HR 265

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 265

To provide for the admission of the State of New Columbia into the Union.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 12, 2011

Ms. NORTON introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To provide for the admission of the State of New Columbia into the Union.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

TITLE I--STATE OF NEW COLUMBIA

Subtitle A--Procedures for Admission

Subtitle B--Description of New Columbia Territory

Subtitle C--General Provisions Relating to Laws of New Columbia

TITLE II--RESPONSIBILITIES AND INTERESTS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS

TITLE I--STATE OF NEW COLUMBIA

Subtitle A--Procedures for Admission

SEC. 101. ADMISSION INTO THE UNION.

SEC. 102. PROCESS FOR ADMISSION.

SEC. 103. ELECTION OF OFFICIALS OF STATE.

SEC. 104. ISSUANCE OF PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION.

Subtitle B--Description of New Columbia Territory

SEC. 111. TERRITORIES AND BOUNDARIES OF NEW COLUMBIA.

SEC. 112. DESCRIPTION OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AFTER ADMISSION OF STATE.

SEC. 113. CONTINUATION OF TITLE TO LANDS AND PROPERTY.

Subtitle C--General Provisions Relating to Laws of New Columbia

SEC. 121. LIMITATION ON AUTHORITY OF STATE TO TAX FEDERAL PROPERTY.

SEC. 122. EFFECT OF ADMISSION OF STATE ON CURRENT LAWS.

SEC. 123. CONTINUATION OF JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS.

SEC. 124. UNITED STATES NATIONALITY.

TITLE II--RESPONSIBILITIES AND INTERESTS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

SEC. 201. CONTINUATION OF REVISED DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AS SEAT OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

SEC. 202. TREATMENT OF MILITARY LANDS.

SEC. 203. WAIVER OF CLAIMS TO FEDERAL LANDS AND PROPERTY.

SEC. 204. PERMITTING INDIVIDUALS RESIDING IN NEW SEAT OF GOVERNMENT TO VOTE IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS IN STATE OF MOST RECENT DOMICILE.

SEC. 205. REPEAL OF LAW PROVIDING FOR PARTICIPATION OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IN ELECTION OF PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT.

SEC. 206. EXPEDITED CONSIDERATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.

TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS

SEC. 301. GENERAL DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 302. CERTIFICATION OF ENACTMENT BY PRESIDENT.

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