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H.R. 712 - Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2015

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 114-37 PDF XML

    Showing the texts of H.R. 712 and H.R. 690 as reported by the Committee on the Judiciary, and H.R. 1759 as reported by the Committees on Oversight and Government and the Judiciary; with conforming changes.  
            ::  Included in these conforming changes are a new short title and table of contents. 

  • Text of H.R. 712 PDF XML

    Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2015 

  • Text of Committee Reports of Bills Contained in Rules Committee Print 114-37

            ::  H. Rept. 114-184—Report to accompany H.R. 712  PDF
            ::  H. Rept. 114-183—Report to accompany H.R. 690  PDF
     
           ::  H. Rept. 114-238 Part 1—Report from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to accompany H.R. 1759  PDF
     
           ::  H. Rept. 114-238 Part 2—Report from the Committee on the Judiciary to accompany H.R. 1759  PDF

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 8-4 on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 .

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 580: 
Agreed to by reocrd vote of 239-176, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 241-176, on Wednesday, January 6, 2015. 

MANAGERS:Collins/Polis

1. Structured rule for H.R. 712.

2. Provides one hour of general debate with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

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

4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-37 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 A of the Rules Committee 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 A of the report.

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

9. Structured rule for H.R. 1155.

10. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided among and controlled by the chairs and ranking minority members of the Committee on the Judiciary and Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

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

12. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

14. Makes in order only those amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee 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.

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

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

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
3Version 1Cummings (MD), Connolly (VA)DemocratStrikes section 653 as created by Title II of the bill (Requirement for Rules to Appear in Agency-Specific Monthly Publications).Made In Order
4Version 1Cummings (MD), Connolly (VA)DemocratExempts independent establishments from the requirements of Title II of the bill.Made In Order
6Version 1Foxx (NC), Messer, Luke (IN)RepublicanLate Requires monthly reporting of unfunded mandates by agencies to OIRA; requires reporting of unfunded mandates imposed in OIRA's annual cumulative assessment of agency rule making.Made In Order
5Version 1Goodlatte (VA), Chaffetz (UT)RepublicanMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Includes a small number of revisions in the nature of technical and conforming changes to clarify provisions that state deadlines, reformat section nomenclature and headings, and improve typography or grammar.Made In Order
7Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Clarifies that the exception to the rule should take effect in the event that there is a threat to health or safety or other emergency and not only when such threat is imminent.Made In Order
1Version 1Johnson, Hank (GA)DemocratInserts an exception for any rule, consent decree, or settlement agreement that the Director of the Office of Management and Budget determines would result in net job creation and whose benefits exceeds its costs.Made In Order
2Version 1Lynch (MA)DemocratAmends Title II of H.R. 712 by requiring federal agencies to provide an estimate of the benefits of proposed regulations. Would also require the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to include the total benefits of proposed and final agency rules in the annual cumulative assessment of agency rule making required by the bill. Made In Order