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Short Titles as Introduced

Administrative Procedure Reform Act of 1994

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 5, United Sates Code, to reform Federal administrative procedures and improve the regulatory process.

Actions Overview (1)

08/12/1994Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

08/18/1994Referred to the Subcommittee on Administrative Law and Governmental Relations.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
08/12/1994Referred to the House Committee on Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
08/12/1994Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1716)
Action By: House of Representatives
08/12/1994Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Judiciary08/12/1994 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Law and Governmental Relations08/18/1994 Referred to

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Introduced in House (08/12/1994)

Administrative Procedure Reform Act of 1994 - Amends Federal law to require a Federal agency head to publish in the Federal Register a notice of intent to engage in major rulemaking which contains a Regulatory Impact Analysis. Requires a final Regulatory Impact Analysis for any final proposal for a major rule. Specifies the contents of such an Analysis, as well as hearing and comment period requirements.

Defines major rule as any proposed regulatory action: (1) which affects more than 100 persons; or (2) compliance with which will require the expenditure of over $1 million by any person which is not a Federal agency.

Prohibits an agency from adopting a major rule unless its final Regulatory Impact Analysis is approved by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Sets forth a standard of clarity for major rules.

Directs the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to report to the Congress an analysis of the rulemaking procedures of Federal agencies and their impact on the regulated public and regulatory process.