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116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2003


To amend title 5, United States Code, to clarify that during a lapse in appropriations certain services relating to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program are excepted services under the Anti-Deficiency Act, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 1, 2019

Mr. Cummings (for himself, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Meadows, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mr. Young, and Mr. Taylor) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform


A BILL

To amend title 5, United States Code, to clarify that during a lapse in appropriations certain services relating to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program are excepted services under the Anti-Deficiency Act, and for other purposes.

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 “Ensuring FEHBP Coverage During Shutdowns Act”.

SEC. 2. Designating certain FEHBP-related services as excepted services under the Anti-Deficiency Act.

(a) In general.—Section 8905 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(i) Any services by an officer or employee under this chapter relating to enrolling individuals in a health benefits plan under this chapter, or changing the enrollment of an individual already so enrolled due to a qualifying life event, shall be deemed, for purposes of section 1342 of title 31, services for emergencies involving the safety of human life or the protection of property.”.

(b) Application.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to any lapse in appropriations beginning on or after the date of enactment of this Act.