Summary

To enforce the tenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States as it relates to the autonomous sovereign police powers of the States. Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Sep 14, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Sep 14, 2011

Bill Text

A BILL

To enforce the tenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States as it relates to the autonomous sovereign police powers of the States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Tenth Amendment Enforcement Act''.

SEC. 2. PROTECTION OF STATE POLICE POWERS.

(a) Reaffirmation of State Police Powers.--Except as limited by the minimum due process and equal protection requirements imposed on the States by the 14th article of amendment to the United States Constitution and by requirements imposed on State or local governments as a condition of receiving Federal funds, the Congress reaffirms each State's autonomous sovereign police powers under the 10th article of amendment to the Constitution to preserve and protect the safety, security, and property of the citizens of the State without interference or oversight from Federal authorities. (b) Civil Action by Governor or Member of the State Legislature.-- (1) In addition to any other remedy which may exist, in order to protect the State's sovereign authority to determine for itself the appropriate means to preserve and protect the safety, security, and property of the citizens of the State, the chief executive or a member of the legislature of a State may, in a civil action in that chief executive's or member's official capacity, obtain declaratory or injunctive relief-- (A) to remedy any action taken by a Federal authority that attempts to...

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