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114th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2631

     To require notice and comment for certain interpretive rules.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              June 3, 2015

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

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                                 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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