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H.R. 760 (113th): Readable Legislation Act of 2013

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 15, 2013 (Introduced).


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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 760

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 15, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend chapter 2 of title I of the United States Code to establish the style for amending laws.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Readable Legislation Act of 2013 .

2.

Amending laws

Chapter 2 of title 1 of the United States Code is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

115.

Amending laws

No Act shall be revised or amended by mere reference to it. Every bill or joint resolution which amends an existing section, subsection, or other subdivision of any Act shall set forth the section, subsection, or other subdivision sufficiently to enable the intent and effect of the bill or joint resolution to be clearly understood. Omissions and insertions proposed shall be shown by appropriate typographical devices.

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3.

Conforming amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 2 of title 1 of the United States Code is amended by adding after the item relating to section 114 the following new item:

115. Amending laws.

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4.

Effective date

This Act and the amendments made by it shall take effect on January 3, 2015.