H.R. 2830, To make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 2, United States Code

H.R. 2830

To make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 2, United States Code

Committee
Judiciary

Date
September 6, 2016 (114th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, the House will consider H.R. 2830, to make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 2, United States Code, under suspension of the rules. The bill was introduced on June 18, 2015, by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, which ordered the bill reported on November 18, 2015, by voice vote.

Bill Summary

The purpose of H.R. 2830 is to update citations in laws classified to title 2 of the United States Code. H.R. 2830 will amend these citations to accurately reflect the new location of the corresponding provisions in the U.S. Code in light of the recent editorial reclassification of title 2.

Title 2 of the U.S. Code includes all of the laws governing Congress and the Legislative branch including laws pertaining to congressional gifts and travel, representational allowances, the student loan repayment program, compensation of Representatives, Senators, and staff, and the preference for the purchase of American-made goods.

According to the Committee, chapters 3 and 4 of title 2 outgrew their original boundaries. The Office of Law Revision Counsel reorganized these two chapters into eleven new chapters in order to set forth more clearly the provisions of the House of Representatives and the Senate.  No statutory text was altered by the reorganization.

Background

The Office of the Law Revision Counsel has an ongoing responsibility under section 285b of title 2 of the United States Code to maintain the United States Code and assist the House Judiciary Committee in the revision and codification of federal statutes. The Office occasionally undertakes editorial reclassification projects to reorganize areas of the law that have outgrown original boundaries or eliminate organizational units that are no longer efficient.

Cost

Because the statutory changes are purely technical, CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 2830 would have no budgetary impact.

Additional Information

For questions or further information please contact Jake Vreeburg with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 5-0190.