S. 1747 (110th): Presidential Signing Statements Act of 2007

Introduced:
Jun 29, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 3045 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jul 16, 2007

Sponsor
Arlen Specter
Senator from Pennsylvania
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 29, 2007
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
S. 3731 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 26, 2006

S. 875 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 23, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 29, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 29, 2007
Referred to Committee Jun 29, 2007
 
Full Title

A bill to regulate the judicial use of presidential signing statements in the interpretation of Act of Congress.

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Cosponsors
4 cosponsors (2D, 1I, 1R) (show)
Committees

Senate Judiciary

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Library of Congress Summary

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6/29/2007--Introduced.
Presidential Signing Statements Act of 2007 - Prohibits any state or federal court from relying on or deferring to a presidential signing statement as a source of authority when determining the meaning of any Act of Congress.
Requires any federal or state court, in any action, suit, or proceeding regarding the construction or constitutionality, or both, of any Act of Congress in which a presidential signing statement was issued, to permit the Senate, through the Office of Senate Legal Counsel, or the House, through the Office of General Counsel for the House, or both, to participate as an amicus curiae, and to present an oral argument on the question of the Act's construction or constitutionality, or both.
Authorizes the full Congress, in any such suit, to pass a concurrent resolution declaring its view of the proper interpretation of the Act of Congress at issue, clarifying Congress's intent or its findings of fact, or both.
Requires the federal or state court in question to permit Congress, through the Office of Senate Legal Counsel, to submit any such passed resolution into the record of the case as a matter of right.
Makes it the duty of each federal or state court, including the U.S. Supreme Court, to advance on the docket and to expedite to the greatest possible extent the disposition of any matter brought under this Act.

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