105th Congress – H.R. 830

United States Congress
105th Congress – H.R. 830


HR 830 IH

105th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 830
To amend chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, popularly known as the Paperwork Reduction Act, to require that collections of information that ask a respondent to specify a racial classification or ethnic classification from among a list of classifications shall provide an opportunity for the respondent to specify, respectively, `multiracial’ or `multiethnic’.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 25, 1997
Mr. PETRI introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight


A BILL
To amend chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, popularly known as the Paperwork Reduction Act, to require that collections of information that ask a respondent to specify a racial classification or ethnic classification from among a list of classifications shall provide an opportunity for the respondent to specify, respectively, `multiracial’ or `multiethnic’.

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.

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