IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 26, 2023
Mr. Lankford (for himself, Ms. Sinema, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Risch, and Mr. Braun) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act of 2023.
Requirement to post a 100-word summary to regulations.gov
Section 553(b) of title 5, United States Code, is amended—
in paragraph (2) by striking
and at the end;
in paragraph (3), by striking the period at the end and inserting
; and; and
by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:
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).