S.92 - Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY] (Introduced 01/10/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Committee Meetings:||07/22/20 10:00AM|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 116-311|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 12/14/2020 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 614. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.92 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate (12/14/2020)
Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2019
This bill revises provisions relating to congressional review of agency rulemaking.
Specifically, the bill establishes a congressional approval process for a major rule. A major rule may only take effect if Congress approves of the rule. A major rule is a rule that results in (1) an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more; (2) a major increase in costs or prices for consumers, individual industries, government agencies, or geographic regions; or (3) significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or the ability of U.S.-based enterprises to compete with foreign-based enterprises.
In addition, the bill establishes a congressional disapproval process for a nonmajor rule. A nonmajor rule may only take effect if Congress does not disapprove of the rule.