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H.R. 690 (114th): Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act of 2015


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 25, 2015 (Reported by House Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.


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Union Calendar No. 135

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 690

[Report No. 114–183]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 3, 2015

(for himself and Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

June 25, 2015

Additional sponsors: Mr. Graves of Missouri, Mrs. Wagner, Mr. Long, and Mr. Babin

June 25, 2015

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

To require each agency, in providing notice of a rule making, to include a link to a 100 word plain language summary of the proposed rule.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act of 2015.

2.

Requirement to post a 100 word summary to regulations.gov

Section 553(b) of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (2) by striking ; and and inserting ;;

(2)

in paragraph (3), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(3)

by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:

(4)

the internet address of a summary of not more than 100 words in length of the proposed rule, in plain language, that shall be posted on the internet website under section 206(d) of the E-Government Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 3501 note) (commonly known as regulations.gov);

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June 25, 2015

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed