Summary: S.186 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (01/26/1993)


Title I: Reauthorization of Government Programs

Title II: Program Inventory

Title III: Program Reexamination

Title IV: Miscellaneous

Spending Control and Programs Evaluation Act of 1993 - Title I: Reauthorizations of Government Programs - Requires each Government program to be reauthorized at least once during each sunset reauthorization cycle. (Sunset reauthorization cycle means the period of five Congresses beginning with the 103d Congress and with each sixth Congress following the 103d Congress.)

Sets forth the procedure in the House of Representatives and the Senate for the consideration of any legislation which authorizes new budget authority.

Subjects to congressional review only those programs which have as their objectives the protection and implementation of civil rights guaranteed by the Constitution and specified social security and retirement pay and benefits.

Title II: Program Inventory - Directs the Comptroller General and the Director of the Congressional Budget Office, in cooperation with the Director of the Congressional Research Service, to prepare an inventory of Federal programs to advise and assist the Congress in carrying out titles I and III of this Act.

Directs the congressional committees, the Congressional Budget Office, and the Congressional Research Service to review the program inventory and to suggest revisions. Requires that the program inventory be revised at the end of each session of the Congress and that such revisions be reported to each House.

Requires the Director of the Congressional Budget Office and the Comptroller General to include in certain reports to the Congress an assessment of the adequacy of functional and subfunctional categories for grouping programs of like missions or objectives.

Title III: Program Reexamination - Establishes a procedure for each committee of the Senate and the House of Representatives to reexamine selected programs or groups of programs over which it has jurisdiction.

Title IV: Miscellaneous - Directs the President, with the cooperation of the head of each appropriate agency, to submit to the Congress a regulatory duplication and conflicts report for all programs scheduled for reauthorization in the next Congress.

Requires appropriate congressional committees to introduce a sunset reauthorization bill not later than 15 days after the beginning of the second regular session of the Congress. Sets forth discharge procedures to apply to motions to discharge such bills.

Requires specified congressional committees to report on a review of the procedures established under this Act by December 31, 1998, and every five years thereafter.

Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years ending before October 1, 2003.