I am currently attempting to draft a bill for an amendment I am trying to have introduced. Within the Definitions section, I am defining a "US Person". Within the USC (26 USC § 7701(a)(30)(A)) a US Person is defined as:
- a citizen or resident of the United State;
- a domestic partnership;
- a domestic corporation;
- any estate; or
- or any trust.
For my purpose, I want to defined a "US Person" only as a citizen or resident of the United States, and exclude the rest. So my questions are:
- Can I redefine a definition within the bill that is already defined within the USC, or do I need to create a new term and define that?
- If I am able to redefine "US Person", should I also include an exclusion for partnerships, corporations, estates and trusts to ensure there is no conflict with USC?