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      Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
    IntroducedMarch 12th, 2013

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Official Title

A bill to make participation in the American Community Survey voluntary, except with respect to certain basic questions, and for other purposes.


Requires the Secretary of Commerce, in conducting any survey relating to the Census, to include in instructions for completing any such survey that participation in the survey is optional, except that survey respondents must provide their names, contract information, the date of response, and the number of people living or staying at the same addresses where the respondents reside. Prohibits any person participating in a survey from being fined or otherwise compelled to answer questions in connection with the survey (except for the basic questions permitted by this Act).

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