Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 5 - Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors

Listed in Alphabetical Order

Jan 9, 2017 5:50 PM

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Beyer (VA)


LATE Creates an exception for regulations related to instances of public health risks, including asbestos, faulty medical equipment or patient products, faulty pharmaceutical products.

Blunt Rochester (DE)


LATE Creates a new exception for regulations related to the prevention of discrimination against LGBTQ in the workplace.

Bonamici (OR)


Exempts rulemaking pertaining to protecting seniors, veterans, or individuals with disabilities from consumer fraud.

Castor (FL)


LATE Ensures that any rule intended to protect public health and welfare is exempted from the requirements of this act.

Chabot (OH)


Requires an agency to include an economic assessment or a summary of it when an agency certifies that a proposed rule will not have a “significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities” under the Regulatory Flexibility Act. This will ensure an agency’s decision to certify a rule and not conduct a full regulatory flexibility analysis is supported by data.

Chaffetz (UT)


Establishes a timeline by which the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs must issue guidelines under title I of the bill.

Cicilline (RI)


Provides for the prevention of the transmission of foodborne illness or to meet preventive-control requirements for food safety

Cohen (TN)


Exempts a rule implementing a federal civil rights statute from the bill and strike its judicial review provisions.

Conyers (MI), Scott, Bobby (VA)


LATE Provides an exemption for rules that would provide for a reduction in the amount of lead in drinking water, including water supplied to any elementary or secondary schools.

DeSantis (FL)


LATE WITHDRAWN Requires all major rules, as defined by H.R. 5, subject to a 6-year sunset termination date.

Goodlatte (VA)


Revises section 2 of title II of the bill to restrain unwarranted interpretation of ambiguous statutes to find implied delegations of legislative rulemaking authority, and of ambiguous statutes and regulations to expansively extend agency authority.

Graves, Garret (LA), Cuellar (TX), Babin (TX)


REVISED Provides agency accountability of major rules by requiring retrospective review and report.

Grijalva (AZ)


Strikes language that would require the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to perform regulatory flexibility analyses for forest and land management plans.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Provides an exception for regulations pertaining to the prevention of cyber attacks purposed to interfere with election processes or institutions.

Johnson, Hank (GA)


Exempts rules pertaining to prohibiting an unauthorized individual from possessing a firearm or ammunition at commercial airports, including in public areas within the airport, such as terminals, lobbies, and baggage claim areas.

Johnson, Hank (GA)


Exempts rules that significantly improve access to affordable, high-speed broadband internet in under-served markets, such as low-income and rural communities; facilitate economic development in locations without sufficient access to such service; and provide broadband education, training and support in these markets, particular for children, minorities, and persons over 65.

Johnson, Hank (GA)


Exempts rules that significantly improve the employment, retention, and wages of workforce participants, especially those with significant barriers to employment, such as persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency.

Krishnamoorthi (IL)


LATE Creates a new exception for regulations related to consumer fraud in minority and low income communities.

Messer, Luke (IN)


WITHDRAWN Requires each agency promulgating a new rule, guidance, or major guidance to identify and repeal or amend at least one existing rule, guidance, or major guidance to completely offset any annual costs of the new rule to the United States economy.

Nadler (NY)


Requires analyses conducted under Title III of the bill to include direct and indirect benefits as well as direct and indirect costs.

Peters, Scott (CA)


Exempts from the bill any rule that restricts predatory lending to members of the Armed Forces and their families.

Peterson (MN), Goodlatte (VA), Chaffetz (UT)


LATE Prohibits agencies from impartially communicating with the public in order to generate support or opposition to a proposed rule.

Posey (FL)


LATE Requires federal agencies to report on influential scientific information and associated peer reviews disseminated or to be disseminated in a rulemaking proceeding.

Rice, Kathleen (NY)


Exempts rules pertaining to national security.

Ruiz (CA)


LATE Exempts rules pertaining to the safety of children's products or toys.

Rush (IL), Johnson, Hank (GA)


LATE Ensures that any rule intended to protect vulnerable populations or promote environmental justice, including any rule to address disproportionate impacts of environmental hazards on communities of color, is exempted from the requirements of this act.

Russell (OK)


LATE WITHDRAWN Defines "longstanding interpretive rule" and "revise". If a rules is a longstanding interpretive rule, it will, under this amendment, be subject to the general notice of proposed rulemaking and comment publication provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act.

Scott, Bobby (VA)


Exempts from this bill a rule which implements the recommendations of an Inspector General to strengthen program integrity in order to eliminate fraud and protect taxpayers, or a rule that protects student borrowers who have been victims of fraud or misrepresentation involving student loans by institutions of higher education.

Scott, Bobby (VA)


Exempts from this bill a rule which pertains to workplace health and safety and that is necessary to prevent or reduce the incidence of traumatic injury, cancer or irreversible lung disease at mining facilities which are subject to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (30 USC 801, et seq) or workplaces which are subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 USC 651 et seq) .

Tonko (NY)


LATE Ensures that rules to enhance the safety at chemical facilities through improved planning, prevention and response to accidents and releases, in order to better protect workers, first responders and surrounding communities, are exempted from this act.

Tonko (NY)


LATE Ensures that any rules made under the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act,” are exempted from this act.

Torres (CA)


LATE Creates a new exception for regulations related to sexually exploited minors and victims of trafficking.

Velázquez (NY)


Requires federal agencies to report costs of conducting SBREFA panels.

Velázquez (NY)


Requires SBA Office of Advocacy to report annual government-wide cost of conducting SBREFA panels.

Velázquez (NY)


REVISED Strikes Title III of the bill and replaces it with alternative language that reforms the Regulatory Flexibility Act to reduce the burden of regulations on small businesses.

Velázquez (NY)


Ensures that the new authority in section 310 is not duplicative of existing SBA powers and wasteful of taxpayer resources.

Watson Coleman (NJ)


Creates an exception section for regulations related to victims of assault and battery offenses.

Young, David (IA)


Allows for sufficient time (at least 90 days) for affected entities to take steps to comply with issued guidance