Summary: H.R.2916 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/14/2011)

Tenth Amendment Enforcement Act - Reaffirms each state's autonomous sovereign police powers under the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution to preserve and protect the safety, security, and property of citizens of the state without interference or oversight from federal authorities.

Authorizes the chief executive or a member of the legislature of a state to file a civil action to: (1) obtain declaratory or injunctive relief to remedy any action taken by a federal authority that attempts to interfere with the state's sovereign authority, or (2) obtain compliance with Section Four of Article IV of the Constitution (guaranteeing states a republican form of government and protecting states against invasion and domestic violence).