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H.R. 1087: Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 7, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1087

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 7, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Collins of Georgia, Mr. Holding, Mr. Huizenga, Mr. Riggleman, Mr. Arrington, Mr. Rouzer, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Harris, and Mr. Ratcliffe) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

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

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act of 2019.

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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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