Senate Bill 3708
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Agency Accountability Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on May 13, 2020
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
May 13, 2020
Latest Action
May 13, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3708
Congress
116
Policy Area
Government Operations and Politics
Government Operations and Politics
Primary focus of measure is government administration, including agency organization, contracting, facilities and property, information management and services; rulemaking and administrative law; elections and political activities; government employees and officials; Presidents; ethics and public participation; postal service. Measures concerning agency appropriations and the budget process may fall under Economics and Public Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Florida
Indiana
North Carolina
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Agency Accountability Act

This bill establishes a Federal Agency Sunset Commission to evaluate the need for each agency or advisory committee.

The commission shall

  • review and evaluate the efficiency and public need for each agency or advisory committee at least once every six years;
  • recommend whether each agency or advisory committee should be continued, abolished, or reorganized; and
  • propose legislative language based on its recommendations for abolishing or reorganizing an agency or advisory committee.

When the commission is considering whether to recommend continuing, abolishing, or reorganizing an agency or advisory committee, the agency shall submit timely responses to a questionnaire provided by the commission, which shall include

  • an explanation of why the functions of the agency or advisory committee continue to be necessary,
  • what efficiencies taxpayers realize by the continued operation of the agency or advisory committee, and
  • why the responsibilities of the agency or advisory committee cannot be better performed by the private sector or another agency or committee.

Legislation proposed by the commission shall be granted expedited consideration.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
05/13/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
05/13/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 14, 2020 4:27:12 AM
Updated
Feb 1, 2021 10:22:47 PM