H.R.5899 - A bill to limit the applicability of certain penalty provisions of title 13, United States Code, relating to failure to answer questions presented in the decennial and mid-decade census, and for other purposes.96th Congress (1979-1980)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Jeffords, James M. [R-VT-At Large] (Introduced 11/14/1979)|
|Committees:||House - Post Office and Civil Service|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/14/1979 Referred to House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5899 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/14/1979)
Limits the applicability of specified penalty provisions relating to failure to answer questions presented in the decennial and mid-decade census to questions approved for the particular census by a concurrent resolution passed by Congress.
Prohibits compelling an answer to census questions which apply to persons or families or the farms they occupy, unless such questions have been so approved.
Directs the Secretary of Commerce: (1) to study the effect of such removal of penalties upon the accuracy and completeness of responses to census questions; and (2) to report the results of such study to the appropriate committees of Congress.