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H.R. 2449: SCRAP Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 16, 2017 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2449

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 16, 2017

(for himself and Mr. Conyers) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To repeal the Congressional Review Act, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Sunset the CRA and Restore American Protection Act of 2017 or the SCRAP Act.

2.

Repeal

(a)

Repeal

Chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, is repealed.

(b)

Table of chapters

The table of chapters for part I of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking the item relating to chapter 8.

(c)

Technical and conforming amendments

(1)

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

Section 102(a) of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (21 U.S.C. 387a–1(a)) is amended by striking paragraph (7).

(2)

American Jobs Creation Act of 2004

Section 642 of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (7 U.S.C. 519a) is amended by striking subsection (c).

(3)

Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002

Section 1601(c) of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act (7 U.S.C. 7991(c)) is amended by striking paragraph (3).

(4)

Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008

Section 1601(c) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 8781(c)) is amended—

(A)

by striking paragraph (3); and

(B)

by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (3).

(5)

Agricultural Act of 2014

Section 1601(c) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 9091(c)) is amended by striking paragraph (3).

(6)

Food Security Act of 1985

Section 1246 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3846) is amended by striking subsection (c).

(7)

Federal Nonnuclear Energy Research and Development Act of 1974

Section 12 of the Federal Nonnuclear Energy Research and Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5911) is amended—

(A)

by striking (a) The President and inserting The President; and

(B)

by striking subsection (b).

(8)

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

Section 1601(e) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6571(e)) is amended by striking or chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code (commonly known as the Congressional Review Act).

(9)

Public Health Service Act

Section 401(f)(4) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 281(f)(4)) is amended by striking the second sentence.

(10)

Credit Union Membership Access Act

Section 205 of the Credit Union Membership Access Act (12 U.S.C. 1759 note) is repealed.

(11)

Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003

Section 303(i) of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (42 U.S.C. 1395u note) is amended—

(A)

by striking paragraph (5); and

(B)

by redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (5).

(12)

Tax and Trade Relief Extension Act of 1998

Section 5101(i)(1) of the Tax and Trade Relief Extension Act of 1998 (42 U.S.C. 1395x note) is amended by striking (without regard to chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code).

3.

Reinstatement of disapproved rules

(a)

Definitions

In this section—

(1)

the term covered rule means a rule for which a joint resolution of disapproval was enacted under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, before the date of enactment of this Act; and

(2)

the term Federal agency has the meaning given the term agency in section 551(1) of title 5, United States Code.

(b)

Fast-Track reinstatement

A Federal agency may reinstate a covered rule by publishing the covered rule in the Federal Register during the 1-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act.

(c)

Reinstatement after one-Year period

After the end of the 1-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, a Federal agency may reinstate a covered rule using the rule making procedures described in section 553 of title 5, United States Code.