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H.R. 5 - Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017

Bill Text

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    Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 (as introduced)
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Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday, January 9, 2017.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 33: 
Agreed to by record vote of 235-188, after agreeing to the previous questions by record vote of 234-179 on Friday, January 13, 2017.

MANAGERS:Collins/Polis

1. Structured rule for H.R. 5.  

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their respective designees.   

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

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

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

6. Makes in order only those 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. 79. 

10. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services or their respective designees.   

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
35Version 1Beyer (VA)DemocratLate Creates an exception for regulations related to instances of public health risks, including asbestos, faulty medical equipment or patient products, faulty pharmaceutical products. Submitted
25Version 1Blunt Rochester (DE)DemocratLate Creates a new exception for regulations related to the prevention of discrimination against LGBTQ in the workplace.Submitted
19Version 1Bonamici (OR)DemocratExempts rulemaking pertaining to protecting seniors, veterans, or individuals with disabilities from consumer fraud. Submitted
28Version 1Castor (FL)DemocratLate Ensures that any rule intended to protect public health and welfare is exempted from the requirements of this act. Made In Order
6Version 1Chabot (OH)RepublicanRequires an agency to include an economic assessment or a summary of it when an agency certifies that a proposed rule will not have a “significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities” under the Regulatory Flexibility Act. This will ensure an agency’s decision to certify a rule and not conduct a full regulatory flexibility analysis is supported by data.Made In Order
13Version 1Chaffetz (UT)RepublicanEstablishes a timeline by which the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs must issue guidelines under title I of the bill. Made In Order
7Version 1Cicilline (RI)DemocratProvides for the prevention of the transmission of foodborne illness or to meet preventive-control requirements for food safetyMade In Order
9Version 1Cohen (TN)DemocratExempts a rule implementing a federal civil rights statute from the bill and strike its judicial review provisions.Submitted
29Version 1Conyers (MI), Scott, Bobby (VA)DemocratLate Provides an exemption for rules that would provide for a reduction in the amount of lead in drinking water, including water supplied to any elementary or secondary schools.Submitted
37Version 1DeSantis (FL)RepublicanLate Withdrawn Requires all major rules, as defined by H.R. 5, subject to a 6-year sunset termination date.Withdrawn
18Version 1Goodlatte (VA)RepublicanRevises section 2 of title II of the bill to restrain unwarranted interpretation of ambiguous statutes to find implied delegations of legislative rulemaking authority, and of ambiguous statutes and regulations to expansively extend agency authority.Made In Order
17Version 2Graves, Garret (LA), Cuellar (TX), Babin (TX)Bi-PartisanRevised Provides agency accountability of major rules by requiring retrospective review and report. Made In Order
8Version 1Grijalva (AZ)DemocratStrikes language that would require the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to perform regulatory flexibility analyses for forest and land management plans.Made In Order
10Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratProvides an exception for regulations pertaining to the prevention of cyber attacks purposed to interfere with election processes or institutions.Submitted
22Version 1Johnson, Hank (GA)DemocratExempts rules pertaining to prohibiting an unauthorized individual from possessing a firearm or ammunition at commercial airports, including in public areas within the airport, such as terminals, lobbies, and baggage claim areas.Submitted
23Version 1Johnson, Hank (GA)DemocratExempts rules that significantly improve access to affordable, high-speed broadband internet in under-served markets, such as low-income and rural communities; facilitate economic development in locations without sufficient access to such service; and provide broadband education, training and support in these markets, particular for children, minorities, and persons over 65.Submitted
24Version 1Johnson, Hank (GA)DemocratExempts rules that significantly improve the employment, retention, and wages of workforce participants, especially those with significant barriers to employment, such as persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency.Made In Order
36Version 1Krishnamoorthi (IL)DemocratLate Creates a new exception for regulations related to consumer fraud in minority and low income communities.Submitted
14Version 2Messer, Luke (IN)RepublicanWithdrawn Requires each agency promulgating a new rule, guidance, or major guidance to identify and repeal or amend at least one existing rule, guidance, or major guidance to completely offset any annual costs of the new rule to the United States economy.Withdrawn
21Version 1Nadler (NY)DemocratRequires analyses conducted under Title III of the bill to include direct and indirect benefits as well as direct and indirect costs.Made In Order
20Version 1Peters, Scott (CA)DemocratExempts from the bill any rule that restricts predatory lending to members of the Armed Forces and their families. Submitted
31Version 1Peterson (MN), Goodlatte (VA), Chaffetz (UT)Bi-PartisanLate Prohibits agencies from impartially communicating with the public in order to generate support or opposition to a proposed rule.Made In Order
34Version 1Posey (FL)RepublicanLate Requires federal agencies to report on influential scientific information and associated peer reviews disseminated or to be disseminated in a rulemaking proceeding. Made In Order
1Version 1Rice, Kathleen (NY)DemocratExempts rules pertaining to national security. Submitted
33Version 1Ruiz (CA)DemocratLate Exempts rules pertaining to the safety of children's products or toys.Made In Order
38Version 1Rush (IL), Johnson, Hank (GA)DemocratLate Ensures that any rule intended to protect vulnerable populations or promote environmental justice, including any rule to address disproportionate impacts of environmental hazards on communities of color, is exempted from the requirements of this act.Submitted
32Version 1Russell (OK)RepublicanLate Withdrawn Defines "longstanding interpretive rule" and "revise". If a rules is a longstanding interpretive rule, it will, under this amendment, be subject to the general notice of proposed rulemaking and comment publication provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act.Withdrawn
11Version 1Scott, Bobby (VA)DemocratExempts from this bill a rule which implements the recommendations of an Inspector General to strengthen program integrity in order to eliminate fraud and protect taxpayers, or a rule that protects student borrowers who have been victims of fraud or misrepresentation involving student loans by institutions of higher education.Submitted
12Version 1Scott, Bobby (VA)DemocratExempts from this bill a rule which pertains to workplace health and safety and that is necessary to prevent or reduce the incidence of traumatic injury, cancer or irreversible lung disease at mining facilities which are subject to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (30 USC 801, et seq) or workplaces which are subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 USC 651 et seq) .Made In Order
26Version 1Tonko (NY)DemocratLate Ensures that rules to enhance the safety at chemical facilities through improved planning, prevention and response to accidents and releases, in order to better protect workers, first responders and surrounding communities, are exempted from this act. Submitted
27Version 1Tonko (NY)DemocratLate Ensures that any rules made under the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act,” are exempted from this act.Made In Order
30Version 1Torres (CA)DemocratLate Creates a new exception for regulations related to sexually exploited minors and victims of trafficking. Submitted
2Version 1Vel?zquez (NY)DemocratRequires federal agencies to report costs of conducting SBREFA panels.Submitted
3Version 1Vel?zquez (NY)DemocratRequires SBA Office of Advocacy to report annual government-wide cost of conducting SBREFA panels.Submitted
4Version 2Vel?zquez (NY)DemocratRevised Strikes Title III of the bill and replaces it with alternative language that reforms the Regulatory Flexibility Act to reduce the burden of regulations on small businesses.Made In Order
5Version 1Vel?zquez (NY)DemocratEnsures that the new authority in section 310 is not duplicative of existing SBA powers and wasteful of taxpayer resources.Submitted
16Version 1Watson Coleman (NJ)DemocratCreates an exception section for regulations related to victims of assault and battery offenses.Submitted
15Version 1Young, David (IA)RepublicanAllows for sufficient time (at least 90 days) for affected entities to take steps to comply with issued guidanceMade In Order