Summary

1/24/2013--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 24, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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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10% 90%

State: CA

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District: 1st

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I live in the District of Columbia. I work in the District of Columbia. I pay FEDERAL taxes yet I do not have the same representative rights that citizens in the other 50 states do. How does this make sense? It does. I urge you to look beyond the politics of this issue and instead look at the faces of the over 600,000 people who call DC home. More people then two states by the way, Vermont and Wyoming. Help end this injustice today but supporting this bill.

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NH
1
asclarkNH
NH-1
8 months ago

We are disenfranchised. We have no say in the legislative work of our government; we have no impact on the laws that affect us. We cannot even determine for ourselves the height of our city. We are forbid from setting a commuter tax and governing our own affairs as we so choose. There is nothing more un-American than that. This sort of disenfranchisement is what the American Revolution was fought for, and to continue denying us those same god-given rights as Americans is downright treasonous.

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VA
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stanislausbabalistic
VA-8
8 months ago

Users Opposing

I oppose The New Columbia Admission Act because the District of Columbia should not have a vote. It should remain unbiased. Recognizing itself as a state gives it more powers than it should have.

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NC
11
titanofold
NC-11
8 months ago

I oppose The New Columbia Admission Act because not only no, but HELL NO! DC is a at best a poorly run, corrupt, mid-sized city. Give it back to Maryland if you want, but NO STATEHOOD. Ever.

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VA
11
Mariner82
VA-11
11 months ago

I oppose S. 132: New Columbia Admission Act because we can't afford it. Please focus on our national debt, repealing Obamacare, and decreasing the federal government's involvement in our private lives.

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PA
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as1orig
PA-11
2 years ago

I oppose S. 132 ("A bill to provide for the admission of the State of New Columbia into the") because the District of Columbia was never designed nor intended to be a state in the union. It was supposed to be a meeting location for the elected officials and for the officers of the government to have a location that was centralized. With the district being the size of one small city there is no equitable method to make them a state and keep the representation in congress fair as too much power would be placed into the hands of to few people. Nor does this small area represent enough population to qualify as a state. Additionally with the repeated constitutional violations of the city council of the District of Columbia their bad behavior should not be rewarded with more power and prestige above and beyond that of what they currently abuse.

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AZ
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SSGWidner
AZ-1
2 years ago

I oppose S. 132 ("A bill to provide for the admission of the State of New Columbia into the") because... what the Hell is this?????????????

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FL
11
MarkDist11
FL-11
2 years ago

Bill Summary

<br /> 1/24/2013--Introduced.<br /> 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).<br /> <br />

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