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House Bill 6062
118th Congress(2023-2024)
To restore the ability of the people of American Samoa to approve amendments to the territorial constitution based on majority rule in a democratic act of self-determination, as authorized pursuant to an Act of Congress delegating administration of Federal territorial law in the territory to the President, and to the Secretary of the Interior under Executive Order 10264, dated June 29, 1951, under which the Constitution of American Samoa was approved and may be amended without requirement for further congressional action, subject to the authority of Congress under the Territorial Clause in article IV, section 3, clause 2 of the United States Constitution.
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H. R. 6062 (Reported-in-House)

Union Calendar No. 466

118th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6062

[Report No. 118–564]


To restore the ability of the people of American Samoa to approve amendments to the territorial constitution based on majority rule in a democratic act of self-determination, as authorized pursuant to an Act of Congress delegating administration of Federal territorial law in the territory to the President, and to the Secretary of the Interior under Executive Order 10264, dated June 29, 1951, under which the Constitution of American Samoa was approved and may be amended without requirement for further congressional action, subject to the authority of Congress under the Territorial Clause in article IV, section 3, clause 2 of the United States Constitution.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 25, 2023

Mrs. Radewagen introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

June 27, 2024

Additional sponsors: Mr. Sablan and Mr. Moylan

June 27, 2024

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed


A BILL

To restore the ability of the people of American Samoa to approve amendments to the territorial constitution based on majority rule in a democratic act of self-determination, as authorized pursuant to an Act of Congress delegating administration of Federal territorial law in the territory to the President, and to the Secretary of the Interior under Executive Order 10264, dated June 29, 1951, under which the Constitution of American Samoa was approved and may be amended without requirement for further congressional action, subject to the authority of Congress under the Territorial Clause in article IV, section 3, clause 2 of the United States Constitution.

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

SECTION 1. Removal of restriction on amendments to or modifications of the Constitution of American Samoa.

Section 12 of Public Law 98–213 (48 U.S.C. 1662a) is repealed.


Union Calendar No. 466

118th CONGRESS
     2d Session
H. R. 6062
[Report No. 118–564]

A BILL
To restore the ability of the people of American Samoa to approve amendments to the territorial constitution based on majority rule in a democratic act of self-determination, as authorized pursuant to an Act of Congress delegating administration of Federal territorial law in the territory to the President, and to the Secretary of the Interior under Executive Order 10264, dated June 29, 1951, under which the Constitution of American Samoa was approved and may be amended without requirement for further congressional action, subject to the authority of Congress under the Territorial Clause in article IV, section 3, clause 2 of the United States Constitution.

June 27, 2024
Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed