US (United States) Code. Title 48. Chapter 16: Delegates to Congress

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48 USC CHAPTER 16 - DELEGATES TO CONGRESS 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 16 - DELEGATES TO CONGRESS

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CHAPTER 16 - DELEGATES TO CONGRESS

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SUBCHAPTER I - GUAM AND VIRGIN ISLANDS

Sec.

1711. Delegate to House of Representatives from Guam and

Virgin Islands.

1712. Election of delegates; majority; runoff election;

vacancy; commencement of term.

1713. Qualifications for Office of Delegate.

1714. Territorial legislature; determination of election

procedure.

1715. Operation of Office; House privileges; compensation,

allowances, and benefits; privileges and immunities;

voting in committee.

SUBCHAPTER II - AMERICAN SAMOA

1731. Delegate to House of Representatives from American

Samoa.

1732. Election of delegates; majority; runoff election;

vacancy; commencement of term.

1733. Qualifications for Office of Delegate.

1734. Territorial government; determination of election

procedure.

1735. Operation of Office; compensation, allowances, and

benefits; privileges and immunities.

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48 USC SUBCHAPTER I - GUAM AND VIRGIN ISLANDS 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

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SUBCHAPTER I - GUAM AND VIRGIN ISLANDS

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SUBCHAPTER I - GUAM AND VIRGIN ISLANDS

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48 USC Sec. 1711 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

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SUBCHAPTER I - GUAM AND VIRGIN ISLANDS

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Sec. 1711. Delegate to House of Representatives from Guam and

Virgin Islands

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The territory of Guam and the territory of the Virgin Islands

each shall be represented in the United States Congress by a

nonvoting Delegate to the House of Representatives, elected as

hereinafter provided.

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(Pub. L. 92-271, Sec. 1, Apr. 10, 1972, 86 Stat. 118.)

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48 USC Sec. 1712 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 16 - DELEGATES TO CONGRESS

SUBCHAPTER I - GUAM AND VIRGIN ISLANDS

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Sec. 1712. Election of delegates; majority; runoff election;

vacancy; commencement of term

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(a) The Delegate shall be elected by the people qualified to vote

for the members of the legislature of the territory he is to

represent at the general election of 1972, and thereafter at such

general election every second year thereafter. The Delegate from

the Virgin Islands shall be elected at large, by separate ballot

and by a majority of the votes cast for the office of Delegate. The

Delegate from Guam shall be elected at large and by a majority of

the votes cast for the office of Delegate. If no candidate receives

such majority, on the fourteenth day following such election a

runoff election shall be held between the candidates receiving the

highest and the second highest number of votes cast for the office

of Delegate. In case of a permanent vacancy in the office of

Delegate, by reason of death, resignation, or permanent disability,

the office of Delegate shall remain vacant until a successor shall

have been elected and qualified.

(b) The term of the Delegate shall commence on the third day of

January following the date of the election.

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(Pub. L. 92-271, Sec. 2, Apr. 10, 1972, 86 Stat. 119; Pub. L.

105-209, Sec. 1, July 29, 1998, 112 Stat. 880.)

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AMENDMENTS

1998 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105-209 inserted "from the Virgin

Islands" before "shall be elected at large" and inserted "The

Delegate from Guam shall be elected at large and by a majority of

the votes cast for the office of Delegate." before "If no candidate

receives such majority".

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48 USC Sec. 1713 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 16 - DELEGATES TO CONGRESS

SUBCHAPTER I - GUAM AND VIRGIN ISLANDS

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Sec. 1713. Qualifications for Office of Delegate

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To be eligible for the Office of Delegate a candidate must -

(a) be at least twenty-five years of age on the date of the

election,

(b) have been a citizen of the United States for at least seven

years prior to the date of the election

(c) be an inhabitant of the territory from which he is elected,

and

(d) not be, on the date of the election, a candidate for any

other office.

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(Pub. L. 92-271, Sec. 3, Apr. 10, 1972, 86 Stat. 119.)

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48 USC Sec. 1714 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

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SUBCHAPTER I - GUAM AND VIRGIN ISLANDS

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Sec. 1714. Territorial legislature; determination of election

procedure

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The legislature of each territory may determine the order of

names on the ballot for election of Delegate, the method by which a

special election to fill a vacancy in the office of Delegate shall

be conducted, the method by which ties between candidates for the

office of Delegate shall be resolved, and all other matters of

local application pertaining to the election and the office of

Delegate not otherwise expressly provided for herein.

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(Pub. L. 92-271, Sec. 4, Apr. 10, 1972, 86 Stat. 119.)

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48 USC Sec. 1715 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 16 - DELEGATES TO CONGRESS

SUBCHAPTER I - GUAM AND VIRGIN ISLANDS

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Sec. 1715. Operation of Office; House privileges; compensation,

allowances, and benefits; privileges and immunities; voting in

committee

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The Delegate from Guam and the Delegate from the Virgin Islands

shall have such privileges in the House of Representatives as may

be afforded him under the Rules of the House of Representatives.

Until the Rules of the House of Representatives are amended to

provide otherwise, the Delegate from each territory shall receive

the same compensation, allowances, and benefits as a Member of the

House of Representatives, and shall be entitled to whatever

privileges and immunities are, or hereinafter may be, granted to

the Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico: Provided, That the right

to vote in committee shall be as provided by the Rules of the House

of Representatives.

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(Pub. L. 92-271, Sec. 5, Apr. 10, 1972, 86 Stat. 119; Pub. L.

104-186, title II, Sec. 224(4), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1752.)

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AMENDMENTS

1996 - Pub. L. 104-186 struck out last two provisos which read as

follows: "Provided further, That the clerk hire allowance of each

Delegate shall be a single per annum gross rate that is 60 per

centum of the clerk hire allowance of a Member: Provided further,

That the transportation expenses of each Delegate that are subject

to reimbursement under section 43b of title 2 shall not exceed the

cost of four round trips each year."

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48 USC SUBCHAPTER II - AMERICAN SAMOA 01/06/03

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SUBCHAPTER II - AMERICAN SAMOA

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SUBCHAPTER II - AMERICAN SAMOA

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48 USC Sec. 1731 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

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SUBCHAPTER II - AMERICAN SAMOA

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Sec. 1731. Delegate to House of Representatives from American Samoa

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The Territory of American Samoa shall be represented in the

United States Congress by a nonvoting Delegate to the House of

Representatives, elected as hereinafter provided.

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(Pub. L. 95-556, Sec. 1, Oct. 31, 1978, 92 Stat. 2078.)

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48 USC Sec. 1732 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 16 - DELEGATES TO CONGRESS

SUBCHAPTER II - AMERICAN SAMOA

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Sec. 1732. Election of delegates; majority; runoff election;

vacancy; commencement of term

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(a) The Delegate shall be elected by the people qualified to vote

for the popularly elected officials of the Territory of American

Samoa at the general Federal election of 1980, and thereafter at

such general election every second year thereafter. The Delegate

shall be elected at large, by separate ballot, and by a majority of

the votes cast for the office of Delegate. If no candidate receives

such majority, on the fourteenth day following such election a

runoff election shall be held between the candidates receiving the

highest and the second highest number of votes cast for the office

of Delegate. In case of a permanent vacancy in the office of

Delegate, by reason of death, resignation, or permanent disability,

the office of Delegate shall remain vacant until a successor shall

have been elected and qualified.

(b) The term of the Delegate shall commence on the third day of

January following the date of the election.

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(Pub. L. 95-556, Sec. 2, Oct. 31, 1978, 92 Stat. 2078.)

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48 USC Sec. 1733 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 16 - DELEGATES TO CONGRESS

SUBCHAPTER II - AMERICAN SAMOA

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Sec. 1733. Qualifications for Office of Delegate

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To be eligible for the office of Delegate a candidate shall -

(a) be at least twenty-five years of age on the date of the

election;

(b) owe allegiance to the United States;

(c) be an inhabitant of the Territory of American Samoa; and

(d) not be, on the date of the election, a candidate for any

other office.

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(Pub. L. 95-556, Sec. 3, Oct. 31, 1978, 92 Stat. 2078; Pub. L.

95-584, Sec. 3, Nov. 2, 1978, 92 Stat. 2483.)

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AMENDMENTS

1978 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 95-584 substituted allegiance

requirement for provision requiring United States citizenship for

at least seven years prior to the date of the election.

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48 USC Sec. 1734 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 16 - DELEGATES TO CONGRESS

SUBCHAPTER II - AMERICAN SAMOA

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Sec. 1734. Territorial government; determination of election

procedure

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Acting pursuant to legislation enacted in accordance with section

9, article II of the American Samoan Revised Constitution, the

territorial government will determine the order of names on the

ballot for election of Delegate, the method by which a special

election to fill a vacancy in the office of Delegate shall be

conducted, the method by which ties between candidates for the

office of Delegate shall be resolved, and all other matters of

local application pertaining to the election and the office of

Delegate not otherwise expressly provided for herein.

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(Pub. L. 95-556, Sec. 4, Oct. 31, 1978, 92 Stat. 2078.)

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48 USC Sec. 1735 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 16 - DELEGATES TO CONGRESS

SUBCHAPTER II - AMERICAN SAMOA

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Sec. 1735. Operation of Office; compensation, allowances, and

benefits; privileges and immunities

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Until the Rules of the House of Representatives are amended to

provide otherwise, the Delegate from American Samoa shall receive

the same compensation, allowances, and benefits as a Member of the

House of Representatives, and shall be entitled to whatever

privileges and immunities that are, or hereinafter may be, granted

to the nonvoting Delegate from the Territory of Guam.

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(Pub. L. 95-556, Sec. 5, Oct. 31, 1978, 92 Stat. 2078; Pub. L.

97-357, title IV, Sec. 401, Oct. 19, 1982, 96 Stat. 1711.)

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AMENDMENTS

1982 - Pub. L. 97-357 struck out proviso limiting clerk hire

allowance for Delegate from American Samoa to 50 per centum of

clerk hire allowance of a Member of House of Representatives.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1982 AMENDMENT

Section 401 of Pub. L. 97-357 provided that amendment made by

that section is effective Jan. 1, 1983.

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