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H.R. 4768 (114th): Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 14, 2016 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 483

114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4768

[Report No. 114–622]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 16, 2016

(for himself, Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. Marino, Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Buck, Mr. Yoho, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Byrne, Mr. Brat, Mrs. Love, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Babin, Mr. Salmon, Mr. Hensarling, Mr. Rouzer, Mr. Bishop of Michigan, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Messer, Mr. Mulvaney, Mr. Labrador, Mr. Trott, Mr. Mullin, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. DeSantis, Mr. Loudermilk, Mr. Issa, Mr. Westerman, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Culberson, Mrs. Lummis, Mr. Walker, Mr. Olson, Mr. Smith of Missouri, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. Renacci, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. Gosar, Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, Mr. Collins of Georgia, Mr. Graves of Georgia, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Farenthold, Mr. Griffith, and Mr. Smith of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

June 14, 2016

Additional sponsors: Mr. Jody B. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Amodei, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Ross, Mr. Kelly of Mississippi, Mr. Knight, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Hardy, Mr. Allen, Mr. Forbes, Mr. Brady of Texas, Mr. Rokita, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Tom Price of Georgia, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mr. Meadows, Mr. McCaul, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Posey, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mrs. Mimi Walters of California, Mr. Poe of Texas, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Ribble, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Hurd of Texas, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Rigell, Mr. McHenry, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Guinta, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Mr. Fincher, Mr. Jordan, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Barr, Mr. Garrett, Mr. Bridenstine, Mrs. Black, Mr. Flores, Mr. DesJarlais, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Yoder, Mr. Williams, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Holding, Mr. Gowdy, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Carter of Texas, Mr. Graves of Louisiana, Mr. Tipton, Mr. Hill, Mr. Carter of Georgia, Mr. Emmer of Minnesota, Mr. Pearce, Mr. LaHood, Mr. Huizenga of Michigan, Mr. Huelskamp, Mr. Pittenger, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mrs. Wagner, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Rothfus, and Mr. Hudson

June 14, 2016

Reported with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on March 16, 2016

A BILL

To amend title 5, United States Code, with respect to the judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016.

2.

Judicial review of statutory and regulatory interpretations

Section 706 of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by striking To the extent necessary and inserting (a) To the extent necessary;

(2)

by striking decide all relevant questions of law, interpret constitutional and statutory provisions, and;

(3)

by inserting after of the terms of an agency action the following and decide de novo all relevant questions of law, including the interpretation of constitutional and statutory provisions, and rules made by agencies. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, this subsection shall apply in any action for judicial review of agency action authorized under any provision of law. No law may exempt any such civil action from the application of this section except by specific reference to this section; and

(4)

by striking The reviewing court shall— and inserting the following:

(b)

The reviewing court shall—

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Amend the title so as to read: A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to clarify the nature of judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions..

June 14, 2016

Reported with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed