Budget Control Act of 2011


SEC. 2. SEVERABILITY.

If any provision of this Act, or any application of such provision to any person or circumstance, is held to be unconstitutional, the remainder of this Act and the application of this Act to any other person or circumstance shall not be affected.

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COUNSEL NOTES

This section is similar to a provision included in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, which anticipated a court challenge to that Act’s constitutionality.  As is the case with severability clauses generally, this was intended to allow as much of the Act to remain in force as possible even if parts were struck down . No part of the Budget Control Act of 2011 was struck down on constitutional grounds.

Classification to the U.S. Code

This section is not separately classified to the U.S. Code. 

References

Legislative History Notes
Public Laws

Pub. L. 112-25, §1, August 2, 2011, 125 Stat. 240. (Budget Control Act of 2011) 

Statutes at Large: Pub. L. 112–25, 125 Stat. 240, August. 2, 2011.

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