13 U.S. Code § 5 - Questionnaires; number, form, and scope of inquiries

The Secretary shall prepare questionnaires, and shall determine the inquiries, and the number, form, and subdivisions thereof, for the statistics, surveys, and censuses provided for in this title.

Source

(Aug. 31, 1954, ch. 1158, 68 Stat. 1013; Pub. L. 94–521, § 4(a),Oct. 17, 1976, 90 Stat. 2459.)
Historical and Revision Notes

Based on title 13, U.S.C., 1952 ed., §§ 82, 111, 123, 204, 216, 251, andsection 1442 of title 42, U.S.C., 1952 ed., The Public Health and Welfare (Mar. 6, 1902, ch. 139, § 7,32 Stat. 52; June 7, 1906, ch. 3048, 34 Stat. 218; Aug. 7, 1916, ch. 274, § 2,39 Stat. 437; June 18, 1929, ch. 28, §§ 3, 4, 16,46 Stat. 21, 22, 25; 1939 Reorganization Plan No. II, § 4(e), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2731, 53 Stat. 1431; 1940 Reorganization Plan No. III, § 3, eff. June 30, 1940, 5 F.R. 2107, 54 Stat. 1232; June 25, 1947, ch. 124, 61 Stat. 163; June 19, 1948, ch. 502, § 3,62 Stat. 479; July 15, 1949, ch. 338, title VI, § 607,63 Stat. 441; Sept. 7, 1950, ch. 910, §§ 1, 4,64 Stat. 784, 785; July 16, 1952, ch. 912, 66 Stat. 736).
Section consolidates section 82 of title 13, U.S.C., 1952 ed., which related to statistics on cottonseed, oilseeds, nuts and kernels, fats, oils, and greases, with part of the second sentence of section 111 of such title, which section related to miscellaneous statistics; with the first sentence of section 123 of such title, which section related to censuses of manufacturers, mineral industries, and other businesses; with the second sentence of section 204 of such title, which section related to censuses of population, agriculture, irrigation, drainage, etc.; with the third sentence of section 216 of such title, which section related to censuses of agriculture; with that part of subsection (b) ofsection 1442 of title 42, U.S.C., 1952 ed., which made such sections 204 and 216 applicable to the censuses of housing; and with part of section 251(b) of such title relating to censuses of governments.
Sections 82, 123 and 204 of title 13, U.S.C., 1952 ed., provided that the inquiries, etc., should be determined by the Director of the Census, with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce. Section 111 thereof provided that the Director of the Census should prepare the schedules, etc., and sections 216 and 251(b) thereof (the former amended in 1952, the latter enacted in 1950) provided that the inquiries, etc., should be determined by the Secretary of Commerce. This consolidated section vests such duties in the Secretary of Commerce, which is in conformity not only with such sections 216 and 251(b), but also with 1950 Reorganization Plan No. 5, §§ 1, 2, effective May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263. See Revision Note to section 4 of this title.
Changes were made in phraseology.
For remainder of sections 111, 123, 204, 216, and 251 of title 13, U.S.C., 1952 ed., and of section 1442 of title 42, U.S.C., 1952 ed. (which has been transferred in its entirety to this revised title), see Distribution Table.
Amendments

1976—Pub. L. 94–521substituted “Questionnaires” for “Schedules” in section catchline and in text.
Effective Date of 1976 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 94–521effective Oct. 17, 1976, see section 17 ofPub. L. 94–521, set out as a note under section 1 of this title.
Restriction on Collection of Census Data on Race

Pub. L. 111–117, div. B, title I, Dec. 16, 2009, 123 Stat. 3115, provided in part: “That none of the funds provided in this or any other Act for any fiscal year may be used for the collection of census data on race identification that does not include ‘some other race’ as a category”.
Similar provisions were contained in the following prior appropriation acts:
Pub. L. 111–8, div. B, title I, Mar. 11, 2009, 123 Stat. 562.
Pub. L. 110–161, div. B, title I, Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 1887.
Pub. L. 109–108, title II, Nov. 22, 2005, 119 Stat. 2308.
Pub. L. 108–447, div. B, title II, Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 2876.

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