Text: H.R.3739 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/12/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3739


To withhold Federal highway funds from States that provide driver's licenses or identification cards to aliens who are unlawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 12, 2019

Mr. Collins of New York introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To withhold Federal highway funds from States that provide driver's licenses or identification cards to aliens who are unlawfully present in the United States, 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 “Red Light Act”.

SEC. 2. Withholding of funds for providing identification cards to certain aliens.

(a) In general.—Chapter 1 of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

§ 171. Withholding of funds for providing identification cards to certain aliens

“(a) Withholding of funds for noncompliance.—For fiscal year 2020 and each fiscal year thereafter, the Secretary shall withhold 100 percent of the amount required to be apportioned under each of sections 104(b)(1), 104(b)(3), and 104(b)(4) of this title to any State that is described in subsection (b).

“(b) State described.—A State described in this subsection is a State that has enacted a law that allows the State to provide a driver’s license or other identification card to an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States.

“(c) Effect of withholding funds.—

“(1) Any funds withheld under subsection (a) from apportionment to any State shall remain available until the end of the fiscal year for which the funds are authorized to be appropriated.

“(2) If, before the last day of the period for which funds withheld under subsection (a) from apportionment are to remain available for apportionment to a State under paragraph (1), the State meets the requirement of subsection (b), the Secretary shall, on the first day on which the State meets the requirement, apportion to the State the funds withheld under subsection (a) that remain available for apportionment to the State.

“(d) Identification card defined.—The term ‘identification card’ means a personal identification card, as defined in section 1028(d) of title 18, United States Code, issued by a State.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—Chapter 1 of title 23, United States Code, in the table of contents is amended by adding at the end the following:


“171. Withholding of funds for providing identification cards to certain aliens.”.


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