BEA 1997 (Contents)

Budget Enforcement Act of 1997

Section 10108

Title XBudget Enforcement and Process Provisions

Subtitle A—Amendments to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974

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SEC. 10108. AMENDMENT TO SECTION 304.

Section 304 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is amended by—

(1) striking ‘‘(a) In General.—’’; and

(2) striking subsection (b).

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COUNSEL NOTES
Codification

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:

9. Amendments to section 304 of the Congressional Budget Act

HOUSE BILL

No provision

SENATE AMENDMENT

No provision

CONFERENCE AGREEMENT (SECTION 10108)

The Conference agreement repeals subsection (b) of section 304. Subsection 304(a) provides the authority for Congress to revise a budget resolution at any time. Subsection (b) provides that section 301(g), regarding economic assumptions, applies to revisions to budget resolutions. This subsection is not needed and raises an ambiguity with respect to whether other provisions of the Budget Act apply to revisions of a budget resolution.

By repealing subsection 304(b), the conferees intend that all provisions of the Budget Act apply to revised budget resolutions unless there is a specific exception made for a revision to a budget resolution, such as section 305(b) which provides for only 10 hours of debate on a revision to a budget resolution.

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, pp. 989-990.

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 10108. Amendment to Section 304. Section 304 of the CBA provides for revised budget resolutions. Section 10108 repeals Section 304(b), regarding the use of economic assumptions in a revised budget resolution, in order to remove ambiguities regarding the procedures applicable to such resolutions. The conferees stated their intent that all provisions of the CBA of 1974 apply to revised budget resolutions unless specific exception is made.

CRS – Budget Enforcement Act of 1997: Summary and Legislative History by Robert Keith (97-931 GOV) October 8, 1997, p. 12.


LEGISLATIVE HISTORY NOTES

Pub. L. 105–33, title X, §10000, Nov. 5, 1990, 111 Stat. 677; (Budget Enforcement Act of 1997).

 

 

 

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