H.R.2499 - Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009

To provide for a federally sanctioned self-determination process for the people of Puerto Rico. view all titles (4)

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  • Official: To provide for a federally sanctioned self-determination process for the people of Puerto Rico. as introduced.
  • Short: Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009 as reported to house.
  • Short: Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010 as passed house.

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Latest Amendment Status Purpose View All Amendments [8]
 
H.Amdt 626 Offered An amendment numbered 8 printed in House Report 111-468 to state that Puerto Rico has, and has had, the authority to conduct plebiscites.
H.Amdt 625 Fail An amendment numbered 7 printed in House Report 111-468 to express that it is the Sense of Congress that a proposal for a change of status must come first from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico before Congress decides to consider the issue, therefore respecting their right of self-determination.
H.Amdt 624 Fail An amendment numbered 6 printed in House Report 111-468 to eliminate the first round of voting in Section 2 of the bill and insert an option for Commonwealth as a fourth option to the ballot. It also provides for a runoff process if no option receives more than 50 percent of the vote that would be between the two options that received the most votes.
Latest Actions View All Actions [39]
 
May 19, 2010Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
Apr 30, 2010Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Apr 29, 2010Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

Latest Vote

Result: Passed - April 29, 2010

Roll call number 242 in the House

Question: On Passage: H R 2499 Puerto Rico Democracy Act

 

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