Text: H.R.5872 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 112-155 (08/07/2012)
[112th Congress Public Law 155]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 112-155
To require the President to provide a report detailing the sequester
required by the Budget Control Act of 2011 on January 2,
2013. <<NOTE: Aug. 7, 2012 - [H.R. 5872]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Sequestration
Transparency Act of 2012.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Sequestration Transparency Act of
SEC. 2. SEQUESTER PREVIEW.
(a) <<NOTE: Deadlines.>> In General.--Not later than 30 days after
the date of enactment of this Act, the President shall submit to
Congress a detailed report on the sequestration required to be ordered
by paragraphs (7)(A) and (8) of section 251A of the Balanced Budget and
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 901a) for fiscal year
2013 on January 2, 2013.
(b) Contents of Report.--The report required by subsection (a) shall
(1) for discretionary appropriations--
(A) an estimate for each category of the
sequestration percentages and amounts necessary to
achieve the required reduction; and
(B)(i) for accounts that are funded pursuant to an
enacted regular appropriation bill for fiscal year 2013,
an identification of each account to be sequestered and
estimates of the level of sequestrable budgetary
resources and resulting reductions at the program,
project, and activity level based upon the enacted level
of appropriations; and
(ii) for accounts that have not been funded pursuant
to an enacted regular appropriation bill for fiscal year
2013, an identification of each account to be
sequestered and estimates pursuant to a continuing
resolution at a rate of operations as provided in the
applicable appropriation Act for fiscal year 2012 of the
level of sequestrable budgetary resources and resulting
reductions at the program, project, and activity level;
(2) for direct spending--
(A) an estimate for the defense and nondefense
functions based on current law of the sequestration
percentages and amount necessary to achieve the required
(B) an identification of the reductions required for
each nonexempt direct spending account at the program,
project, and activity level;
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(3) an identification of all exempt discretionary accounts
and of all exempt direct spending accounts; and
(4) any other data and explanations that enhance public
understanding of the sequester and actions to be taken under it.
(c) Agency Assistance.--(1) Upon the request of the Director of the
Office of Management and Budget (in assisting the President in the
preparation of the report under subsection (a)), the head of each
agency, after consultation with the chairs and ranking members of the
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the
Senate, shall promptly provide to the Director information at the
program, project, and activity level necessary for the Director to
prepare the report under subsection (a).
(2) <<NOTE: Definition.>> As used in this subsection, the term
``agency'' means any executive agency as defined in section 105 of title
5, United States Code.
Approved August 7, 2012.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 5872:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 112-577 (Comm. on the Budget).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 158 (2012):
July 18, considered and passed House.
July 25, considered and passed Senate.