Summary

1/15/2013--Introduced. New Columbia Admission Act - Sets forth procedures for admission into the United States of the state of New Columbia. Requires the Mayor of the District of... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 15, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Jan 15, 2013

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Bill Text

A BILL

To provide for the admission of the State of New Columbia into the Union.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``New Columbia Admission Act''. (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. TITLE I--STATE OF NEW COLUMBIA

Subtitle A--Procedures for Admission

Sec. 101. Admission into the Union. Sec. 102. Process for admission. Sec. 103. Election of officials of State. Sec. 104. Issuance of Presidential proclamation. Subtitle B--Description of New Columbia Territory

Sec. 111. Territories and boundaries of New Columbia. Sec. 112. Description of District of Columbia after admission of State. Sec. 113. Continuation of title to lands and property. Subtitle C--General Provisions Relating to Laws of New Columbia

Sec. 121. Limitation on authority of State to tax Federal property. Sec. 122. Effect of admission of State on current laws. Sec. 123. Continuation of judicial proceedings. Sec. 124. United States nationality. TITLE II--RESPONSIBILITIES AND INTERESTS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Sec. 201. Continuation of revised District of Columbia as seat of Federal Government. Sec. 202. Treatment of military lands. Sec. 203. Waiver of claims to Federal lands and property. Sec. 204. Permitting individuals residing in new seat of government to vote in Federal elections in State of most recent domicile. Sec. 205. Repeal of law providing for participation of District of Columbia in election of...

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I oppose H.R. 292: New Columbia Admission Act I repeat, there is a REASON you are a District sitting on 10 square miles, and not a state.

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CA
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EXPOSE-CAFR
CA-6
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 292: New Columbia Admission Act because...We should leave things as our forefathers set it up. It has worked out well so far, with some exceptions.

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MS
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MaRu
MS-3
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 292 ("To provide for the admission of the State of New Columbia into the Union.") because making DC a state would give undue influence to a few individuals, many of whom benefit from government jobs and largesse. It would be a permanent liberal state supporting the communist/marxist extension of the statist takeover of the US. ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! If the residents of DC want Senators, let them move the suburbs.

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PaulSchmehl
TX-32
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 292 ("To provide for the admission of the State of New Columbia into the Union.") because Del. Norton is a race-baiting idiot who has no clue regarding integrity, patriotism or character. STOP this crap flavored "legislation" or get the hell out of the congress. Del. Norton is an ignorant criminal and should be charged with grand theft of the salary she steals from the US treasury.

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VA
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RandyB
VA-1
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 292 ("To provide for the admission of the State of New Columbia into the Union.") because the District of Columbia was not ever designed nor intended to be it's own independent state or territory. Giving full rights as a state to such a small district would be discriminatory to the rest of the country and would reward the anti-constitutional actions and regulations that the mayor and city council has pushed over the last 50 years.

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SSGWidner
AZ-1
2 years ago

Bill Summary


1/15/2013--Introduced.
New Columbia Admission Act - Sets forth procedures for admission into the United States of the state of New Columbia. Requires the Mayor of the District of Columbia to: (1) submit to the eligible voters propositions for statehood and adoption of a State Constitution, and (2) issue a proclamation for the first elections to Congress of two Senators and one Representative of New Columbia. Requires the President, upon adoption of such propositions and certification of such elections, to issue a proclamation announcing the results and admitting New Columbia into the Union. Provides for conversion of District government offices to state offices. Provides that New Columbia shall consist of all territory of the District as of the enactment of this Act, excluding land within specified metes and bounds that shall remain the District of Columbia and that shall include the principal federal monuments, the White House, the Capitol Building, the Supreme Court Building, the federal executive, legislative, and judicial office buildings located adjacent to the Mall and the Capitol Building, and certain military property. Prohibits New Columbia from imposing taxes on federal property except as provided by Congress. Maintains the applicability to New Columbia of current District laws and continues pending judicial proceedings. Maintains: (1) the District of Columbia as the seat of the federal government, and (2) the federal government's authority over military lands and specified other property. Requires each state that is the last place an individual resided before residing in the District of Columbia to permit such individual to vote in federal elections by absentee ballot. Sets forth a rule for expedited consideration of a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution to repeal the 23rd amendment (which provides for the appointment of electors for President and Vice President for the District).

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