Text: H.R.6858 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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110th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6858


To amend title 5, United States Code, to make amendments to certain provisions of title 5, United States Code, enacted by the Congressional Review Act.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 10, 2008

Mr. Cannon (for himself, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Conyers, and Ms. Linda T. Sánchez of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To amend title 5, United States Code, to make amendments to certain provisions of title 5, United States Code, enacted by the Congressional Review Act.

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 “Administrative Review Improvement Act of 2008”.

SEC. 2. Amendments to the Congressional Review Act.

(a) Referral of reports.—Section 801(a)(1)(C) of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by striking “the House of Representatives or”;

(2) and inserting “in the case of the House of Representatives, each relevant committee of the House of Representatives and, in the case of the Senate” after “ranking member of ”.

(b) Definition of “relevant committee”.—Section 804 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(4) The term ‘relevant committee’ means—

“(A) each committee of the House with jurisdiction under the rules of the House to report a bill to amend the provision of law under which the rule is issued; and

“(B) the Committee on the Judiciary, as the committee of the House with jurisdiction under the rules of the House to report a bill to amend subchapter II of chapter 5.”.

(c) Conforming amendments relating to identification of relevant committees.—Chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in section 801(a)(2)(A), by striking “in each House of the Congress” and inserting “in the Senate and each relevant committee in the House”; and

(2) in section 802(b)(1), by striking “the committees in each House of Congress with jurisdiction” and inserting “the appropriate committees in each House”.

(d) Effective date.—The amendments made by this Act shall take effect 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.