H.R.5046 - Census Clarification and Privacy Act

To amend title 13, United States Code, to require the inclusion of a statement within the decennial census questionnaire and the American Community Survey regarding certain response requirements, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend title 13, United States Code, to require the inclusion of a statement within the decennial census questionnaire and the American Community Survey regarding certain response requirements, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Census Clarification and Privacy Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Census Clarification and Privacy Act - Requires the Secretary of Commerce to include on the front of the questionnaire used in the decennial census and on the American Community Survey a statement that constitutionally, the recipient is only required to provide the number of individuals liv

Official Summary

Census Clarification and Privacy Act - Requires the Secretary of Commerce to include on the front of the questionnaire used in the decennial census and on the American Community Survey a statement that constitutionally, the recipient is only required to provide the number of individuals living in his or her residence and that all other questions are optional. Applies penalties for failing or neglecting to answer census or Survey questions only to an individual who:
(1) willfully gives a false answer; or
(2) refuses or willfully neglects to answer a question regarding the number of persons living in such individual's residence.

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