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Washington, D.C. Admission Act

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116TH CONGRESS 
2D SESSION H. R. 5803 

To provide for the admission of the State of Washington, D.C. into the 
Union. 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

FEBRUARY 7, 2020 
Ms. NORTON introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Com-

mittee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on 
Rules, Armed Services, the Judiciary, and Energy and Commerce, for a 
period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for 
consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the com-
mittee concerned 

A BILL 
To provide for the admission of the State of Washington, 

D.C. into the Union. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-1

tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 2

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. 3

(a) SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the 4

‘‘Washington, D.C. Admission Act’’. 5

(b) TABLE OF CONTENTS.—The table of contents of 6

this Act is as follows: 7

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. 

TITLE I—STATE OF WASHINGTON, D.C. 

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Subtitle A—Procedures for Admission 

Sec. 101. Admission. 
Sec. 102. Election of Senators and Representative. 
Sec. 103. Issuance of presidential proclamation. 

Subtitle B—Seat of Government of the United States 

Sec. 111. Territory and boundaries. 
Sec. 112. Description of Capital. 
Sec. 113. Retention of title to property. 
Sec. 114. Effect of admission on current laws of seat of Government of United 

States. 
Sec. 115. Capital National Guard. 
Sec. 116. Termination of legal status of seat of Government of United States 

as municipal corporation. 

Subtitle C—General Provisions Relating to Laws of State 

Sec. 121. Effect of admission on current laws. 
Sec. 122. Pending actions and proceedings. 
Sec. 123. Limitation on authority to tax Federal property. 
Sec. 124. United States nationality. 

TITLE II—INTERESTS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 

Subtitle A—Federal Property 

Sec. 201. Treatment of military lands. 
Sec. 202. Waiver of claims to Federal property. 

Subtitle B—Federal Courts 

Sec. 211. Residency requirements for certain Federal officials. 
Sec. 212. Renaming of Federal courts. 
Sec. 213. Conforming amendments relating to Department of Justice. 
Sec. 214. Treatment of pretrial services in United States District Court. 

Subtitle C—Federal Elections 

Sec. 221. Permitting individuals residing in Capital to vote in Federal elections 
in State of most recent domicile. 

Sec. 222. Repeal of Office of District of Columbia Delegate. 
Sec. 223. Repeal of law providing for participation of seat of government in 

election of President and Vice-President. 
Sec. 224. Expedited procedures for consideration of constitutional amendment 

repealing 23rd Amendment. 

TITLE III—CONTINUATION OF CERTAIN AUTHORITIES AND 
RESPONSIBILITIES 

Subtitle A—Employee Benefits 

Sec. 301. Federal benefit payments under certain retirement programs. 
Sec. 302. Continuation of Federal civil service benefits for employees first em-

ployed prior to establishment of District of Columbia merit 
personnel system. 

Sec. 303. Obligations of Federal Government under judges’ retirement pro-
gram. 

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Subtitle B—Agencies 

Sec. 311. Public Defender Service. 
Sec. 312. Prosecutions. 
Sec. 313. Service of United States Marshals. 
Sec. 314. Designation of felons to facilities of Bureau of Prisons. 
Sec. 315. Parole and supervision. 
Sec. 316. Courts. 

Subtitle C—Other Programs and Authorities 

Sec. 321. Application of the College Access Act. 
Sec. 322. Application of the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act. 
Sec. 323. Medicaid Federal medical assistance percentage. 
Sec. 324. Federal planning commissions. 
Sec. 325. Role of Army Corps of Engineers in supplying water. 
Sec. 326. Requirements to be located in District of Columbia. 

TITLE IV—GENERAL PROVISIONS 

Sec. 401. General definitions. 
Sec. 402. Statehood Transition Commission. 
Sec. 403. Certification of enactment by President. 
Sec. 404. Severability. 

TITLE I—STATE OF 1
WASHINGTON, D.C. 2

Subtitle A—Procedures for 3
Admission 4

SEC. 101. ADMISSION. 5

(a) IN GENERAL.—Subject to the provisions of this 6

Act, upon the issuance of the proclamation required by 7

section 103(a), the State of Washington, Douglass Com-8

monwealth is declared to be a State of the United States 9

of America, and is declared admitted into the Union on 10

an equal footing with the other States in all respects what-11

ever. 12

(b) CONSTITUTION OF STATE.—The State Constitu-13

tion shall always be republican in form and shall not be 14

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repugnant to the Constitution of the United States or the 1

principles of the Declaration of Independence. 2

(c) NONSEVERABILITY.—If any provision of this sec-3

tion, or the application thereof to any person or cir-4

cumstance, is held to be invalid, the remaining provisions 5

of this Act and any amendments made by this Act shall 6

be treated as invalid. 7

SEC. 102. ELECTION OF SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVE. 8

(a) ISSUANCE OF PROCLAMATION.— 9

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not more than 30 days after 10

receiving certification of the enactment of this Act 11

from the President pursuant to section 403, the 12

Mayor shall issue a proclamation for the first elec-13

tions for 2 Senators and one Representative in Con-14

gress from the State, subject to the provisions of 15

this section. 16

(2) SPECIAL RULE FOR ELECTIONS OF SEN-17

ATORS.—In the elections of Senators from the State 18

pursuant to paragraph (1), the 2 Senate offices shall 19

be separately identified and designated, and no per-20

son may be a candidate for both offices. No such 21

identification or designation of either of the offices 22

shall refer to or be taken to refer to the terms of 23

such offices, or in any way impair the privilege of 24

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the Senate to determine the class to which each of 1

the Senators shall be assigned. 2

(b) RULES FOR CONDUCTING ELECTIONS.— 3

(1) IN GENERAL.—The proclamation of the 4

Mayor issued under subsection (a) shall provide for 5

the holding of a primary election and a general elec-6

tion, and at such elections the officers required to be 7

elected as provided in subsection (a) shall be chosen 8

by the qualified voters of the District of Columbia 9

in the manner required by the laws of the District 10

of Columbia. 11

(2) CERTIFICATION OF RESULTS.—Election re-12

sults shall be certified in the manner required by the 13

laws of the District of Columbia, except that the 14

Mayor shall also provide written certification of the 15

results of such elections to the President. 16

(c) ASSUMPTION OF DUTIES.—Upon the admission 17

of the State into the Union, the Senators and Representa-18

tive elected at the elections described in subsection (a) 19

shall be entitled to be admitted to seats in Congress and 20

to all the rights and privileges of Senators and Represent-21

atives of the other States in Congress. 22

(d) EFFECT OF ADMISSION ON HOUSE OF REP-23

RESENTATIVES MEMBERSHIP.— 24

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(1) PERMANENT INCREASE IN NUMBER OF 1

MEMBERS.—Effective with respect to the Congress 2

during which the State is admitted into the Union 3

and each succeeding Congress, the House of Rep-4

resentatives shall be composed of 436 Members, in-5

cluding any Members representing the State. 6

(2) INITIAL NUMBER OF REPRESENTATIVES 7

FOR STATE.—Until the taking effect of the first ap-8

portionment of Members occurring after the admis-9

sion of the State into the Union, the State shall be 10

entitled to one Representative in the House of Rep-11

resentatives upon its admission into the Union. 12

(3) APPORTIONMENT OF MEMBERS RESULTING 13

FROM ADMISSION OF STATE.— 14

(A) APPORTIONMENT.—Section 22(a) of 15

the Act entitled ‘‘An Act to provide for the fif-16

teenth and subsequent decennial censuses and 17

to provide for apportionment of Representatives 18

in Congress’’, approved June 18, 1929 (2 19

U.S.C. 2a(a)), is amended by striking ‘‘the then 20

existing number of Representatives’’ and insert-21

ing ‘‘436 Representatives’’. 22

(B) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendment 23

made by subparagraph (A) shall apply with re-24

spect to the first regular decennial census con-25

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ducted after the admission of the State into the 1

Union and each subsequent regular decennial 2

census. 3

SEC. 103. ISSUANCE OF PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION. 4

(a) IN GENERAL.—The President, upon the certifi-5

cation of the results of the elections of the officers re-6

quired to be elected as provided in section 102(a), shall, 7

not later than 90 days after receiving such certification 8

pursuant to section 102(b)(2), issue a proclamation an-9

nouncing the results of such elections as so ascertained. 10

(b) ADMISSION OF STATE UPON ISSUANCE OF PROC-11

LAMATION.—Upon the issuance of the proclamation by the 12

President under subsection (a), the State shall be declared 13

admitted into the Union as provided in section 101(a). 14

Subtitle B—Seat of Government of 15
the United States 16

SEC. 111. TERRITORY AND BOUNDARIES. 17

(a) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in subsection 18

(b), the State shall consist of all of the territory of the 19

District of Columbia as of the date of the enactment of 20

this Act, subject to the results of the metes and bounds 21

survey conducted under subsection (c). 22

(b) EXCLUSION OF PORTION REMAINING AS SEAT OF 23

GOVERNMENT OF UNITED STATES.—The territory of the 24

State shall not include the area described in section 112, 25

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which shall be known as the ‘‘Capital’’ and shall serve as 1

the seat of the Government of the United States, as pro-2

vided in clause 17 of section 8 of article I of the Constitu-3

tion of the United States. 4

(c) METES AND BOUNDS SURVEY.—Not later than 5

180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 6

President (in consultation with the Chair of the National 7

Capital Planning Commission) shall conduct a metes and 8

bounds survey of the Capital, as described in section 9

112(b). 10

SEC. 112. DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL. 11

(a) IN GENERAL.—Subject to subsection (c), upon 12

the admission of the State into the Union, the Capital 13

shall consist of the property described in subsection (b) 14

and shall include the principal Federal monuments, the 15

White House, the Capitol Building, the United States Su-16

preme Court Building, and the Federal executive, legisla-17

tive, and judicial office buildings located adjacent to the 18

Mall and the Capitol Building (as such terms are used 19

in section 8501(a) of title 40, United States Code). 20

(b) GENERAL DESCRIPTION.—Upon the admission of 21

the State into the Union, the boundaries of the Capital 22

shall be as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the 23

southern right-of-way of F Street NE and the eastern 24

right-of-way of 2nd Street NE; 25

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(1) thence south along said eastern right-of-way 1

of 2nd Street NE to its intersection with the north-2

eastern right-of-way of Maryland Avenue NE; 3

(2) thence southwest along said northeastern 4

right-of-way of Maryland Avenue NE to its intersec-5

tion with the northern right-of-way of Constitution 6

Avenue NE; 7

(3) thence west along said northern right-of- 8

way of Constitution Avenue NE to its intersection 9

with the eastern right-of-way of 1st Street NE; 10

(4) thence south along said eastern right-of-way 11

of 1st Street NE to its intersection with the south-12

eastern right-of-way of Maryland Avenue NE; 13

(5) thence northeast along said southeastern 14

right-of-way of Maryland Avenue NE to its intersec-15

tion with the eastern right-of-way of 2nd Street SE; 16

(6) thence south along said eastern right-of-way 17

of 2nd Street SE to the eastern right-of-way of 2nd 18

Street SE; 19

(7) thence south along said eastern right-of-way 20

of 2nd Street SE to its intersection with the north-21

ern property boundary of the property designated as 22

Square 760 Lot 803; 23

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(8) thence east along said northern property 1

boundary of Square 760 Lot 803 to its intersection 2

with the western right-of-way of 3rd Street SE; 3

(9) thence south along said western right-of- 4

way of 3rd Street SE to its intersection with the 5

northern right-of-way of Independence Avenue SE; 6

(10) thence west along said northern right-of- 7

way of Independence Avenue SE to its intersection 8

with the northwestern right-of-way of Pennsylvania 9

Avenue SE; 10

(11) thence northwest along said northwestern 11

right-of-way of Pennsylvania Avenue SE to its inter-12

section with the eastern right-of-way of 2nd Street 13

SE; 14

(12) thence south along said eastern right-of- 15

way of 2nd Street SE to its intersection with the 16

southern right-of-way of C Street SE; 17

(13) thence west along said southern right-of- 18

way of C Street SE to its intersection with the east-19

ern right-of-way of 1st Street SE; 20

(14) thence south along said eastern right-of- 21

way of 1st Street SE to its intersection with the 22

southern right-of-way of D Street SE; 23

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(15) thence west along said southern right-of- 1

way of D Street SE to its intersection with the east-2

ern right-of-way of South Capitol Street; 3

(16) thence south along said eastern right-of- 4

way of South Capitol Street to its intersection with 5

the northwestern right-of-way of Canal Street SE; 6

(17) thence southeast along said northwestern 7

right-of-way of Canal Street SE to its intersection 8

with the southern right-of-way of E Street SE; 9

(18) thence east along said southern right-of- 10

way of said E Street SE to its intersection with the 11

western right-of-way of 1st Street SE; 12

(19) thence south along said western right-of- 13

way of 1st Street SE to its intersection with the 14

southernmost corner of the property designated as 15

Square 736S Lot 801; 16

(20) thence west along a line extended due west 17

from said corner of said property designated as 18

Square 736S Lot 801 to its intersection with the 19

southwestern right-of-way of New Jersey Avenue 20

SE; 21

(21) thence southeast along said southwestern 22

right-of-way of New Jersey Avenue SE to its inter-23

section with the northwestern right-of-way of Vir-24

ginia Avenue SE; 25

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(22) thence northwest along said northwestern 1

right-of-way of Virginia Avenue SE to its intersec-2

tion with the western right-of-way of South Capitol 3

Street; 4

(23) thence north along said western right-of- 5

way of South Capitol Street to its intersection with 6

the southern right-of-way of E Street SW; 7

(24) thence west along said southern right-of- 8

way of E Street SW to its end; 9

(25) thence west along a line extending said 10

southern right-of-way of E Street SW westward to 11

its intersection with the eastern right-of-way of 2nd 12

Street SW; 13

(26) thence north along said eastern right-of- 14

way of 2nd Street SW to its intersection with the 15

southwestern right-of-way of Virginia Avenue SW; 16

(27) thence northwest along said southwestern 17

right-of-way of Virginia Avenue SW to its intersec-18

tion with the western right-of-way of 3rd Street SW; 19

(28) thence north along said western right-of- 20

way of 3rd Street SW to its intersection with the 21

northern right-of-way of D Street SW; 22

(29) thence west along said northern right-of- 23

way of D Street SW to its intersection with the east-24

ern right-of-way of 4th Street SW; 25

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(30) thence north along said eastern right-of- 1

way of 4th Street SW to its intersection with the 2

northern right-of-way of C Street SW; 3

(31) thence west along said northern right-of- 4

way of C Street SW to its intersection with the east-5

ern right-of-way of 6th Street SW; 6

(32) thence north along said eastern right-of- 7

way of 6th Street SW to its intersection with the 8

northern right-of-way of Independence Avenue SW; 9

(33) thence west along said northern right-of- 10

way of Independence Avenue SW to its intersection 11

with the western right-of-way of 12th Street SW; 12

(34) thence south along said western right-of- 13

way of 12th Street SW to its intersection with the 14

northern right-of-way of D Street SW; 15

(35) thence west along said northern right-of- 16

way of D Street SW to its intersection with the east-17

ern right-of-way of 14th Street SW; 18

(36) thence south along said eastern right-of- 19

way of 14th Street SW to its intersection with the 20

northeastern boundary of the Consolidated Rail Cor-21

poration railroad easement; 22

(37) thence southwest along said northeastern 23

boundary of the Consolidated Rail Corporation rail-24

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road easement to its intersection with the eastern 1

shore of the Potomac River; 2

(38) thence generally northwest along said east-3

ern shore of the Potomac River to its intersection 4

with a line extending westward the northern bound-5

ary of the property designated as Square 12 Lot 6

806; 7

(39) thence east along said line extending west-8

ward the northern boundary of the property des-9

ignated as Square 12 Lot 806 to the northern prop-10

erty boundary of the property designated as Square 11

12 Lot 806, and continuing east along said northern 12

boundary of said property designated as Square 12 13

Lot 806 to its northeast corner; 14

(40) thence east along a line extending east 15

from said northeast corner of the property des-16

ignated as Square 12 Lot 806 to its intersection 17

with the western boundary of the property des-18

ignated as Square 33 Lot 87; 19

(41) thence south along said western boundary 20

of the property designated as Square 33 Lot 87 to 21

its intersection with the northwest corner of the 22

property designated as Square 33 Lot 88; 23

(42) thence counter-clockwise around the 24

boundary of said property designated as Square 33 25

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Lot 88 to its southeast corner, which is along the 1

northern right-of-way of E Street NW; 2

(43) thence east along said northern right-of- 3

way of E Street NW to its intersection with the 4

western right-of-way of 18th Street NW; 5

(44) thence south along said western right-of- 6

way of 18th Street NW to its intersection with the 7

southwestern right-of-way of Virginia Avenue NW; 8

(45) thence southeast along said southwestern 9

right-of-way of Virginia Avenue NW to its intersec-10

tion with the northern right-of-way of Constitution 11

Avenue NW; 12

(46) thence east along said northern right-of- 13

way of Constitution Avenue NW to its intersection 14

with the eastern right-of-way of 17th Street NW; 15

(47) thence north along said eastern right-of- 16

way of 17th Street NW to its intersection with the 17

southern right-of-way of H Street NW; 18

(48) thence east along said southern right-of- 19

way of H Street NW to its intersection with the 20

northwest corner of the property designated as 21

Square 221 Lot 35; 22

(49) thence counter-clockwise around the 23

boundary of said property designated as Square 221 24

Lot 35 to its southeast corner, which is along the 25

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boundary of the property designated as Square 221 1

Lot 37; 2

(50) thence counter-clockwise around the 3

boundary of said property designated as Square 221 4

Lot 37 to its southwest corner, which it shares with 5

the property designated as Square 221 Lot 818; 6

(51) thence south along the boundary of said 7

property designated as Square 221 Lot 818 to its 8

southwest corner, which it shares with the property 9

designated as Square 221 Lot 40; 10

(52) thence south along the boundary of said 11

property designated as Square 221 Lot 40 to its 12

southwest corner; 13

(53) thence east along the southern border of 14

said property designated as Square 221 Lot 40 to 15

its intersection with the northwest corner of the 16

property designated as Square 221 Lot 820; 17

(54) thence south along the western boundary 18

of said property designated as Square 221 Lot 820 19

to its southwest corner, which it shares with the 20

property designated as Square 221 Lot 39; 21

(55) thence south along the western boundary 22

of said property designated as Square 221 Lot 39 23

to its southwest corner, which is along the northern 24

right-of-way of Pennsylvania Avenue NW; 25

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(56) thence east along said northern right-of- 1

way of Pennsylvania Avenue NW to its intersection 2

with the western right-of-way of 15th Street NW; 3

(57) thence south along said western right-of- 4

way of 15th Street NW to its intersection with a line 5

extending northwest from the southern right-of-way 6

of the portion of Pennsylvania Avenue NW north of 7

Pershing Square; 8

(58) thence southeast along said line extending 9

the southern right-of-way of Pennsylvania Avenue 10

NW to the southern right-of-way of Pennsylvania 11

Avenue NW, and continuing southeast along said 12

southern right-of-way of Pennsylvania Avenue NW 13

to its intersection with the western right-of-way of 14

14th Street NW; 15

(59) thence south along said western right-of- 16

way of 14th Street NW to its intersection with a line 17

extending west from the southern right-of-way of D 18

Street NW; 19

(60) thence east along said line extending west 20

from the southern right-of-way of D Street NW to 21

the southern right-of-way of D Street NW, and con-22

tinuing east along said southern right-of-way of D 23

Street NW to its intersection with the eastern right- 24

of-way of 131⁄2 Street NW; 25

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(61) thence north along said eastern right-of- 1

way of 131⁄2 Street NW to its intersection with the 2

southern right-of-way of Pennsylvania Avenue NW; 3

(62) thence east and southeast along said 4

southern right-of-way of Pennsylvania Avenue NW 5

to its intersection with the western right-of-way of 6

12th Street NW; 7

(63) thence south along said western right-of- 8

way of 12th Street NW to its intersection with a line 9

extending to the west the southern boundary of the 10

property designated as Square 324 Lot 809; 11

(64) thence east along said line to the south-12

west corner of said property designated as Square 13

324 Lot 809, and continuing northeast along the 14

southern boundary of said property designated as 15

Square 324 Lot 809 to its eastern corner, which it 16

shares with the property designated as Square 323 17

Lot 802; 18

(65) thence east along the southern boundary 19

of said property designated as Square 323 Lot 802 20

to its southeast corner, which it shares with the 21

property designated as Square 324 Lot 808; 22

(66) thence counter-clockwise around the 23

boundary of said property designated as Square 324 24

Lot 808 to its northeastern corner, which is along 25

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the southern right-of-way of Pennsylvania Avenue 1

NW; 2

(67) thence southeast along said southern right- 3

of-way of Pennsylvania Avenue NW to its intersec-4

tion with the eastern right-of-way of 4th Street NW; 5

(68) thence north along a line extending north 6

from said eastern right-of-way of 4th Street NW to 7

its intersection with the southern right-of-way of C 8

Street NW; 9

(69) thence east along said southern right-of- 10

way of C Street NW to its intersection with the east-11

ern right-of-way of 3rd Street NW; 12

(70) thence north along said eastern right-of- 13

way of 3rd Street NW to its intersection with the 14

southern right-of-way of D Street NW; 15

(71) thence east along said southern right-of- 16

way of D Street NW to its intersection with the 17

western right-of-way of 1st Street NW; 18

(72) thence south along said western right-of- 19

way of 1st Street NW to its intersection with the 20

northern right-of-way of C Street NW; 21

(73) thence west along said northern right-of- 22

way of C Street NW to its intersection with the 23

western right-of-way of 2nd Street NW; 24

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(74) thence south along said western right-of- 1

way of 2nd Street NW to its intersection with the 2

northern right-of-way of Constitution Avenue NW; 3

(75) thence east along said northern right-of- 4

way of Constitution Avenue NW to its intersection 5

with the northeastern right-of-way of Louisiana Ave-6

nue NW; 7

(76) thence northeast along said northeastern 8

right-of-way of Louisiana Avenue NW to its inter-9

section with the southwestern right-of-way of New 10

Jersey Avenue NW; 11

(77) thence northwest along said southwestern 12

right-of-way of New Jersey Avenue NW to its inter-13

section with the northern right-of-way of D Street 14

NW; 15

(78) thence east along said northern right-of- 16

way of D Street NW to its intersection with the 17

northeastern right-of-way of Louisiana Avenue NW; 18

(79) thence northeast along said northwestern 19

right-of-way of Louisiana Avenue NW to its inter-20

section with the western right-of-way of North Cap-21

itol Street; 22

(80) thence north along said western right-of- 23

way of North Capitol Street to its intersection with 24

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the southwestern right-of-way of Massachusetts Ave-1

nue NW; 2

(81) thence southeast along said southwestern 3

right-of-way of Massachusetts Avenue NW to the 4

southwestern right-of-way of Massachusetts Avenue 5

NE; 6

(82) thence southeast along said southwestern 7

right-of-way of Massachusetts Avenue NE to the 8

southern right-of-way of Columbus Circle NE; 9

(83) thence counter-clockwise along said south-10

ern right-of-way of Columbus Circle NE to its inter-11

section with the southern right-of way of F Street 12

NE; and 13

(84) thence east along said southern right-of- 14

way of F Street NE to the point of beginning. 15

(c) EXCLUSION OF BUILDING SERVING AS STATE 16

CAPITOL.—Notwithstanding any other provision of this 17

section, after the admission of the State into the Union, 18

the Capital shall not be considered to include the building 19

known as the ‘‘John A. Wilson Building’’, as described 20

and designated under section 601(a) of the Omnibus 21

Spending Reduction Act of 1993 (sec. 10–1301(a), D.C. 22

Official Code). 23

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SEC. 113. RETENTION OF TITLE TO PROPERTY. 1

(a) RETENTION OF FEDERAL TITLE.—The United 2

States shall have and retain title to, or jurisdiction over, 3

for purposes of administration and maintenance, all real 4

and personal property with respect to which the United 5

States holds title or jurisdiction for such purposes on the 6

day before the date of the admission of the State into the 7

Union. 8

(b) RETENTION OF STATE TITLE.—The State shall 9

have and retain title to, or jurisdiction over, for purposes 10

of administration and maintenance, all real and personal 11

property with respect to which the District of Columbia 12

holds title or jurisdiction for such purposes on the day 13

before the date of the admission of the State into the 14

Union. 15

SEC. 114. EFFECT OF ADMISSION ON CURRENT LAWS OF 16

SEAT OF GOVERNMENT OF UNITED STATES. 17

Except as otherwise provided in this Act, the laws 18

of the District of Columbia which are in effect on the day 19

before the date of the admission of the State into the 20

Union (without regard to whether such laws were enacted 21

by Congress or by the District of Columbia) shall apply 22

in the Capital in the same manner and to the same extent 23

beginning on the date of the admission of the State into 24

the Union, and shall be deemed laws of the United States 25

which are applicable only in or to the Capital. 26

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SEC. 115. CAPITAL NATIONAL GUARD. 1

(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—Title 32, United States Code, 2

is amended as follows: 3

(1) DEFINITIONS.—In paragraphs (4), (6), and 4

(19) of section 101, by striking ‘‘District of Colum-5

bia’’ each place it appears and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 6

(2) BRANCHES AND ORGANIZATIONS.—In sec-7

tion 103, by striking ‘‘District of Columbia’’ and in-8

serting ‘‘Capital’’. 9

(3) UNITS: LOCATION; ORGANIZATION; COM-10

MAND.—In subsections (c) and (d) of section 104, 11

by striking ‘‘District of Columbia’’ both places it ap-12

pears and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 13

(4) AVAILABILITY OF APPROPRIATIONS.—In 14

section 107(b), by striking ‘‘District of Columbia’’ 15

and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 16

(5) MAINTENANCE OF OTHER TROOPS.—In 17

subsections (a), (b), and (c) of section 109, by strik-18

ing ‘‘District of Columbia’’ each place it appears and 19

inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 20

(6) DRUG INTERDICTION AND COUNTER-DRUG 21

ACTIVITIES.—In section 112(h)— 22

(A) by striking ‘‘District of Columbia,’’ 23

both places it appears and inserting ‘‘Capital,’’; 24

and 25

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(B) in paragraph (2), by striking ‘‘Na-1

tional Guard of the District of Columbia’’ and 2

inserting ‘‘Capital National Guard’’. 3

(7) ENLISTMENT OATH.—In section 304, by 4

striking ‘‘District of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Cap-5

ital’’. 6

(8) ADJUTANTS GENERAL.—In section 314, by 7

striking ‘‘District of Columbia’’ each place it ap-8

pears and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 9

(9) DETAIL OF REGULAR MEMBERS OF ARMY 10

AND AIR FORCE TO DUTY WITH NATIONAL GUARD.— 11

In section 315, by striking ‘‘District of Columbia’’ 12

each place it appears and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 13

(10) DISCHARGE OF OFFICERS; TERMINATION 14

OF APPOINTMENT.—In section 324(b), by striking 15

‘‘District of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 16

(11) RELIEF FROM NATIONAL GUARD DUTY 17

WHEN ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY.—In subsections 18

(a) and (b) of section 325, by striking ‘‘District of 19

Columbia’’ each place it appears and inserting ‘‘Cap-20

ital’’. 21

(12) COURTS-MARTIAL OF NATIONAL GUARD 22

NOT IN FEDERAL SERVICE: COMPOSITION, JURISDIC-23

TION, AND PROCEDURES; CONVENING AUTHORITY.— 24

In sections 326 and 327, by striking ‘‘District of Co-25

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lumbia’’ each place it appears and inserting ‘‘Cap-1

ital’’. 2

(13) ACTIVE GUARD AND RESERVE DUTY: GOV-3

ERNOR’S AUTHORITY.—In section 328(a), by strik-4

ing ‘‘District of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 5

(14) TRAINING GENERALLY.—In section 6

501(b), by striking ‘‘District of Columbia’’ and in-7

serting ‘‘Capital’’. 8

(15) PARTICIPATION IN FIELD EXERCISES.—In 9

section 503(b), by striking ‘‘District of Columbia’’ 10

and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 11

(16) NATIONAL GUARD SCHOOLS AND SMALL 12

ARMS COMPETITIONS.—In section 504(b), by strik-13

ing ‘‘District of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 14

(17) ARMY AND AIR FORCE SCHOOLS AND 15

FIELD EXERCISES.—In section 505, by striking 16

‘‘National Guard of the District of Columbia’’ and 17

inserting ‘‘Capital National Guard’’. 18

(18) NATIONAL GUARD YOUTH CHALLENGE 19

PROGRAM.—In subsections (c)(1), (g)(2), (j), (k), 20

and (l)(1) of section 509, by striking ‘‘District of 21

Columbia’’ each place it appears and inserting ‘‘Cap-22

ital’’. 23

(19) ISSUE OF SUPPLIES.—In section 702— 24

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(A) in subsection (a), by striking ‘‘Na-1

tional Guard of the District of Columbia’’ and 2

inserting ‘‘Capital National Guard’’; and 3

(B) in subsections (b), (c), and (d), by 4

striking ‘‘District of Columbia’’ each place it 5

appears and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 6

(20) PURCHASES OF SUPPLIES FROM ARMY OR 7

AIR FORCE.—In subsections (a) and (b) of section 8

703, by striking ‘‘District of Columbia’’ both places 9

it appears and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 10

(21) ACCOUNTABILITY: RELIEF FROM UPON 11

ORDER TO ACTIVE DUTY.—In section 704, by strik-12

ing ‘‘District of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 13

(22) PROPERTY AND FISCAL OFFICERS.—In 14

section 708— 15

(A) in subsection (a), by striking ‘‘Na-16

tional Guard of the District of Columbia’’ and 17

inserting ‘‘Capital National Guard’’; and 18

(B) in subsection (d), by striking ‘‘District 19

of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 20

(23) ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PROPERTY ISSUED 21

TO THE NATIONAL GUARD.—In subsections (c), (d), 22

(e), and (f) of section 710, by striking ‘‘District of 23

Columbia’’ each place it appears and inserting ‘‘Cap-24

ital’’. 25

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(24) DISPOSITION OF OBSOLETE OR CON-1

DEMNED PROPERTY.—In section 711, by striking 2

‘‘District of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 3

(25) DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS OF CON-4

DEMNED STORES ISSUED TO NATIONAL GUARD.—In 5

paragraph (1) of section 712, by striking ‘‘District 6

of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 7

(26) PROPERTY LOSS; PERSONAL INJURY OR 8

DEATH.—In section 715(c), by striking ‘‘District of 9

Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 10

(b) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.— 11

(1) CAPITAL DEFINED.— 12

(A) IN GENERAL.—Section 101 of title 32, 13

United States Code, is amended by adding at 14

the end the following new paragraph: 15

‘‘(20) ‘Capital’ means the area serving as the 16

seat of the Government of the United States, as de-17

scribed in section 112 of the Washington, D.C. Ad-18

mission Act.’’. 19

(B) WITH REGARDS TO HOMELAND DE-20

FENSE ACTIVITIES.—Section 901 of title 32, 21

United States Code, is amended— 22

(i) in paragraph (2), by striking ‘‘Dis-23

trict of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital’’; 24

and 25

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(ii) by adding at the end the following 1

new paragraph: 2

‘‘(3) The term ‘Governor’ means, with respect 3

to the Capital, the commanding general of the Cap-4

ital National Guard.’’. 5

(2) TITLE 10, UNITED STATES CODE.—Title 10, 6

United States Code, is amended as follows: 7

(A) DEFINITIONS.—In section 101— 8

(i) in subsection (a), by adding at the 9

end the following new paragraph: 10

‘‘(19) The term ‘Capital’ means the area serv-11

ing as the seat of the Government of the United 12

States, as described in section 112 of the Wash-13

ington, D.C. Admission Act.’’; 14

(ii) in paragraphs (2) and (4) of sub-15

section (c), by striking ‘‘District of Colum-16

bia’’ both places it appears and inserting 17

‘‘Capital’’; and 18

(iii) in subsection (d)(5), by striking 19

‘‘District of Columbia’’ and inserting 20

‘‘Capital’’. 21

(B) DISPOSITION ON DISCHARGE.—In sec-22

tion 771a(c), by striking ‘‘District of Columbia’’ 23

and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 24

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(C) TRICARE COVERAGE FOR CERTAIN 1

MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD AND DE-2

PENDENTS DURING CERTAIN DISASTER RE-3

SPONSE DUTY.—In section 1076f— 4

(i) in subsections (a) and (c)(1), by 5

striking ‘‘with respect to the District of 6

Columbia, the mayor of the District of Co-7

lumbia’’ both places it appears and insert-8

ing ‘‘with respect to the Capital, the com-9

manding general of the Capital National 10

Guard’’; and 11

(ii) in subsection (c)(2), by striking 12

‘‘District of Columbia’’ and inserting 13

‘‘Capital’’. 14

(D) PAYMENT OF CLAIMS: AVAILABILITY 15

OF APPROPRIATIONS.—In subparagraph (2)(B) 16

of section 2732, by striking ‘‘District of Colum-17

bia’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 18

(E) MEMBERS OF ARMY NATIONAL GUARD: 19

DETAIL AS STUDENTS, OBSERVERS, AND INVES-20

TIGATORS AT EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, IN-21

DUSTRIAL PLANTS, AND HOSPITALS.—In sec-22

tion 7401(c), by striking ‘‘District of Colum-23

bia’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 24

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(F) MEMBERS OF AIR NATIONAL GUARD: 1

DETAIL AS STUDENTS, OBSERVERS, AND INVES-2

TIGATORS AT EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, IN-3

DUSTRIAL PLANTS, AND HOSPITALS.—In sec-4

tion 9401(c), by striking ‘‘District of Colum-5

bia’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 6

(G) READY RESERVE: FAILURE TO SATIS-7

FACTORILY PERFORM PRESCRIBED TRAINING.— 8

In section 10148(b)— 9

(i) by striking ‘‘District of Columbia,’’ 10

and inserting ‘‘Capital,’’; and 11

(ii) by striking ‘‘District of Columbia 12

National Guard’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital 13

National Guard’’. 14

(H) CHIEF OF THE NATIONAL GUARD BU-15

REAU.—In section 10502(a)(1)— 16

(i) by striking ‘‘District of Columbia,’’ 17

and inserting ‘‘Capital,’’; and 18

(ii) by striking ‘‘District of Columbia 19

National Guard’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital 20

National Guard’’. 21

(I) VICE CHIEF OF THE NATIONAL GUARD 22

BUREAU.—In section 10505(a)(1)(A)— 23

(i) by striking ‘‘District of Columbia,’’ 24

and inserting ‘‘Capital,’’; and 25

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(ii) by striking ‘‘District of Columbia 1

National Guard’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital 2

National Guard’’. 3

(J) OTHER SENIOR NATIONAL GUARD BU-4

REAU OFFICERS.—In subparagraphs (A) and 5

(B) of section 10506(a)(1)— 6

(i) by striking ‘‘District of Columbia,’’ 7

both places it appears and inserting ‘‘Cap-8

ital,’’; and 9

(ii) by striking ‘‘District of Columbia 10

National Guard’’ both places it appears 11

and inserting ‘‘Capital National Guard’’. 12

(K) NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU: GENERAL 13

PROVISIONS.—In section 10508(b)(1), by strik-14

ing ‘‘District of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Cap-15

ital’’. 16

(L) COMMISSIONED OFFICERS: ORIGINAL 17

APPOINTMENT; LIMITATION.—In section 18

12204(b), by striking ‘‘District of Columbia’’ 19

and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 20

(M) RESERVE COMPONENTS GEN-21

ERALLY.—In section 12301(b), by striking 22

‘‘District of Columbia National Guard’’ both 23

places it appears and inserting ‘‘Capital Na-24

tional Guard’’. 25

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(N) NATIONAL GUARD IN FEDERAL SERV-1

ICE: CALL.—In section 12406— 2

(i) by striking ‘‘District of Columbia,’’ 3

and inserting ‘‘Capital,’’; and 4

(ii) by striking ‘‘National Guard of 5

the District of Columbia’’ and inserting 6

‘‘Capital National Guard’’. 7

(O) RESULT OF FAILURE TO COMPLY 8

WITH STANDARDS AND QUALIFICATIONS.—In 9

section 12642(c), by striking ‘‘District of Co-10

lumbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 11

(P) LIMITATION ON RELOCATION OF NA-12

TIONAL GUARD UNITS.—In section 18238— 13

(i) by striking ‘‘District of Columbia,’’ 14

and inserting ‘‘Capital,’’; and 15

(ii) by striking ‘‘National Guard of 16

the District of Columbia’’ and inserting 17

‘‘Capital National Guard’’. 18

SEC. 116. TERMINATION OF LEGAL STATUS OF SEAT OF 19

GOVERNMENT OF UNITED STATES AS MUNIC-20

IPAL CORPORATION. 21

Notwithstanding section 2 of the Revised Statutes re-22

lating to the District of Columbia (sec. 1–102, D.C. Offi-23

cial Code) or any other provision of law codified in sub-24

chapter I of chapter 1 of the District of Columbia Official 25

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Code, effective upon the date of the admission of the State 1

into the Union, the Capital (or any portion thereof) shall 2

not serve as a government and shall not be a body cor-3

porate for municipal purposes. 4

Subtitle C—General Provisions 5
Relating to Laws of State 6

SEC. 121. EFFECT OF ADMISSION ON CURRENT LAWS. 7

(a) LEGISLATIVE POWER.—The legislative power of 8

the State shall extend to all rightful subjects of legislation 9

in the State, consistent with the Constitution of the 10

United States (including the restrictions and limitations 11

imposed upon the States by article I, section 10) and sub-12

ject to the provisions of this Act. 13

(b) CONTINUATION OF AUTHORITY AND DUTIES OF 14

MEMBERS OF EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, AND JUDICIAL 15

OFFICES.—Upon the admission of the State into the 16

Union, members of executive, legislative, and judicial of-17

fices of the District of Columbia shall be deemed members 18

of the respective executive, legislative, and judicial offices 19

of the State, as provided by the State Constitution and 20

the laws of the State. 21

(c) TREATMENT OF FEDERAL LAWS.—To the extent 22

that any law of the United States applies to the States 23

generally, the law shall have the same force and effect in 24

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the State as elsewhere in the United States, except as such 1

law may otherwise provide. 2

(d) NO EFFECT ON EXISTING CONTRACTS.—Nothing 3

in the admission of the State into the Union shall affect 4

any obligation under any contract or agreement under 5

which the District of Columbia or the United States is 6

a party, as in effect on the day before the date of the 7

admission of the State into the Union. 8

(e) SUCCESSION IN INTERSTATE COMPACTS.—The 9

State shall be deemed to be the successor to the District 10

of Columbia for purposes of any interstate compact which 11

is in effect on the day before the date of the admission 12

of the State into the Union. 13

(f) CONTINUATION OF SERVICE OF FEDERAL MEM-14

BERS ON BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.—Nothing in the ad-15

mission of the State into the Union shall affect the author-16

ity of a representative of the Federal Government who, 17

as of the day before the date of the admission of the State 18

into the Union, is a member of a board or commission 19

of the District of Columbia to serve as a member of such 20

board or commission or as a member of a successor to 21

such board or commission after the admission of the State 22

into the Union, as may be provided by the State Constitu-23

tion and the laws of the State. 24

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(g) SPECIAL RULE REGARDING ENFORCEMENT AU-1

THORITY OF UNITED STATES CAPITOL POLICE, UNITED 2

STATES PARK POLICE, AND UNITED STATES SECRET 3

SERVICE UNIFORMED DIVISION.—The United States 4

Capitol Police, the United States Park Police, and the 5

United States Secret Service Uniformed Division may not 6

enforce any law of the State in the State, except to the 7

extent authorized by the State. Nothing in this subsection 8

may be construed to affect the authority of the United 9

States Capitol Police, the United States Park Police, and 10

the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division to 11

enforce any law in the Capital. 12

SEC. 122. PENDING ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS. 13

(a) STATE AS LEGAL SUCCESSOR TO DISTRICT OF 14

COLUMBIA.—The State shall be the legal successor to the 15

District of Columbia in all matters. 16

(b) NO EFFECT ON PENDING PROCEEDINGS.—All 17

existing writs, actions, suits, judicial and administrative 18

proceedings, civil or criminal liabilities, prosecutions, judg-19

ments, sentences, orders, decrees, appeals, causes of ac-20

tion, claims, demands, titles, and rights shall continue un-21

affected by the admission of the State into the Union with 22

respect to the State or the United States, except as may 23

be provided under this Act, as may be modified in accord-24

ance with the provisions of the State Constitution, and 25

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as may be modified by the laws of the State or the United 1

States, as the case may be. 2

SEC. 123. LIMITATION ON AUTHORITY TO TAX FEDERAL 3

PROPERTY. 4

The State may not impose any tax on any real or 5

personal property owned or acquired by the United States, 6

except to the extent that Congress may permit. 7

SEC. 124. UNITED STATES NATIONALITY. 8

No provision of this Act shall operate to confer 9

United States nationality, to terminate nationality lawfully 10

acquired, or to restore nationality terminated or lost under 11

any law of the United States or under any treaty to which 12

the United States is or was a party. 13

TITLE II—INTERESTS OF 14
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 15

Subtitle A—Federal Property 16
SEC. 201. TREATMENT OF MILITARY LANDS. 17

(a) RESERVATION OF FEDERAL AUTHORITY.— 18

(1) IN GENERAL.—Subject to paragraph (2) 19

and subsection (b) and notwithstanding the admis-20

sion of the State into the Union, authority is re-21

served in the United States for the exercise by Con-22

gress of the power of exclusive legislation in all cases 23

whatsoever over such tracts or parcels of land lo-24

cated in the State that, on the day before the date 25

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of the admission of the State into the Union, are 1

controlled or owned by the United States and held 2

for defense or Coast Guard purposes. 3

(2) LIMITATION ON AUTHORITY.—The power of 4

exclusive legislation described in paragraph (1) shall 5

vest and remain in the United States only so long 6

as the particular tract or parcel of land involved is 7

controlled or owned by the United States and held 8

for defense or Coast Guard purposes. 9

(b) AUTHORITY OF STATE.— 10

(1) IN GENERAL.—The reservation of authority 11

in the United States under subsection (a) shall not 12

operate to prevent such tracts or parcels of land 13

from being a part of the State, or to prevent the 14

State from exercising over or upon such lands, con-15

currently with the United States, any jurisdiction 16

which it would have in the absence of such reserva-17

tion of authority and which is consistent with the 18

laws hereafter enacted by Congress pursuant to such 19

reservation of authority. 20

(2) SERVICE OF PROCESS.—The State shall 21

have the right to serve civil or criminal process in 22

such tracts or parcels of land in which the authority 23

of the United States is reserved under subsection (a) 24

in suits or prosecutions for or on account of rights 25

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acquired, obligations incurred, or crimes committed 1

in the State but outside of such lands. 2

SEC. 202. WAIVER OF CLAIMS TO FEDERAL PROPERTY. 3

(a) IN GENERAL.—As a compact with the United 4

States, the State and its people disclaim all right and title 5

to any real or personal property not granted or confirmed 6

to the State by or under the authority of this Act, the 7

right or title to which is held by the United States or sub-8

ject to disposition by the United States. 9

(b) EFFECT ON CLAIMS AGAINST UNITED STATES.— 10

(1) IN GENERAL.—Nothing in this Act shall 11

recognize, deny, enlarge, impair, or otherwise affect 12

any claim against the United States, and any such 13

claim shall be governed by applicable laws of the 14

United States. 15

(2) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in this 16

Act is intended or shall be construed as a finding, 17

interpretation, or construction by Congress that any 18

applicable law authorizes, establishes, recognizes, or 19

confirms the validity or invalidity of any claim re-20

ferred to in paragraph (1), and the determination of 21

the applicability to or the effect of any law on any 22

such claim shall be unaffected by anything in this 23

Act. 24

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Subtitle B—Federal Courts 1
SEC. 211. RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN FED-2

ERAL OFFICIALS. 3

(a) CIRCUIT JUDGES.—Section 44(c) of title 28, 4

United States Code, is amended— 5

(1) by striking ‘‘Except in the District of Co-6

lumbia, each’’ and inserting ‘‘Each’’; and 7

(2) by striking ‘‘within fifty miles of the Dis-8

trict of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘within fifty miles 9

of the Capital’’. 10

(b) DISTRICT JUDGES.—Section 134(b) of such title 11

is amended in the first sentence by striking ‘‘the District 12

of Columbia, the Southern District of New York, and’’ and 13

inserting ‘‘the Southern District of New York and’’. 14

(c) UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS.—Section 545(a) of 15

such title is amended by striking the first sentence and 16

inserting ‘‘Each United States attorney shall reside in the 17

district for which he or she is appointed, except that those 18

officers of the Southern District of New York and the 19

Eastern District of New York may reside within 20 miles 20

thereof.’’. 21

(d) UNITED STATES MARSHALS.—Section 561(e)(1) 22

of such title is amended to read as follows: 23

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‘‘(1) the marshal for the Southern District of 1

New York may reside within 20 miles of the district; 2

and’’. 3

(e) CLERKS OF DISTRICT COURTS.—Section 751(c) 4

of such title is amended by striking ‘‘the District of Co-5

lumbia and’’. 6

(f) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by 7

this section shall apply only to individuals appointed after 8

the date of the admission of the State into the Union. 9

SEC. 212. RENAMING OF FEDERAL COURTS. 10

(a) RENAMING.— 11

(1) CIRCUIT COURT.—Section 41 of title 28, 12

United States Code, is amended— 13

(A) in the first column, by striking ‘‘Dis-14

trict of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital’’; and 15

(B) in the second column, by striking 16

‘‘District of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital; 17

Washington, Douglass Commonwealth’’. 18

(2) DISTRICT COURT.—Section 88 of such title 19

is amended— 20

(A) in the heading, by striking ‘‘District 21

of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Washington, 22

Douglass Commonwealth and the 23

Capital’’; 24

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(B) by amending the first paragraph to 1

read as follows: 2

‘‘The State of Washington, Douglass Common-3

wealth and the Capital comprise one judicial dis-4

trict.’’; and 5

(C) in the second paragraph, by striking 6

‘‘Washington’’ and inserting ‘‘the Capital’’. 7

(3) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The item relating 8

to section 88 in the table of sections of such title is 9

amended to read as follows: 10

‘‘88. Washington, Douglass Commonwealth and the Capital’’. 

(b) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS RELATING TO 11

COURT OF APPEALS.—Title 28, United States Code, is 12

amended as follows: 13

(1) APPOINTMENT OF JUDGES.—Section 44(a) 14

of such title is amended in the first column by strik-15

ing ‘‘District of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 16

(2) TERMS OF COURT.—Section 48(a) of such 17

title is amended— 18

(A) in the first column, by striking ‘‘Dis-19

trict of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital’’; 20

(B) in the second column, by striking 21

‘‘Washington’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital’’ ; and 22

(C) in the second column, by striking 23

‘‘District of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 24

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(3) APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT COUNSELS 1

BY CHIEF JUDGE OF CIRCUIT.—Section 49 of such 2

title is amended by striking ‘‘District of Columbia’’ 3

each place it appears and inserting ‘‘Capital’’. 4

(4) CIRCUIT COURT JURISDICTION OVER CER-5

TIFICATION OF DEATH PENALTY COUNSELS.—Sec-6

tion 2265(c)(2) of such title is amended by striking 7

‘‘the District of Columbia Circuit’’ and inserting 8

‘‘the Capital Circuit’’. 9

(5) CIRCUIT COURT JURISDICTION OVER RE-10

VIEW OF FEDERAL AGENCY ORDERS.—Section 2343 11

of such title is amended by striking ‘‘the District of 12

Columbia Circuit’’ and inserting ‘‘the Capital Cir-13

cuit’’. 14

(c) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS RELATING TO DIS-15

TRICT COURT.—Title 28, United States Code, is amended 16

as follows: 17

(1) APPOINTMENT AND NUMBER OF DISTRICT 18

COURT JUDGES.—Section 133(a) of such title is 19

amended in the first column by striking ‘‘District of 20

Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Washington, Douglass 21

Commonwealth and the Capital’’. 22

(2) DISTRICT COURT JURISDICTION OF TAX 23

CASES BROUGHT AGAINST UNITED STATES.—Section 24

1346(e) of such title is amended by striking ‘‘the 25

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District of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Washington, 1

Douglass Commonwealth and the Capital’’. 2

(3) DISTRICT COURT JURISDICTION OVER PRO-3

CEEDINGS FOR FORFEITURE OF FOREIGN PROP-4

ERTY.—Section 1355(b)(2) of such title is amended 5

by striking ‘‘the District of Columbia’’ and inserting 6

‘‘Washington, Douglass Commonwealth and the 7

Capital’’. 8

(4) DISTRICT COURT JURISDICTION OVER CIVIL 9

ACTIONS BROUGHT AGAINST A FOREIGN STATE.— 10

Section 1391(f)(4) of such title is amended by strik-11

ing ‘‘the District of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Wash-12

ington, Douglass Commonwealth and the Capital’’. 13

(5) DISTRICT COURT JURISDICTION OVER AC-14

TIONS BROUGHT BY CORPORATIONS AGAINST 15

UNITED STATES.—Section 1402(a)(2) of such title is 16

amended by striking ‘‘the District of Columbia’’ and 17

inserting ‘‘Washington, Douglass Commonwealth 18

and the Capital’’. 19

(6) VENUE IN DISTRICT COURT OF CERTAIN AC-20

TIONS BROUGHT BY EMPLOYEES OF EXECUTIVE OF-21

FICE OF THE PRESIDENT.—Section 1413 of such 22

title is amended by striking ‘‘the District of Colum-23

bia’’ and inserting ‘‘Washington, Douglass Common-24

wealth and the Capital’’. 25

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(7) VENUE IN DISTRICT COURT OF ACTION EN-1

FORCING FOREIGN JUDGMENT.—Section 2

2467(c)(2)(B) of such title is amended by striking 3

‘‘the District of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Wash-4

ington, Douglass Commonwealth and the Capital’’. 5

(d) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS RELATING TO 6

OTHER COURTS.—Title 28, United States Code, is 7

amended as follows: 8

(1) APPOINTMENT OF BANKRUPTCY JUDGES.— 9

Section 152(a)(2) of such title is amended in the 10

first column by striking ‘‘District of Columbia’’ and 11

inserting ‘‘Washington, Douglass Commonwealth 12

and the Capital’’. 13

(2) LOCATION OF COURT OF FEDERAL 14

CLAIMS.—Section 173 of such title is amended by 15

striking ‘‘the District of Columbia’’ and inserting 16

‘‘the Capital’’. 17

(3) DUTY STATION OF JUDGES OF COURT OF 18

FEDERAL CLAIMS.—Section 175 of such title is 19

amended by striking ‘‘the District of Columbia’’ 20

each place it appears and inserting ‘‘the Capital’’. 21

(4) DUTY STATION OF JUDGES FOR PURPOSES 22

OF TRAVELING EXPENSES.—Section 456(b) of such 23

title is amended to read as follows: 24

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‘‘(b) The official duty station of the Chief Justice of 1

the United States, the Justices of the Supreme Court of 2

the United States, and the judges of the United States 3

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit shall be the Cap-4

ital.’’. 5

(5) COURT ACCOMMODATIONS FOR FEDERAL 6

CIRCUIT AND COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS.—Section 7

462(d) of such title is amended by striking ‘‘the Dis-8

trict of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘the Capital’’. 9

(6) PLACES OF HOLDING COURT OF COURT OF 10

FEDERAL CLAIMS.—Section 798(a) of such title is 11

amended— 12

(A) by striking ‘‘Washington, District of 13

Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘the Capital’’; and 14

(B) by striking ‘‘the District of Columbia’’ 15

and inserting ‘‘the Capital’’. 16

(e) OTHER CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.— 17

(1) SERVICE OF PROCESS ON FOREIGN PARTIES 18

AT STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICE.—Section 19

1608(a)(4) of such title is amended by striking 20

‘‘Washington, District of Columbia’’ and inserting 21

‘‘the Capital’’. 22

(2) SERVICE OF PROCESS IN PROPERTY CASES 23

AT ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE.—Section 2410(b) 24

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of such title is amended by striking ‘‘Washington, 1

District of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘the Capital’’. 2

(f) DEFINITION.—Section 451 of title 28, United 3

States Code, is amended by adding at the end the fol-4

lowing new undesignated paragraph: 5

‘‘The term ‘Capital’ means the area serving as 6

the seat of the Government of the United States, as 7

described in section 112 of the Washington, D.C. 8

Admission Act.’’. 9

(g) REFERENCES IN OTHER LAWS.—Any reference 10

in any Federal law (other than a law amended by this 11

section), rule, or regulation— 12

(1) to the United States Court of Appeals for 13

the District of Columbia shall be deemed to refer to 14

the United States Court of Appeals for the Capital; 15

(2) to the District of Columbia Circuit shall be 16

deemed to refer to the Capital Circuit; and 17

(3) to the United States District Court for the 18

District of Columbia shall be deemed to refer to the 19

United States District Court for Washington, Doug-20

lass Commonwealth and the Capital. 21

(h) EFFECTIVE DATE.—This section and the amend-22

ments made by this section shall take effect upon the ad-23

mission of the State into the Union. 24

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SEC. 213. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS RELATING TO DE-1

PARTMENT OF JUSTICE. 2

(a) APPOINTMENT OF UNITED STATES TRUSTEES.— 3

Section 581(a)(4) of title 28, United States Code, is 4

amended by striking ‘‘the District of Columbia’’ and in-5

serting ‘‘the Capital and Washington, Douglass Common-6

wealth’’. 7

(b) INDEPENDENT COUNSELS.— 8

(1) APPOINTMENT OF ADDITIONAL PER-9

SONNEL.—Section 594(c) of such title is amended— 10

(A) by striking ‘‘the District of Columbia’’ 11

the first place it appears and inserting ‘‘Wash-12

ington, Douglass Commonwealth and the Cap-13

ital’’; and 14

(B) by striking ‘‘the District of Columbia’’ 15

the second place it appears and inserting 16

‘‘Washington, Douglass Commonwealth’’. 17

(2) JUDICIAL REVIEW OF REMOVAL.—Section 18

596(a)(3) of such title is amended by striking ‘‘the 19

District of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘Washington, 20

Douglass Commonwealth and the Capital’’. 21

(c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by 22

this section shall take effect upon the admission of the 23

State into the Union. 24

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SEC. 214. TREATMENT OF PRETRIAL SERVICES IN UNITED 1

STATES DISTRICT COURT. 2

Section 3152 of title 18, United States Code, is 3

amended— 4

(1) in subsection (a), by striking ‘‘(other than 5

the District of Columbia)’’ and inserting ‘‘(subject to 6

subsection (d), other than the District of Colum-7

bia)’’; and 8

(2) by adding at the end the following new sub-9

section: 10

‘‘(d) In the case of the judicial district of Washington, 11

Douglass Commonwealth and the Capital— 12

‘‘(1) upon the admission of the State of Wash-13

ington, Douglass Commonwealth into the Union, the 14

Washington, Douglass Commonwealth Pretrial Serv-15

ices Agency shall continue to provide pretrial serv-16

ices in the judicial district in the same manner and 17

to the same extent as the District of Columbia Pre-18

trial Services Agency provided such services in the 19

judicial district of the District of Columbia as of the 20

day before the date of the admission of the State 21

into the Union; and 22

‘‘(2) upon the receipt by the President of the 23

certification from the State of Washington, Douglass 24

Commonwealth under section 315(b)(4) of the 25

Washington, D.C. Admission Act that the State has 26

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in effect laws providing for the State to provide pre- 1

trial services, paragraph (1) shall no longer apply, 2

and the Director shall provide for the establishment 3

of pretrial services in the judicial district under this 4

section.’’. 5

Subtitle C—Federal Elections 6
SEC. 221. PERMITTING INDIVIDUALS RESIDING IN CAPITAL 7

TO VOTE IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS IN STATE 8

OF MOST RECENT DOMICILE. 9

(a) REQUIREMENT FOR STATES TO PERMIT INDIVID-10

UALS TO VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT.— 11

(1) IN GENERAL.—Each State shall— 12

(A) permit absent Capital voters to use ab-13

sentee registration procedures and to vote by 14

absentee ballot in general, special, primary, and 15

runoff elections for Federal office; and 16

(B) accept and process, with respect to any 17

general, special, primary, or runoff election for 18

Federal office, any otherwise valid voter reg-19

istration application from an absent Capital 20

voter, if the application is received by the ap-21

propriate State election official not less than 30 22

days before the election. 23

(2) ABSENT CAPITAL VOTER DEFINED.—In this 24

section, the term ‘‘absent Capital voter’’ means, with 25

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respect to a State, a person who resides in the Cap-1

ital and is qualified to vote in the State (or who 2

would be qualified to vote in the State but for resid-3

ing in the Capital), but only if the State is the last 4

place in which the person was domiciled before resid-5

ing in the Capital. 6

(3) STATE DEFINED.—In this section, the term 7

‘‘State’’ means each of the several States, including 8

the State. 9

(b) RECOMMENDATIONS TO STATES TO MAXIMIZE 10

ACCESS TO POLLS BY ABSENT CAPITAL VOTERS.—To af-11

ford maximum access to the polls by absent Capital voters, 12

it is the sense of Congress that the States should— 13

(1) waive registration requirements for absent 14

Capital voters who, by reason of residence in the 15

Capital, do not have an opportunity to register; 16

(2) expedite processing of balloting materials 17

with respect to such individuals; and 18

(3) assure that absentee ballots are mailed to 19

such individuals at the earliest opportunity. 20

(c) ENFORCEMENT.—The Attorney General may 21

bring a civil action in the appropriate district court of the 22

United States for such declaratory or injunctive relief as 23

may be necessary to carry out this section. 24

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(d) EFFECT ON CERTAIN OTHER LAWS.—The exer-1

cise of any right under this section shall not affect, for 2

purposes of a Federal tax, a State tax, or a local tax, the 3

residence or domicile of a person exercising such right. 4

(e) EFFECTIVE DATE.—This section shall take effect 5

upon the date of the admission of the State into the 6

Union, and shall apply with respect to elections for Fed-7

eral office taking place on or after such date. 8

SEC. 222. REPEAL OF OFFICE OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 9

DELEGATE. 10

(a) IN GENERAL.—Sections 202 and 204 of the Dis-11

trict of Columbia Delegate Act (Public Law 91–405; sec-12

tions 1–401 and 1–402, D.C. Official Code) are repealed, 13

and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such 14

sections are restored or revived as if such sections had 15

not been enacted. 16

(b) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO DISTRICT OF CO-17

LUMBIA ELECTIONS CODE OF 1955.—The District of Co-18

lumbia Elections Code of 1955 is amended— 19

(1) in section 1 (sec. 1–1001.01, D.C. Official 20

Code), by striking ‘‘the Delegate to the House of 21

Representatives,’’; 22

(2) in section 2 (sec. 1–1001.02, D.C. Official 23

Code)— 24

(A) by striking paragraph (6), 25

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(B) in paragraph (12), by striking ‘‘(except 1

the Delegate to Congress for the District of Co-2

lumbia)’’, and 3

(C) in paragraph (13), by striking ‘‘the 4

Delegate to Congress for the District of Colum-5

bia,’’; 6

(3) in section 8 (sec. 1–1001.08, D.C. Official 7

Code)— 8

(A) by striking ‘‘Delegate,’’ in the heading, 9

and 10

(B) by striking ‘‘Delegate,’’ each place it 11

appears in subsections (d), (h)(1)(A), (h)(2), 12

(i)(1), (j)(1), (j)(3), and (k)(3); 13

(4) in section 10 (sec. 1–1001.10, D.C. Official 14

Code)— 15

(A) by striking subparagraph (A) of sub-16

section (a)(3), and 17

(B) in subsection (d)— 18

(i) by striking ‘‘Delegate,’’ each place 19

it appears in paragraph (1), and 20

(ii) by striking paragraph (2) and re-21

designating paragraph (3) as paragraph 22

(2); 23

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(5) in section 11(a)(2) (sec. 1–1001.11(a)(2), 1

D.C. Official Code), by striking ‘‘Delegate to the 2

House of Representatives,’’; 3

(6) in section 15(b) (sec. 1–1001.15(b), D.C. 4

Official Code), by striking ‘‘Delegate,’’; and 5

(7) in section 17(a) (sec. 1–1001.17(a), D.C. 6

Official Code), by striking ‘‘except the Delegate to 7

the Congress from the District of Columbia’’. 8

(c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by 9

this section shall take effect upon the admission of the 10

State into the Union. 11

SEC. 223. REPEAL OF LAW PROVIDING FOR PARTICIPATION 12

OF SEAT OF GOVERNMENT IN ELECTION OF 13

PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT. 14

(a) IN GENERAL.—Chapter 1 of title 3, United 15

States Code, is amended— 16

(1) by striking section 21; and 17

(2) in the table of sections, by striking the item 18

relating to section 21. 19

(b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by 20

subsection (a) shall take effect upon the date of the admis-21

sion of the State into the Union, and shall apply to any 22

election of the President and Vice-President taking place 23

on or after such date. 24

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SEC. 224. EXPEDITED PROCEDURES FOR CONSIDERATION 1

OF CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT REPEAL-2

ING 23RD AMENDMENT. 3

(a) JOINT RESOLUTION DESCRIBED.—In this sec-4

tion, the term ‘‘joint resolution’’ means a joint resolu-5

tion— 6

(1) entitled ‘‘A joint resolution proposing an 7

amendment to the Constitution of the United States 8

to repeal the 23rd article of amendment’’; and 9

(2) the matter after the resolving clause of 10

which consists solely of text to amend the Constitu-11

tion of the United States to repeal the 23rd article 12

of amendment to the Constitution. 13

(b) EXPEDITED CONSIDERATION IN HOUSE OF REP-14

RESENTATIVES.— 15

(1) PLACEMENT ON CALENDAR.—Upon intro-16

duction in the House of Representatives, the joint 17

resolution shall be placed immediately on the appro-18

priate calendar. 19

(2) PROCEEDING TO CONSIDERATION.— 20

(A) IN GENERAL.—It shall be in order, not 21

later than 30 legislative days after the date the 22

joint resolution is introduced in the House of 23

Representatives, to move to proceed to consider 24

the joint resolution in the House of Representa-25

tives. 26

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(B) PROCEDURE.—For a motion to pro-1

ceed to consider the joint resolution— 2

(i) all points of order against the mo-3

tion are waived; 4

(ii) such a motion shall not be in 5

order after the House of Representatives 6

has disposed of a motion to proceed on the 7

joint resolution; 8

(iii) the previous question shall be 9

considered as ordered on the motion to its 10

adoption without intervening motion; 11

(iv) the motion shall not be debatable; 12

and 13

(v) a motion to reconsider the vote by 14

which the motion is disposed of shall not 15

be in order. 16

(3) CONSIDERATION.—When the House of Rep-17

resentatives proceeds to consideration of the joint 18

resolution— 19

(A) the joint resolution shall be considered 20

as read; 21

(B) all points of order against the joint 22

resolution and against its consideration are 23

waived; 24

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(C) the previous question shall be consid-1

ered as ordered on the joint resolution to its 2

passage without intervening motion except 10 3

hours of debate equally divided and controlled 4

by the proponent and an opponent; 5

(D) an amendment to the joint resolution 6

shall not be in order; and 7

(E) a motion to reconsider the vote on pas-8

sage of the joint resolution shall not be in 9

order. 10

(c) EXPEDITED CONSIDERATION IN SENATE.— 11

(1) PLACEMENT ON CALENDAR.—Upon intro-12

duction in the Senate, the joint resolution shall be 13

placed immediately on the calendar. 14

(2) PROCEEDING TO CONSIDERATION.— 15

(A) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding rule 16

XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, it is 17

in order, not later than 30 legislative days after 18

the date the joint resolution is introduced in the 19

Senate (even though a previous motion to the 20

same effect has been disagreed to) to move to 21

proceed to the consideration of the joint resolu-22

tion. 23

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(B) PROCEDURE.—For a motion to pro-1

ceed to the consideration of the joint resolu-2

tion— 3

(i) all points of order against the mo-4

tion are waived; 5

(ii) the motion is not debatable; 6

(iii) the motion is not subject to a mo-7

tion to postpone; 8

(iv) a motion to reconsider the vote by 9

which the motion is agreed to or disagreed 10

to shall not be in order; and 11

(v) if the motion is agreed to, the 12

joint resolution shall remain the unfinished 13

business until disposed of. 14

(3) FLOOR CONSIDERATION.— 15

(A) IN GENERAL.—If the Senate proceeds 16

to consideration of the joint resolution— 17

(i) all points of order against the joint 18

resolution (and against consideration of 19

the joint resolution) are waived; 20

(ii) consideration of the joint resolu-21

tion, and all debatable motions and appeals 22

in connection therewith, shall be limited to 23

not more than 30 hours, which shall be di-24

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vided equally between the majority and mi-1

nority leaders or their designees; 2

(iii) a motion further to limit debate 3

is in order and not debatable; 4

(iv) an amendment to, a motion to 5

postpone, or a motion to commit the joint 6

resolution is not in order; and 7

(v) a motion to proceed to the consid-8

eration of other business is not in order. 9

(B) VOTE ON PASSAGE.—In the Senate the 10

vote on passage shall occur immediately fol-11

lowing the conclusion of the consideration of the 12

joint resolution, and a single quorum call at the 13

conclusion of the debate if requested in accord-14

ance with the rules of the Senate. 15

(C) RULINGS OF THE CHAIR ON PROCE-16

DURE.—Appeals from the decisions of the Chair 17

relating to the application of this subsection or 18

the rules of the Senate, as the case may be, to 19

the procedure relating to the joint resolution 20

shall be decided without debate. 21

(d) RULES RELATING TO SENATE AND HOUSE OF 22

REPRESENTATIVES.— 23

(1) COORDINATION WITH ACTION BY OTHER 24

HOUSE.—If, before the passage by one House of the 25

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joint resolution of that House, that House receives 1

from the other House the joint resolution— 2

(A) the joint resolution of the other House 3

shall not be referred to a committee; and 4

(B) with respect to the joint resolution of 5

the House receiving the resolution— 6

(i) the procedure in that House shall 7

be the same as if no joint resolution had 8

been received from the other House; and 9

(ii) the vote on passage shall be on 10

the joint resolution of the other House. 11

(2) TREATMENT OF JOINT RESOLUTION OF 12

OTHER HOUSE.—If one House fails to introduce or 13

consider the joint resolution under this section, the 14

joint resolution of the other House shall be entitled 15

to expedited floor procedures under this section. 16

(3) TREATMENT OF COMPANION MEASURES.— 17

If, following passage of the joint resolution in the 18

Senate, the Senate receives the companion measure 19

from the House of Representatives, the companion 20

measure shall not be debatable. 21

(e) RULES OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND 22

SENATE.—This section is enacted by Congress— 23

(1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of 24

the Senate and House of Representatives, respec-25

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tively, and as such is deemed a part of the rules of 1

each House, respectively, but applicable only with re-2

spect to the procedure to be followed in that House 3

in the case of the joint resolution, and supersede 4

other rules only to the extent that it is inconsistent 5

with such rules; and 6

(2) with full recognition of the constitutional 7

right of either House to change the rules (so far as 8

relating to the procedure of that House) at any time, 9

in the same manner, and to the same extent as in 10

the case of any other rule of that House. 11

TITLE III—CONTINUATION OF 12
CERTAIN AUTHORITIES AND 13
RESPONSIBILITIES 14
Subtitle A—Employee Benefits 15

SEC. 301. FEDERAL BENEFIT PAYMENTS UNDER CERTAIN 16

RETIREMENT PROGRAMS. 17

(a) CONTINUATION OF ENTITLEMENT TO PAY-18

MENTS.—Any individual who, as of the day before the date 19

of the admission of the State into the Union, is entitled 20

to a Federal benefit payment under the District of Colum-21

bia Retirement Protection Act of 1997 (subtitle A of title 22

XI of the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Govern-23

ment Improvement Act of 1997; sec. 1–801.01 et seq., 24

D.C. Official Code) shall continue to be entitled to such 25

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a payment after the admission of the State into the Union, 1

in the same manner, to the same extent, and subject to 2

the same terms and conditions applicable under such Act. 3

(b) OBLIGATIONS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.— 4

(1) IN GENERAL.—Any obligation of the Fed-5

eral Government under the District of Columbia Re-6

tirement Protection Act of 1997 which exists with 7

respect to any individual or with respect to the Dis-8

trict of Columbia as of the day before the date of 9

the admission of the State into the Union shall re-10

main in effect with respect to such an individual and 11

with respect to the State after the admission of the 12

State into the Union, in the same manner, to the 13

same extent, and subject to the same terms and con-14

ditions applicable under such Act. 15

(2) D.C. FEDERAL PENSION FUND.—Any obli-16

gation of the Federal Government under chapter 9 17

of the District of Columbia Retirement Protection 18

Act of 1997 (sec. 1–817.01 et seq., D.C. Official 19

Code) with respect to the D.C. Federal Pension 20

Fund which exists as of the day before the date of 21

the admission of the State into the Union shall re-22

main in effect with respect to such Fund after the 23

admission of the State into the Union, in the same 24

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manner, to the same extent, and subject to the same 1

terms and conditions applicable under such chapter. 2

(c) OBLIGATIONS OF STATE.—Any obligation of the 3

District of Columbia under the District of Columbia Re-4

tirement Protection Act of 1997 which exists with respect 5

to any individual or with respect to the Federal Govern-6

ment as of the day before the date of the admission of 7

the State into the Union shall become an obligation of the 8

State with respect to such an individual and with respect 9

to the Federal Government after the admission of the 10

State into the Union, in the same manner, to the same 11

extent, and subject to the same terms and conditions ap-12

plicable under such Act. 13

SEC. 302. CONTINUATION OF FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE BEN-14

EFITS FOR EMPLOYEES FIRST EMPLOYED 15

PRIOR TO ESTABLISHMENT OF DISTRICT OF 16

COLUMBIA MERIT PERSONNEL SYSTEM. 17

(a) OBLIGATIONS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.—Any 18

obligation of the Federal Government under title 5, United 19

States Code, which exists with respect to an individual de-20

scribed in subsection (c) or with respect to the District 21

of Columbia as of the day before the date of the admission 22

of the State into the Union shall remain in effect with 23

respect to such individual and with respect to the State 24

after the admission of the State into the Union, in the 25

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same manner, to the same extent, and subject to the same 1

terms and conditions applicable under such title. 2

(b) OBLIGATIONS OF STATE.—Any obligation of the 3

District of Columbia under title 5, United States Code, 4

which exists with respect to an individual described in sub-5

section (c) or with respect to the Federal Government as 6

of the day before the date of the admission of the State 7

into the Union shall become an obligation of the State with 8

respect to such individual and with respect to the Federal 9

Government after the admission of the State into the 10

Union, in the same manner, to the same extent, and sub-11

ject to the same terms and conditions applicable under 12

such title. 13

(c) INDIVIDUALS DESCRIBED.—An individual de-14

scribed in this subsection is an individual who was first 15

employed by the government of the District of Columbia 16

before October 1, 1987. 17

SEC. 303. OBLIGATIONS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UNDER 18

JUDGES’ RETIREMENT PROGRAM. 19

(a) CONTINUATION OF OBLIGATIONS.— 20

(1) IN GENERAL.—Any obligation of the Fed-21

eral Government under subchapter III of chapter 15 22

of title 11, District of Columbia Official Code— 23

(A) which exists with respect to any indi-24

vidual and the District of Columbia as the re-25

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sult of service accrued prior to the date of the 1

admission of the State into the Union shall re-2

main in effect with respect to such an indi-3

vidual and with respect to the State after the 4

admission of the State into the Union, in the 5

same manner, to the same extent, and subject 6

to the same terms and conditions applicable 7

under such subchapter; and 8

(B) subject to paragraph (2), shall exist 9

with respect to any individual and the State as 10

the result of service accrued after the date of 11

the admission of the State into the Union in the 12

same manner, to the same extent, and subject 13

to the same terms and conditions applicable 14

under such subchapter as such obligation ex-15

isted with respect to individuals and the Dis-16

trict of Columbia as of the date of the admis-17

sion of the State into the Union. 18

(2) TREATMENT OF SERVICE ACCRUED AFTER 19

TAKING EFFECT OF STATE RETIREMENT PRO-20

GRAM.—Subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) does 21

not apply to service accrued on or after the termi-22

nation date described in subsection (b). 23

(b) TERMINATION DATE.—The termination date de-24

scribed in this subsection is the date on which the State 25

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provides written certification to the President that the 1

State has in effect laws requiring the State to appropriate 2

and make available funds for the retirement of judges of 3

the State. 4

Subtitle B—Agencies 5
SEC. 311. PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICE. 6

(a) CONTINUATION OF OPERATIONS AND FUND-7

ING.— 8

(1) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in para-9

graph (2) and subsection (b), title III of the District 10

of Columbia Court Reform and Criminal Procedure 11

Act of 1970 (sec. 2–1601 et seq., D.C. Official 12

Code) shall apply with respect to the State and to 13

the public defender service of the State after the 14

date of the admission of the State into the Union in 15

the same manner and to the same extent as such 16

title applied with respect to the District of Columbia 17

and the District of Columbia Public Defender Serv-18

ice as of the day before the date of the admission 19

of the State into the Union. 20

(2) RESPONSIBILITY FOR EMPLOYER CON-21

TRIBUTION.—For purposes of paragraph (2) of sec-22

tion 305(c) of such Act (sec. 2–1605(c)(2), D.C. Of-23

ficial Code), the Federal Government shall be treat-24

ed as the employing agency with respect to the bene-25

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fits provided under such section to an individual who 1

is an employee of the public defender service of the 2

State and who, pursuant to section 305(c) of such 3

Act (sec. 2–1605(c), D.C. Official Code), is treated 4

as an employee of the Federal Government for pur-5

poses of receiving benefits under any chapter of sub-6

part G of part III of title 5, United States Code. 7

(b) RENAMING OF SERVICE.—Effective upon the date 8

of the admission of the State into the Union, the State 9

may rename the public defender service of the State. 10

(c) CONTINUATION OF FEDERAL BENEFITS FOR EM-11

PLOYEES.— 12

(1) IN GENERAL.—Any individual who is an 13

employee of the public defender service of the State 14

as of the day before the date described in subsection 15

(d) and who, pursuant to section 305(c) of the Dis-16

trict of Columbia Court Reform and Criminal Proce-17

dure Act of 1970 (sec. 2–1605(c), D.C. Official 18

Code), is treated as an employee of the Federal Gov-19

ernment for purposes of receiving benefits under any 20

chapter of subpart G of part III of title 5, United 21

States Code, shall continue to be treated as an em-22

ployee of the Federal Government for such purposes, 23

notwithstanding the termination of the provisions of 24

subsection (a) under subsection (d). 25

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(2) RESPONSIBILITY FOR EMPLOYER CON-1

TRIBUTION.—Beginning on the date described in 2

subsection (d), the State shall be treated as the em-3

ploying agency with respect to the benefits described 4

in paragraph (1) which are provided to an individual 5

who, for purposes of receiving such benefits, is con-6

tinued to be treated as an employee of the Federal 7

Government under such paragraph. 8

(d) TERMINATION.—Subsection (a) shall terminate 9

upon the date on which the State provides written certifi-10

cation to the President that the State has in effect laws 11

requiring the State to appropriate and make available 12

funds for the operation of the office of the State which 13

provides the services described in title III of the District 14

of Columbia Court Reform and Criminal Procedure Act 15

of 1970 (sec. 2–1601 et seq., D.C. Official Code). 16

SEC. 312. PROSECUTIONS. 17

(a) ASSIGNMENT OF ASSISTANT UNITED STATES AT-18

TORNEYS.— 19

(1) IN GENERAL.—In accordance with sub-20

chapter VI of chapter 33 of title 5, United States 21

Code, the Attorney General, with the concurrence of 22

the District of Columbia or the State (as the case 23

may be), shall provide for the assignment of assist-24

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ant United States attorneys to the State to carry 1

out the functions described in subsection (b). 2

(2) ASSIGNMENTS MADE ON DETAIL WITHOUT 3

REIMBURSEMENT BY STATE.—In accordance with 4

section 3373 of title 5, United States Code— 5

(A) an assistant United States attorney 6

who is assigned to the State under this section 7

shall be deemed under subsection (a) of such 8

section to be on detail to a regular work assign-9

ment in the Department of Justice; and 10

(B) the assignment of an assistant United 11

States attorney to the State under this section 12

shall be made without reimbursement by the 13

State of the pay of the attorney or any related 14

expenses. 15

(b) FUNCTIONS DESCRIBED.—The functions de-16

scribed in this subsection are criminal prosecutions con-17

ducted in the name of the State which would have been 18

conducted in the name of the United States by the United 19

States attorney for the District of Columbia or his or her 20

assistants, as provided under section 23–101(c), District 21

of Columbia Official Code, but for the admission of the 22

State into the Union. 23

(c) MINIMUM NUMBER ASSIGNED.—The number of 24

assistant United States attorneys who are assigned under 25

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this section may not be less than the number of assistant 1

United States attorneys whose principal duties as of the 2

day before the date of the admission of the State into the 3

Union were to conduct criminal prosecutions in the name 4

of the United States under section 23–101(c), District of 5

Columbia Official Code. 6

(d) TERMINATION.—The obligation of the Attorney 7

General to provide for the assignment of assistant United 8

States attorneys under this section shall terminate upon 9

written certification by the State to the President that the 10

State has appointed attorneys of the State to carry out 11

the functions described in subsection (b). 12

(e) CLARIFICATION REGARDING CLEMENCY AU-13

THORITY.— 14

(1) IN GENERAL.—Effective upon the admission 15

of the State into the Union, the authority to grant 16

clemency for offenses against the District of Colum-17

bia or the State shall be exercised by such person or 18

persons, and under such terms and conditions, as 19

provided by the State Constitution and the laws of 20

the State, without regard to whether the prosecution 21

for the offense was conducted by the District of Co-22

lumbia, the State, or the United States. 23

(2) DEFINITION.—In this subsection, the term 24

‘‘clemency’’ means a pardon, reprieve, or commuta-25

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tion of sentence, or a remission of a fine or other 1

financial penalty. 2

SEC. 313. SERVICE OF UNITED STATES MARSHALS. 3

(a) PROVISION OF SERVICES FOR COURTS OF 4

STATE.—The United States Marshals Service shall pro-5

vide services with respect to the courts and court system 6

of the State in the same manner and to the same extent 7

as the Service provided services with respect to the courts 8

and court system of the District of Columbia as of the 9

day before the date of the admission of the State into the 10

Union, except that the President shall not appoint a 11

United States Marshal under section 561 of title 28, 12

United States Code, for any court of the State. 13

(b) TERMINATION.—The obligation of the United 14

States Marshals Service to provide services under this sec-15

tion shall terminate upon written certification by the State 16

to the President that the State has appointed personnel 17

of the State to provide such services. 18

SEC. 314. DESIGNATION OF FELONS TO FACILITIES OF BU-19

REAU OF PRISONS. 20

(a) CONTINUATION OF DESIGNATION.—Chapter 1 of 21

subtitle C of title XI of the National Capital Revitalization 22

and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997 (sec. 24– 23

101 et seq., D.C. Official Code) and the amendments 24

made by such chapter— 25

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(1) shall continue to apply with respect to indi-1

viduals convicted of offenses under the laws of the 2

District of Columbia prior to the date of the admis-3

sion of the State into the Union; and 4

(2) shall apply with respect to individuals con-5

victed of offenses under the laws of the State after 6

the date of the admission of the State into the 7

Union in the same manner and to the same extent 8

as such chapter and amendments applied with re-9

spect to individuals convicted of offenses under the 10

laws of the District of Columbia prior to the date of 11

the admission of the State into the Union. 12

(b) TERMINATION.—The provisions of this section 13

shall terminate upon written certification by the State to 14

the President that the State has in effect laws for the 15

housing of individuals described in subsection (a) in cor-16

rectional facilities. 17

SEC. 315. PAROLE AND SUPERVISION. 18

(a) UNITED STATES PAROLE COMMISSION.— 19

(1) PAROLE.—The United States Parole Com-20

mission— 21

(A) shall continue to exercise the authority 22

to grant, deny, and revoke parole, and to im-23

pose conditions upon an order of parole, in the 24

case of any individual who is an imprisoned 25

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felon who is eligible for parole or reparole under 1

the laws of the District of Columbia as of the 2

day before the date of the admission of the 3

State into the Union, as provided under section 4

11231 of the National Capital Revitalization 5

and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997 6

(sec. 24–131, D.C. Official Code); and 7

(B) shall exercise the authority to grant, 8

deny, and revoke parole, and to impose condi-9

tions upon an order of parole, in the case of 10

any individual who is an imprisoned felon who 11

is eligible for parole or reparole under the laws 12

of the State in the same manner and to the 13

same extent as the Commission exercised in the 14

case of any individual described in subpara-15

graph (A). 16

(2) SUPERVISION OF RELEASED OFFENDERS.— 17

The United States Parole Commission— 18

(A) shall continue to exercise the authority 19

over individuals who are released offenders of 20

the District of Columbia as of the day before 21

the date of the admission of the State into the 22

Union, as provided under section 11233(c)(2) 23

of the National Capital Revitalization and Self- 24

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Government Improvement Act of 1997 (sec. 1

24–133(c)(2), D.C. Official Code); and 2

(B) shall exercise authority over individ-3

uals who are released offenders of the State in 4

the same manner and to the same extent as the 5

Commission exercised authority over individuals 6

described in subparagraph (A). 7

(3) CONTINUATION OF FEDERAL BENEFITS FOR 8

EMPLOYEES.— 9

(A) CONTINUATION.—Any individual who 10

is an employee of the United States Parole 11

Commission as of the later of the day before 12

the date described in subparagraph (A) of para-13

graph (4) or the day before the date described 14

in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (4) and who, 15

on or after such date, is an employee of the of-16

fice of the State which exercises the authority 17

described in either such subparagraph, shall 18

continue to be treated as an employee of the 19

Federal Government for purposes of receiving 20

benefits under any chapter of subpart G of part 21

III of title 5, United States Code, notwith-22

standing the termination of the provisions of 23

this subsection under paragraph (4). 24

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(B) RESPONSIBILITY FOR EMPLOYER CON-1

TRIBUTION.—Beginning on the later of the date 2

described in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (4) 3

or the date described in subparagraph (B) of 4

paragraph (4), the State shall be treated as the 5

employing agency with respect to the benefits 6

described in subparagraph (A) which are pro-7

vided to an individual who, for purposes of re-8

ceiving such benefits, is continued to be treated 9

as an employee of the Federal Government 10

under such subparagraph. 11

(4) TERMINATION.—The provisions of this sub-12

section shall terminate— 13

(A) in the case of paragraph (1), on the 14

date on which the State provides written certifi-15

cation to the President that the State has in ef-16

fect laws providing for the State to exercise the 17

authority to grant, deny, and revoke parole, and 18

to impose conditions upon an order of parole, in 19

the case of any individual who is an imprisoned 20

felon who is eligible for parole or reparole under 21

the laws of the State; and 22

(B) in the case of paragraph (2), on the 23

date on which the State provides written certifi-24

cation to the President that the State has in ef-25

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fect laws providing for the State to exercise au-1

thority over individuals who are released offend-2

ers of the State. 3

(b) COURT SERVICES AND OFFENDER SUPERVISION 4

AGENCY.— 5

(1) RENAMING.—Effective upon the date of the 6

admission of the State into the Union— 7

(A) the Court Services and Offender Su-8

pervision Agency for the District of Columbia 9

shall be known and designated as the Court 10

Services and Offender Supervision Agency for 11

Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, and any 12

reference in any law, rule, or regulation to the 13

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agen-14

cy for the District of Columbia shall be deemed 15

to refer to the Court Services and Offender Su-16

pervision Agency for Washington, Douglass 17

Commonwealth; and 18

(B) the District of Columbia Pretrial Serv-19

ices Agency shall be known and designated as 20

the Washington, Douglass Commonwealth Pre-21

trial Services Agency, and any reference in any 22

law, rule or regulation to the District of Colum-23

bia Pretrial Services Agency shall be deemed to 24

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refer to the Washington, Douglass Common-1

wealth Pretrial Services Agency. 2

(2) IN GENERAL.—The Court Services and Of-3

fender Supervision Agency for Washington, Doug-4

lass Commonwealth, including the Washington, 5

Douglass Commonwealth Pretrial Services Agency 6

(as renamed under paragraph (1))— 7

(A) shall continue to provide pretrial serv-8

ices with respect to individuals who are charged 9

with an offense in the District of Columbia, 10

provide supervision for individuals who are of-11

fenders on probation, parole, and supervised re-12

lease pursuant to the laws of the District of Co-13

lumbia, and carry out sex offender registration 14

functions with respect to individuals who are 15

sex offenders in the District of Columbia, as of 16

the day before the date of the admission of the 17

State into the Union, as provided under section 18

11233 of the National Capital Revitalization 19

and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997 20

(sec. 24–133, D.C. Official Code); and 21

(B) shall provide pretrial services with re-22

spect to individuals who are charged with an of-23

fense in the State, provide supervision for of-24

fenders on probation, parole, and supervised re-25

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lease pursuant to the laws of the State, and 1

carry out sex offender registration functions in 2

the State, in the same manner and to the same 3

extent as the Agency provided such services and 4

supervision and carried out such functions for 5

individuals described in subparagraph (A). 6

(3) CONTINUATION OF FEDERAL BENEFITS FOR 7

EMPLOYEES.— 8

(A) CONTINUATION.—Any individual who 9

is an employee of the Court Services and Of-10

fender Supervision Agency for Washington, 11

Douglass Commonwealth as of the day before 12

the date described in paragraph (4), and who, 13

on or after such date, is an employee of the of-14

fice of the State which provides the services and 15

carries out the functions described in paragraph 16

(4), shall continue to be treated as an employee 17

of the Federal Government for purposes of re-18

ceiving benefits under any chapter of subpart G 19

of part III of title 5, United States Code, not-20

withstanding the termination of the provisions 21

of paragraph (2) under paragraph (4). 22

(B) RESPONSIBILITY FOR EMPLOYER CON-23

TRIBUTION.—Beginning on the date described 24

in paragraph (4), the State shall be treated as 25

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the employing agency with respect to the bene-1

fits described in subparagraph (A) which are 2

provided to an individual who, for purposes of 3

receiving such benefits, is continued to be treat-4

ed as an employee of the Federal Government 5

under such subparagraph. 6

(4) TERMINATION.—Paragraph (2) shall termi-7

nate on the date on which the State provides written 8

certification to the President that the State has in 9

effect laws providing for the State to provide pretrial 10

services, supervise offenders on probation, parole, 11

and supervised release, and carry out sex offender 12

registration functions in the State. 13

SEC. 316. COURTS. 14

(a) CONTINUATION OF OPERATIONS.— 15

(1) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in para-16

graphs (2) and (3) and subsection (b), title 11, Dis-17

trict of Columbia Official Code, as in effect on the 18

date before the date of the admission of the State 19

into the Union, shall apply with respect to the State 20

and the courts and court system of the State after 21

the date of the admission of the State into the 22

Union in the same manner and to the same extent 23

as such title applied with respect to the District of 24

Columbia and the courts and court system of the 25

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District of Columbia as of the day before the date 1

of the admission of the State into the Union. 2

(2) RESPONSIBILITY FOR EMPLOYER CON-3

TRIBUTION.—For purposes of paragraph (2) of sec-4

tion 11–1726(b) and paragraph (2) of section 11– 5

1726(c), District of Columbia Official Code, the 6

Federal Government shall be treated as the employ-7

ing agency with respect to the benefits provided 8

under such section to an individual who is an em-9

ployee of the courts and court system of the State 10

and who, pursuant to either such paragraph, is 11

treated as an employee of the Federal Government 12

for purposes of receiving benefits under any chapter 13

of subpart G of part III of title 5, United States 14

Code. 15

(3) OTHER EXCEPTIONS.— 16

(A) SELECTION OF JUDGES.—Effective 17

upon the date of the admission of the State into 18

the Union, the State shall select judges for any 19

vacancy on the courts of the State. 20

(B) RENAMING OF COURTS AND OTHER 21

OFFICES.—Effective upon the date of the ad-22

mission of the State into the Union, the State 23

may rename any of its courts and any of the 24

other offices of its court system. 25

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(C) RULES OF CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing 1

in this paragraph shall be construed— 2

(i) to affect the service of any judge 3

serving on a court of the District of Co-4

lumbia on the day before the date of the 5

admission of the State into the Union, or 6

to require the State to select such a judge 7

for a vacancy on a court of the State; or 8

(ii) to waive any of the requirements 9

of chapter 15 of title 11, District of Co-10

lumbia Official Code (other than section 11

11–1501(a) of such Code), including sub-12

chapter II of such chapter (relating to the 13

District of Columbia Commission on Judi-14

cial Disabilities and Tenure), with respect 15

to the appointment and service of judges of 16

the courts of the State. 17

(b) CONTINUATION OF FEDERAL BENEFITS FOR EM-18

PLOYEES.— 19

(1) IN GENERAL.—Any individual who is an 20

employee of the courts or court system of the State 21

as of the day before the date described in subsection 22

(e) and who, pursuant to section 11–1726(b) or sec-23

tion 11–1726(c), District of Columbia Official Code, 24

is treated as an employee of the Federal Government 25

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for purposes of receiving benefits under any chapter 1

of subpart G of part III of title 5, United States 2

Code, shall continue to be treated as an employee of 3

the Federal Government for such purposes, notwith-4

standing the termination of the provisions of this 5

section under subsection (e). 6

(2) RESPONSIBILITY FOR EMPLOYER CON-7

TRIBUTION.—Beginning on the date described in 8

subsection (e), the State shall be treated as the em-9

ploying agency with respect to the benefits described 10

in paragraph (1) which are provided to an individual 11

who, for purposes of receiving such benefits, is con-12

tinued to be treated as an employee of the Federal 13

Government under such paragraph. 14

(c) CONTINUATION OF FUNDING.—Section 11241 of 15

the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government 16

Improvement Act of 1997 (section 11–1743 note, District 17

of Columbia Official Code) shall apply with respect to the 18

State and the courts and court system of the State after 19

the date of the admission of the State into the Union in 20

the same manner and to the same extent as such section 21

applied with respect to the Joint Committee on Judicial 22

Administration in the District of Columbia and the courts 23

and court system of the District of Columbia as of the 24

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day before the date of the admission of the State into the 1

Union. 2

(d) TREATMENT OF COURT RECEIPTS.— 3

(1) DEPOSIT OF RECEIPTS INTO TREASURY.— 4

Except as provided in paragraph (2), all money re-5

ceived by the courts and court system of the State 6

shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United 7

States. 8

(2) CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION FUND.— 9

Section 16 of the Victims of Violent Crime Com-10

pensation Act of 1996 (sec. 4–515, D.C. Official 11

Code), relating to the Crime Victims Compensation 12

Fund, shall apply with respect to the courts and 13

court system of the State in the same manner and 14

to the same extent as such section applied to the 15

courts and court system of the District of Columbia 16

as of the day before the date of the admission of the 17

State into the Union. 18

(e) TERMINATION.—The provisions of this section, 19

other than paragraph (3) of subsection (a) and except as 20

provided under subsection (b), shall terminate on the date 21

on which the State provides written certification to the 22

President that the State has in effect laws requiring the 23

State to appropriate and make available funds for the op-24

eration of the courts and court system of the State. 25

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Subtitle C—Other Programs and 1
Authorities 2

SEC. 321. APPLICATION OF THE COLLEGE ACCESS ACT. 3

(a) CONTINUATION.—The District of Columbia Col-4

lege Access Act of 1999 (Public Law 106–98; sec. 38– 5

2701 et seq., D.C. Official Code) shall apply with respect 6

to the State, and to the public institution of higher edu-7

cation designated by the State as the successor to the Uni-8

versity of the District of Columbia, after the date of the 9

admission of the State into the Union in the same manner 10

and to the same extent as such Act applied with respect 11

to the District of Columbia and the University of the Dis-12

trict of Columbia as of the day before the date of the ad-13

mission of the State into the Union. 14

(b) TERMINATION.—The provisions of this section, 15

other than with respect to the public institution of higher 16

education designated by the State as the successor to the 17

University of the District of Columbia, shall terminate 18

upon written certification by the State to the President 19

that the State has in effect laws requiring the State to 20

provide tuition assistance substantially similar to the as-21

sistance provided under the District of Columbia College 22

Access Act of 1999. 23

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SEC. 322. APPLICATION OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR OP-1

PORTUNITY AND RESULTS ACT. 2

(a) CONTINUATION.—The Scholarships for Oppor-3

tunity and Results Act (division C of Public Law 112– 4

10; sec. 38–1853.01 et seq., D.C. Official Code) shall 5

apply with respect to the State after the date of the admis-6

sion of the State into the Union in the same manner and 7

to the same extent as such Act applied with respect to 8

the District of Columbia as of the day before the date of 9

the admission of the State into the Union. 10

(b) TERMINATION.—The provisions of this section 11

shall terminate upon written certification by the State to 12

the President that the State has in effect laws requiring 13

the State— 14

(1) to provide tuition assistance substantially 15

similar to the assistance provided under the Scholar-16

ships for Opportunity and Results Act; and 17

(2) to provide supplemental funds to the public 18

schools and public charter schools of the State in the 19

amounts provided in the most recent fiscal year for 20

public schools and public charter schools of the State 21

or the District of Columbia (as the case may be) 22

under such Act. 23

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SEC. 323. MEDICAID FEDERAL MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PER-1

CENTAGE. 2

(a) CONTINUATION.—Notwithstanding section 3

1905(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d(b)), 4

during the period beginning on the date of the admission 5

of the State into the Union and ending on September 30 6

of the fiscal year during which the State submits the cer-7

tification described in subsection (b), the Federal medical 8

assistance percentage for the State under title XIX of 9

such Act shall be the Federal medical assistance percent-10

age for the District of Columbia under such title as of 11

the day before the date of the admission of the State into 12

the Union. 13

(b) TERMINATION.—The certification described in 14

this subsection is a written certification by the State to 15

the President that, during each of the first 5 fiscal years 16

beginning after the date of the certification, the estimated 17

revenues of the State will be sufficient to cover any reduc-18

tion in revenues which may result from the termination 19

of the provisions of this section. 20

SEC. 324. FEDERAL PLANNING COMMISSIONS. 21

(a) NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION.— 22

(1) CONTINUING APPLICATION.—Subject to the 23

amendments made by paragraphs (2) and (3), upon 24

the admission of the State into the Union, chapter 25

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87 of title 40, United States Code, shall apply as 1

follows: 2

(A) Such chapter shall apply with respect 3

to the Capital in the same manner and to the 4

same extent as such chapter applied with re-5

spect to the District of Columbia as of the day 6

before the date of the admission of the State 7

into the Union. 8

(B) Such chapter shall apply with respect 9

to the State in the same manner and to the 10

same extent as such chapter applied with re-11

spect to the State of Maryland and the Com-12

monwealth of Virginia as of the day before the 13

date of the admission of the State into the 14

Union. 15

(2) COMPOSITION OF NATIONAL CAPITAL PLAN-16

NING COMMISSION.—Section 8711(b) of title 40, 17

United States Code, is amended— 18

(A) by amending subparagraph (B) of 19

paragraph (1) to read as follows: 20

‘‘(B) four citizens with experience in city 21

or regional planning, who shall be appointed by 22

the President.’’; and 23

(B) by amending paragraph (2) to read as 24

follows: 25

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‘‘(2) RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT.—Of the four 1

citizen members, one shall be a resident of Virginia, 2

one shall be a resident of Maryland, and one shall 3

be a resident of Washington, Douglass Common-4

wealth.’’. 5

(3) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO DEFINI-6

TIONS OF TERMS.— 7

(A) ENVIRONS.—Paragraph (1) of section 8

8702 of such title is amended by striking ‘‘the 9

territory surrounding the District of Columbia’’ 10

and inserting ‘‘the territory surrounding the 11

National Capital’’. 12

(B) NATIONAL CAPITAL.—Paragraph (2) 13

of section 8702 of such title is amended to read 14

as follows: 15

‘‘(2) NATIONAL CAPITAL.—The term ‘National 16

Capital’ means the area serving as the seat of the 17

Government of the United States, as described in 18

section 112 of the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, 19

and the territory the Federal Government owns in 20

the environs.’’. 21

(C) NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION.—Sub-22

paragraph (A) of paragraph (3) of section 8702 23

of such title is amended to read as follows: 24

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‘‘(A) the National Capital and the State of 1

Washington, Douglass Commonwealth;’’. 2

(b) COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS.— 3

(1) LIMITING APPLICATION TO THE CAPITAL.— 4

Section 9102(a)(1) of title 40, United States Code, 5

is amended by striking ‘‘the District of Columbia’’ 6

and inserting ‘‘the Capital’’. 7

(2) DEFINITION.—Section 9102 of such title is 8

amended by adding at the end the following new 9

subsection: 10

‘‘(d) DEFINITION.—In this chapter, the term ‘Cap-11

ital’ means the area serving as the seat of the Government 12

of the United States, as described in section 112 of the 13

Washington, D.C. Admission Act.’’. 14

(3) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—Section 15

9101(d) of such title is amended by striking ‘‘the 16

District of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘the Capital’’. 17

(c) COMMEMORATIVE WORKS ACT.— 18

(1) LIMITING APPLICATION TO CAPITAL.—Sec-19

tion 8902 of title 40, United States Code, is amend-20

ed by adding at the end the following new sub-21

section: 22

‘‘(c) LIMITING APPLICATION TO CAPITAL.—This 23

chapter applies only with respect to commemorative works 24

in the Capital and its environs.’’. 25

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(2) DEFINITION.—Paragraph (2) of section 1

8902(a) of such title is amended to read as follows: 2

‘‘(2) CAPITAL AND ITS ENVIRONS.—The term 3

‘Capital and its environs’ means— 4

‘‘(A) the area serving as the seat of the 5

Government of the United States, as described 6

in section 112 of the Washington, D.C. Admis-7

sion Act; and 8

‘‘(B) those lands and properties adminis-9

tered by the National Park Service and the 10

General Services Administration located in the 11

Reserve, Area I, and Area II as depicted on the 12

map entitled ‘Commemorative Areas Wash-13

ington, DC and Environs’, numbered 869/ 14

86501 B, and dated June 24, 2003, that are lo-15

cated outside of the State of Washington, 16

Douglass Commonwealth.’’. 17

(3) TEMPORARY SITE DESIGNATION.—Section 18

8907(a) of such title is amended by striking ‘‘the 19

District of Columbia’’ and inserting ‘‘the Capital 20

and its environs’’. 21

(4) GENERAL CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.— 22

Chapter 89 of such title is amended by striking ‘‘the 23

District of Columbia and its environs’’ each place it 24

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appears in the following sections and inserting ‘‘the 1

Capital and its environs’’: 2

(A) Section 8901(2) and 8901(4). 3

(B) Section 8902(a)(4). 4

(C) Section 8903(d). 5

(D) Section 8904(c). 6

(E) Section 8905(a). 7

(F) Section 8906(a). 8

(G) Section 8909(a) and 8909(b). 9

(5) ADDITIONAL CONFORMING AMENDMENT.— 10

Section 8901(2) of such title is amended by striking 11

‘‘the urban fabric of the District of Columbia’’ and 12

inserting ‘‘the urban fabric of the area serving as 13

the seat of the Government of the United States, as 14

described in section 112 of the Washington, D.C. 15

Admission Act’’. 16

(d) EFFECTIVE DATE.—This section and the amend-17

ments made by this section shall take effect on the date 18

of the admission of the State into the Union. 19

SEC. 325. ROLE OF ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS IN SUP-20

PLYING WATER. 21

(a) CONTINUATION OF ROLE.—Chapter 95 of title 22

40, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end 23

the following new section: 24

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‘‘§ 9508. Applicability to Capital and State of Wash-1

ington, Douglass Commonwealth 2

‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—Effective upon the admission of 3

the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth into 4

the Union, any reference in this chapter to the District 5

of Columbia shall be deemed to refer to the Capital or 6

the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, as the 7

case may be. 8

‘‘(b) DEFINITION.—In this section, the term ‘Capital’ 9

means the area serving as the seat of the Government of 10

the United States, as described in section 112 of the 11

Washington, D.C. Admission Act.’’. 12

(b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of sections 13

of chapter 95 of such title is amended by adding at the 14

end the following: 15

‘‘9508. Applicability to Capital and State of Washington, Douglass Common-
wealth’’. 

SEC. 326. REQUIREMENTS TO BE LOCATED IN DISTRICT OF 16

COLUMBIA. 17

The location of any person in the Capital or Wash-18

ington, Douglass Commonwealth on the day after the date 19

of the admission of the State into the Union shall be 20

deemed to satisfy any requirement under any law in effect 21

as of the day before the date of the admission of the State 22

into the Union that the person be located in the District 23

of Columbia, including the requirements of section 72 of 24

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title 4, United States Code (relating to offices of the seat 1

of the Government of the United States), and title 36, 2

United States Code (relating to patriotic and national or-3

ganizations). 4

TITLE IV—GENERAL 5
PROVISIONS 6

SEC. 401. GENERAL DEFINITIONS. 7

In this Act, the following definitions shall apply: 8

(1) The term ‘‘Capital’’ means the area serving 9

as the seat of the Government of the United States, 10

as described in section 112. 11

(2) The term ‘‘Council’’ means the Council of 12

the District of Columbia. 13

(3) The term ‘‘Mayor’’ means the Mayor of the 14

District of Columbia. 15

(4) Except as otherwise provided, the term 16

‘‘State’’ means the State of Washington, Douglass 17

Commonwealth. 18

(5) The term ‘‘State Constitution’’ means the 19

proposed Constitution of the State of Washington, 20

D.C., as approved by the Council on October 18, 21

2016, pursuant to the Constitution and Boundaries 22

for the State of Washington, D.C. Approval Resolu-23

tion of 2016 (D.C. Resolution R21–621), ratified by 24

District of Columbia voters in Advisory Referendum 25

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B approved on November 8, 2016, and certified by 1

the District of Columbia Board of Elections on No-2

vember 18, 2016. 3

SEC. 402. STATEHOOD TRANSITION COMMISSION. 4

(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—There is established the 5

Statehood Transition Commission (hereafter in this sec-6

tion referred to as the ‘‘Commission’’). 7

(b) COMPOSITION.— 8

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Commission shall be 9

composed of 18 members as follows: 10

(A) 3 members appointed by the President. 11

(B) 2 members appointed by the Speaker 12

of the House of Representatives. 13

(C) 2 members appointed by the Minority 14

Leader of the House of Representatives. 15

(D) 2 members appointed by the Majority 16

Leader of the Senate. 17

(E) 2 members appointed by the Minority 18

Leader of the Senate. 19

(F) 3 members appointed by the Mayor. 20

(G) 3 members appointed by the Council. 21

(H) The Chief Financial Officer of the 22

District of Columbia. 23

(2) APPOINTMENT DATE.— 24

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(A) IN GENERAL.—The appointments of 1

the members of the Commission shall be made 2

not later than 90 days after the date of the en-3

actment of this Act. 4

(B) EFFECT OF LACK OF APPOINTMENT 5

BY APPOINTMENT DATE.—If one or more ap-6

pointments under any of the subparagraphs of 7

paragraph (1) is not made by the appointment 8

date specified in subparagraph (A), the author-9

ity to make such appointment or appointments 10

shall expire, and the number of members of the 11

Commission shall be reduced by the number 12

equal to the number of appointments so not 13

made. 14

(3) TERM OF SERVICE.—Each member shall be 15

appointed for the life of the Commission. 16

(4) VACANCY.—A vacancy in the Commission 17

shall be filled in the manner in which the original 18

appointment was made. 19

(5) NO COMPENSATION.—Members shall serve 20

without pay, but shall receive travel expenses, in-21

cluding per diem in lieu of subsistence, in accord-22

ance with applicable provisions under subchapter I 23

of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code. 24

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(6) CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR.—The Chair and 1

Vice Chair of the Commission shall be elected by the 2

members of the Commission— 3

(A) with respect to the Chair, from among 4

the members described in subparagraphs (A) 5

through (E) of paragraph (1); and 6

(B) with respect to the Vice Chair, from 7

among the members described in subparagraphs 8

(F) and (G) of paragraph (1). 9

(c) STAFF.— 10

(1) DIRECTOR.—The Commission shall have a 11

Director, who shall be appointed by the Chair. 12

(2) OTHER STAFF.—The Director may appoint 13

and fix the pay of such additional personnel as the 14

Director considers appropriate. 15

(3) NON-APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN CIVIL 16

SERVICE LAWS.—The Director and staff of the Com-17

mission may be appointed without regard to the pro-18

visions of title 5, United States Code, governing ap-19

pointments in the competitive service, and may be 20

paid without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 21

and subchapter III of chapter 53 of that title relat-22

ing to classification and General Schedule pay rates, 23

except that an individual so appointed may not re-24

ceive pay in excess of the rate payable for level V 25

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of the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of 1

such title. 2

(4) EXPERTS AND CONSULTANTS.—The Com-3

mission may procure temporary and intermittent 4

services under section 3109(b) of title 5, United 5

States Code, at rates for individuals not to exceed 6

the daily equivalent of the rate payable for level V 7

of the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of 8

such title. 9

(d) DUTIES.—The Commission shall advise the Presi-10

dent, Congress, the Mayor (or, upon the admission of the 11

State into the Union, the chief executive officer of the 12

State), and the Council (or, upon the admission of the 13

State into the Union, the legislature of the State) con-14

cerning an orderly transition to statehood for the District 15

of Columbia or the State (as the case may be) and to a 16

reduced geographical size of the seat of the Government 17

of the United States, including with respect to property, 18

funding, programs, projects, and activities. 19

(e) POWERS.— 20

(1) HEARINGS AND SESSIONS.—The Commis-21

sion may, for the purpose of carrying out this Act, 22

hold hearings, sit and act at times and places, take 23

testimony, and receive evidence as the Commission 24

considers appropriate. 25

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(2) OBTAINING OFFICIAL DATA.—The Commis-1

sion may secure directly from any department or 2

agency of the United States information necessary 3

to enable it to carry out this Act. Upon request of 4

the Chair of the Commission, the head of that de-5

partment or agency shall furnish that information to 6

the Commission. 7

(3) MAILS.—The Commission may use the 8

United States mails in the same manner and under 9

the same conditions as other departments and agen-10

cies of the United States. 11

(4) ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SERVICES.— 12

Upon the request of the Commission, the Adminis-13

trator of General Services shall provide to the Com-14

mission the administrative support services nec-15

essary for the Commission to carry out its respon-16

sibilities under this Act. 17

(f) MEETINGS.— 18

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Commission shall meet 19

at the call of the Chair. 20

(2) INITIAL MEETING.—The Commission shall 21

hold its first meeting not later than the earlier of— 22

(A) 30 days after the date on which all 23

members of the Commission have been ap-24

pointed; or 25

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(B) if the number of members of the Com-1

mission is reduced under subsection (b)(2)(B), 2

90 days after the date of the enactment of this 3

Act. 4

(3) QUORUM.—A majority of the members of 5

the Commission shall constitute a quorum, but a 6

lesser number of members may hold hearings. 7

(g) REPORTS.—The Commission shall submit such 8

reports as the Commission considers appropriate or as 9

may be requested by the President, Congress, or the Dis-10

trict of Columbia (or, upon the admission of the State into 11

the Union, the State). 12

(h) TERMINATION.—The Commission shall cease to 13

exist 2 years after the date of the admission of the State 14

into the Union. 15

SEC. 403. CERTIFICATION OF ENACTMENT BY PRESIDENT. 16

Not more than 60 days after the date of the enact-17

ment of this Act, the President shall provide written cer-18

tification of such enactment to the Mayor. 19

SEC. 404. SEVERABILITY. 20

Except as provided in section 101(c), if any provision 21

of this Act or amendment made by this Act, or the applica-22

tion thereof to any person or circumstance, is held to be 23

invalid, the remaining provisions of this Act and any 24

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amendments made by this Act shall not be affected by the 1

holding. 2

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02/11/2020 President Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.Action By: Committee on Oversight and Reform
02/11/2020 President Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 21 - 16.Action By: Committee on Oversight and Reform
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 Role of Army Corps of Engineers in supplying water

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Commission of Fine Arts
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Limiting application to the Capital
Section 9102(a)(1) of title 40, United States Code, is amended by striking the District of Columbia an

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Commission of Fine Arts
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Limiting application to the Capital
Section 9102(a)(1) of title 40, United States Code, is amended by striking the District of Columbia an

Boundaries
, as approved by the Council on October 18, 2016, pursuant to the Constitution and Boundaries for the State of Washington, D


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