H.R. 2831,To make technical amendments to update statutory references to provisions classified to chapters 44, 45, 46, and 47 of title 50, United States Code

H.R. 2831

To make technical amendments to update statutory references to provisions classified to chapters 44, 45, 46, and 47 of title 50, 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. 2831, to make technical amendments to update statutory references to provisions classified to chapters 44, 45, 46, and 47 of title 50, 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, as amended, on December 2, 2015, by voice vote.

Bill Summary

H.R. 2831 updates statutory references to provisions classified to title 50.

In May of 2013, title 50 was editorially reorganized to set forth more clearly the provisions of the National Security Act of 1947, the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949, the National Security Agency Act of 1959, and certain other related statutes. No statutory text was altered in the reorganization; the provisions were merely transferred from one place to another in title 50. The change was necessary to improve the organizational structure of the material in the United States Code. The changes made by H.R. 2831 reflect the editorial reclassification.

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. 2831 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.