BBA 2013 (Contents)
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013
TITLE I—BUDGET ENFORCEMENT
Subtitle B—Establishing a Congressional Budget
Sec. 114. Additional Senate budget enforcement.
(a) Senate Pay-As-You-Go Scorecard.—
(1) In general.—Effective on the date of enactment of this Act, for the purpose of enforcing section 201 of S. Con. Res. 21 (110th Congress), the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate shall reduce any balances of direct spending and revenues for any fiscal year to zero.
(2) Fiscal Year 2015.—After April 15, 2014, but not later than May 15, 2014, for the purpose of enforcing section 201 of S. Con. Res. 21 (110th Congress), the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate shall reduce any balances of direct spending and revenues for any fiscal year to zero.
(3) Publication.—Upon resetting the Senate paygo scorecard pursuant to paragraph (2), the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate shall publish a notification of such action in the Congressional Record.
(b) Further Adjustments.—With respect to any allocations, aggregates, or levels set or adjustments made pursuant to this subtitle, sections 412 through 414 of S. Con. Res. 13 (111th Congress) shall remain in effect.
(c) Deficit-Neutral Reserve Fund To Replace Sequestration.—The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, aggregates, and other appropriate levels and limits set pursuant to this subtitle for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, motions, or conference reports that amend section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 901a) to repeal or revise the enforcement procedures established under that section, by the amounts provided in such legislation for those purposes, provided that such legislation would not increase the deficit over the period of the total of fiscal years 2014 through 2023. For purposes of determining deficit-neutrality under this subsection, the Chairman may include the estimated effects of any amendment or amendments to the discretionary spending limits in section 251(c) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 901(c)).
(d) Additional Deficit-Neutral Reserve Funds.—In the Senate only, sections 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 338, 339, 340, 341, 344, 348, 349, 350, 353, 354, 356, 361, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 368, 369, 371, 376, 378, 379, and 383 of S. Con. Res. 8 (113th Congress), as passed the Senate, shall have force and effect.
(e) Expiration.—Subsections (a)(2), (c), and (d) shall expire if a concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2015 is agreed to by the Senate and House of Representatives pursuant to section 301 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
Committee Print STATEMENT (BBA 2013)
The House Committee on the Budget issued a Committee Print for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (113th Congress). It included this description:
Sec. 114. Additional Senate budget enforcement.
Subsection 114(a) provides for the elimination of any balances on the Senate pay-as-you-go scorecard following enactment of this Act and again for purposes of budget year 2015.
Subsection 114(b) provides for the continuance in effect of certain provisions of the fiscal year 2010 budget resolution relating to the budgetary treatment of certain discretionary expenses of certain off-budget programs; the application and effect of changes in allocations and aggregates; and adjustments to reflect changes in concepts and definitions.
Subsection 114(c) establishes in the Senate only a deficit-neutral reserve fund to replace sequestration.
Subsection 114(d) places into effect certain deficit-neutral reserve funds included in S. Con. Res. 8 (113th Congress). Those provisions are listed in table 2.
[See “Table 2.—Deficit-Neutral Reserve Funds in the Senate”]
Subsection 114(e) provides that subsections (a)(2), (c), and (d) shall expire if a budget resolution conference report is adopted by the Senate and the House.
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013: Committee Print to Accompany H.J. Res. 59, House Committee on the Budget (113th Congress, 2d Session) February 2014.
Section 101 of Pub. L. 113–67; 127 Stat. 1165; Dec. 26, 2013; H.J. Res. 59 (113th Congress)
Committee Print of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (House Budget Committee) February 2014
CRS – Provisions in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 as an Alternative to a Traditional Budget Resolution (R43535) May 8, 2014
Legislative History Notes
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 – Pub. L. 113–67; 127 Stat. 1165; Dec. 26, 2013; H.J. Res. 59 (113th Congress)
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