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H.R.1493: Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Doug Collins, R-Ga.
Total Cosponsors 31 (All Republicans)
Introduced April 11, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 26, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2013 - Defines a "covered civil action" as a civil action seeking to compel agency action and alleging that an agency is unlawfully withholding or unreasonably delaying an agency action relating to a regulatory action that would affect the rights of: (1) private persons other than the person bringing the action; or (2) a state, local, or tribal government. Defines a "covered consent decree" or a "covered settlement agreement" as: (1) a consent decree or settlement agreement entered into a covered civil action, and (2) any other consent decree or settlement agreement that requires agency action relating to a regulatory action that affects the rights of private persons other than the person bringing the action, or a state, local, or tribal government.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 26, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 170.
Sept. 26, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 113-230.
July 24, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 17 - 12.
July 24, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 10, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
July 10, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 5, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 30, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
April 11, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.