House Bill 1508
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Guidance Clarity Act of 2021
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Passed House on Oct 20, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 2, 2021
Latest Action
Apr 27, 2022
Origin Chamber
House
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
1508
Congress
117
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
House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
October 20, 2021
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H5690)
Summary

Guidance Clarity Act of 2021

This bill requires federal agencies to state on the first page of guidance documents that such guidance (1) does not have the force and effect of law, and (2) is intended only to provide clarity to the public about existing legal requirements or agency policies. Excluded from this requirement is guidance directed to the issuing agency or other agency that is not intended to have a substantial effect on the behavior of regulated parties, as well as internal executive branch legal advice or opinions addressed to executive branch officials.

Text (4)
October 21, 2021
October 20, 2021
March 2, 2021
Actions (12)
04/27/2022
Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 353.
10/21/2021
Received in the Senate.
10/20/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/20/2021
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5690)
10/20/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H5690)
10/20/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1508.
10/20/2021
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5689-5691)
10/20/2021
Mrs. Maloney, Carolyn B. moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
07/20/2021
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
07/20/2021
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
03/02/2021
Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
03/02/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Mar 3, 2021 8:12:12 AM
Record Updated
Apr 30, 2022 7:15:33 AM