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One Subject at a Time Act

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A bill to end the practice of including more than one subject in a single bill by requiring that each bill enacted by Congress be limited to only one subject, and for other purposes.


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Date Actions Overview
12/05/2018Introduced in Senate

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Date All Actions
12/05/2018Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Action By: Senate

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Senate Rules and Administration12/05/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (12/05/2018)

One Subject at a Time Act

This bill requires: (1) each bill or joint resolution to embrace no more than one subject, and (2) the subject to be clearly and descriptively expressed in the measure's title.

An appropriations bill may not contain any general legislation or change of existing law requirement if its subject is not germane to the subject of such bill.

The bill voids: (1) an entire bill or joint resolution if its title addresses two or more unrelated subjects, (2) provisions in legislation not clearly and descriptively expressed in the measure's title, (3) appropriation provisions that are outside the relevant subcommittee's jurisdiction, and (4) provisions of appropriation bills not germane to their subject matter.

The bill grants aggrieved persons and Members of Congress the right to bring an action against the United States to seek appropriate relief, including an injunction against the enforcement of any law the passage of which did not conform to this bill.