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S. 577 - Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act of 2017

Introduced: 2017-03-08
Bill Status: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 157.
 

Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act of 2017

This bill requires the general notice of proposed rule making by a federal agency to include the Internet address of a plain-language summary, not exceeding 100 words, of the proposed rule, which shall be posted on the regulations.gov website.

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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 577


    To require each agency, in providing notice of a rule making, to include a link to a 100 word plain language summary of the proposed rule.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 8, 2017

    Mr. Lankford (for himself and Mr. Risch) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs


A BILL

    To require each agency, in providing notice of a rule making, to include a link to a 100 word plain language summary of the proposed rule.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Requirement to post a 100 word summary to regulations.gov.

Section 553(b) of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in paragraph (2) by striking “and” at the end;

(2) in paragraph (3), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(3) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:

“(4) the Internet address of a summary of not more than 100 words in length of the proposed rule, in plain language, that shall be posted on the Internet website under section 206(d) of the E-Government Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 3501 note) (commonly known as regulations.gov).”.


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