Summary and Text of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 3010 - Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors

Cohen (TN)


SUBSTITUTE WITHDRAWN Would codify in substance Executive Order 13563, which outlines the Obama Administration’s cost-benefit analysis and other rule making requirements. It specifies a series of rule making guidelines that apply to all agencies, with the exception of independent agencies.

Connolly (VA)


Would clarify that regulations to protect public health and safety would not be blocked or repealed by H.R. 3010.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Would strike a section of the Act, which would allow any member of the public to petition for a hearing to determine whether the proposed rule fails to comply with the Information Quality Act, if the sole purpose of the petition is to unduly delay the implementation of a rule.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Would clarify that the agency would retain the discretion to determine whether to provide advanced notice, not later than 90 days, of a proposed rule prior it being published in the Federal Register.

Jackson Lee (TX)


WITHDRAWN Would require a GAO study to determine how the Act and the amendments made by the Act would impact the ability of an agency to respond to emergencies.

Jackson Lee (TX)


SUBSTITUTE WITHDRAWN Would codify Executive Order 13563 issued by President Obama on January 18, 2011, would include certain findings, and would specify a series of rule making guidelines that apply to all agencies, with the exception of independent agencies.

Jackson Lee (TX)


LATE Would exempt all rules promulgated by the Department of Homeland Security.

Johnson, Hank (GA)


Would create an exemption for any rule or guidance that would result in net job creation.

Moore, Gwen (WI)


Would clarify that an agency shall take into account whether a problem disproportionately impacts certain vulnerable subpopulations (including veterans, low-income individuals and families, and the elderly), and whether such an impact would be mitigated by new agency action.

Nadler (NY)


Would exempt from the Act actions by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission under the Atomic Energy Act.

Olson (TX)


REVISED Would clarify that cumulative costs and benefits and estimated impacts on jobs shall include an estimate of the net gain or loss in domestic jobs.