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Titles (3)

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Short Titles - Senate

Short Title(s) as Reported to Senate

Unfunded Mandates Accountability and Transparency Act

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Unfunded Mandates Accountability and Transparency Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 to provide for regulatory impact analyses for certain rules, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
12/16/2020Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Johnson with an amendment. With written report No. 116-333.
06/25/2020Introduced in Senate

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
12/16/2020Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 643.
Action By: Senate
12/16/2020Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Johnson with an amendment. With written report No. 116-333.
07/22/2020Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
06/25/2020Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE]* 06/25/2020
Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK]* 06/25/2020
Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] 07/27/2020

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs06/25/2020 Referred to
07/22/2020 Markup by
12/16/2020 Reported by

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Latest Summary (2)

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Reported to Senate (12/16/2020)

Unfunded Mandates Accountability and Transparency Act

This bill revises rulemaking requirements with respect to unfunded mandates.

Specifically, the bill requires federal agencies to prepare and publish in the Federal Register an initial and final regulatory impact analysis prior to promulgating any proposed or final major rule. The analysis must include regulatory alternatives to the rule.

Major rule means a rule that the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs determines is likely to cause

  • an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more;
  • a major increase in costs or prices for consumers, individual industries, federal, state, local, or tribal government agencies, or geographic regions; or
  • significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, public health and safety, or the ability of U.S.-based enterprises to compete with foreign-based enterprises in domestic and export markets.

Before promulgating any proposed or final major rule, an agency shall select the regulatory alternative that maximizes net benefits, taking into consideration only the costs and benefits that arise within the scope of the statutory provision that authorizes the rulemaking, with exceptions.

The bill prohibits Congress from considering a bill that increases private sector costs more than a certain amount unless certain conditions are met.