106th Congress – H.R. 2883: Bill Summary & Status

United States Congress
106th Congress – H.R. 2883
Bill Summary & Status


H.R. 2883 
Sponsor: Rep Smith, Lamar (introduced 9/21/1999) 
Related Bills: S.1485
Latest Major Action: 10/30/2000 Became Public Law No: 106-395. 
Title: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to confer United States citizenship automatically and retroactively on certain foreign-born children adopted by citizens of the United States.


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TITLE(S):  (italics indicate a title for a portion of a bill)

  • SHORT TITLE(S) AS INTRODUCED: 
    Adopted Orphans Citizenship Act
  • SHORT TITLE(S) AS REPORTED TO HOUSE: 
    Child Citizenship Act of 2000
  • SHORT TITLE(S) AS PASSED HOUSE: 
    Child Citizenship Act of 2000
  • SHORT TITLE(S) AS ENACTED: 
    Child Citizenship Act of 2000
  • OFFICIAL TITLE AS INTRODUCED: 
    To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to confer United States citizenship automatically and retroactively on certain foreign-born children adopted by citizens of the United States.

STATUS: (color indicates Senate actions)

9/21/1999:
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

9/27/1999:
Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims.

2/17/2000:
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
6/29/2000:
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
7/11/2000:
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
7/11/2000:
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote.
7/26/2000:
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
7/26/2000:
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
9/14/2000 5:19pm:
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 106-852.
9/14/2000 5:21pm:
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 507.
9/19/2000 1:47pm:
Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
9/19/2000 1:47pm:
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7774-7778)
9/19/2000 1:59pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H7774-7776)
9/19/2000 1:59pm:
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
9/19/2000 1:59pm:
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
9/20/2000:
Received in the Senate, read twice.
10/12/2000:
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S10491)
10/12/2000:
Cleared for White House.
10/13/2000:
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
10/19/2000:
Presented to President.
10/30/2000:
Signed by President.
10/30/2000:
Became Public Law No: 106-395.

COMMITTEE(S):


RELATED BILL DETAILS:  (additional related bills may be indentified in Status)

    Bill: Relationship:
    S.1485 Identical bill identified by CRS

AMENDMENT(S):

***NONE***


COSPONSORS(41), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)

Rep Blagojevich, Rod R. – 2/8/2000 Rep Bliley, Tom – 10/25/1999
Rep Blumenauer, Earl – 4/10/2000 Rep Bonior, David E. – 10/25/1999
Rep Bono, Mary – 3/14/2000 Rep Campbell, Tom – 11/15/1999
Rep Deal, Nathan – 9/12/2000 Rep Dickey, Jay – 11/15/1999
Rep Ehlers, Vernon J. – 2/8/2000 Rep Evans, Lane – 3/28/2000
Rep Frank, Barney – 2/8/2000 Rep Franks, Bob – 7/13/2000
Rep Gallegly, Elton – 4/10/2000 Rep Hostettler, John N. – 7/11/2000
Rep Inslee, Jay – 2/8/2000 Rep Johnson, Nancy L. – 3/14/2000
Rep King, Peter T. – 5/3/2000 Rep Kuykendall, Steven T. – 9/21/1999
Rep LaHood, Ray – 9/21/1999 Rep McCollum, Bill – 3/15/2000
Rep McGovern, James P. – 3/21/2000 Rep Meehan, Martin T. – 5/2/2000
Rep Mink, Patsy T. – 3/21/2000 Rep Moran, James P. – 6/6/2000
Rep Nadler, Jerrold – 3/14/2000 Rep Nethercutt, George R., Jr. – 9/21/1999
Rep Owens, Major R. – 6/9/2000 Rep Oxley, Michael G. – 3/14/2000
Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. – 4/6/2000 Rep Paul, Ron – 9/21/1999
Rep Pryce, Deborah – 3/28/2000 Rep Ryun, Jim – 7/11/2000
Rep Sabo, Martin Olav – 3/14/2000 Rep Saxton, Jim – 3/14/2000
Rep Shays, Christopher – 9/21/1999 Rep Shimkus, John – 3/28/2000
Rep Smith, Christopher H. – 3/14/2000 Rep Tauscher, Ellen O. – 5/2/2000
Rep Udall, Tom – 3/14/2000 Rep Wamp, Zach – 3/14/2000
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. – 4/3/2000


SUMMARY AS OF: 
9/19/2000–Passed House, amended.    (There are 2 other summaries)

Child Citizenship Act of 2000 – Title I: Citizenship for Certain Children Born Outside the United States – Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide automatic U.S. citizenship for a child born outside the United States when the following conditions are met: (1) at least one parent is a U.S. citizen; (2) the child is under 18 years old; and (3) the child is residing in the United States in the legal and physical custody of the citizen parent pursuant to a lawful admission for permanent residence. Applies such provision to an adopted child meeting certain definitional requirements who is adopted by a U.S. citizen parent.

Provides for issuance of a certificate of naturalization for a child born outside of the United States when the following conditions are met: (1) at least one parent is a U.S. citizen who has been present in the United States for not less than five years, at least two of which were after having attained the age of 14, or who has a citizen parent meeting such requirements; (2) the child is under 18 years old; and (3) the child is residing outside the United States in the legal and physical custody of the citizen parent, is temporarily and lawfully present in the United States, and is maintaining such lawful status. Applies such provision to an adopted child meeting certain definitional requirements who is adopted by a U.S. citizen parent.

Title II: Protections for Certain Aliens Voting Based on Reasonable Belief of Citizenship – Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act respecting unlawful voting or false U.S. citizenship claims by permanent resident aliens under 16 years old having natural or adoptive U.S. citizen parents, to provide exceptions from certain provisions regarding deportability, moral character, inadmissability or related criminal penalties.


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