Text: H.R.2631 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/03/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2631


To require notice and comment for certain interpretive rules.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 3, 2015

Mr. Russell introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To require notice and comment for certain interpretive rules.

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 “Regulatory Predictability for Business Growth Act of 2015”.

SEC. 2. Requiring notice and comment for certain interpretive rules.

Subchapter II of chapter 5 of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in section 551—

(A) in paragraph (13), by striking “and” at the end;

(B) in paragraph (14), by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and

(C) by adding at the end the following:

“(15) ‘longstanding interpretive rule’ means an interpretive rule that has been in effect for not less than 1 year; and

“(16) ‘revise’ means, with respect to an interpretive rule, altering or otherwise changing any provision of a longstanding interpretive rule that conflicts, or is in any way inconsistent with, any provision in a subsequently promulgated interpretive rule.”; and

(2) in section 553—

(A) in subsection (b), following the flush text, in subparagraph (A), by striking “interpretative rules” and inserting “an interpretive rule of an agency, unless the interpretive rule revises a longstanding interpretive rule of the agency”; and

(B) in subsection (d)(2), by striking “interpretative rules” and inserting “an interpretive rule of an agency, unless the interpretive rule revises a longstanding interpretive rule of the agency, and”.


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