S.320: Closing Regulatory Loopholes Act of 2013

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Sponsor Mike Johanns, R-Neb.
Total Cosponsors 9 (All Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 13, 2013
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Bill Summary

Closing Regulatory Loopholes Act of 2013 - Requires federal agency guidance documents and major guidance documents to be submitted for congressional review prior to implementation.  Defines: (1) "guidance document" as an agency statement of general applicability and future effect that sets forth a policy on a statutory, regulatory, or technical issue or an interpretation of a statutory or regulatory issue; and (2) "major guidance document" as a guidance document that has resulted in or is likely to result in an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more, a major increase in costs or prices, or a significant adverse effect on competition, employment, investment, productivity, or innovation.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 13, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.