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Text of the To amend the Social Security Act to exclude the Unemployment Trust Fund from the budget of the United States Government.

...United States Government.

This bill was introduced on October 28, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 28, 1993 (Introduced).

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HR 3409 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3409

To amend the Social Security Act to exclude the Unemployment Trust Fund from the budget of the United States Government.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 28, 1993

Ms. LONG (for herself, Mr. BARCA of Wisconsin, and Mr. JACOBS) introduced the following bill; which was referred jointly to the Committees on Ways and Means, Government Operations, and Rules


A BILL

To amend the Social Security Act to exclude the Unemployment Trust Fund from the budget of the United States Government.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. EXCLUSION OF UNEMPLOYMENT TRUST FUND FROM UNIFIED BUDGET.

    (a) GENERAL RULE- Section 904 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1104) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

‘OFF-BUDGET STATUS

    ‘(h)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the receipts and disbursements of the Unemployment Trust Fund (including any account thereof) shall not be counted as new budget authority, outlays, or receipts, or including in the calculation of the deficit or surplus, for purposes of--

      ‘(A) the budget of the United States Government as submitted by the President,

      ‘(B) the congressional budget, or

      ‘(C) the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    ‘(2) Any disbursement from the Unemployment Trust Fund (including any account thereof) shall be exempt from reduction under any order issued under part C of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.’.

    (b) EXCLUSION FROM DISCRETIONARY SPENDING LIMITS- Section 251(b)(2) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

      ‘(G) ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES FUNDED FROM UNEMPLOYMENT TRUST FUND- For the budget of the United States Government for budget years 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998, the expenses for State Unemployment Insurance and Employment Service Operations and Federal administrative expenses that are financed from the Unemployment Trust Fund shall be excluded from the discretionary spending limits.’.

    (c) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- Subsection (a) of section 301 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: ‘The concurrent resolution shall not include the receipts and outlays of the Unemployment Trust Fund (including any account thereof) in the surplus or deficit totals required by this subsection or in any other surplus or deficit totals required by this title.’.

    (d) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by this section shall apply to--

      (1) all budgets of the United States Government submitted by the President,

      (2) all budget resolutions, and

      (3) all reports pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985;

    which are submitted after September 30, 1993.

SEC. 2. TREATMENT UNDER PAY-AS-YOU-GO PROCEDURES.

    Any amount of new budget authority, outlays, or receipts resulting from the provisions of this Act or any amendment made by it shall not be considered for any purpose under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.