H.R. 3786 (112th): Plain Regulations Act of 2012

Introduced:
Jan 18, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Bruce Braley
Representative for Iowa's 1st congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
Read Text »
Last Updated
Jan 18, 2012
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1557 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 15, 2013

S. 2337 (Related)
Plain Writing Act for Regulations of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 23, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 18, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 18, 2012
Referred to Committee Jan 18, 2012
 
Full Title

To ensure clarity of regulations to improve the effectiveness of Federal regulatory programs while decreasing burdens on the regulated public.

Summary

No summaries available.

Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Oversight and Government Reform

House Judiciary

Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

 
Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.

Widget

Get a bill status widget for your website »

Citation

Click a format for a citation suggestion:

Notes

H.R. stands for House of Representatives bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the president to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


1/18/2012--Introduced.
Plain Regulations Act of 2012 - Requires the head of each executive agency to: (1) implement a program for using plain language in writing new and revised regulations, and (2) certify to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that each proposed or final rule is in plain language.
Requires the Director to: (1) develop and issue guidance to agencies for implementing plain language requirements, (2) publish reports on agency compliance with such requirements on the OMB's website, and (3) return proposed agency regulations that fail to meet such requirements to be redrafted and resubmitted for approval.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.


No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of H.R. 3786 (112th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus