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§ 25a. —  Delegate to House of Representatives from District of Columbia.

[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 2USC25a]

                          TITLE 2--THE CONGRESS
Sec. 25a. Delegate to House of Representatives from District of 
    (a) The people of the District of Columbia shall be represented in 
the House of Representatives by a Delegate, to be known as the 
``Delegate to the House of Representatives from the District of 
Columbia'', who shall be elected by the voters of the District of 
Columbia in accordance with the District of Columbia Election Act. The 
Delegate shall have a seat in the House of Representatives, with the 
right of debate, but not of voting, shall have all the privileges 
granted a Representative by section 6 of Article I of the Constitution, 
and shall be subject to the same restrictions and regulations as are 
imposed by law or rules on Representatives. The Delegate shall be 
elected to serve during each Congress.
    (b) No individual may hold the office of Delegate to the House of 
Representatives from the District of Columbia unless on the date of his 
        (1) he is a qualified elector (as that term is defined in 
    section 2(2) of the District of Columbia Election Act) of the 
    District of Columbia;
        (2) he is at least twenty-five years of age;
        (3) he holds no other paid public office; and
        (4) he has resided in the District of Columbia continuously 
    since the beginning of the three-year period ending on such date.

He shall forfeit his office upon failure to maintain the qualifications 
required by this subsection.

(Pub. L. 91-405, title II, Sec. 202, Sept. 22, 1970, 84 Stat. 848.)

                       References in Text

    The District of Columbia Election Act, referred to in subsecs. (a) 
and (b)(1), is act Aug. 12, 1955, ch. 862, 69 Stat. 699, as amended, 
which is not classified to the Code.

                             Effective Date

    Section 206(b) of title II of Pub. L. 91-405 provided that: ``This 
title and the amendments made by this title [enacting this section and 
section 25b of this title and amending section 2106 of Title 5, 
Government Organization and Employees, sections 4342, 6954, and 9342 of 
Title 10, Armed Forces, sections 201, 203, 204, 591, 594, and 595 of 
Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, and section 1973i of Title 42, 
The Public Health and Welfare] shall take effect on the date of its 
enactment [Sept. 22, 1970].''

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