United States Congress
105th Congress – H.R. 830
HR 830 IH
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. REQUIREMENT TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITY TO SPECIFY `MULTIRACIAL’ OR `MULTIETHNIC’, RESPECTIVELY, AS RACIAL OR ETHNIC CLASSIFICATION.
- (a) IN GENERAL- Section 3507 of title 44, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
- `(k) The Director may not approve a collection of information that would request or direct a respondent to specify a racial classification from among a list of racial classifications, or an ethnic classification from among a list of ethnic classifications, the approval of such a collection of information by the Director shall not be inferred, and an agency shall not sponsor or conduct such a collection of information, unless the list provides an opportunity for the respondent to specify `multiracial’, in the case of a list of racial classifications, or `multiethnic’, in the case of a list of ethnic classifications.’.
- (b) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect January 1, 1998.