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PUBLIC LAW 94-000—MMMM. DD, 1976

90 STAT. 2462

Submittal to congressional committees.

"Census of population.'

PUBLIC LAW 94-521—OCT. 17, 1976 collected annually or less frequently in surveys or other statistical studies. The census shall be taken as of the first day of April of each such year, which date shall be known as the 'mid-decade census date'. "(e)(1) I f "(A) in the administration of any program established by or under Federal law which provides benefits to State or local governments or to other recipients, eligibility for or the amount of such benefits would (without regard to this paragraph) be determined by taking into account data obtained in the most recent decennial census, and "(B) comparable data is obtained in a mid-decade census conducted after such decennial census, then in the determination of such eligibility or amount of benefits the most recent data available from either the mid-decade or decennial census shall be used. "(2) Information obtained in any mid-decade census shall not be used for apportionment of Representatives in Congress among the several States, nor shall such information be used in prescribing congressional districts. "(f) With respect to each decennial and mid-decade census conducted under subsection (a) or (d) of this section, the Secretary shall submit to the committees of Congress having legislative jurisdiction over the census— "(1) not later than 3 years before the appropriate census date, a report containing the Secretary's determination of the subjects proposed to be included, and the types of information to be compiled, in such census; "(2) not later than 2 years before the appropriate census date, a report containing the Secretary's determination of the questions proposed to be included in such census; and "(3) after submission of a report under paragraph (1) or (2) of this subsection and before the appropriate census date, if the Secretary finds new circumstances exist which necessitate that the subjects, types of information, or questions contained in reports so submitted be modified, a report containing the Secretary's determination of the subjects, types of information, or questions as proposed to be modified. " (g) As used in this section, 'census of population' means a census of population, housing, and matters relating to population and housing.". (b) The table of sections of chapter 5 of title 13, United States Code, is amended by striking out— "141. Population, unemployment, and housing."

13 USC 181. Data production and publication. Ante, p. 2461.

and inserting in lieu thereof— "141. Population and other census information." SEC. 8. (a) Subchapter IV of chapter 5 of title 13, United States Code, is amended by striking out section 181 and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "§181. Population "(a) During the intervals between each census of population required under section 141 of this title, the Secretary, to the extent feasible, shall annually produce and publish for each State, county, and local unit of general purpose government which has a population of fifty thousand or more, current data on total population and population characteristics and, to the extent feasible, shall biennially produce and publish for other local units of general purpose government