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Referred in Senate (06/17/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2247

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 17, 2009

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs


AN ACT

To amend title 5, United States Code, to make technical 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 “Congressional Review Act Improvement Act”.

SEC. 2. Technical amendments to the Congressional Review Act.

(a) Government paperwork reduction.—Section 801 of title 5, United States Code, is amended as follows:

(1) REPEAL OF REQUIREMENT FOR SUBMITTAL OF TEXT OF RULES AND CERTAIN OTHER MATERIALS TO BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS.—Subsection (a)(1) is amended—

(A) by striking “each House of the Congress and to” in subparagraph (A);

(B) by striking “each House of”, and inserting “on request” after “Congress”, in subparagraph (B); and

(C) by striking subparagraph (C).

(2) LISTING IN CONGRESSIONAL RECORD OF EACH RULE RECEIVED BY THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL.—Subsection (e) is amended to read as follows:

“(e)(1) The Comptroller General shall submit to each House of Congress a weekly report containing a list of each rule received by the Comptroller General pursuant to subsection (a) since the last such report was submitted. The report shall include a notation for each such rule indicating whether or not the rule is a major rule.

“(2) The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall cause to be published in the Congressional Record, in that portion of the Record relating to the proceedings of the House of Representatives, each report received from the Comptroller General under paragraph (1) since the last such publication in the House portion of the Record and, for each rule listed in such report, a statement of referral by the Speaker to the committee or committees of the House with responsibility for review of that rule.

“(3) There shall be published in the Congressional Record, in that portion of the Record relating to the proceedings of the Senate, each report received from the Comptroller General under paragraph (1) since the last such publication in the Senate portion of the Record and, for each rule listed in such report, a statement of the referral, if any, to the committee or committees of the Senate with responsibility for review of that rule.”.

(b) Conforming amendments.—Chapter 8 of such title is further amended—

(1) in section 801(a)(3)(A)(i), by striking “Congress” and inserting “Comptroller General”;

(2) in section 801(a)(4), by striking “Congress” and inserting “the Comptroller General”;

(3) in section 801(d)(2)(B), by striking “Congress” and inserting “the Comptroller General”;

(4) in section 802(a), by striking “Congress” the first place it appears and inserting “the Comptroller General”; and

(5) in section 802(b)(2)(A), by striking “Congress” and inserting “Comptroller General”.

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

Passed the House of Representatives June 16, 2009.

Attest: lorraine c. miller,   
Clerk.