S.1039 - A bill to require Congress to specify the source of authority under the United States Constitution for the enactment of laws, and for other purposes.104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Abraham, Spencer [R-MI] (Introduced 07/17/1995)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/10/1995 Referred to Subcommittee on Constitution, Federalism, Property. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in Senate (07/17/1995)
[Congressional Bills 104th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [S. 1039 Introduced in Senate (IS)] 104th CONGRESS 1st Session S. 1039 To require Congress to specify the source of authority under the United States Constitution for the enactment of laws, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES July 17 (legislative day, July 10), 1995 Mr. Abraham (for himself, Mr. Dole, Mr. Brown, Mr. Hatch, Mr. DeWine, Mr. Kyl, and Mr. Kempthorne) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To require Congress to specify the source of authority under the United States Constitution for the enactment of laws, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SPECIFICATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY FOR ENACTMENT OF LAW. (a) Constitutional Authority.--This Act is enacted pursuant to the power granted Congress under Article I, section 8, clause 18, of the United States Constitution. (b) In General.--Chapter 2 of title 1, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 102 the following new section: ``Sec. 102a. Constitutional authority clause ``(a) A constitutional authority clause shall follow the enacting clause of any Act of Congress or the resolving clause of any joint resolution. The constitutional authority clause shall be in the following form (with appropriate modifications and appropriate matter inserted in the blanks): ```This Act (or resolution) is enacted pursuant to the power(s) granted to the Congress under Article(s) ______________ section(s) ______________, clause(s) ______________ of the United States Constitution.'''. ``(b) A similar clause shall precede the first title, section, subsection or paragraph, and each following title, section, subsection or paragraph to the extent the later title, section, subsection or paragraph relies on a different article, section, or clause of the Constitution from the one pursuant to which the first title, section, subsection or paragraph is enacted.''. (c) Technical and Conforming Amendment.--The table of sections for chapter 2 of title 1, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 102 the following: ``102a. Constitutional authority clause.''. <all>