H. R. 5142
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 1, 2018
Mr. Amash (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
To amend chapter 2 of title 1, United States Code, to establish the style for amending laws.
This Act may be cited as the
Readable Legislation Act of 2018.
Chapter 2 of title 1, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
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.
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.
This Act and the amendments made by it shall take effect on January 3, 2019.