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H.R.1831: Read the Bills Act
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||congress|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich.|
|Total Cosponsors||1 (All Republicans)|
|Introduced||May 6, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||June 14, 2013|
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|See it on||C-SPAN|
- Bill introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
Read the Bills Act - Requires any bill or resolution introduced in either chamber of Congress to contain a provision citing the specific powers granted to Congress in the Constitution to enact the proposed measure, including all of its provisions.
Requires any measure introduced in either chamber, designed to amend or modify the effect of, or which would have such an effect, any current provision of law, including its expiration date, to set forth: (1) the amendments being proposed by the bill; and (2) the current section of law as it would read as modified by such amendments, showing deleted text struck through and inserted text underlined.
Prohibits the Clerk of the House of Representatives or the Secretary of the Senate from accepting legislation if it is noncompliant with these requirements.
Applies such requirements to any legislation presented for consideration on the floor of either chamber.
Prohibits any noncompliant measure from being submitte...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|June 14, 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.|
|May 6, 2013||Referred to House Rules|
|May 6, 2013||Referred to House Judiciary|