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H.R. 427 - Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2015

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 427 PDF XML

    Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2015 (as reported)

  • H. Rept. 114-214 Part 1 PDF

    Report from the Committee on the Judiciary

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 8-3 on Monday, July 27, 2015.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 380: 
Adopted by record vote of 240-167, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 240-167, on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

MANAGERS: Collins (GA)/Hastings

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report, and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Section 2 provides that on any legislative day during the period from July 30, 2015 through September 7, 2015: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

10. Section 3 provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 2.

11. Section 4 provides that each day during the period addressed by section 2 of the resolution shall not constitute a calendar day for purposes of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546).

12. Section 5 provides that each day during the period addressed by section 2 of the resolution shall not constitute a legislative day for purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII (resolutions of inquiry).

13. Section 6 provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of July 30, 2015, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules and that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.

14. Section 7 waives the requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of July 30, 2015.

15. Section 8 addresses access to the Chamber for the joint meeting to be held on September 24, 2015.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
8Version 1Capps (CA)DemocratEnsures that any rule intended to ensure the safety of natural gas or hazardous materials pipelines or prevent, mitigate, or reduce the impact of spills from such pipelines is not considered a “major rule” under the bill.Made In Order
13Version 1Cicilline (RI)DemocratLate Exempts rules pertaining to the protection of the public health or safety from the requirements of the Act. Made In Order
4Version 1Grijalva (AZ)DemocratRequires an accounting of the greenhouse gas emission impacts associated with a rule as well as an analysis of the impacts on low-income communities. If the rule increases carbon dioxide by a certain amount or increases the risk of certain health impacts to low-income communities, then the rule is defined as a major rule.Submitted
11Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratProvides a "special rule" pertaining to the safety of any products specifically designed to be used or consumed by a child under the age of 2 years (including cribs, car seats, and infant formula). Made In Order
7Version 1Johnson, Hank (GA)DemocratAdds an exception to the bill for rules that the Administrator of the Office of Management and Budget determines would result in net job growth.Made In Order
18Version 1McKinley (WV)RepublicanLate Reduces the threshold for a major rule from $100 million to $50 million. Submitted
5Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratExempts rules issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from the requirements of the bill. Made In Order
10Version 1Nadler (NY)DemocratExempts from the bill's congressional approval requirement any rule pertaining to nuclear reactor safety standards in order to prevent nuclear meltdowns like the one in Fukushima.Made In Order
6Version 1Peters, Scott (CA)DemocratExempts any rule that restricts predatory lending to members of the Armed Forces and their families. Submitted
17Version 1Pocan (WI), Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratLate Exempts the Department of Veterans Affairs from the requirements of this legislation, in regards to rulemaking for the availability of affordable medication and effective healthcare management for veterans. Made In Order
2Version 1Scott, Bobby (VA)DemocratExempts any Department of Labor worker safety and health standard which protects workers from occupational exposure to beryllium. Submitted
3Version 1Sessions (TX)RepublicanMakes a technical improvement to the bill.Considered As Adopted
9Version 1Sessions (TX), Davis, Rodney (IL), Wenstrup (OH), Barr, (KY)RepublicanRequires the agency submitting the report on a proposed Federal rule to include an assessment, as part of the cost-benefit analysis submitted to the Comptroller General and each House of Congress, of anticipated jobs gained or lost as a result of implementation, and to specify whether those jobs will come from the public or private sector.Made In Order
12Version 2Smith, Jason (MO)RepublicanRevised Requires congressional approval for all rules proposed under the authority of the Affordable Care Act.Made In Order
1Version 1Webster (FL)RepublicanPrevents federal agencies from implementing significant policy changes without appropriate congressional review. Brings administrative rules having an economic impact of $100 million or more as scored by the Office of Management and Budget before Congress for a vote.Submitted
14Version 2Young, David (IA)RepublicanLate Revised Requires agencies to publish the names of employees or contractors working on a rulemaking in the Federal Register during each required publication. Submitted
15Version 1Young, David (IA)RepublicanLate Requires any federal employee or contractor working on a rule-making to complete financial disclosure forms under the Ethics in Government Act.Submitted
16Version 3Young, David (IA)RepublicanLate Revised Would require agencies to publish in the federal register a list of information on which a rule is based, including data, scientific and economic studies, and cost-benefit analyses, and where the public can access it online. Made In Order