H.R. 6858 (110th): Administrative Review Improvement Act of 2008

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Sep 10, 2008 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6858

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 10, 2008

(for himself, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Conyers, and Ms. Linda T. Sánchez of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend title 5, United States Code, to make amendments to certain provisions of title 5, United States Code, enacted by the Congressional Review Act.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Administrative Review Improvement Act of 2008.

2.

Amendments to the Congressional Review Act

(a)

Referral of reports

Section 801(a)(1)(C) of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by striking the House of Representatives or;

(2)

and inserting in the case of the House of Representatives, each relevant committee of the House of Representatives and, in the case of the Senate after ranking member of .

(b)

Definition of relevant committee

Section 804 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

(4)

The term relevant committee means—

(A)

each committee of the House with jurisdiction under the rules of the House to report a bill to amend the provision of law under which the rule is issued; and

(B)

the Committee on the Judiciary, as the committee of the House with jurisdiction under the rules of the House to report a bill to amend subchapter II of chapter 5.

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(c)

Conforming amendments relating to identification of relevant committees

Chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in section 801(a)(2)(A), by striking in each House of the Congress and inserting in the Senate and each relevant committee in the House; and

(2)

in section 802(b)(1), by striking the committees in each House of Congress with jurisdiction and inserting the appropriate committees in each House.

(d)

Effective date

The amendments made by this Act shall take effect 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.