Text of the Paperwork Assistance Act
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 29, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 30, 2008 (Referred to Senate Committee).
HR 6113 RFS
H. R. 6113
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 30, 2008
July 30, 2008
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To amend title 44, United States Code, to require each agency to include contact information for the agency in its collection of information.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ‘Paperwork Assistance Act’.
SEC. 2. AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION REQUIREMENT.
Section 3506(c)(1)(B)(iii) of title 44, United States Code, is amended--
(1) in subclause (IV) by striking ‘and’ at the end; and
(2) by adding at the end the following:
‘(VI) contact information for the agency, including a website and a telephone number, by which a person may obtain a specific contact person responsible for answering questions about the information collection and other information to assist in responding to the information collection; and’.
SEC. 3. REPORT BY THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET.
The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall include in the report required by section 3514(a)(1)(B) of title 44, United States Code, covering fiscal year 2010 the following:
(1) The status of implementation by agencies of the requirement in section 3506(c)(1)(B)(iii)(VI) of such title 44, as added by section 2 of this Act.
(2) A description of how each agency has responded to complaints made to the agency related to the agency’s compliance with such requirement.
SEC. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE.
The amendment made by section 2 shall apply to new or revised collections of information approved by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget beginning 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act.
Passed the House of Representatives July 29, 2008.
LORRAINE C. MILLER,