EDITORIAL RECLASSIFICATION
BILLS TO UPDATE STATUTORY REFERENCES



BACKGROUND

Based on the editorial reclassification of certain provisions in the United States Code, a number of Code citations found in statutory references need to be updated. To update the Code citations, the Office of the Law Revision Counsel has prepared, and submitted to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 116th Congress, five technical amendment bills. Links to the five bills (and accompanying explanations) are provided below. In addition, a history of activity including predecessor bills is provided. Questions and comments may be directed to Rob Sukol, Deputy Law Revision Counsel ([email protected]).

LINKS TO BILLS & ACCOMPANYING EXPLANATIONS

HISTORY OF ACTIVITY INCLUDING PREDECESSOR BILLS

T02 BILL

  • March 23, 2015.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel completed, and submitted to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 114th Congress, a draft bill to make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 2, United States Code.
  • June 18, 2015.—H.R. 2830 (114th Congress) was introduced and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
  • November 18, 2015.—H.R. 2830 (114th Congress) ordered to be reported.
  • September 6, 2016.—H.R. 2830 (114th Congress) passed in the House of Representatives.
  • September 7, 2016.—H.R. 2830 (114th Congress) received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
  • January 6, 2017.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel submitted an updated draft bill (and accompanying explanation) to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 115th Congress.
  • March 15, 2018.—H.R. 5296 (115th Congress) was introduced and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
  • April 23, 2018.—At the request of the House Committee on the Judiciary, the Office of the Law Revision Counsel combined the T02 bill, the T50 bill, and the T52 bill into a single combined bill, and the Office submitted the combined bill to the Committee for introduction in the 115th Congress. (See "T02-T50-T52 BILL" below.)

T50 BILL

  • March 23, 2015.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel completed, and submitted to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 114th Congress, a draft bill to make technical amendments to update statutory references to provisions classified to chapters 44, 45, 46, and 47 of title 50, United States Code.
  • June 18, 2015.—H.R. 2831 (114th Congress) was introduced and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
  • June 30, 2015.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel submitted an updated draft of the bill to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
  • December 2, 2015.—H.R. 2831 (114th Congress), as amended, ordered to be reported.
  • February 1, 2016.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel submitted an updated draft of the bill to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
  • September 6, 2016.—H.R. 2831 (114th Congress), as amended, passed in the House of Representatives.
  • September 7, 2016.—H.R. 2831 (114th Congress) received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
  • January 6, 2017.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel submitted an updated draft bill (and accompanying explanation) to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 115th Congress.
  • March 15, 2018.—H.R. 5295 (115th Congress) was introduced and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
  • April 23, 2018.—At the request of the House Committee on the Judiciary, the Office of the Law Revision Counsel combined the T02 bill, the T50 bill, and the T52 bill into a single combined bill, and the Office submitted the combined bill to the Committee for introduction in the 115th Congress. (See "T02-T50-T52 BILL" below.)

T52 BILL

  • March 23, 2015.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel completed, and submitted to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 114th Congress, a draft bill to make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 52, United States Code.
  • June 18, 2015.—H.R. 2832 (114th Congress) was introduced and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
  • June 30, 2015.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel submitted an updated draft of the bill to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
  • December 2, 2015.—H.R. 2832 (114th Congress), as amended, ordered to be reported.
  • February 1, 2016.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel submitted an updated draft of the bill to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
  • September 6, 2016.—H.R. 2832 (114th Congress), as amended, passed in the House of Representatives.
  • September 7, 2016.—H.R. 2832 (114th Congress) received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
  • January 6, 2017.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel submitted an updated draft bill (and accompanying explanation) to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 115th Congress.
  • March 15, 2018.—H.R. 5297 (115th Congress) was introduced and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
  • April 23, 2018.—At the request of the House Committee on the Judiciary, the Office of the Law Revision Counsel combined the T02 bill, the T50 bill, and the T52 bill into a single combined bill, and the Office submitted the combined bill to the Committee for introduction in the 115th Congress. (See "T02-T50-T52 BILL" below.)

T02-T50-T52 BILL

  • April 23, 2018.—At the request of the House Committee on the Judiciary, the Office of the Law Revision Counsel combined the T02 bill, the T50 bill, and the T52 bill into a single combined bill, and the Office submitted the combined bill to the Committee for introduction in the 115th Congress.
  • June 21, 2018.—H.R. 6176, a bill to make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 2, United States Code, title 50, United States Code, and title 52, United States Code, was introduced and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
  • February 25, 2019.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel submitted an updated draft bill (and accompanying explanation) to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 116th Congress.

T07-T20-T43 BILL

  • July 31, 2017.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel completed, and submitted to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 115th Congress, a draft bill to make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 7, title 20, and title 43, United States Code.
  • March 14, 2018.—H.R. 5283 (115th Congress) was introduced and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
  • April 11, 2018.—H.R. 5283 (115th Congress) was ordered to be reported.
  • February 25, 2019.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel submitted an updated draft bill (and accompanying explanation) to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 116th Congress.

T25 BILL

  • September 25, 2017.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel completed, and submitted to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 115th Congress, a draft bill to make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 25, United States Code.
  • March 20, 2018.—H.R. 5344 (115th Congress) was introduced and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
  • April 11, 2018.—H.R. 5344 (115th Congress) was ordered to be reported.
  • February 25, 2019.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel submitted an updated draft bill (and accompanying explanation) to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 116th Congress.

T34 BILL

  • November 14, 2017.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel completed, and submitted to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 115th Congress, a draft bill to make technical amendments to update statutory references to provisions reclassified to title 34, United States Code.
  • March 19, 2018.—H.R. 5335 (115th Congress) was introduced and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
  • April 11, 2018.—H.R. 5335 (115th Congress) was ordered to be reported.
  • February 25, 2019.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel submitted an updated draft bill (and accompanying explanation) to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 116th Congress.

T50 APPENDIX BILL

  • April 8, 2016.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel completed, and submitted to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 114th Congress, a draft bill to make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions that were formerly classified to title 50, Appendix, United States Code.
  • May 17, 2016.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel submitted an updated draft of the bill to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
  • January 6, 2017.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel submitted an updated draft of the bill (and accompanying explanation) to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 115th Congress.
  • June 21, 2017.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel submitted an updated draft of the bill (and accompanying explanation) to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 115th Congress.
  • March 15, 2018.—H.R. 5293 (115th Congress) was introduced and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
  • April 11, 2018.—H.R. 5293 (115th Congress) was ordered to be reported.
  • February 25, 2019.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel submitted an updated draft bill (and accompanying explanation) to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 116th Congress.