Text: H.R.3569 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/15/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3569

To provide a sunset date for all presidentially appointed czars, to require Senate confirmation of those positions, and to provide that appropriated funds may not be used to pay for any salaries and expenses associated with those positions.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 15, 2009

Mr. Scalise introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


A BILL

To provide a sunset date for all presidentially appointed czars, to require Senate confirmation of those positions, and to provide that appropriated funds may not be used to pay for any salaries and expenses associated with those positions.

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 “Sunset All Czars Act” or the “SAC Act”.

SEC. 2. Definitions.

In this Act:

(1) CZAR.—The term “Czar” means a head of any task force, council, or similar office established by or at the direction of the President who—

(A) is appointed to such position (other than on an interim basis) without the advice and consent of the Senate;

(B) is excepted from the competitive service by reason of its confidential, policy-determining, policy-making, or policy-advocating character;

(C) performs or delegates functions which (but for the establishment of such task force, council, or similar office) would be performed or delegated by an individual in a position that the President appoints by and with the advice and consent of the Senate; and

(D) does not have an existing removal date established at the direction of the President or through an authorization of Congress.

(2) COMPETITIVE SERVICE.—The term “competitive service” has the same meaning as is given such term in section 2102 of title 5, United States Code.

SEC. 3. Limitation.

Appropriated funds may not be used to pay for any salaries or expenses of any task force, council, or similar office—

(1) that is established by or at the direction of the President; and

(2) the head of which is a Czar.

SEC. 4. Removal.

Not later than December 31, 2009, any Czar who is not appointed by a former President or the incumbent President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall be removed from its appointed position.