This bill would prohibit the Dept. of Commerce from including information or questions in the census, or making major changes to the design of the census which haven’t been researched and tested for at least three years, unless Congress is provided with advance notice.
Beginning 90 days after this bill’s enactment, the Secretary of Commerce would be required to submit biannual reports including a detailed operational plan for the upcoming census with the status of all research and testing. The report would be published on the Census Bureau’s website. The Comptroller General of the U.S. would be required to certify that all information and questions to be included in the census have been adequately researched and tested before the census occurs.