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      house Committees
      House Committee on the Judiciary
      Commercial and Administrative Law
    IntroducedJuly 29th, 2009

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Title

Congressional Responsibility and Accountability Act

Official Title

To amend title 5, United States Code, to prohibit agencies from enforcing rules that result in a specified economic impact until the requirements of those rules are enacted into law by an Act of Congress, and for other purposes.

Summary

Congressional Responsibility and Accountability Act - Amends the Administrative Procedure Act to: (1) require each agency, before adopting a rule, to determine whether compliance with the rule will result in a specified economic impact; and (2) prohibit an agency from enforcing a rule it determines will result in such impact until its requirements are enacted into law. Requires each agency: (1) annually, to determine whether its rules have resulted in a specified economic impact in the preceding year; and (2) not later than 365 days after making such determination, to no longer enforce such a rule until its requirements are enacted into law. Defines "specified economic impact" as: (1) costs to any individual of $5,000 or more in a year; (2) costs to any partnership, corporation, association, or public or private organization of $10,000 or more in a year; (3) costs to all persons (not including the federal government or a state government) in the aggregate of $25,000 or more in a year; or (4) the loss by one or more U.S. citizens of existing employment in a year.

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