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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                 H. R. 51

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                                 AN ACT


 
To provide for the admission of the State of Washington, D.C. into the 
                                 Union.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Washington, D.C. 
Admission Act''.
    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as 
follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
                   TITLE I--STATE OF WASHINGTON, D.C.

                  Subtitle A--Procedures for Admission

Sec. 101. Admission into the Union.
Sec. 102. Election of Senators and Representative.
Sec. 103. Issuance of presidential proclamation.
          Subtitle B--Seat of Government of the United States

Sec. 111. Territory and boundaries.
Sec. 112. Description of Capital.
Sec. 113. Retention of title to property.
Sec. 114. Effect of admission on current laws of seat of Government of 
                            United States.
Sec. 115. Capital National Guard.
Sec. 116. Termination of legal status of seat of Government of United 
                            States as municipal corporation.
        Subtitle C--General Provisions Relating to Laws of State

Sec. 121. Effect of admission on current laws.
Sec. 122. Pending actions and proceedings.
Sec. 123. Limitation on authority to tax Federal property.
Sec. 124. United States nationality.
               TITLE II--INTERESTS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

                      Subtitle A--Federal Property

Sec. 201. Treatment of military lands.
Sec. 202. Waiver of claims to Federal property.
                       Subtitle B--Federal Courts

Sec. 211. Residency requirements for certain Federal officials.
Sec. 212. Renaming of Federal courts.
Sec. 213. Conforming amendments relating to Department of Justice.
Sec. 214. Treatment of pretrial services in United States District 
                            Court.
                     Subtitle C--Federal Elections

Sec. 221. Permitting individuals residing in Capital to vote in Federal 
                            elections in State of most recent domicile.
Sec. 222. Repeal of Office of District of Columbia Delegate.
Sec. 223. Repeal of law providing for participation of seat of 
                            government in election of President and 
                            Vice-President.
Sec. 224. Expedited procedures for consideration of constitutional 
                            amendment repealing 23rd Amendment.
  TITLE III--CONTINUATION OF CERTAIN AUTHORITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

                     Subtitle A--Employee Benefits

Sec. 301. Federal benefit payments under certain retirement programs.
Sec. 302. Continuation of Federal civil service benefits for employees 
                            first employed prior to establishment of 
                            District of Columbia merit personnel 
                            system.
Sec. 303. Obligations of Federal Government under judges' retirement 
                            program.
                          Subtitle B--Agencies

Sec. 311. Public Defender Service.
Sec. 312. Prosecutions.
Sec. 313. Service of United States Marshals.
Sec. 314. Designation of felons to facilities of Bureau of Prisons.
Sec. 315. Parole and supervision.
Sec. 316. Courts.
               Subtitle C--Other Programs and Authorities

Sec. 321. Application of the College Access Act.
Sec. 322. Application of the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results 
                            Act.
Sec. 323. Medicaid Federal medical assistance percentage.
Sec. 324. Federal planning commissions.
Sec. 325. Role of Army Corps of Engineers in supplying water.
Sec. 326. Requirements to be located in District of Columbia.
                      TITLE IV--GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec. 401. General definitions.
Sec. 402. Statehood Transition Commission.
Sec. 403. Certification of enactment by President.
Sec. 404. Severability.

                   TITLE I--STATE OF WASHINGTON, D.C.

                  Subtitle A--Procedures for Admission

SEC. 101. ADMISSION INTO THE UNION.

    (a) In General.--Subject to the provisions of this Act, upon the 
issuance of the proclamation required by section 103(a), the State of 
Washington, Douglass Commonwealth is declared to be a State of the 
United States of America, and is declared admitted into the Union on an 
equal footing with the other States in all respects whatever.
    (b) Constitution of State.--The State Constitution shall always be 
republican in form and shall not be repugnant to the Constitution of 
the United States or the principles of the Declaration of Independence.
    (c) Nonseverability.--If any provision of this section, or the 
application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held to be 
invalid, the remaining provisions of this Act and any amendments made 
by this Act shall be treated as invalid.

SEC. 102. ELECTION OF SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVE.

    (a) Issuance of Proclamation.--
            (1) In general.--Not more than 30 days after receiving 
        certification of the enactment of this Act from the President 
        pursuant to section 403, the Mayor shall issue a proclamation 
        for the first elections for 2 Senators and one Representative 
        in Congress from the State, subject to the provisions of this 
        section.
            (2) Special rule for elections of senators.--In the 
        elections of Senators from the State pursuant to paragraph (1), 
        the 2 Senate offices shall be separately identified and 
        designated, and no person may be a candidate for both offices. 
        No such identification or designation of either of the offices 
        shall refer to or be taken to refer to the terms of such 
        offices, or in any way impair the privilege of the Senate to 
        determine the class to which each of the Senators shall be 
        assigned.
    (b) Rules for Conducting Elections.--
            (1) In general.--The proclamation of the Mayor issued under 
        subsection (a) shall provide for the holding of a primary 
        election and a general election, and at such elections the 
        officers required to be elected as provided in subsection (a) 
        shall be chosen by the qualified voters of the District of 
        Columbia in the manner required by the laws of the District of 
        Columbia.
            (2) Certification of results.--Election results shall be 
        certified in the manner required by the laws of the District of 
        Columbia, except that the Mayor shall also provide written 
        certification of the results of such elections to the 
        President.
    (c) Assumption of Duties.--Upon the admission of the State into the 
Union, the Senators and Representative elected at the elections 
described in subsection (a) shall be entitled to be admitted to seats 
in Congress and to all the rights and privileges of Senators and 
Representatives of the other States in Congress.
    (d) Effect of Admission on House of Representatives Membership.--
            (1) Permanent increase in number of members.--Effective 
        with respect to the Congress during which the State is admitted 
        into the Union and each succeeding Congress, the House of 
        Representatives shall be composed of 436 Members, including any 
        Members representing the State.
            (2) Initial number of representatives for state.--Until the 
        taking effect of the first apportionment of Members occurring 
        after the admission of the State into the Union, the State 
        shall be entitled to one Representative in the House of 
        Representatives upon its admission into the Union.
            (3) Apportionment of members resulting from admission of 
        state.--
                    (A) Apportionment.--Section 22(a) of the Act 
                entitled ``An Act to provide for the fifteenth and 
                subsequent decennial censuses and to provide for 
                apportionment of Representatives in Congress'', 
                approved June 18, 1929 (2 U.S.C. 2a(a)), is amended by 
                striking ``the then existing number of 
                Representatives'' and inserting ``436 
                Representatives''.
                    (B) Effective date.--The amendment made by 
                subparagraph (A) shall apply with respect to the first 
                regular decennial census conducted after the admission 
                of the State into the Union and each subsequent regular 
                decennial census.

SEC. 103. ISSUANCE OF PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION.

    (a) In General.--The President, upon the certification of the 
results of the elections of the officers required to be elected as 
provided in section 102(a), shall, not later than 90 days after 
receiving such certification pursuant to section 102(b)(2), issue a 
proclamation announcing the results of such elections as so 
ascertained.
    (b) Admission of State Upon Issuance of Proclamation.--Upon the 
issuance of the proclamation by the President under subsection (a), the 
State shall be declared admitted into the Union as provided in section 
101(a).

          Subtitle B--Seat of Government of the United States

SEC. 111. TERRITORY AND BOUNDARIES.

    (a) In General.--Except as provided in subsection (b), the State 
shall consist of all of the territory of the District of Columbia as of 
the date of the enactment of this Act, subject to the results of the 
metes and bounds survey conducted under subsection (c).
    (b) Exclusion of Portion Remaining as Seat of Government of United 
States.--The territory of the State shall not include the area 
described in section 112, which shall be known as the ``Capital'' and 
shall serve as the seat of the Government of the United States, as 
provided in clause 17 of section 8 of article I of the Constitution of 
the United States.
    (c) Metes and Bounds Survey.--Not later than 180 days after the 
date of the enactment of this Act, the President (in consultation with 
the Chair of the National Capital Planning Commission) shall conduct a 
metes and bounds survey of the Capital, as described in section 112(b).

SEC. 112. DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL.

    (a) In General.--Subject to subsection (c), upon the admission of 
the State into the Union, the Capital shall consist of the property 
described in subsection (b) and shall include the principal Federal 
monuments, the White House, the Capitol Building, the United States 
Supreme Court Building, and the Federal executive, legislative, and 
judicial office buildings located adjacent to the Mall and the Capitol 
Building (as such terms are used in section 8501(a) of title 40, United 
States Code).
    (b) General Description.--Upon the admission of the State into the 
Union, the boundaries of the Capital shall be as follows: Beginning at 
the intersection of the southern right-of-way of F Street NE and the 
eastern right-of-way of 2nd Street NE;
            (1) thence south along said eastern right-of-way of 2nd 
        Street NE to its intersection with the northeastern right-of-
        way of Maryland Avenue NE;
            (2) thence southwest along said northeastern right-of-way 
        of Maryland Avenue NE to its intersection with the northern 
        right-of-way of Constitution Avenue NE;
            (3) thence west along said northern right-of-way of 
        Constitution Avenue NE to its intersection with the eastern 
        right-of-way of 1st Street NE;
            (4) thence south along said eastern right-of-way of 1st 
        Street NE to its intersection with the southeastern right-of-
        way of Maryland Avenue NE;
            (5) thence northeast along said southeastern right-of-way 
        of Maryland Avenue NE to its intersection with the eastern 
        right-of-way of 2nd Street SE;
            (6) thence south along said eastern right-of-way of 2nd 
        Street SE to the eastern right-of-way of 2nd Street SE;
            (7) thence south along said eastern right-of-way of 2nd 
        Street SE to its intersection with the northern property 
        boundary of the property designated as Square 760 Lot 803;
            (8) thence east along said northern property boundary of 
        Square 760 Lot 803 to its intersection with the western right-
        of-way of 3rd Street SE;
            (9) thence south along said western right-of-way of 3rd 
        Street SE to its intersection with the northern right-of-way of 
        Independence Avenue SE;
            (10) thence west along said northern right-of-way of 
        Independence Avenue SE to its intersection with the 
        northwestern right-of-way of Pennsylvania Avenue SE;
            (11) thence northwest along said northwestern right-of-way 
        of Pennsylvania Avenue SE to its intersection with the eastern 
        right-of-way of 2nd Street SE;
            (12) thence south along said eastern right-of-way of 2nd 
        Street SE to its intersection with the southern right-of-way of 
        C Street SE;
            (13) thence west along said southern right-of-way of C 
        Street SE to its intersection with the eastern right-of-way of 
        1st Street SE;
            (14) thence south along said eastern right-of-way of 1st 
        Street SE to its intersection with the southern right-of-way of 
        D Street SE;
            (15) thence west along said southern right-of-way of D 
        Street SE to its intersection with the eastern right-of-way of 
        South Capitol Street;
            (16) thence south along said eastern right-of-way of South 
        Capitol Street to its intersection with the northwestern right-
        of-way of Canal Street SE;
            (17) thence southeast along said northwestern right-of-way 
        of Canal Street SE to its intersection with the southern right-
        of-way of E Street SE;
            (18) thence east along said southern right-of-way of said E 
        Street SE to its intersection with the western right-of-way of 
        1st Street SE;
            (19) thence south along said western right-of-way of 1st 
        Street SE to its intersection with the southernmost corner of 
        the property designated as Square 736S Lot 801;
            (20) thence west along a line extended due west from said 
        corner of said property designated as Square 736S Lot 801 to 
        its intersection with the southwestern right-of-way of New 
        Jersey Avenue SE;
            (21) thence southeast along said southwestern right-of-way 
        of New Jersey Avenue SE to its intersection with the 
        northwestern right-of-way of Virginia Avenue SE;
            (22) thence northwest along said northwestern right-of-way 
        of Virginia Avenue SE to its intersection with the western 
        right-of-way of South Capitol Street;
            (23) thence north along said western right-of-way of South 
        Capitol Street to its intersection with the southern right-of-
        way of E Street SW;
            (24) thence west along said southern right-of-way of E 
        Street SW to its end;
            (25) thence west along a line extending said southern 
        right-of-way of E Street SW westward to its intersection with 
        the eastern right-of-way of 2nd Street SW;
            (26) thence north along said eastern right-of-way of 2nd 
        Street SW to its intersection with the southwestern right-of-
        way of Virginia Avenue SW;
            (27) thence northwest along said southwestern right-of-way 
        of Virginia Avenue SW to its intersection with the western 
        right-of-way of 3rd Street SW;
            (28) thence north along said western right-of-way of 3rd 
        Street SW to its intersection with the northern right-of-way of 
        D Street SW;
            (29) thence west along said northern right-of-way of D 
        Street SW to its intersection with the eastern right-of-way of 
        4th Street SW;
            (30) thence north along said eastern right-of-way of 4th 
        Street SW to its intersection with the northern right-of-way of 
        C Street SW;
            (31) thence west along said northern right-of-way of C 
        Street SW to its intersection with the eastern right-of-way of 
        6th Street SW;
            (32) thence north along said eastern right-of-way of 6th 
        Street SW to its intersection with the northern right-of-way of 
        Independence Avenue SW;
            (33) thence west along said northern right-of-way of 
        Independence Avenue SW to its intersection with the western 
        right-of-way of 12th Street SW;
            (34) thence south along said western right-of-way of 12th 
        Street SW to its intersection with the northern right-of-way of 
        D Street SW;
            (35) thence west along said northern right-of-way of D 
        Street SW to its intersection with the eastern right-of-way of 
        14th Street SW;
            (36) thence south along said eastern right-of-way of 14th 
        Street SW to its intersection with the northeastern boundary of 
        the Consolidated Rail Corporation railroad easement;
            (37) thence southwest along said northeastern boundary of 
        the Consolidated Rail Corporation railroad easement to its 
        intersection with the eastern shore of the Potomac River;
            (38) thence generally northwest along said eastern shore of 
        the Potomac River to its intersection with a line extending 
        westward the northern boundary of the property designated as 
        Square 12 Lot 806;
            (39) thence east along said line extending westward the 
        northern boundary of the property designated as Square 12 Lot 
        806 to the northern property boundary of the property 
        designated as Square 12 Lot 806, and continuing east along said 
        northern boundary of said property designated as Square 12 Lot 
        806 to its northeast corner;
            (40) thence east along a line extending east from said 
        northeast corner of the property designated as Square 12 Lot 
        806 to its intersection with the western boundary of the 
        property designated as Square 33 Lot 87;
            (41) thence south along said western boundary of the 
        property designated as Square 33 Lot 87 to its intersection 
        with the northwest corner of the property designated as Square 
        33 Lot 88;
            (42) thence counter-clockwise around the boundary of said 
        property designated as Square 33 Lot 88 to its southeast 
        corner, which is along the northern right-of-way of E Street 
        NW;
            (43) thence east along said northern right-of-way of E 
        Street NW to its intersection with the western right-of-way of 
        18th Street NW;
            (44) thence south along said western right-of-way of 18th 
        Street NW to its intersection with the southwestern right-of-
        way of Virginia Avenue NW;
            (45) thence southeast along said southwestern right-of-way 
        of Virginia Avenue NW to its intersection with the northern 
        right-of-way of Constitution Avenue NW;
            (46) thence east along said northern right-of-way of 
        Constitution Avenue NW to its intersection with the eastern 
        right-of-way of 17th Street NW;
            (47) thence north along said eastern right-of-way of 17th 
        Street NW to its intersection with the southern right-of-way of 
        H Street NW;
            (48) thence east along said southern right-of-way of H 
        Street NW to its intersection with the northwest corner of the 
        property designated as Square 221 Lot 35;
            (49) thence counter-clockwise around the boundary of said 
        property designated as Square 221 Lot 35 to its southeast 
        corner, which is along the boundary of the property designated 
        as Square 221 Lot 37;
            (50) thence counter-clockwise around the boundary of said 
        property designated as Square 221 Lot 37 to its southwest 
        corner, which it shares with the property designated as Square 
        221 Lot 818;
            (51) thence south along the boundary of said property 
        designated as Square 221 Lot 818 to its southwest corner, which 
        it shares with the property designated as Square 221 Lot 40;
            (52) thence south along the boundary of said property 
        designated as Square 221 Lot 40 to its southwest corner;
            (53) thence east along the southern border of said property 
        designated as Square 221 Lot 40 to its intersection with the 
        northwest corner of the property designated as Square 221 Lot 
        820;
            (54) thence south along the western boundary of said 
        property designated as Square 221 Lot 820 to its southwest 
        corner, which it shares with the property designated as Square 
        221 Lot 39;
            (55) thence south along the western boundary of said 
        property designated as Square 221 Lot 39 to its southwest 
        corner, which is along the northern right-of-way of 
        Pennsylvania Avenue NW;
            (56) thence east along said northern right-of-way of 
        Pennsylvania Avenue NW to its intersection with the western 
        right-of-way of 15th Street NW;
            (57) thence south along said western right-of-way of 15th 
        Street NW to its intersection with a line extending northwest 
        from the southern right-of-way of the portion of Pennsylvania 
        Avenue NW north of Pershing Square;
            (58) thence southeast along said line extending the 
        southern right-of-way of Pennsylvania Avenue NW to the southern 
        right-of-way of Pennsylvania Avenue NW, and continuing 
        southeast along said southern right-of-way of Pennsylvania 
        Avenue NW to its intersection with the western right-of-way of 
        14th Street NW;
            (59) thence south along said western right-of-way of 14th 
        Street NW to its intersection with a line extending west from 
        the southern right-of-way of D Street NW;
            (60) thence east along said line extending west from the 
        southern right-of-way of D Street NW to the southern right-of-
        way of D Street NW, and continuing east along said southern 
        right-of-way of D Street NW to its intersection with the 
        eastern right-of-way of 13\1/2\ Street NW;
            (61) thence north along said eastern right-of-way of 13\1/
        2\ Street NW to its intersection with the southern right-of-way 
        of Pennsylvania Avenue NW;
            (62) thence east and southeast along said southern right-
        of-way of Pennsylvania Avenue NW to its intersection with the 
        western right-of-way of 12th Street NW;
            (63) thence south along said western right-of-way of 12th 
        Street NW to its intersection with a line extending to the west 
        the southern boundary of the property designated as Square 324 
        Lot 809;
            (64) thence east along said line to the southwest corner of 
        said property designated as Square 324 Lot 809, and continuing 
        northeast along the southern boundary of said property 
        designated as Square 324 Lot 809 to its eastern corner, which 
        it shares with the property designated as Square 323 Lot 802;
            (65) thence east along the southern boundary of said 
        property designated as Square 323 Lot 802 to its southeast 
        corner, which it shares with the property designated as Square 
        324 Lot 808;
            (66) thence counter-clockwise around the boundary of said 
        property designated as Square 324 Lot 808 to its northeastern 
        corner, which is along the southern right-of-way of 
        Pennsylvania Avenue NW;
            (67) thence southeast along said southern right-of-way of 
        Pennsylvania Avenue NW to its intersection with the eastern 
        right-of-way of 4th Street NW;
            (68) thence north along a line extending north from said 
        eastern right-of-way of 4th Street NW to its intersection with 
        the southern right-of-way of C Street NW;
            (69) thence east along said southern right-of-way of C 
        Street NW to its intersection with the eastern right-of-way of 
        3rd Street NW;
            (70) thence north along said eastern right-of-way of 3rd 
        Street NW to its intersection with the southern right-of-way of 
        D Street NW;
            (71) thence east along said southern right-of-way of D 
        Street NW to its intersection with the western right-of-way of 
        1st Street NW;
            (72) thence south along said western right-of-way of 1st 
        Street NW to its intersection with the northern right-of-way of 
        C Street NW;
            (73) thence west along said northern right-of-way of C 
        Street NW to its intersection with the western right-of-way of 
        2nd Street NW;
            (74) thence south along said western right-of-way of 2nd 
        Street NW to its intersection with the northern right-of-way of 
        Constitution Avenue NW;
            (75) thence east along said northern right-of-way of 
        Constitution Avenue NW to its intersection with the 
        northeastern right-of-way of Louisiana Avenue NW;
            (76) thence northeast along said northeastern right-of-way 
        of Louisiana Avenue NW to its intersection with the 
        southwestern right-of-way of New Jersey Avenue NW;
            (77) thence northwest along said southwestern right-of-way 
        of New Jersey Avenue NW to its intersection with the northern 
        right-of-way of D Street NW;
            (78) thence east along said northern right-of-way of D 
        Street NW to its intersection with the northeastern right-of-
        way of Louisiana Avenue NW;
            (79) thence northeast along said northwestern right-of-way 
        of Louisiana Avenue NW to its intersection with the western 
        right-of-way of North Capitol Street;
            (80) thence north along said western right-of-way of North 
        Capitol Street to its intersection with the southwestern right-
        of-way of Massachusetts Avenue NW;
            (81) thence southeast along said southwestern right-of-way 
        of Massachusetts Avenue NW to the southwestern right-of-way of 
        Massachusetts Avenue NE;
            (82) thence southeast along said southwestern right-of-way 
        of Massachusetts Avenue NE to the southern right-of-way of 
        Columbus Circle NE;
            (83) thence counter-clockwise along said southern right-of-
        way of Columbus Circle NE to its intersection with the southern 
        right-of way of F Street NE; and
            (84) thence east along said southern right-of-way of F 
        Street NE to the point of beginning.
    (c) Exclusion of Building Serving as State Capitol.--
Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, after the 
admission of the State into the Union, the Capital shall not be 
considered to include the building known as the ``John A. Wilson 
Building'', as described and designated under section 601(a) of the 
Omnibus Spending Reduction Act of 1993 (sec. 10-1301(a), D.C. Official 
Code).
    (d) Clarification of Treatment of Frances Perkins Building.--The 
entirety of the Frances Perkins Building, including any portion of the 
Building which is north of D Street Northwest, shall be included in the 
Capital.

SEC. 113. RETENTION OF TITLE TO PROPERTY.

    (a) Retention of Federal Title.--The United States shall have and 
retain title to, or jurisdiction over, for purposes of administration 
and maintenance, all real and personal property with respect to which 
the United States holds title or jurisdiction for such purposes on the 
day before the date of the admission of the State into the Union.
    (b) Retention of State Title.--The State shall have and retain 
title to, or jurisdiction over, for purposes of administration and 
maintenance, all real and personal property with respect to which the 
District of Columbia holds title or jurisdiction for such purposes on 
the day before the date of the admission of the State into the Union.

SEC. 114. EFFECT OF ADMISSION ON CURRENT LAWS OF SEAT OF GOVERNMENT OF 
              UNITED STATES.

    Except as otherwise provided in this Act, the laws of the District 
of Columbia which are in effect on the day before the date of the 
admission of the State into the Union (without regard to whether such 
laws were enacted by Congress or by the District of Columbia) shall 
apply in the Capital in the same manner and to the same extent 
beginning on the date of the admission of the State into the Union, and 
shall be deemed laws of the United States which are applicable only in 
or to the Capital.

SEC. 115. CAPITAL NATIONAL GUARD.

    (a) Establishment.--Title 32, United States Code, is amended as 
follows:
            (1) Definitions.--In paragraphs (4), (6), and (19) of 
        section 101, by striking ``District of Columbia'' each place it 
        appears and inserting ``Capital''.
            (2) Branches and organizations.--In section 103, by 
        striking ``District of Columbia'' and inserting ``Capital''.
            (3) Units: location; organization; command.--In subsections 
        (c) and (d) of section 104, by striking ``District of 
        Columbia'' both places it appears and inserting ``Capital''.
            (4) Availability of appropriations.--In section 107(b), by 
        striking ``District of Columbia'' and inserting ``Capital''.
            (5) Maintenance of other troops.--In subsections (a), (b), 
        and (c) of section 109, by striking ``District of Columbia'' 
        each place it appears and inserting ``Capital''.
            (6) Drug interdiction and counter-drug activities.--In 
        section 112(h)--
                    (A) by striking ``District of Columbia,'' both 
                places it appears and inserting ``Capital,''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``National Guard 
                of the District of Columbia'' and inserting ``Capital 
                National Guard''.
            (7) Enlistment oath.--In section 304, by striking 
        ``District of Columbia'' and inserting ``Capital''.
            (8) Adjutants general.--In section 314, by striking 
        ``District of Columbia'' each place it appears and inserting 
        ``Capital''.
            (9) Detail of regular members of army and air force to duty 
        with national guard.--In section 315, by striking ``District of 
        Columbia'' each place it appears and inserting ``Capital''.
            (10) Discharge of officers; termination of appointment.--In 
        section 324(b), by striking ``District of Columbia'' and 
        inserting ``Capital''.
            (11) Relief from national guard duty when ordered to active 
        duty.--In subsections (a) and (b) of section 325, by striking 
        ``District of Columbia'' each place it appears and inserting 
        ``Capital''.
            (12) Courts-martial of national guard not in federal 
        service: composition, jurisdiction, and procedures; convening 
        authority.--In sections 326 and 327, by striking ``District of 
        Columbia'' each place it appears and inserting ``Capital''.
            (13) Active guard and reserve duty: governor's authority.--
        In section 328(a), by striking ``District of Columbia'' and 
        inserting ``Capital''.
            (14) Training generally.--In section 501(b), by striking 
        ``District of Columbia'' and inserting ``Capital''.
            (15) Participation in field exercises.--In section 503(b), 
        by striking ``District of Columbia'' and inserting ``Capital''.
            (16) National guard schools and small arms competitions.--
        In section 504(b), by striking ``District of Columbia'' and 
        inserting ``Capital''.
            (17) Army and air force schools and field exercises.--In 
        section 505, by striking ``National Guard of the District of 
        Columbia'' and inserting ``Capital National Guard''.
            (18) National guard youth challenge program.--In 
        subsections (c)(1), (g)(2), (j), (k), and (l)(1) of section 
        509, by striking ``District of Columbia'' each place it appears 
        and inserting ``Capital''.
            (19) Issue of supplies.--In section 702--
                    (A) in subsection (a), by striking ``National Guard 
                of the District of Columbia'' and inserting ``Capital 
                National Guard''; and
                    (B) in subsections (b), (c), and (d), by striking 
                ``District of Columbia'' each place it appears and 
                inserting ``Capital''.
            (20) Purchases of supplies from army or air force.--In 
        subsections (a) and (b) of section 703, by striking ``District 
        of Columbia'' both places it appears and inserting ``Capital''.
            (21) Accountability: relief from upon order to active 
        duty.--In section 704, by striking ``District of Columbia'' and 
        inserting ``Capital''.
            (22) Property and fiscal officers.--In section 708--
                    (A) in subsection (a), by striking ``National Guard 
                of the District of Columbia'' and inserting ``Capital 
                National Guard''; and
                    (B) in subsection (d), by striking ``District of 
                Columbia'' and inserting ``Capital''.
            (23) Accountability for property issued to the national 
        guard.--In subsections (c), (d), (e), and (f) of section 710, 
        by striking ``District of Columbia'' each place it appears and 
        inserting ``Capital''.
            (24) Disposition of obsolete or condemned property.--In 
        section 711, by striking ``District of Columbia'' and inserting 
        ``Capital''.
            (25) Disposition of proceeds of condemned stores issued to 
        national guard.--In paragraph (1) of section 712, by striking 
        ``District of Columbia'' and inserting ``Capital''.
            (26) Property loss; personal injury or death.--In section 
        715(c), by striking ``District of Columbia'' and inserting 
        ``Capital''.
    (b) Conforming Amendments.--
            (1) Capital defined.--
                    (A) In general.--Section 101 of title 32, United 
                States Code, is amended by adding at the end the 
                following new paragraph:
            ``(20) `Capital' means the area serving as the seat of the 
        Government of the United States, as described in section 112 of 
        the Washington, D.C. Admission Act.''.
                    (B) With regards to homeland defense activities.--
                Section 901 of title 32, United States Code, is 
                amended--
                            (i) in paragraph (2), by striking 
                        ``District of Columbia'' and inserting 
                        ``Capital''; and
                            (ii) by adding at the end the following new 
                        paragraph:
            ``(3) The term `Governor' means, with respect to the 
        Capital, the commanding general of the Capital National 
        Guard.''.
            (2) Title 10, united states code.--Title 10, United States 
        Code, is amended as follows:
                    (A) Definitions.--In section 101--
                            (i) in subsection (a), by adding at the end 
                        the following new paragraph:
            ``(19) The term `Capital' means the area serving as the 
        seat of the Government of the United States, as described in 
        section 112 of the Washington, D.C. Admission Act.'';
                            (ii) in paragraphs (2) and (4) of 
                        subsection (c), by striking ``District of 
                        Columbia'' both places it appears and inserting 
                        ``Capital''; and
                            (iii) in subsection (d)(5), by striking 
                        ``District of Columbia'' and inserting 
                        ``Capital''.
                    (B) Disposition on discharge.--In section 771a(c), 
                by striking ``District of Columbia'' and inserting 
                ``Capital''.
                    (C) TRICARE coverage for certain members of the 
                national guard and dependents during certain disaster 
                response duty.--In section 1076f--
                            (i) in subsections (a) and (c)(1), by 
                        striking ``with respect to the District of 
                        Columbia, the mayor of the District of 
                        Columbia'' both places it appears and inserting 
                        ``with respect to the Capital, the commanding 
                        general of the Capital National Guard''; and
                            (ii) in subsection (c)(2), by striking 
                        ``District of Columbia'' and inserting 
                        ``Capital''.
                    (D) Payment of claims: availability of 
                appropriations.--In paragraph (2)(B) of section 2732, 
                by striking ``District of Columbia'' and inserting 
                ``Capital''.
                    (E) Members of army national guard: detail as 
                students, observers, and investigators at educational 
                institutions, industrial plants, and hospitals.--In 
                section 7401(c), by striking ``District of Columbia'' 
                and inserting ``Capital''.
                    (F) Members of air national guard: detail as 
                students, observers, and investigators at educational 
                institutions, industrial plants, and hospitals.--In 
                section 9401(c), by striking ``District of Columbia'' 
                and inserting ``Capital''.
                    (G) Ready reserve: failure to satisfactorily 
                perform prescribed training.--In section 10148(b)--
                            (i) by striking ``District of Columbia,'' 
                        and inserting ``Capital,''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``District of Columbia 
                        National Guard'' and inserting ``Capital 
                        National Guard''.
                    (H) Chief of the national guard bureau.--In section 
                10502(a)(1)--
                            (i) by striking ``District of Columbia,'' 
                        and inserting ``Capital,''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``District of Columbia 
                        National Guard'' and inserting ``Capital 
                        National Guard''.
                    (I) Vice chief of the national guard bureau.--In 
                section 10505(a)(1)(A)--
                            (i) by striking ``District of Columbia,'' 
                        and inserting ``Capital,''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``District of Columbia 
                        National Guard'' and inserting ``Capital 
                        National Guard''.
                    (J) Other senior national guard bureau officers.--
                In subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 10506(a)(1)--
                            (i) by striking ``District of Columbia,'' 
                        both places it appears and inserting 
                        ``Capital,''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``District of Columbia 
                        National Guard'' both places it appears and 
                        inserting ``Capital National Guard''.
                    (K) National guard bureau: general provisions.--In 
                section 10508(b)(1), by striking ``District of 
                Columbia'' and inserting ``Capital''.
                    (L) Commissioned officers: original appointment; 
                limitation.--In section 12204(b), by striking 
                ``District of Columbia'' and inserting ``Capital''.
                    (M) Reserve components generally.--In section 
                12301(b), by striking ``District of Columbia National 
                Guard'' both places it appears and inserting ``Capital 
                National Guard''.
                    (N) National guard in federal service: call.--In 
                section 12406--
                            (i) by striking ``District of Columbia,'' 
                        and inserting ``Capital,''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``National Guard of the 
                        District of Columbia'' and inserting ``Capital 
                        National Guard''.
                    (O) Result of failure to comply with standards and 
                qualifications.--In section 12642(c), by striking 
                ``District of Columbia'' and inserting ``Capital''.
                    (P) Limitation on relocation of national guard 
                units.--In section 18238--
                            (i) by striking ``District of Columbia,'' 
                        and inserting ``Capital,''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``National Guard of the 
                        District of Columbia'' and inserting ``Capital 
                        National Guard''.

SEC. 116. TERMINATION OF LEGAL STATUS OF SEAT OF GOVERNMENT OF UNITED 
              STATES AS MUNICIPAL CORPORATION.

    Notwithstanding section 2 of the Revised Statutes relating to the 
District of Columbia (sec. 1-102, D.C. Official Code) or any other 
provision of law codified in subchapter I of chapter 1 of the District 
of Columbia Official Code, effective upon the date of the admission of 
the State into the Union, the Capital (or any portion thereof) shall 
not serve as a government and shall not be a body corporate for 
municipal purposes.

        Subtitle C--General Provisions Relating to Laws of State

SEC. 121. EFFECT OF ADMISSION ON CURRENT LAWS.

    (a) Legislative Power.--The legislative power of the State shall 
extend to all rightful subjects of legislation in the State, consistent 
with the Constitution of the United States (including the restrictions 
and limitations imposed upon the States by article I, section 10) and 
subject to the provisions of this Act.
    (b) Continuation of Authority and Duties of Members of Executive, 
Legislative, and Judicial Offices.--Upon the admission of the State 
into the Union, members of executive, legislative, and judicial offices 
of the District of Columbia shall be deemed members of the respective 
executive, legislative, and judicial offices of the State, as provided 
by the State Constitution and the laws of the State.
    (c) Treatment of Federal Laws.--To the extent that any law of the 
United States applies to the States generally, the law shall have the 
same force and effect in the State as elsewhere in the United States, 
except as such law may otherwise provide.
    (d) No Effect on Existing Contracts.--Nothing in the admission of 
the State into the Union shall affect any obligation under any contract 
or agreement under which the District of Columbia or the United States 
is a party, as in effect on the day before the date of the admission of 
the State into the Union.
    (e) Succession in Interstate Compacts.--The State shall be deemed 
to be the successor to the District of Columbia for purposes of any 
interstate compact which is in effect on the day before the date of the 
admission of the State into the Union.
    (f) Continuation of Service of Federal Members on Boards and 
Commissions.--Nothing in the admission of the State into the Union 
shall affect the authority of a representative of the Federal 
Government who, as of the day before the date of the admission of the 
State into the Union, is a member of a board or commission of the 
District of Columbia to serve as a member of such board or commission 
or as a member of a successor to such board or commission after the 
admission of the State into the Union, as may be provided by the State 
Constitution and the laws of the State.
    (g) Special Rule Regarding Enforcement Authority of United States 
Capitol Police, United States Park Police, and United States Secret 
Service Uniformed Division.--The United States Capitol Police, the 
United States Park Police, and the United States Secret Service 
Uniformed Division may not enforce any law of the State in the State, 
except to the extent authorized by the State. Nothing in this 
subsection may be construed to affect the authority of the United 
States Capitol Police, the United States Park Police, and the United 
States Secret Service Uniformed Division to enforce any law in the 
Capital.

SEC. 122. PENDING ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS.

    (a) State as Legal Successor to District of Columbia.--The State 
shall be the legal successor to the District of Columbia in all 
matters.
    (b) No Effect on Pending Proceedings.--All existing writs, actions, 
suits, judicial and administrative proceedings, civil or criminal 
liabilities, prosecutions, judgments, sentences, orders, decrees, 
appeals, causes of action, claims, demands, titles, and rights shall 
continue unaffected by the admission of the State into the Union with 
respect to the State or the United States, except as may be provided 
under this Act, as may be modified in accordance with the provisions of 
the State Constitution, and as may be modified by the laws of the State 
or the United States, as the case may be.

SEC. 123. LIMITATION ON AUTHORITY TO TAX FEDERAL PROPERTY.

    The State may not impose any tax on any real or personal property 
owned or acquired by the United States, except to the extent that 
Congress may permit.

SEC. 124. UNITED STATES NATIONALITY.

    No provision of this Act shall operate to confer United States 
nationality, to terminate nationality lawfully acquired, or to restore 
nationality terminated or lost under any law of the United States or 
under any treaty to which the United States is or was a party.

               TITLE II--INTERESTS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

                      Subtitle A--Federal Property

SEC. 201. TREATMENT OF MILITARY LANDS.

    (a) Reservation of Federal Authority.--
            (1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2) and subsection 
        (b) and notwithstanding the admission of the State into the 
        Union, authority is reserved in the United States for the 
        exercise by Congress of the power of exclusive legislation in 
        all cases whatsoever over such tracts or parcels of land 
        located in the State that, on the day before the date of the 
        admission of the State into the Union, are controlled or owned 
        by the United States and held for defense or Coast Guard 
        purposes.
            (2) Limitation on authority.--The power of exclusive 
        legislation described in paragraph (1) shall vest and remain in 
        the United States only so long as the particular tract or 
        parcel of land involved is controlled or owned by the United 
        States and held for defense or Coast Guard purposes.
    (b) Authority of State.--
            (1) In general.--The reservation of authority in the United 
        States under subsection (a) shall not operate to prevent such 
        tracts or parcels of land from being a part of the State, or to 
        prevent the State from exercising over or upon such lands, 
        concurrently with the United States, any jurisdiction which it 
        would have in the absence of such reservation of authority and 
        which is consistent with the laws hereafter enacted by Congress 
        pursuant to such reservation of authority.
            (2) Service of process.--The State shall have the right to 
        serve civil or criminal process in such tracts or parcels of 
        land in which the authority of the United States is reserved 
        under subsection (a) in suits or prosecutions for or on account 
        of rights acquired, obligations incurred, or crimes committed 
        in the State but outside of such lands.

SEC. 202. WAIVER OF CLAIMS TO FEDERAL PROPERTY.

    (a) In General.--As a compact with the United States, the State and 
its people disclaim all right and title to any real or personal 
property not granted or confirmed to the State by or under the 
authority of this Act, the right or title to which is held by the 
United States or subject to disposition by the United States.
    (b) Effect on Claims Against United States.--
            (1) In general.--Nothing in this Act shall recognize, deny, 
        enlarge, impair, or otherwise affect any claim against the 
        United States, and any such claim shall be governed by 
        applicable laws of the United States.
            (2) Rule of construction.--Nothing in this Act is intended 
        or shall be construed as a finding, interpretation, or 
        construction by Congress that any applicable law authorizes, 
        establishes, recognizes, or confirms the validity or invalidity 
        of any claim referred to in paragraph (1), and the 
        determination of the applicability to or the effect of any law 
        on any such claim shall be unaffected by anything in this Act.

                       Subtitle B--Federal Courts

SEC. 211. RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN FEDERAL OFFICIALS.

    (a) Circuit Judges.--Section 44(c) of title 28, United States Code, 
is amended--
            (1) by striking ``Except in the District of Columbia, 
        each'' and inserting ``Each''; and
            (2) by striking ``within fifty miles of the District of 
        Columbia'' and inserting ``within fifty miles of the Capital''.
    (b) District Judges.--Section 134(b) of such title is amended in 
the first sentence by striking ``the District of Columbia, the Southern 
District of New York, and'' and inserting ``the Southern District of 
New York and''.
    (c) United States Attorneys.--Section 545(a) of such title is 
amended by striking the first sentence and inserting ``Each United 
States attorney shall reside in the district for which he or she is 
appointed, except that those officers of the Southern District of New 
York and the Eastern District of New York may reside within 20 miles 
thereof.''.
    (d) United States Marshals.--Section 561(e)(1) of such title is 
amended to read as follows:
            ``(1) the marshal for the Southern District of New York may 
        reside within 20 miles of the district; and''.
    (e) Clerks of District Courts.--Section 751(c) of such title is 
amended by striking ``the District of Columbia and''.
    (f) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply only to individuals appointed after the date of the admission of 
the State into the Union.

SEC. 212. RENAMING OF FEDERAL COURTS.

    (a) Renaming.--
            (1) Circuit court.--Section 41 of title 28, United States 
        Code, is amended--
                    (A) in the first column, by striking ``District of 
                Columbia'' and inserting ``Capital''; and
                    (B) in the second column, by striking ``District of 
                Columbia'' and inserting ``Capital; Washington, 
                Douglass Commonwealth''.
            (2) District court.--Section 88 of such title is amended--
                    (A) in the heading, by striking ``District of 
                Columbia'' and inserting ``Washington, Douglass 
                Commonwealth and the Capital'';
                    (B) by amending the first paragraph to read as 
                follows:
            ``The State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth and the 
        Capital comprise one judicial district.''; and
                    (C) in the second paragraph, by striking 
                ``Washington'' and inserting ``the Capital''.
            (3) Clerical amendment.--The item relating to section 88 in 
        the table of sections for chapter 5 of such title is amended to 
        read as follows:

``88. Washington, Douglass Commonwealth and the Capital.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendments Relating to Court of Appeals.--Title 28, 
United States Code, is amended as follows:
            (1) Appointment of judges.--Section 44(a) of such title is 
        amended in the first column by striking ``District of 
        Columbia'' and inserting ``Capital''.
            (2) Terms of court.--Section 48(a) of such title is 
        amended--
                    (A) in the first column, by striking ``District of 
                Columbia'' and inserting ``Capital'';
                    (B) in the second column, by striking 
                ``Washington'' and inserting ``Capital'' ; and
                    (C) in the second column, by striking ``District of 
                Columbia'' and inserting ``Capital''.
            (3) Appointment of independent counsels by chief judge of 
        circuit.--Section 49 of such title is amended by striking 
        ``District of Columbia'' each place it appears and inserting 
        ``Capital''.
            (4) Circuit court jurisdiction over certification of death 
        penalty counsels.--Section 2265(c)(2) of such title is amended 
        by striking ``the District of Columbia Circuit'' and inserting 
        ``the Capital Circuit''.
            (5) Circuit court jurisdiction over review of federal 
        agency orders.--Section 2343 of such title is amended by 
        striking ``the District of Columbia Circuit'' and inserting 
        ``the Capital Circuit''.
    (c) Conforming Amendments Relating to District Court.--Title 28, 
United States Code, is amended as follows:
            (1) Appointment and number of district court judges.--
        Section 133(a) of such title is amended in the first column by 
        striking ``District of Columbia'' and inserting ``Washington, 
        Douglass Commonwealth and the Capital''.
            (2) District court jurisdiction of tax cases brought 
        against united states.--Section 1346(e) of such title is 
        amended by striking ``the District of Columbia'' and inserting 
        ``Washington, Douglass Commonwealth and the Capital''.
            (3) District court jurisdiction over proceedings for 
        forfeiture of foreign property.--Section 1355(b)(2) of such 
        title is amended by striking ``the District of Columbia'' and 
        inserting ``Washington, Douglass Commonwealth and the 
        Capital''.
            (4) District court jurisdiction over civil actions brought 
        against a foreign state.--Section 1391(f)(4) of such title is 
        amended by striking ``the District of Columbia'' and inserting 
        ``Washington, Douglass Commonwealth and the Capital''.
            (5) District court jurisdiction over actions brought by 
        corporations against united states.--Section 1402(a)(2) of such 
        title is amended by striking ``the District of Columbia'' and 
        inserting ``Washington, Douglass Commonwealth and the 
        Capital''.
            (6) Venue in district court of certain actions brought by 
        employees of executive office of the president.--Section 1413 
        of such title is amended by striking ``the District of 
        Columbia'' and inserting ``Washington, Douglass Commonwealth 
        and the Capital''.
            (7) Venue in district court of action enforcing foreign 
        judgment.--Section 2467(c)(2)(B) of such title is amended by 
        striking ``the District of Columbia'' and inserting 
        ``Washington, Douglass Commonwealth and the Capital''.
    (d) Conforming Amendments Relating to Other Courts.--Title 28, 
United States Code, is amended as follows:
            (1) Appointment of bankruptcy judges.--Section 152(a)(2) of 
        such title is amended in the first column by striking 
        ``District of Columbia'' and inserting ``Washington, Douglass 
        Commonwealth and the Capital''.
            (2) Location of court of federal claims.--Section 173 of 
        such title is amended by striking ``the District of Columbia'' 
        and inserting ``the Capital''.
            (3) Duty station of judges of court of federal claims.--
        Section 175 of such title is amended by striking ``the District 
        of Columbia'' each place it appears and inserting ``the 
        Capital''.
            (4) Duty station of judges for purposes of traveling 
        expenses.--Section 456(b) of such title is amended to read as 
        follows:
    ``(b) The official duty station of the Chief Justice of the United 
States, the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the 
judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 
shall be the Capital.''.
            (5) Court accommodations for federal circuit and court of 
        federal claims.--Section 462(d) of such title is amended by 
        striking ``the District of Columbia'' and inserting ``the 
        Capital''.
            (6) Places of holding court of court of federal claims.--
        Section 798(a) of such title is amended--
                    (A) by striking ``Washington, District of 
                Columbia'' and inserting ``the Capital''; and
                    (B) by striking ``the District of Columbia'' and 
                inserting ``the Capital''.
    (e) Other Conforming Amendments.--
            (1) Service of process on foreign parties at state 
        department office.--Section 1608(a)(4) of such title is amended 
        by striking ``Washington, District of Columbia'' and inserting 
        ``the Capital''.
            (2) Service of process in property cases at attorney 
        general office.--Section 2410(b) of such title is amended by 
        striking ``Washington, District of Columbia'' and inserting 
        ``the Capital''.
    (f) Definition.--Section 451 of title 28, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following new undesignated paragraph:
    ``The term `Capital' means the area serving as the seat of the 
Government of the United States, as described in section 112 of the 
Washington, D.C. Admission Act.''.
    (g) References in Other Laws.--Any reference in any Federal law 
(other than a law amended by this section), rule, or regulation--
            (1) to the United States Court of Appeals for the District 
        of Columbia shall be deemed to refer to the United States Court 
        of Appeals for the Capital;
            (2) to the District of Columbia Circuit shall be deemed to 
        refer to the Capital Circuit; and
            (3) to the United States District Court for the District of 
        Columbia shall be deemed to refer to the United States District 
        Court for Washington, Douglass Commonwealth and the Capital.
    (h) Effective Date.--This section and the amendments made by this 
section shall take effect upon the admission of the State into the 
Union.

SEC. 213. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.

    (a) Appointment of United States Trustees.--Section 581(a)(4) of 
title 28, United States Code, is amended by striking ``the District of 
Columbia'' and inserting ``the Capital and Washington, Douglass 
Commonwealth''.
    (b) Independent Counsels.--
            (1) Appointment of additional personnel.--Section 594(c) of 
        such title is amended--
                    (A) by striking ``the District of Columbia'' the 
                first place it appears and inserting ``Washington, 
                Douglass Commonwealth and the Capital''; and
                    (B) by striking ``the District of Columbia'' the 
                second place it appears and inserting ``Washington, 
                Douglass Commonwealth''.
            (2) Judicial review of removal.--Section 596(a)(3) of such 
        title is amended by striking ``the District of Columbia'' and 
        inserting ``Washington, Douglass Commonwealth and the 
        Capital''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall take 
effect upon the admission of the State into the Union.

SEC. 214. TREATMENT OF PRETRIAL SERVICES IN UNITED STATES DISTRICT 
              COURT.

    Section 3152 of title 18, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``(other than the 
        District of Columbia)'' and inserting ``(subject to subsection 
        (d), other than the District of Columbia)''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(d) In the case of the judicial district of Washington, Douglass 
Commonwealth and the Capital--
            ``(1) upon the admission of the State of Washington, 
        Douglass Commonwealth into the Union, the Washington, Douglass 
        Commonwealth Pretrial Services Agency shall continue to provide 
        pretrial services in the judicial district in the same manner 
        and to the same extent as the District of Columbia Pretrial 
        Services Agency provided such services in the judicial district 
        of the District of Columbia as of the day before the date of 
        the admission of the State into the Union; and
            ``(2) upon the receipt by the President of the 
        certification from the State of Washington, Douglass 
        Commonwealth under section 315(b)(4) of the Washington, D.C. 
        Admission Act that the State has in effect laws providing for 
        the State to provide pre-trial services, paragraph (1) shall no 
        longer apply, and the Director shall provide for the 
        establishment of pretrial services in the judicial district 
        under this section.''.

                     Subtitle C--Federal Elections

SEC. 221. PERMITTING INDIVIDUALS RESIDING IN CAPITAL TO VOTE IN FEDERAL 
              ELECTIONS IN STATE OF MOST RECENT DOMICILE.

    (a) Requirement for States to Permit Individuals to Vote by 
Absentee Ballot.--
            (1) In general.--Each State shall--
                    (A) permit absent Capital voters to use absentee 
                registration procedures and to vote by absentee ballot 
                in general, special, primary, and runoff elections for 
                Federal office; and
                    (B) accept and process, with respect to any 
                general, special, primary, or runoff election for 
                Federal office, any otherwise valid voter registration 
                application from an absent Capital voter, if the 
                application is received by the appropriate State 
                election official not less than 30 days before the 
                election.
            (2) Absent capital voter defined.--In this section, the 
        term ``absent Capital voter'' means, with respect to a State, a 
        person who resides in the Capital and is qualified to vote in 
        the State (or who would be qualified to vote in the State but 
        for residing in the Capital), but only if the State is the last 
        place in which the person was domiciled before residing in the 
        Capital.
            (3) State defined.--In this section, the term ``State'' 
        means each of the several States, including the State.
    (b) Recommendations to States to Maximize Access to Polls by Absent 
Capital Voters.--To afford maximum access to the polls by absent 
Capital voters, it is the sense of Congress that the States should--
            (1) waive registration requirements for absent Capital 
        voters who, by reason of residence in the Capital, do not have 
        an opportunity to register;
            (2) expedite processing of balloting materials with respect 
        to such individuals; and
            (3) assure that absentee ballots are mailed to such 
        individuals at the earliest opportunity.
    (c) Enforcement.--The Attorney General may bring a civil action in 
the appropriate district court of the United States for such 
declaratory or injunctive relief as may be necessary to carry out this 
section.
    (d) Effect on Certain Other Laws.--The exercise of any right under 
this section shall not affect, for purposes of a Federal tax, a State 
tax, or a local tax, the residence or domicile of a person exercising 
such right.
    (e) Effective Date.--This section shall take effect upon the date 
of the admission of the State into the Union, and shall apply with 
respect to elections for Federal office taking place on or after such 
date.

SEC. 222. REPEAL OF OFFICE OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DELEGATE.

    (a) In General.--Sections 202 and 204 of the District of Columbia 
Delegate Act (Public Law 91-405; sections 1-401 and 1-402, D.C. 
Official Code) are repealed, and the provisions of law amended or 
repealed by such sections are restored or revived as if such sections 
had not been enacted.
    (b) Conforming Amendments to District of Columbia Elections Code of 
1955.--The District of Columbia Elections Code of 1955 is amended--
            (1) in section 1 (sec. 1-1001.01, D.C. Official Code), by 
        striking ``the Delegate to the House of Representatives,'';
            (2) in section 2 (sec. 1-1001.02, D.C. Official Code)--
                    (A) by striking paragraph (6),
                    (B) in paragraph (12), by striking ``(except the 
                Delegate to Congress for the District of Columbia)'', 
                and
                    (C) in paragraph (13), by striking ``the Delegate 
                to Congress for the District of Columbia,'';
            (3) in section 8 (sec. 1-1001.08, D.C. Official Code)--
                    (A) by striking ``Delegate,'' in the heading, and
                    (B) by striking ``Delegate,'' each place it appears 
                in subsections (d), (h)(1)(A), (h)(2), (i)(1), (j)(1), 
                (j)(3), and (k)(3);
            (4) in section 10 (sec. 1-1001.10, D.C. Official Code)--
                    (A) by striking subparagraph (A) of subsection 
                (a)(3), and
                    (B) in subsection (d)--
                            (i) by striking ``Delegate,'' each place it 
                        appears in paragraph (1), and
                            (ii) by striking paragraph (2) and 
                        redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (2);
            (5) in section 11(a)(2) (sec. 1-1001.11(a)(2), D.C. 
        Official Code), by striking ``Delegate to the House of 
        Representatives,'';
            (6) in section 15(b) (sec. 1-1001.15(b), D.C. Official 
        Code), by striking ``Delegate,''; and
            (7) in section 17(a) (sec. 1-1001.17(a), D.C. Official 
        Code), by striking ``except the Delegate to the Congress from 
        the District of Columbia''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall take 
effect upon the admission of the State into the Union.

SEC. 223. REPEAL OF LAW PROVIDING FOR PARTICIPATION OF SEAT OF 
              GOVERNMENT IN ELECTION OF PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT.

    (a) In General.--Chapter 1 of title 3, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) by striking section 21; and
            (2) in the table of sections, by striking the item relating 
        to section 21.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsection (a) shall 
take effect upon the date of the admission of the State into the Union, 
and shall apply to any election of the President and Vice-President 
taking place on or after such date.

SEC. 224. EXPEDITED PROCEDURES FOR CONSIDERATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL 
              AMENDMENT REPEALING 23RD AMENDMENT.

    (a) Joint Resolution Described.--In this section, the term ``joint 
resolution'' means a joint resolution--
            (1) entitled ``A joint resolution proposing an amendment to 
        the Constitution of the United States to repeal the 23rd 
        article of amendment''; and
            (2) the matter after the resolving clause of which consists 
        solely of text to amend the Constitution of the United States 
        to repeal the 23rd article of amendment to the Constitution.
    (b) Expedited Consideration in House of Representatives.--
            (1) Placement on calendar.--Upon introduction in the House 
        of Representatives, the joint resolution shall be placed 
        immediately on the appropriate calendar.
            (2) Proceeding to consideration.--
                    (A) In general.--It shall be in order, not later 
                than 30 legislative days after the date the joint 
                resolution is introduced in the House of 
                Representatives, to move to proceed to consider the 
                joint resolution in the House of Representatives.
                    (B) Procedure.--For a motion to proceed to consider 
                the joint resolution--
                            (i) all points of order against the motion 
                        are waived;
                            (ii) such a motion shall not be in order 
                        after the House of Representatives has disposed 
                        of a motion to proceed on the joint resolution;
                            (iii) the previous question shall be 
                        considered as ordered on the motion to its 
                        adoption without intervening motion;
                            (iv) the motion shall not be debatable; and
                            (v) a motion to reconsider the vote by 
                        which the motion is disposed of shall not be in 
                        order.
            (3) Consideration.--When the House of Representatives 
        proceeds to consideration of the joint resolution--
                    (A) the joint resolution shall be considered as 
                read;
                    (B) all points of order against the joint 
                resolution and against its consideration are waived;
                    (C) the previous question shall be considered as 
                ordered on the joint resolution to its passage without 
                intervening motion except 10 hours of debate equally 
                divided and controlled by the proponent and an 
                opponent;
                    (D) an amendment to the joint resolution shall not 
                be in order; and
                    (E) a motion to reconsider the vote on passage of 
                the joint resolution shall not be in order.
    (c) Expedited Consideration in Senate.--
            (1) Placement on calendar.--Upon introduction in the 
        Senate, the joint resolution shall be placed immediately on the 
        calendar.
            (2) Proceeding to consideration.--
                    (A) In general.--Notwithstanding rule XXII of the 
                Standing Rules of the Senate, it is in order, not later 
                than 30 legislative days after the date the joint 
                resolution is introduced in the Senate (even though a 
                previous motion to the same effect has been disagreed 
                to) to move to proceed to the consideration of the 
                joint resolution.
                    (B) Procedure.--For a motion to proceed to the 
                consideration of the joint resolution--
                            (i) all points of order against the motion 
                        are waived;
                            (ii) the motion is not debatable;
                            (iii) the motion is not subject to a motion 
                        to postpone;
                            (iv) a motion to reconsider the vote by 
                        which the motion is agreed to or disagreed to 
                        shall not be in order; and
                            (v) if the motion is agreed to, the joint 
                        resolution shall remain the unfinished business 
                        until disposed of.
            (3) Floor consideration.--
                    (A) In general.--If the Senate proceeds to 
                consideration of the joint resolution--
                            (i) all points of order against the joint 
                        resolution (and against consideration of the 
                        joint resolution) are waived;
                            (ii) consideration of the joint resolution, 
                        and all debatable motions and appeals in 
                        connection therewith, shall be limited to not 
                        more than 30 hours, which shall be divided 
                        equally between the majority and minority 
                        leaders or their designees;
                            (iii) a motion further to limit debate is 
                        in order and not debatable;
                            (iv) an amendment to, a motion to postpone, 
                        or a motion to commit the joint resolution is 
                        not in order; and
                            (v) a motion to proceed to the 
                        consideration of other business is not in 
                        order.
                    (B) Vote on passage.--In the Senate the vote on 
                passage shall occur immediately following the 
                conclusion of the consideration of the joint 
                resolution, and a single quorum call at the conclusion 
                of the debate if requested in accordance with the rules 
                of the Senate.
                    (C) Rulings of the chair on procedure.--Appeals 
                from the decisions of the Chair relating to the 
                application of this subsection or the rules of the 
                Senate, as the case may be, to the procedure relating 
                to the joint resolution shall be decided without 
                debate.
    (d) Rules Relating to Senate and House of Representatives.--
            (1) Coordination with action by other house.--If, before 
        the passage by one House of the joint resolution of that House, 
        that House receives from the other House the joint resolution--
                    (A) the joint resolution of the other House shall 
                not be referred to a committee; and
                    (B) with respect to the joint resolution of the 
                House receiving the resolution--
                            (i) the procedure in that House shall be 
                        the same as if no joint resolution had been 
                        received from the other House; and
                            (ii) the vote on passage shall be on the 
                        joint resolution of the other House.
            (2) Treatment of joint resolution of other house.--If one 
        House fails to introduce or consider the joint resolution under 
        this section, the joint resolution of the other House shall be 
        entitled to expedited floor procedures under this section.
            (3) Treatment of companion measures.--If, following passage 
        of the joint resolution in the Senate, the Senate receives the 
        companion measure from the House of Representatives, the 
        companion measure shall not be debatable.
    (e) Rules of House of Representatives and Senate.--This section is 
enacted by Congress--
            (1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate 
        and House of Representatives, respectively, and as such is 
        deemed a part of the rules of each House, respectively, but 
        applicable only with respect to the procedure to be followed in 
        that House in the case of the joint resolution, and supersede 
        other rules only to the extent that it is inconsistent with 
        such rules; and
            (2) with full recognition of the constitutional right of 
        either House to change the rules (so far as relating to the 
        procedure of that House) at any time, in the same manner, and 
        to the same extent as in the case of any other rule of that 
        House.

  TITLE III--CONTINUATION OF CERTAIN AUTHORITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

                     Subtitle A--Employee Benefits

SEC. 301. FEDERAL BENEFIT PAYMENTS UNDER CERTAIN RETIREMENT PROGRAMS.

    (a) Continuation of Entitlement to Payments.--Any individual who, 
as of the day before the date of the admission of the State into the 
Union, is entitled to a Federal benefit payment under the District of 
Columbia Retirement Protection Act of 1997 (subtitle A of title XI of 
the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act 
of 1997; sec. 1-801.01 et seq., D.C. Official Code) shall continue to 
be entitled to such a payment after the admission of the State into the 
Union, in the same manner, to the same extent, and subject to the same 
terms and conditions applicable under such Act.
    (b) Obligations of Federal Government.--
            (1) In general.--Any obligation of the Federal Government 
        under the District of Columbia Retirement Protection Act of 
        1997 which exists with respect to any individual or with 
        respect to the District of Columbia as of the day before the 
        date of the admission of the State into the Union shall remain 
        in effect with respect to such an individual and with respect 
        to the State after the admission of the State into the Union, 
        in the same manner, to the same extent, and subject to the same 
        terms and conditions applicable under such Act.
            (2) D.C. federal pension fund.--Any obligation of the 
        Federal Government under chapter 9 of the District of Columbia 
        Retirement Protection Act of 1997 (sec. 1-817.01 et seq., D.C. 
        Official Code) with respect to the D.C. Federal Pension Fund 
        which exists as of the day before the date of the admission of 
        the State into the Union shall remain in effect with respect to 
        such Fund after the admission of the State into the Union, in 
        the same manner, to the same extent, and subject to the same 
        terms and conditions applicable under such chapter.
    (c) Obligations of State.--Any obligation of the District of 
Columbia under the District of Columbia Retirement Protection Act of 
1997 which exists with respect to any individual or with respect to the 
Federal Government as of the day before the date of the admission of 
the State into the Union shall become an obligation of the State with 
respect to such an individual and with respect to the Federal 
Government after the admission of the State into the Union, in the same 
manner, to the same extent, and subject to the same terms and 
conditions applicable under such Act.

SEC. 302. CONTINUATION OF FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEES 
              FIRST EMPLOYED PRIOR TO ESTABLISHMENT OF DISTRICT OF 
              COLUMBIA MERIT PERSONNEL SYSTEM.

    (a) Obligations of Federal Government.--Any obligation of the 
Federal Government under title 5, United States Code, which exists with 
respect to an individual described in subsection (c) or with respect to 
the District of Columbia as of the day before the date of the admission 
of the State into the Union shall remain in effect with respect to such 
individual and with respect to the State after the admission of the 
State into the Union, in the same manner, to the same extent, and 
subject to the same terms and conditions applicable under such title.
    (b) Obligations of State.--Any obligation of the District of 
Columbia under title 5, United States Code, which exists with respect 
to an individual described in subsection (c) or with respect to the 
Federal Government as of the day before the date of the admission of 
the State into the Union shall become an obligation of the State with 
respect to such individual and with respect to the Federal Government 
after the admission of the State into the Union, in the same manner, to 
the same extent, and subject to the same terms and conditions 
applicable under such title.
    (c) Individuals Described.--An individual described in this 
subsection is an individual who was first employed by the government of 
the District of Columbia before October 1, 1987.

SEC. 303. OBLIGATIONS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UNDER JUDGES' RETIREMENT 
              PROGRAM.

    (a) Continuation of Obligations.--
            (1) In general.--Any obligation of the Federal Government 
        under subchapter III of chapter 15 of title 11, District of 
        Columbia Official Code--
                    (A) which exists with respect to any individual and 
                the District of Columbia as the result of service 
                accrued prior to the date of the admission of the State 
                into the Union shall remain in effect with respect to 
                such an individual and with respect to the State after 
                the admission of the State into the Union, in the same 
                manner, to the same extent, and subject to the same 
                terms and conditions applicable under such subchapter; 
                and
                    (B) subject to paragraph (2), shall exist with 
                respect to any individual and the State as the result 
                of service accrued after the date of the admission of 
                the State into the Union in the same manner, to the 
                same extent, and subject to the same terms and 
                conditions applicable under such subchapter as such 
                obligation existed with respect to individuals and the 
                District of Columbia as of the date of the admission of 
                the State into the Union.
            (2) Treatment of service accrued after taking effect of 
        state retirement program.--Subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) 
        does not apply to service accrued on or after the termination 
        date described in subsection (b).
    (b) Termination Date.--The termination date described in this 
subsection is the date on which the State provides written 
certification to the President that the State has in effect laws 
requiring the State to appropriate and make available funds for the 
retirement of judges of the State.

                          Subtitle B--Agencies

SEC. 311. PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICE.

    (a) Continuation of Operations and Funding.--
            (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2) and 
        subsection (b), title III of the District of Columbia Court 
        Reform and Criminal Procedure Act of 1970 (sec. 2-1601 et seq., 
        D.C. Official Code) shall apply with respect to the State and 
        to the public defender service of the State after the date of 
        the admission of the State into the Union in the same manner 
        and to the same extent as such title applied with respect to 
        the District of Columbia and the District of Columbia Public 
        Defender Service as of the day before the date of the admission 
        of the State into the Union.
            (2) Responsibility for employer contribution.--For purposes 
        of paragraph (2) of section 305(c) of such Act (sec. 2-
        1605(c)(2), D.C. Official Code), the Federal Government shall 
        be treated as the employing agency with respect to the benefits 
        provided under such section to an individual who is an employee 
        of the public defender service of the State and who, pursuant 
        to section 305(c) of such Act (sec. 2-1605(c), D.C. Official 
        Code), is treated as an employee of the Federal Government for 
        purposes of receiving benefits under any chapter of subpart G 
        of part III of title 5, United States Code.
    (b) Renaming of Service.--Effective upon the date of the admission 
of the State into the Union, the State may rename the public defender 
service of the State.
    (c) Continuation of Federal Benefits for Employees.--
            (1) In general.--Any individual who is an employee of the 
        public defender service of the State as of the day before the 
        date described in subsection (d) and who, pursuant to section 
        305(c) of the District of Columbia Court Reform and Criminal 
        Procedure Act of 1970 (sec. 2-1605(c), D.C. Official Code), is 
        treated as an employee of the Federal Government for purposes 
        of receiving benefits under any chapter of subpart G of part 
        III of title 5, United States Code, shall continue to be 
        treated as an employee of the Federal Government for such 
        purposes, notwithstanding the termination of the provisions of 
        subsection (a) under subsection (d).
            (2) Responsibility for employer contribution.--Beginning on 
        the date described in subsection (d), the State shall be 
        treated as the employing agency with respect to the benefits 
        described in paragraph (1) which are provided to an individual 
        who, for purposes of receiving such benefits, is continued to 
        be treated as an employee of the Federal Government under such 
        paragraph.
    (d) Termination.--Subsection (a) shall terminate upon the date on 
which the State provides written certification to the President that 
the State has in effect laws requiring the State to appropriate and 
make available funds for the operation of the office of the State which 
provides the services described in title III of the District of 
Columbia Court Reform and Criminal Procedure Act of 1970 (sec. 2-1601 
et seq., D.C. Official Code).

SEC. 312. PROSECUTIONS.

    (a) Assignment of Assistant United States Attorneys.--
            (1) In general.--In accordance with subchapter VI of 
        chapter 33 of title 5, United States Code, the Attorney 
        General, with the concurrence of the District of Columbia or 
        the State (as the case may be), shall provide for the 
        assignment of assistant United States attorneys to the State to 
        carry out the functions described in subsection (b).
            (2) Assignments made on detail without reimbursement by 
        state.--In accordance with section 3373 of title 5, United 
        States Code--
                    (A) an assistant United States attorney who is 
                assigned to the State under this section shall be 
                deemed under subsection (a) of such section to be on 
                detail to a regular work assignment in the Department 
                of Justice; and
                    (B) the assignment of an assistant United States 
                attorney to the State under this section shall be made 
                without reimbursement by the State of the pay of the 
                attorney or any related expenses.
    (b) Functions Described.--The functions described in this 
subsection are criminal prosecutions conducted in the name of the State 
which would have been conducted in the name of the United States by the 
United States attorney for the District of Columbia or his or her 
assistants, as provided under section 23-101(c), District of Columbia 
Official Code, but for the admission of the State into the Union.
    (c) Minimum Number Assigned.--The number of assistant United States 
attorneys who are assigned under this section may not be less than the 
number of assistant United States attorneys whose principal duties as 
of the day before the date of the admission of the State into the Union 
were to conduct criminal prosecutions in the name of the United States 
under section 23-101(c), District of Columbia Official Code.
    (d) Termination.--The obligation of the Attorney General to provide 
for the assignment of assistant United States attorneys under this 
section shall terminate upon written certification by the State to the 
President that the State has appointed attorneys of the State to carry 
out the functions described in subsection (b).
    (e) Clarification Regarding Clemency Authority.--
            (1) In general.--Effective upon the admission of the State 
        into the Union, the authority to grant clemency for offenses 
        against the District of Columbia or the State shall be 
        exercised by such person or persons, and under such terms and 
        conditions, as provided by the State Constitution and the laws 
        of the State, without regard to whether the prosecution for the 
        offense was conducted by the District of Columbia, the State, 
        or the United States.
            (2) Definition.--In this subsection, the term ``clemency'' 
        means a pardon, reprieve, or commutation of sentence, or a 
        remission of a fine or other financial penalty.

SEC. 313. SERVICE OF UNITED STATES MARSHALS.

    (a) Provision of Services for Courts of State.--The United States 
Marshals Service shall provide services with respect to the courts and 
court system of the State in the same manner and to the same extent as 
the Service provided services with respect to the courts and court 
system of the District of Columbia as of the day before the date of the 
admission of the State into the Union, except that the President shall 
not appoint a United States Marshal under section 561 of title 28, 
United States Code, for any court of the State.
    (b) Termination.--The obligation of the United States Marshals 
Service to provide services under this section shall terminate upon 
written certification by the State to the President that the State has 
appointed personnel of the State to provide such services.

SEC. 314. DESIGNATION OF FELONS TO FACILITIES OF BUREAU OF PRISONS.

    (a) Continuation of Designation.--Chapter 1 of subtitle C of title 
XI of the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government 
Improvement Act of 1997 (sec. 24-101 et seq., D.C. Official Code) and 
the amendments made by such chapter--
            (1) shall continue to apply with respect to individuals 
        convicted of offenses under the laws of the District of 
        Columbia prior to the date of the admission of the State into 
        the Union; and
            (2) shall apply with respect to individuals convicted of 
        offenses under the laws of the State after the date of the 
        admission of the State into the Union in the same manner and to 
        the same extent as such chapter and amendments applied with 
        respect to individuals convicted of offenses under the laws of 
        the District of Columbia prior to the date of the admission of 
        the State into the Union.
    (b) Termination.--The provisions of this section shall terminate 
upon written certification by the State to the President that the State 
has in effect laws for the housing of individuals described in 
subsection (a) in correctional facilities.

SEC. 315. PAROLE AND SUPERVISION.

    (a) United States Parole Commission.--
            (1) Parole.--The United States Parole Commission--
                    (A) shall continue to exercise the authority to 
                grant, deny, and revoke parole, and to impose 
                conditions upon an order of parole, in the case of any 
                individual who is an imprisoned felon who is eligible 
                for parole or reparole under the laws of the District 
                of Columbia as of the day before the date of the 
                admission of the State into the Union, as provided 
                under section 11231 of the National Capital 
                Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 
                1997 (sec. 24-131, D.C. Official Code); and
                    (B) shall exercise the authority to grant, deny, 
                and revoke parole, and to impose conditions upon an 
                order of parole, in the case of any individual who is 
                an imprisoned felon who is eligible for parole or 
                reparole under the laws of the State in the same manner 
                and to the same extent as the Commission exercised in 
                the case of any individual described in subparagraph 
                (A).
            (2) Supervision of released offenders.--The United States 
        Parole Commission--
                    (A) shall continue to exercise the authority over 
                individuals who are released offenders of the District 
                of Columbia as of the day before the date of the 
                admission of the State into the Union, as provided 
                under section 11233(c)(2) of the National Capital 
                Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 
                1997 (sec. 24-133(c)(2), D.C. Official Code); and
                    (B) shall exercise authority over individuals who 
                are released offenders of the State in the same manner 
                and to the same extent as the Commission exercised 
                authority over individuals described in subparagraph 
                (A).
            (3) Continuation of federal benefits for employees.--
                    (A) Continuation.--Any individual who is an 
                employee of the United States Parole Commission as of 
                the later of the day before the date described in 
                subparagraph (A) of paragraph (4) or the day before the 
                date described in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (4) and 
                who, on or after such date, is an employee of the 
                office of the State which exercises the authority 
                described in either such subparagraph, shall continue 
                to be treated as an employee of the Federal Government 
                for purposes of receiving benefits under any chapter of 
                subpart G of part III of title 5, United States Code, 
                notwithstanding the termination of the provisions of 
                this subsection under paragraph (4).
                    (B) Responsibility for employer contribution.--
                Beginning on the later of the date described in 
                subparagraph (A) of paragraph (4) or the date described 
                in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (4), the State shall 
                be treated as the employing agency with respect to the 
                benefits described in subparagraph (A) which are 
                provided to an individual who, for purposes of 
                receiving such benefits, is continued to be treated as 
                an employee of the Federal Government under such 
                subparagraph.
            (4) Termination.--The provisions of this subsection shall 
        terminate--
                    (A) in the case of paragraph (1), on the date on 
                which the State provides written certification to the 
                President that the State has in effect laws providing 
                for the State to exercise the authority to grant, deny, 
                and revoke parole, and to impose conditions upon an 
                order of parole, in the case of any individual who is 
                an imprisoned felon who is eligible for parole or 
                reparole under the laws of the State; and
                    (B) in the case of paragraph (2), on the date on 
                which the State provides written certification to the 
                President that the State has in effect laws providing 
                for the State to exercise authority over individuals 
                who are released offenders of the State.
    (b) Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.--
            (1) Renaming.--Effective upon the date of the admission of 
        the State into the Union--
                    (A) the Court Services and Offender Supervision 
                Agency for the District of Columbia shall be known and 
                designated as the Court Services and Offender 
                Supervision Agency for Washington, Douglass 
                Commonwealth, and any reference in any law, rule, or 
                regulation to the Court Services and Offender 
                Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia shall 
                be deemed to refer to the Court Services and Offender 
                Supervision Agency for Washington, Douglass 
                Commonwealth; and
                    (B) the District of Columbia Pretrial Services 
                Agency shall be known and designated as the Washington, 
                Douglass Commonwealth Pretrial Services Agency, and any 
                reference in any law, rule or regulation to the 
                District of Columbia Pretrial Services Agency shall be 
                deemed to refer to the Washington, Douglass 
                Commonwealth Pretrial Services Agency.
            (2) In general.--The Court Services and Offender 
        Supervision Agency for Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, 
        including the Washington, Douglass Commonwealth Pretrial 
        Services Agency (as renamed under paragraph (1))--
                    (A) shall continue to provide pretrial services 
                with respect to individuals who are charged with an 
                offense in the District of Columbia, provide 
                supervision for individuals who are offenders on 
                probation, parole, and supervised release pursuant to 
                the laws of the District of Columbia, and carry out sex 
                offender registration functions with respect to 
                individuals who are sex offenders in the District of 
                Columbia, as of the day before the date of the 
                admission of the State into the Union, as provided 
                under section 11233 of the National Capital 
                Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 
                1997 (sec. 24-133, D.C. Official Code); and
                    (B) shall provide pretrial services with respect to 
                individuals who are charged with an offense in the 
                State, provide supervision for offenders on probation, 
                parole, and supervised release pursuant to the laws of 
                the State, and carry out sex offender registration 
                functions in the State, in the same manner and to the 
                same extent as the Agency provided such services and 
                supervision and carried out such functions for 
                individuals described in subparagraph (A).
            (3) Continuation of federal benefits for employees.--
                    (A) Continuation.--Any individual who is an 
                employee of the Court Services and Offender Supervision 
                Agency for Washington, Douglass Commonwealth as of the 
                day before the date described in paragraph (4), and 
                who, on or after such date, is an employee of the 
                office of the State which provides the services and 
                carries out the functions described in paragraph (4), 
                shall continue to be treated as an employee of the 
                Federal Government for purposes of receiving benefits 
                under any chapter of subpart G of part III of title 5, 
                United States Code, notwithstanding the termination of 
                the provisions of paragraph (2) under paragraph (4).
                    (B) Responsibility for employer contribution.--
                Beginning on the date described in paragraph (4), the 
                State shall be treated as the employing agency with 
                respect to the benefits described in subparagraph (A) 
                which are provided to an individual who, for purposes 
                of receiving such benefits, is continued to be treated 
                as an employee of the Federal Government under such 
                subparagraph.
            (4) Termination.--Paragraph (2) shall terminate on the date 
        on which the State provides written certification to the 
        President that the State has in effect laws providing for the 
        State to provide pretrial services, supervise offenders on 
        probation, parole, and supervised release, and carry out sex 
        offender registration functions in the State.

SEC. 316. COURTS.

    (a) Continuation of Operations.--
            (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and 
        (3) and subsection (b), title 11, District of Columbia Official 
        Code, as in effect on the date before the date of the admission 
        of the State into the Union, shall apply with respect to the 
        State and the courts and court system of the State after the 
        date of the admission of the State into the Union in the same 
        manner and to the same extent as such title applied with 
        respect to the District of Columbia and the courts and court 
        system of the District of Columbia as of the day before the 
        date of the admission of the State into the Union.
            (2) Responsibility for employer contribution.--For purposes 
        of paragraph (2) of section 11-1726(b) and paragraph (2) of 
        section 11-1726(c), District of Columbia Official Code, the 
        Federal Government shall be treated as the employing agency 
        with respect to the benefits provided under such section to an 
        individual who is an employee of the courts and court system of 
        the State and who, pursuant to either such paragraph, is 
        treated as an employee of the Federal Government for purposes 
        of receiving benefits under any chapter of subpart G of part 
        III of title 5, United States Code.
            (3) Other exceptions.--
                    (A) Selection of judges.--Effective upon the date 
                of the admission of the State into the Union, the State 
                shall select judges for any vacancy on the courts of 
                the State.
                    (B) Renaming of courts and other offices.--
                Effective upon the date of the admission of the State 
                into the Union, the State may rename any of its courts 
                and any of the other offices of its court system.
                    (C) Rules of construction.--Nothing in this 
                paragraph shall be construed--
                            (i) to affect the service of any judge 
                        serving on a court of the District of Columbia 
                        on the day before the date of the admission of 
                        the State into the Union, or to require the 
                        State to select such a judge for a vacancy on a 
                        court of the State; or
                            (ii) to waive any of the requirements of 
                        chapter 15 of title 11, District of Columbia 
                        Official Code (other than section 11-1501(a) of 
                        such Code), including subchapter II of such 
                        chapter (relating to the District of Columbia 
                        Commission on Judicial Disabilities and 
                        Tenure), with respect to the appointment and 
                        service of judges of the courts of the State.
    (b) Continuation of Federal Benefits for Employees.--
            (1) In general.--Any individual who is an employee of the 
        courts or court system of the State as of the day before the 
        date described in subsection (e) and who, pursuant to section 
        11-1726(b) or section 11-1726(c), District of Columbia Official 
        Code, is treated as an employee of the Federal Government for 
        purposes of receiving benefits under any chapter of subpart G 
        of part III of title 5, United States Code, shall continue to 
        be treated as an employee of the Federal Government for such 
        purposes, notwithstanding the termination of the provisions of 
        this section under subsection (e).
            (2) Responsibility for employer contribution.--Beginning on 
        the date described in subsection (e), the State shall be 
        treated as the employing agency with respect to the benefits 
        described in paragraph (1) which are provided to an individual 
        who, for purposes of receiving such benefits, is continued to 
        be treated as an employee of the Federal Government under such 
        paragraph.
    (c) Continuation of Funding.--Section 11241 of the National Capital 
Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997 (section 11-
1743 note, District of Columbia Official Code) shall apply with respect 
to the State and the courts and court system of the State after the 
date of the admission of the State into the Union in the same manner 
and to the same extent as such section applied with respect to the 
Joint Committee on Judicial Administration in the District of Columbia 
and the courts and court system of the District of Columbia as of the 
day before the date of the admission of the State into the Union.
    (d) Treatment of Court Receipts.--
            (1) Deposit of receipts into treasury.--Except as provided 
        in paragraph (2), all money received by the courts and court 
        system of the State shall be deposited in the Treasury of the 
        United States.
            (2) Crime victims compensation fund.--Section 16 of the 
        Victims of Violent Crime Compensation Act of 1996 (sec. 4-515, 
        D.C. Official Code), relating to the Crime Victims Compensation 
        Fund, shall apply with respect to the courts and court system 
        of the State in the same manner and to the same extent as such 
        section applied to the courts and court system of the District 
        of Columbia as of the day before the date of the admission of 
        the State into the Union.
    (e) Termination.--The provisions of this section, other than 
paragraph (3) of subsection (a) and except as provided under subsection 
(b), shall terminate on the date on which the State provides written 
certification to the President that the State has in effect laws 
requiring the State to appropriate and make available funds for the 
operation of the courts and court system of the State.

               Subtitle C--Other Programs and Authorities

SEC. 321. APPLICATION OF THE COLLEGE ACCESS ACT.

    (a) Continuation.--The District of Columbia College Access Act of 
1999 (Public Law 106-98; sec. 38-2701 et seq., D.C. Official Code) 
shall apply with respect to the State, and to the public institution of 
higher education designated by the State as the successor to the 
University of the District of Columbia, after the date of the admission 
of the State into the Union in the same manner and to the same extent 
as such Act applied with respect to the District of Columbia and the 
University of the District of Columbia as of the day before the date of 
the admission of the State into the Union.
    (b) Termination.--The provisions of this section, other than with 
respect to the public institution of higher education designated by the 
State as the successor to the University of the District of Columbia, 
shall terminate upon written certification by the State to the 
President that the State has in effect laws requiring the State to 
provide tuition assistance substantially similar to the assistance 
provided under the District of Columbia College Access Act of 1999.

SEC. 322. APPLICATION OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR OPPORTUNITY AND RESULTS 
              ACT.

    (a) Continuation.--The Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act 
(division C of Public Law 112-10; sec. 38-1853.01 et seq., D.C. 
Official Code) shall apply with respect to the State after the date of 
the admission of the State into the Union in the same manner and to the 
same extent as such Act applied with respect to the District of 
Columbia as of the day before the date of the admission of the State 
into the Union.
    (b) Termination.--The provisions of this section shall terminate 
upon written certification by the State to the President that the State 
has in effect laws requiring the State--
            (1) to provide tuition assistance substantially similar to 
        the assistance provided under the Scholarships for Opportunity 
        and Results Act; and
            (2) to provide supplemental funds to the public schools and 
        public charter schools of the State in the amounts provided in 
        the most recent fiscal year for public schools and public 
        charter schools of the State or the District of Columbia (as 
        the case may be) under such Act.

SEC. 323. MEDICAID FEDERAL MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PERCENTAGE.

    (a) Continuation.--Notwithstanding section 1905(b) of the Social 
Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d(b)), during the period beginning on the 
date of the admission of the State into the Union and ending on 
September 30 of the fiscal year during which the State submits the 
certification described in subsection (b), the Federal medical 
assistance percentage for the State under title XIX of such Act shall 
be the Federal medical assistance percentage for the District of 
Columbia under such title as of the day before the date of the 
admission of the State into the Union.
    (b) Termination.--The certification described in this subsection is 
a written certification by the State to the President that, during each 
of the first 5 fiscal years beginning after the date of the 
certification, the estimated revenues of the State will be sufficient 
to cover any reduction in revenues which may result from the 
termination of the provisions of this section.

SEC. 324. FEDERAL PLANNING COMMISSIONS.

    (a) National Capital Planning Commission.--
            (1) Continuing application.--Subject to the amendments made 
        by paragraphs (2) and (3), upon the admission of the State into 
        the Union, chapter 87 of title 40, United States Code, shall 
        apply as follows:
                    (A) Such chapter shall apply with respect to the 
                Capital in the same manner and to the same extent as 
                such chapter applied with respect to the District of 
                Columbia as of the day before the date of the admission 
                of the State into the Union.
                    (B) Such chapter shall apply with respect to the 
                State in the same manner and to the same extent as such 
                chapter applied with respect to the State of Maryland 
                and the Commonwealth of Virginia as of the day before 
                the date of the admission of the State into the Union.
            (2) Composition of national capital planning commission.--
        Section 8711(b) of title 40, United States Code, is amended--
                    (A) by amending subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) 
                to read as follows:
                    ``(B) four citizens with experience in city or 
                regional planning, who shall be appointed by the 
                President.''; and
                    (B) by amending paragraph (2) to read as follows:
            ``(2) Residency requirement.--Of the four citizen members, 
        one shall be a resident of Virginia, one shall be a resident of 
        Maryland, and one shall be a resident of Washington, Douglass 
        Commonwealth.''.
            (3) Conforming amendments to definitions of terms.--
                    (A) Environs.--Paragraph (1) of section 8702 of 
                such title is amended by striking ``the territory 
                surrounding the District of Columbia'' and inserting 
                ``the territory surrounding the National Capital''.
                    (B) National capital.--Paragraph (2) of section 
                8702 of such title is amended to read as follows:
            ``(2) National capital.--The term `National Capital' means 
        the area serving as the seat of the Government of the United 
        States, as described in section 112 of the Washington, D.C. 
        Admission Act, and the territory the Federal Government owns in 
        the environs.''.
                    (C) National capital region.--Subparagraph (A) of 
                paragraph (3) of section 8702 of such title is amended 
                to read as follows:
                    ``(A) the National Capital and the State of 
                Washington, Douglass Commonwealth;''.
    (b) Commission of Fine Arts.--
            (1) Limiting application to the capital.--Section 
        9102(a)(1) of title 40, United States Code, is amended by 
        striking ``the District of Columbia'' and inserting ``the 
        Capital''.
            (2) Definition.--Section 9102 of such title is amended by 
        adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(d) Definition.--In this chapter, the term `Capital' means the 
area serving as the seat of the Government of the United States, as 
described in section 112 of the Washington, D.C. Admission Act.''.
            (3) Conforming amendment.--Section 9101(d) of such title is 
        amended by striking ``the District of Columbia'' and inserting 
        ``the Capital''.
    (c) Commemorative Works Act.--
            (1) Limiting application to capital.--Section 8902 of title 
        40, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the 
        following new subsection:
    ``(c) Limiting Application to Capital.--This chapter applies only 
with respect to commemorative works in the Capital and its environs.''.
            (2) Definition.--Paragraph (2) of section 8902(a) of such 
        title is amended to read as follows:
            ``(2) Capital and its environs.--The term `Capital and its 
        environs' means--
                    ``(A) the area serving as the seat of the 
                Government of the United States, as described in 
                section 112 of the Washington, D.C. Admission Act; and
                    ``(B) those lands and properties administered by 
                the National Park Service and the General Services 
                Administration located in the Reserve, Area I, and Area 
                II as depicted on the map entitled `Commemorative Areas 
                Washington, DC and Environs', numbered 869/86501 B, and 
                dated June 24, 2003, that are located outside of the 
                State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth.''.
            (3) Temporary site designation.--Section 8907(a) of such 
        title is amended by striking ``the District of Columbia'' and 
        inserting ``the Capital and its environs''.
            (4) General conforming amendments.--Chapter 89 of such 
        title is amended by striking ``the District of Columbia and its 
        environs'' each place it appears in the following sections and 
        inserting ``the Capital and its environs'':
                    (A) Section 8901(2) and 8901(4).
                    (B) Section 8902(a)(4).
                    (C) Section 8903(d).
                    (D) Section 8904(c).
                    (E) Section 8905(a).
                    (F) Section 8906(a).
                    (G) Section 8909(a) and 8909(b).
            (5) Additional conforming amendment.--Section 8901(2) of 
        such title is amended by striking ``the urban fabric of the 
        District of Columbia'' and inserting ``the urban fabric of the 
        area serving as the seat of the Government of the United 
        States, as described in section 112 of the Washington, D.C. 
        Admission Act''.
    (d) Effective Date.--This section and the amendments made by this 
section shall take effect on the date of the admission of the State 
into the Union.

SEC. 325. ROLE OF ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS IN SUPPLYING WATER.

    (a) Continuation of Role.--Chapter 95 of title 40, United States 
Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
``Sec. 9508. Applicability to Capital and State of Washington, Douglass 
              Commonwealth
    ``(a) In General.--Effective upon the admission of the State of 
Washington, Douglass Commonwealth into the Union, any reference in this 
chapter to the District of Columbia shall be deemed to refer to the 
Capital or the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, as the case 
may be.
    ``(b) Definition.--In this section, the term `Capital' means the 
area serving as the seat of the Government of the United States, as 
described in section 112 of the Washington, D.C. Admission Act.''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections of chapter 95 of 
such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

``9508. Applicability to Capital and State of Washington, Douglass 
                            Commonwealth.''.

SEC. 326. REQUIREMENTS TO BE LOCATED IN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

    The location of any person in the Capital or Washington, Douglass 
Commonwealth on the day after the date of the admission of the State 
into the Union shall be deemed to satisfy any requirement under any law 
in effect as of the day before the date of the admission of the State 
into the Union that the person be located in the District of Columbia, 
including the requirements of section 72 of title 4, United States Code 
(relating to offices of the seat of the Government of the United 
States), and title 36, United States Code (relating to patriotic and 
national organizations).

                      TITLE IV--GENERAL PROVISIONS

SEC. 401. GENERAL DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act, the following definitions shall apply:
            (1) The term ``Capital'' means the area serving as the seat 
        of the Government of the United States, as described in section 
        112.
            (2) The term ``Council'' means the Council of the District 
        of Columbia.
            (3) The term ``Mayor'' means the Mayor of the District of 
        Columbia.
            (4) Except as otherwise provided, the term ``State'' means 
        the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth.
            (5) The term ``State Constitution'' means the proposed 
        Constitution of the State of Washington, D.C., as approved by 
        the Council on October 18, 2016, pursuant to the Constitution 
        and Boundaries for the State of Washington, D.C. Approval 
        Resolution of 2016 (D.C. Resolution R21-621), ratified by 
        District of Columbia voters in Advisory Referendum B approved 
        on November 8, 2016, and certified by the District of Columbia 
        Board of Elections on November 18, 2016.

SEC. 402. STATEHOOD TRANSITION COMMISSION.

    (a) Establishment.--There is established the Statehood Transition 
Commission (hereafter in this section referred to as the 
``Commission'').
    (b) Composition.--
            (1) In general.--The Commission shall be composed of 18 
        members as follows:
                    (A) 3 members appointed by the President.
                    (B) 2 members appointed by the Speaker of the House 
                of Representatives.
                    (C) 2 members appointed by the Minority Leader of 
                the House of Representatives.
                    (D) 2 members appointed by the Majority Leader of 
                the Senate.
                    (E) 2 members appointed by the Minority Leader of 
                the Senate.
                    (F) 3 members appointed by the Mayor.
                    (G) 3 members appointed by the Council.
                    (H) The Chief Financial Officer of the District of 
                Columbia.
            (2) Appointment date.--
                    (A) In general.--The appointments of the members of 
                the Commission shall be made not later than 90 days 
                after the date of the enactment of this Act.
                    (B) Effect of lack of appointment by appointment 
                date.--If one or more appointments under any of the 
                subparagraphs of paragraph (1) is not made by the 
                appointment date specified in subparagraph (A), the 
                authority to make such appointment or appointments 
                shall expire, and the number of members of the 
                Commission shall be reduced by the number equal to the 
                number of appointments so not made.
            (3) Term of service.--Each member shall be appointed for 
        the life of the Commission.
            (4) Vacancy.--A vacancy in the Commission shall be filled 
        in the manner in which the original appointment was made.
            (5) No compensation.--Members shall serve without pay, but 
        shall receive travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of 
        subsistence, in accordance with applicable provisions under 
        subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code.
            (6) Chair and vice chair.--The Chair and Vice Chair of the 
        Commission shall be elected by the members of the Commission--
                    (A) with respect to the Chair, from among the 
                members described in subparagraphs (A) through (E) of 
                paragraph (1); and
                    (B) with respect to the Vice Chair, from among the 
                members described in subparagraphs (F) and (G) of 
                paragraph (1).
    (c) Staff.--
            (1) Director.--The Commission shall have a Director, who 
        shall be appointed by the Chair.
            (2) Other staff.--The Director may appoint and fix the pay 
        of such additional personnel as the Director considers 
        appropriate.
            (3) Non-applicability of certain civil service laws.--The 
        Director and staff of the Commission may be appointed without 
        regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, 
        governing appointments in the competitive service, and may be 
        paid without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and 
        subchapter III of chapter 53 of that title relating to 
        classification and General Schedule pay rates, except that an 
        individual so appointed may not receive pay in excess of the 
        rate payable for level V of the Executive Schedule under 
        section 5316 of such title.
            (4) Experts and consultants.--The Commission may procure 
        temporary and intermittent services under section 3109(b) of 
        title 5, United States Code, at rates for individuals not to 
        exceed the daily equivalent of the rate payable for level V of 
        the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of such title.
    (d) Duties.--The Commission shall advise the President, Congress, 
the Mayor (or, upon the admission of the State into the Union, the 
chief executive officer of the State), and the Council (or, upon the 
admission of the State into the Union, the legislature of the State) 
concerning an orderly transition to statehood for the District of 
Columbia or the State (as the case may be) and to a reduced 
geographical size of the seat of the Government of the United States, 
including with respect to property, funding, programs, projects, and 
activities.
    (e) Powers.--
            (1) Hearings and sessions.--The Commission may, for the 
        purpose of carrying out this Act, hold hearings, sit and act at 
        times and places, take testimony, and receive evidence as the 
        Commission considers appropriate.
            (2) Obtaining official data.--The Commission may secure 
        directly from any department or agency of the United States 
        information necessary to enable it to carry out this Act. Upon 
        request of the Chair of the Commission, the head of that 
        department or agency shall furnish that information to the 
        Commission.
            (3) Mails.--The Commission may use the United States mails 
        in the same manner and under the same conditions as other 
        departments and agencies of the United States.
            (4) Administrative support services.--Upon the request of 
        the Commission, the Administrator of General Services shall 
        provide to the Commission the administrative support services 
        necessary for the Commission to carry out its responsibilities 
        under this Act.
    (f) Meetings.--
            (1) In general.--The Commission shall meet at the call of 
        the Chair.
            (2) Initial meeting.--The Commission shall hold its first 
        meeting not later than the earlier of--
                    (A) 30 days after the date on which all members of 
                the Commission have been appointed; or
                    (B) if the number of members of the Commission is 
                reduced under subsection (b)(2)(B), 90 days after the 
                date of the enactment of this Act.
            (3) Quorum.--A majority of the members of the Commission 
        shall constitute a quorum, but a lesser number of members may 
        hold hearings.
    (g) Reports.--The Commission shall submit such reports as the 
Commission considers appropriate or as may be requested by the 
President, Congress, or the District of Columbia (or, upon the 
admission of the State into the Union, the State).
    (h) Termination.--The Commission shall cease to exist 2 years after 
the date of the admission of the State into the Union.

SEC. 403. CERTIFICATION OF ENACTMENT BY PRESIDENT.

    Not more than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, 
the President shall provide written certification of such enactment to 
the Mayor.

SEC. 404. SEVERABILITY.

    Except as provided in section 101(c), if any provision of this Act 
or amendment made by this Act, or the application thereof to any person 
or circumstance, is held to be invalid, the remaining provisions of 
this Act and any amendments made by this Act shall not be affected by 
the holding.

            Passed the House of Representatives June 26, 2020.

            Attest:

                                                                 Clerk.
116th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                                H. R. 51

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT

To provide for the admission of the State of Washington, D.C. into the 
                                 Union.

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