H.R. 3386: Accuracy for Adoptees Act


Full title:
A bill to require Certificates of Citizenship and other Federal documents to reflect name and date of birth determinations made by a State court and for other purposes.

Summary:
Accuracy for Adoptees Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to require that a certificate of citizenship or other federal document issued, or requested to be amended, reflect the child's name and date of birth as indicated on a state court order, birth certificate, certificate of foreign birth, certificate of birth abroad, or similar state vital records document issued by the child's U.S. state of residence after the child has been adopted or readopted in that state.

Text:

HR 3386 IH

113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3386

To require Certificates of Citizenship and other Federal documents to reflect name and date of birth determinations made by a State court and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 30, 2013

Mr. SMITH of Texas (for himself and Ms. BASS) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To require Certificates of Citizenship and other Federal documents to reflect name and date of birth determinations made by a State court and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Accuracy for Adoptees Act'.

SEC. 2. RECOGNITION OF STATE COURT DETERMINATIONS OF NAME AND BIRTH DATE.

    Section 320 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1431) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    `(c) A Certificate of Citizenship or other Federal document issued or requested to be amended under this section shall reflect the child's name and date of birth as indicated on a State court order, birth certificate, certificate of foreign birth, certificate of birth abroad, or similar State vital records document issued by the child's State of residence in the United States after the child has been adopted or readopted in that State.'.
Founded: 2013-10-30
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