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[H.R. 894 Introduced in House (IH)]

103d CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 894

To require the Congressional Budget Office to prepare estimates of the 
    cost incurred by State and local governments in carrying out or 
  complying with new legislation; to amend the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to require the inclusion of such estimates in committee 
 reports on bills and joint resolutions; and to amend the Rules of the 
    House of Representatives to ensure that Federal laws requiring 
   activities by such governments shall not apply unless all amounts 
necessary to pay the direct costs of the activities are provided by the 
                          Federal Government.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           February 16, 1993

  Mr. Hefley introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                           Committee on Rules

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                                 A BILL


 
To require the Congressional Budget Office to prepare estimates of the 
    cost incurred by State and local governments in carrying out or 
  complying with new legislation; to amend the Rules of the House of 
Representatives to require the inclusion of such estimates in committee 
 reports on bills and joint resolutions; and to amend the Rules of the 
    House of Representatives to ensure that Federal laws requiring 
   activities by such governments shall not apply unless all amounts 
necessary to pay the direct costs of the activities are provided by the 
                          Federal Government.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Mandate Relief Act of 1993''.

SEC. 2. ESTIMATION BY CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE OF COST INCURRED BY 
              STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN COMPLYING WITH 
              LEGISLATION.

    (a) Cost Estimation Requirement.--For each bill or joint resolution 
of a public character reported by any committee of the House of 
Representatives or the Senate, and for each conference report reported 
by a conference committee of the Congress, the Director of the 
Congressional Budget Office shall prepare and submit to the House of 
Representatives or the Senate, respectively (or in the case of a 
conference report to both)--
            (1) an estimate of the cost which would be incurred by 
        State and local governments in carrying out or complying with 
        the bill or resolution in the fiscal year in which it is to 
        become effective and in each of the 4 fiscal years following 
        such fiscal year, including a description of the basis for the 
        estimate; and
            (2) a comparison of the estimate of cost described in 
        paragraph (1) with any available estimates of such cost made 
        such committee or by any Federal agency.
    (b) Estimates To Be Included in Report.--The estimate and 
description required for a bill or joint resolution under subsection 
(a) shall be included in the report accompanying the bill or joint 
resolution.
    (c) Conforming Amendments.--Section 403 of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 653) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a) by--
                    (A) striking paragraph (2);
                    (B) redesignating paragraphs (3) and (4) in order 
                as paragraphs (2) and (3), respectively; and
                    (C) in paragraph (2), as redesignated by 
                subparagraph (B), by striking ``paragraphs (1) and 
                (2)'' and inserting ``paragraph (1)'';
            (2) by striking subsections (b) and (c); and
            (3) by striking ``(a)'' after ``Sec. 403''.

SEC. 3. REQUIREMENT UNDER HOUSE RULES TO INCLUDE ESTIMATES IN COMMITTEE 
              REPORTS.

    Clause 2(l)(3) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives is amended--
            (1) in clause (C) by striking ``and'' after the semicolon 
        at the end; and
            (2) in clause (D) by striking the period at the end and 
        inserting the following: ``; and (E) the estimate and 
        comparison prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget 
        Office under section 2(a) of the Mandate Relief Act of 1993, 
        separately set out and clearly identified.''.

SEC. 4. REQUIREMENT UNDER HOUSE RULES TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATIONS TO PAY 
              COSTS TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.

    Rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by 
adding at the end the following:
    ``8. It shall not be in order to consider a bill, joint resolution, 
or conference report for which the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office is required to submit an estimate under section 2(a) of the 
Mandate Relief Act of 1993 unless the bill, joint resolution, or 
conference report contains the following statement of law: `A 
requirement under this Act that a unit of State or local government 
conduct an activity (including a requirement that such a government 
meet national standards in providing a service) shall not apply to such 
a unit unless and until all amounts necessary to pay the direct costs 
incurred by the unit in conducting the activity are provided to the 
unit by the Government of the United States.'.
    ``9. An amendment shall not be in order during the consideration of 
a bill or joint resolution if (A) the amendment includes a provision 
which if included in a bill, joint resolution, or conference report 
reported by a committee or conference committee would result in the 
Director of the Congressional Budget Office being required to submit an 
estimate under section 2(a) of the Mandate Relief Act of 1993, and (B) 
upon approval of the amendment the bill or resolution would not include 
the statement of law set forth in clause 8.''.

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