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

Introduced in House
American Community Survey Act

This bill requires the Department of Commerce to include in instructions for
completing any survey relating to the Census a statement that answering any
questions other than questions that elicit the name of the respondent, contact
information, the date of the response, or the number of people living or staying
at the same address where the respondent resides is optional. No person may be
fined or otherwise compelled to answer questions in connection with the survey
commonly known as the American Community Survey (except for the questions
permitted by this bill).



  • Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

    Mar 2nd, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Mar 2nd, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Mar 2nd, 2017