BBA 2019 (Contents)
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019
TITLE I—BUDGET ENFORCEMENT
SEC. 102. BALANCES ON THE PAYGO SCORECARDS.
Effective on the date of the enactment of this Act, the balances on the PAYGO scorecards established pursuant to paragraphs (4) and (5) of section 4(d) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (2 U.S.C. 933(d)) shall be zero.
Paragraphs (4) and (5) are references to the two scorecards that are kept by OMB, and indicate whether a sequester is necessary at the end of a session of Congress. This sequestration is separate from the sequesters ordered under the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Section 4(d) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010
(4) 5-year scorecard.—The first scorecard shall display the budgetary effects of PAYGO legislation in each year over the 5-year period beginning in the budget year.
(5) 10-year scorecard.—The second scorecard shall display the budgetary effects of PAYGO legislation in each year over the 10-year period beginning in the budget year.
The Budget Control Act of 2011 (112th Congress) set out a convoluted budget process by which discretionary and direct spending were to be controlled for a ten-year period. To see the context in which the BBA 2019 was enacted, see the Budget Control Act and Its Progeny.
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013
The BBA 2013 does not have a corresponding section since it did not reset the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Scorecard to zero. Section 117 (BBA) 2013 did exclude the budgetary effects from being placed on the scorecard though.
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015
The BBA 2015 does not have a corresponding section because it did not reset the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Scorecard to zero.
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018
Section 102 (BBA 2019) corresponds to section 30102 of the BBA 2018. In both cases, the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Scorecard was set to zero.
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, Pub. L. 116-37; 133 Stat. 1049; August 2, 2019; H.R. 3877 (116th Congress)[Page View]