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Introduced in Senate (01/26/2011)


112th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 210


To amend title 44, United States Code, to eliminate the mandatory printing of bills and resolutions for the use of offices of Members of Congress.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 26, 2011

Mr. Coburn (for himself and Mr. Warner) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration


A BILL

To amend title 44, United States Code, to eliminate the mandatory printing of bills and resolutions for the use of offices of Members of Congress.

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 “Stop the OverPrinting (STOP) Act of 2011”.

SEC. 2. Elimination of mandatory printing of bills and resolutions for use of offices of Members of Congress.

(a) Elimination of mandatory printing.—Chapter 7 of title 44, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 706 the following:

§ 706A. Prohibiting printing of bills and resolutions for use of offices of Members of Congress

“(a) No Printing Permitted.—The Public Printer shall make bills and resolutions available for the use of offices of Members of Congress only in an electronic format which is accessible through the Internet.

“(b) Member of Congress defined.—In this section, a ‘Member of Congress’ means a Senator or a Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress.”.

(b) Conforming amendment.—Section 706 of such title is amended—

(1) by striking “There shall be printed” each place it appears and inserting “Subject to section 706A, there shall be printed”; and

(2) by striking “Of concurrent and simple resolutions” and inserting “Subject to section 706A, of concurrent and simple resolutions”.

(c) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections of chapter 7 of such title is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 706 the following:


“706A. Prohibiting printing of bills and resolutions for use of offices of Members of Congress.”.

SEC. 3. Effective Date.

The amendments made by this Act shall take effect upon the expiration of the 3-month period which begins on the date of the enactment of this Act.