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H.R. 5142 (115th): Readable Legislation Act of 2018


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 1, 2018 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5142

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 1, 2018

(for himself, Mr. Meadows, Mr. McClintock, Mr. McKinley, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Loudermilk, Mr. Massie, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Polis, Mr. Jones, Mr. Moulton, Mr. Messer, Ms. Norton, Mr. Brat, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Norman, and Mr. Khanna) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend chapter 2 of title 1, United States Code, to establish the style for amending laws.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Readable Legislation Act of 2018.

2.

Amending laws

(a)

In general

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

115.

Amending laws

No section of an Act shall be revised or amended by mere reference to it. Every bill or joint resolution which amends an existing section of any Act shall set forth the entire section, showing the omissions and insertions proposed by appropriate typographical devices.

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(b)

Conforming amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 2 of title 1, 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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3.

Effective date

This Act and the amendments made by it shall take effect on January 3, 2019.