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Fairness for Crime Victims Act of 2015

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Fairness for Crime Victims Act of 2015

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to curtail the use of changes in mandatory programs affecting the Crime Victims Fund to inflate spending.

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07/21/2015Committee on the Budget. Reported by Senator Enzi without amendment. With written report No. 114-87.
06/03/2015Introduced in Senate

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07/21/2015Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 158.
Action By: Senate
07/21/2015Committee on the Budget. Reported by Senator Enzi without amendment. With written report No. 114-87.
06/24/2015Committee on the Budget. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
06/08/2015Committee on the Budget. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 114-283.
06/03/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.
Action By: Senate

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Senate Budget06/03/2015 Referred to
06/08/2015 Hearings by
06/24/2015 Markup by
07/21/2015 Reported by S. Rept. 114-87

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Reported to Senate without amendment (07/21/2015)

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Fairness for Crime Victims Act of 2015

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to establish a point of order in the Senate and House of Representatives against any provision in an appropriation measure, amendment, motion, or conference report that: (1) contains a change in mandatory program spending, (2) reduces budget authority in the current year but does not reduce outlays over time, and (3) limits obligations from the Crime Victims Fund during a fiscal year to less than the average amount deposited into the Fund during the previous three fiscal years.

The bill permits a Senator to raise a point of order to strike such provision or to prevent its incorporation through amendment or motion. If the point of order is sustained by the Chair, the provision is stricken and may not be offered as an amendment from the floor. A motion to waive or suspend the point of order, or a motion to sustain an appeal of the ruling the Chair on such point of order, requires the affirmative vote of three-fifths of Members.

It also prohibits consideration of such provision in the House of Representatives.