SEC. 10102. AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 201.
(a) Term of Office.—The first sentence of section 201(a)(3) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended to read as follows: ‘‘The term of office of the Director shall be 4 years and shall expire on January 3 of the year preceding each Presidential election.’’.
(b) Conforming Change.—Section 201(e) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended by inserting ‘‘and’’ before ‘‘the Library’’, by striking ‘‘and the Office of Technology Assessment,’’, by inserting ‘‘and’’ before ‘‘the Librarian’’, and by striking ‘‘, and the Technology Assessment Board’’.
(c) Redesignation of Executed Provision.—Section 201 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended by redesignating subsection (g) (relating to revenue estimates) as subsection (f).
This section was not classified to the U.S. Code.
EXPLANATORY STATEMENT OF MANAGERS
(H. CONF. REPT. 105-217)
The joint explanatory statement of managers for the conference committee on H.R. 2014 summarized this section as follows:
3. Amendment to section 201 of the Congressional Budget Act
HOUSE BILL (SECTION 11102)
Provides a nonsubstantive change clarifying that the term of the Director of the Congressional Budget Office is one of four years that expires in the year preceding a Presidential election.
Corrects an error made by Section 13202 of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 that designated two different subsections as 201(g) by redesignating the first as Section 201(f).
SENATE AMENDMENT (SECTION 1601)
Provides a technical correction to redesignate a subsection regarding revenue estimates which was not properly executed in prior amendments.
CONFERENCE AGREEMENT (SECTION 10102)
The Conference agreement reflects the House bill with modifications to eliminate the references to the Office of Technology Assessment and the Technology Assessment Board from this section.
U.S. Congress, Joint Explanatory Statement on the Committee of Conference on the Balanced Budget Act of 1997; (Conference Report), Committee on the Budget, House of Representatives, 105th Congress, 1st Session, Washington D.C. 1997, p.
Congressional Research service report
CRS issued a report on the Budget Enforcement Act of 1997 (Pub. L. 105-33), including this description of this section:
Section 10102. Amendments to Section 201.
Title II of the CBA pertains to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Section 201 of the CBA establishes CBO. Section 10102 of the act makes two technical changes to Section 201. First, Section 201(a)(3), which sets the term of the CBO director at four years, is rephrased without substantive change to remove an obsolete date reference. Second, obsolete references to the Office of Technology Assessment and the Technology Assessment Board are removed. Finally, the first of two different subsections designated as Section 201(g) is redesignated as Section 201(f), thereby correcting a designation error made by Section 13202 of the BEA of 1990. The newly-redesignated Section 201(f) deals with revenue estimates.
CRS – Budget Enforcement Act of 1997: Summary and Legislative History by Robert Keith (97-931 GOV) October 8, 1997, p. 9.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY NOTES
Pub. L. 105–33, title X, §10000, Nov. 5, 1990, 111 Stat. 677; (Budget Enforcement Act of 1997).