H.R.4768 - Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4] (Introduced 03/16/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary | Senate - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 114-622|
|Latest Action:||07/13/2016 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There have been 6 roll call votes|
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Text: H.R.4768 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Referred in Senate (07/13/2016)
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend title 5, United States Code, to clarify the nature of judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions.
This Act may be cited as the “Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016”.
Section 706 of title 5, United States Code, is amended—
(1) by striking “To the extent necessary” and inserting “(a) To the extent necessary”;
(2) by striking “decide all relevant questions of law, interpret constitutional and statutory provisions, and”;
(3) by inserting after “of the terms of an agency action” the following “and decide de novo all relevant questions of law, including the interpretation of constitutional and statutory provisions, and rules made by agencies. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, this subsection shall apply in any action for judicial review of agency action authorized under any provision of law. No law may exempt any such civil action from the application of this section except by specific reference to this section”; and
(4) by striking “The reviewing court shall—” and inserting the following:
Passed the House of Representatives July 12, 2016.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|