TITLE 13 - CENSUS CHAPTER 7 - OFFENSES AND PENALTIES SUBCHAPTER II - OTHER PERSONS Sec. 221. Refusal or neglect to answer questions; false answers (a) Whoever, being over eighteen years of age, refuses or willfully neglects, when requested by the Secretary, or by any other authorized officer or employee of the Department of Commerce or bureau or agency thereof acting under the instructions of the Secretary or authorized officer, to answer, to the best of his knowledge, any of the questions on any schedule submitted to him in connection with any census or survey provided for by subchapters I, II, IV, and V of chapter 5 of this title, applying to himself or to the family to which he belongs or is related, or to the farm or farms of which he or his family is the occupant, shall be fined not more than $100. Census Law and Fines "[An] Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct." President Obama has decided to have the director of the U.S. Census Bureau work directly with the White House, the administration said today, a move that comes as the Census Bureau prepares to conduct the 2010 census that will determine redistricting of congressional seats........ Census Director to Work Directly with White House | 44 | washingtonpost.com If by law the Census is to be conducted by the Commerce Dept. and it's officers, and a person fails to comply with the census because the White House had overstepped it's authority by law in this matter, how then is that person violating the law as the census taker themselves will be reporting to the wrong department perscribed by law.