Senate Bill 56
115th Congress(2017-2018)
RED Tape Act of 2017
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jan 5, 2017
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jan 5, 2017
Latest Action
Jan 5, 2017
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
56
Congress
115
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
Alaska
Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana
Arkansas
North Carolina
Oklahoma
South Dakota
Wisconsin
Missouri
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Regulations Endanger Democracy Act of 2017 or the RED Tape Act of 2017

This bill prohibits a federal agency from issuing a rule that causes a new financial or administrative burden on businesses or people in the United States unless the agency has repealed or amended two or more existing rules causing such a burden and the cost of the rule to be issued is less than or equal to that of the rules repealed or amended. The bill exempts a rule that: (1) relates to the internal policy or practice of, or procurement by, the agency; or (2) is being revised to be less burdensome by decreasing requirements imposed by, or compliance costs of, the rule.

In determining whether to repeal such a rule, an agency must consider: (1) whether the rule has achieved its purpose, has become obsolete, or overlaps with a rule to be issued; (2) any adverse effects that could materialize if the rule is repealed; and (3) whether the costs of the rule outweigh its benefits.

Each agency must submit semiannually to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for publication in the Unified Agenda a list of such rules the agency intends to issue, repeal, or amend during the following six months and the cost of each such rule.

Text (1)
January 5, 2017
Actions (2)
01/05/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
01/05/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jan 6, 2017 4:57:27 AM
Updated
Dec 8, 2020 1:38:21 PM