BBA 2013 (General)

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

Section 121

TITLE I—BUDGET ENFORCEMENT

Subtitle C—Technical Corrections

Sec. 121. Technical corrections to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

The Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended as follows:

(1) In section 252(b)(2)(B), strike “applicable to budget year” and insert “applicable to the budget year”.

(2) In section 252(c)(1)(C)(i), strike “paragraph (1)” and insert “subsection (b)”.

(3) In section 254(c)(3)(A), strike “subsection 252(b)” and insert “section 252(b)”.

(4) In section 254(f)(4), strike “subsection 252(b)” and insert “section 252(b)”.

(5) In section 255(a), strike “section 231b(a), 231b(f)(2), 231c(a), and 231c(f) of title 45 United States Code” and insert “sections 3 and 4 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 (45 U.S.C. 231 et seq.)”.

(6) In section 255(h), in the item relating to Federal Pell Grants, strike “section 401 Title IV” and insert “section 401 of title IV”.

(7) In the first subsection (j) of section 255 (relating to Split Treatment Programs), move the margins for the list items two ems to the right.

(8) Redesignate the second subsection (j) of section 255 (relating to Identification of Programs) as subsection (k).

(9) In section 257(b)(2)(A)(i), strike “differenes” and insert “differences”.

(10) In section 258(a)(1), strike “section 254(j)” and insert “section 254(i)”.


Counsel Notes

This section made a number of technical corrections to budget laws, though it was not exhaustive and errors and technical matters continue to exist. For a number of reasons, perhaps the complexity of laws pertaining to budgetary matters, very often technical correction bills are difficult to achieve approval, usually among very high level staff. An inability to understand the technical nature of the corrections, with a dislike of having to explain text and an aversion to doing anything unless it has some appreciable political benefit, make getting technical corrections included in measures.

References

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
Public Laws

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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