Budget Enforcement Act of 1990
Title XIV—Budget Process Provisions
SEC. 14003. ENFORCING PAY-AS-YOU-GO.
(a) Section 252 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Act of 1985 is amended—
(1) in subsection (a), by striking “Fiscal Year 1992-1995 Enforcement.” and inserting “Fiscal Year 1992-1998 Enforcement.”;
(b) Section 254(g)(3) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended by striking ‘‘1995’’ and inserting ‘‘1998’’.
(c) Upon enactment of this act, the director of the office of management and budget shall reduce the balances of direct spending and receipts legislation applicable to each fiscal year under section 252 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 by an amount equal to the net deficit reduction achieved through the enactment in this act of direct spending and receipts legislation for that year.
This section is not classified to the U.S. Code.
Section 12(a) of the concurrent resolution on the budget
adopted in April of 1993 provides:
(a) Purpose.—The Senate declares that it is essential to—
(1) ensure compliance with the deficit reduction goals embodied in this resolution;
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(3) extend the pay-as-you-go enforcement system;
(4) prohibit the consideration of direct spending or receipts legislation that would decrease the pay-as-you-go surplus that the reconciliation bill pursuant to section 7 of this resolution will create under section 252 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
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H. Con. Res. 64, 103d Cong., 1st Sess. 12(a), 139 Cong. Rec. H1747, H1753 (daily ed. Mar. 31, 1993) (adopted). The Senate amendment amends section 252 of the [Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985], extending the pay-as-you-go process for legislation enacted through fiscal year 1998. The pay-as-you-go scorecard ends with fiscal year 1998; the effects of enacted direct spending and revenue legislation in fiscal year 1999 and beyond are not taken into account. Additionally, the Senate amendment requires that the yearly pay-as-you-go balances be adjusted for deficit reduction achieved by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993.
Section 12(c) of the budget resolution establishes a new point of order in the Senate that supplements the pay-as-you-go process under the [Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985]. The point of order bars consideration of any legislation affecting direct spending or revenues (with certain exceptions) that would increase the deficit above the levels for fiscal years 1994 through 1998 set in the budget resolution for fiscal year 1994. The point of order also applies to any such increases in deficit levels for fiscal years 1999 through 2003. While this new prohibition applies to individual pay-as-you-go measures as they are considered, the pay-as-you-go requirement under the [Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985] in contrast, is applied at the end of a session to all pay-as-you-go measures enacted into law.
The conference agreement contains the Senate language.
Joint Explanatory Statement on the Committee of Conference on the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993; (Committee on the Budget), Committee on the Budget, House of Representatives, 103d Congress, 1st Session, Washington D.C. 1993.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY NOTES
Pub. L. 103–66, title XIV, 107 Stat. 683; August 10, 1993 (Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993).