 02/24/1999
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 02/24/1999
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 02/24/1999
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3] 02/24/1999
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-15] 02/24/1999
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 02/24/1999
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] 02/24/1999
Rep. Underwood, Robert A. [D-GU-At Large] 02/24/1999
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35] 02/24/1999
Rep. Blagojevich, Rod R. [D-IL-5] 02/24/1999
Rep. Cunningham, Randy (Duke) [R-CA-51] 02/24/1999
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9] 02/24/1999
Rep. Gekas, George W. [R-PA-17] 02/24/1999
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24] 02/24/1999
Rep. Hutchinson, Asa [R-AR-3] 02/24/1999
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-4] 02/24/1999
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 02/24/1999
Rep. Kleczka, Gerald D. [D-WI-4] 02/24/1999
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1] 03/02/1999
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 03/02/1999
Rep. Borski, Robert A. [D-PA-3] 03/02/1999
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-21] 03/02/1999
Rep. Luther, Bill [D-MN-6] 03/02/1999
Rep. Herger, Wally [R-CA-2] 03/02/1999
Rep. Pombo, Richard W. [R-CA-11] 03/02/1999
Rep. Petri, Thomas E. [R-WI-6] 03/02/1999
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-22] 03/02/1999
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 03/02/1999
Rep. Horn, Stephen [R-CA-38] 03/02/1999
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5] 03/03/1999
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] 03/16/1999
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9] 03/16/1999
Rep. Bono, Mary [R-CA-44] 03/16/1999
Rep. Barcia, James A. [D-MI-5] 03/16/1999
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-46] 03/16/1999
Rep. Inslee, Jay [D-WA-1] 03/16/1999
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] 03/16/1999
Rep. Sweeney, John E. [R-NY-22] 03/16/1999
Rep. Bonior, David E. [D-MI-10] 03/16/1999
Rep. Leach, James A. [R-IA-1] 03/16/1999
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Lincoln [R-FL-21] 03/16/1999
Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-20] 03/16/1999
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 03/16/1999
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-6] 03/23/1999
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 03/23/1999
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 03/24/1999
Rep. Obey, David R. [D-WI-7] 03/24/1999
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26] 03/25/1999
Rep. Scarborough, Joe [R-FL-1] 03/25/1999
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2] 04/13/1999
Rep. Hunter, Duncan [R-CA-52] 04/13/1999
Rep. Barrett, Thomas M. [D-WI-5] 04/13/1999
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 04/21/1999
Rep. Watts, J. C., Jr. [R-OK-4] 05/05/1999
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-2] 05/05/1999
Rep. Kolbe, Jim [R-AZ-5] 05/05/1999
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 05/05/1999
Rep. Taylor, Charles H. [R-NC-11] 05/05/1999
Rep. Hayworth, J. D. [R-AZ-6] 05/11/1999
Rep. Lipinski, William O. [D-IL-3] 06/09/1999
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-12] 06/14/1999
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] 06/14/1999
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 06/22/1999
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3] 06/22/1999
Rep. Meek, Carrie P. [D-FL-17] 06/22/1999
Rep. Sawyer, Tom [D-OH-14] 07/01/1999
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 07/01/1999
Rep. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI-8] 07/01/1999
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] 07/01/1999
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-8] 07/01/1999
Rep. Forbes, Michael P. [R-NY-1] 07/01/1999
Rep. Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [D-OH-11] 07/01/1999
Rep. Bilirakis, Michael [R-FL-9] 07/13/1999
Rep. Millender-McDonald, Juanita [D-CA-37] 07/20/1999
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 08/05/1999
Rep. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA-6] 08/05/1999
Rep. Hoekstra, Peter [R-MI-2] 09/08/1999
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 09/08/1999
Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] 09/30/1999
Rep. Tiahrt, Todd [R-KS-4] 09/30/1999
Rep. Weldon, Curt [R-PA-7] 09/30/1999
Rep. Talent, Jim [R-MO-2] 10/04/1999
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 10/18/1999
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 10/21/1999
Rep. Rogan, James E. [R-CA-27] 03/23/2000
Rep. Hyde, Henry J. [R-IL-6] 03/23/2000
Rep. McCollum, Bill [R-FL-8] 03/29/2000
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] 03/30/2000
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6] 04/03/2000
Rep. Weiner, Anthony D. [D-NY-9] 04/04/2000
Rep. Kuykendall, Steven T. [R-CA-36] 04/06/2000

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary01/19/1999 Referred to
03/30/2000 Markup by
04/06/2000 Reported by H. Rept. 106-563
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims02/25/1999 Referred to
03/23/2000 Discharged from
Senate Judiciary05/03/2000 Referred to
05/18/2000 Markup by
05/18/2000 Reported by

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Latest Summary (5)

There are 5 summaries for H.R.371. View summaries

Shown Here:
Passed Senate amended (05/18/2000)

Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act of 2000 - Waives the English language requirement and provides special consideration for the civics requirement with respect to the naturalization of an alien who: (1) was admitted into the United States as a refugee from Laos, and who served with a Laotian-based special guerilla or irregular unit in support of U.S. forces at any time from February 28, 1961, through September 18, 1978; or (2) was similarly admitted as a refugee and was the spouse of such an alien at the time of (such alien's) application for refugee admission.

(Sec. 4) Requires documentation of qualifying service in the form of: (1) original documents; (2) an affidavit by the person's superior officer; (3) two affidavits by individuals who served with such units and personally knew of the person's service; or (4) other appropriate proof.

(Sec. 5) States that the Attorney General, in determining eligibility for exemption or special consideration: (1) shall review documentation, and may request a military service advisory opinion from the Secretary of Defense; and (2) may consider documentation prepared by organizations maintaining records of Hmong veterans or their families.

(Sec. 6) Requires applications for naturalization benefits under this Act to be filed with appropriate fees no later than 18 months after enactment of such Act.

(Sec. 7) Limits to 45,000 the total number of aliens who may be granted such naturalization benefits.