Text: S.1531 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/08/2011)

1st Session
S. 1531

To provide a Federal regulatory moratorium, and for other purposes.

September 8, 2011

Mr. Johanns (for himself, Mr. McCain, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Paul, Mr. Johnson of Wisconsin, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Thune, Mr. Barrasso, and Mr. Enzi) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs


To provide a Federal regulatory moratorium, 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. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Two-Year Regulatory Freeze Act of 2011”.

SEC. 2. Federal regulatory moratorium.

Except as provided in section 3, no department or agency of the United States shall publish new rules or regulations, or finalize or otherwise enforce or give lawful effect to draft rules or regulations until January 31, 2013.

SEC. 3. Exceptions to moratorium.

Section 2 does not apply in the case of a rule excepted by section 553(a) of title 5, United States Code, from the requirements of that section or for which notice of proposed rulemaking is not required under subsection 553(b) of title 5, United States Code.