S. 1189 (112th): Unfunded Mandates Accountability Act of 2011

Jun 14, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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H.R. 2964 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Sep 15, 2011

Robert “Rob” Portman
Junior Senator from Ohio
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Jun 14, 2011
8 pages
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This bill was introduced on June 14, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 14, 2011
Referred to Committee Jun 14, 2011
Full Title

A bill to amend the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.) to provide for regulatory impact analyses for certain rules, consideration of the least burdensome regulatory alternative, and for other purposes.


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22 cosponsors (22R) (show)

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Unfunded Mandates Accountability Act of 2011 - Amends the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 to:
(1) require regulatory impact analyses for rules that do not involve a legislative mandate and for final rules that do not have a prior notice of proposed rulemaking;
(2) require federal agencies to prepare and publish in the Federal Register an initial and final regulatory impact analysis prior to promulgating any proposed or final rule that may have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or that may result in the expenditure of $100 million or more in any one year by state, local, and tribal governments;
(3) require such agencies to identify and consider regulatory alternatives before promulgating any proposed or final rule and select the least costly, most cost-effective, or least burdensome alternative;
(4) define "cost" as the cost of compliance and any reasonably foreseeable indirect cost resulting from agency rulemaking;
(5) exempt rules concerning monetary policy proposed or implemented by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or the Federal Open Market Committee from provisions of such Act relating to regulatory accountability and reform, review of federal mandates, and judicial review; and
(6) expand provisions relating to judicial review of regulatory impact analyses.
Amends the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to require independent regulatory agencies to conduct regulatory impact analyses.

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