Contract with America Advancement Act of 1996

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    104TH UNITED STATES CONGRESS
    2ND SESSION


    An Act
    To provide for enactment of the Senior Citizens' Right to Work Act of 1996, the Line Item Veto Act, and the Small Business Growth and Fairness Act of 1996, and to provide for a permanent increase in the public debt limit.


    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

    Section 1. Short Title.[edit]

    This Act may be cited as the ``Contract with America Advancement Act of 1996´´.


    Table of Contents [1]


    TITLE I — SOCIAL SECURITY EARNINGS LIMITATION AMENDMENTS
    Sec. 101. Short Title of Title.
    Sec. 102. Increases in Monthly Exempt Amount for Purposes of the Social Security Earnings Limit.
    Sec. 103. Continuing Disability Reviews.
    Sec. 104. Entitlement of Stepchildren to Child's Insurance Benefits Based on Actual Dependency on Stepparent Support.
    Sec. 105. Denial of Disability Benefits to Drug Addicts and Alcoholics.
    Sec. 106. Pilot Study of Efficacy of Providing Individualized Information to Recipients of Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Benefits.
    Sec. 107. Protection of Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds.
    Sec. 108. Professional Staff for the Social Security Advisory Board.
    TITLE II — SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY FAIRNESS
    Sec. 201. Short Title.
    Sec. 202. Findings.
    Sec. 203. Purposes.
    Subtitle A — Regulatory Compliance Simplification
    Sec. 211. Definitions.
    Sec. 212. Compliance Guides.
    Sec. 213. Informal Small Entity Guidance.
    Sec. 214. Services of Small Business Development Centers.
    Sec. 215. Cooperation on Guidance.
    Sec. 216. Effective Date.
    Subtitle B — Regulatory Enforcement Reforms
    Sec. 221. Definitions.
    Sec. 222. Small Business and Agriculture Enforcement Ombudsman.
    Sec. 223. Rights of Small Entities in Enforcement Actions.
    Sec. 224. Effective Date.
    Subtitle C — Equal Access To Justice Act Amendments
    Sec. 231. Administrative Proceedings.
    Sec. 232. Judicial Proceedings.
    Sec. 233. Effective Date.
    Subtitle D — Regulatory Flexibility Act Amendments
    Sec. 241. Regulatory Flexibility Analyses.
    Sec. 242. Judicial Review.
    Sec. 243. Technical and Conforming Amendments.
    Sec. 244. Small Business Advocacy Review Panels.
    Sec. 245. Effective Date.
    Subtitle E — Congressional Review
    Sec. 251. Congressional Review of Agency Rulemaking.
    Sec. 252. Effective Date.
    Sec. 253. Technical Amendment.
    TITLE III — PUBLIC DEBT LIMIT
    Sec. 301. Increase in Public Debt Limit.


    Approved March 29, 1996.


    Notes[edit]

    1. A Table of Contents was not provided in the original text; one has been added here strictly for editorial and ease of navigation purposes. In the orginal text, Title I came immediately after Section 1.

    Legislative History[edit]

    • HOUSE REPORTS:
      • No. 104-48, (Comm. on Governmental Affairs)
      • No. 104-379, (Comm. on Ways and Means)
    • CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 142 (1996):
      • Mar. 15, 19, S. 942 considered and passed Senate.
      • Mar. 28, H.R. 3136 considered and passed House and Senate.
    • WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 32 (1996):
      • Mar. 29, Presidential statement.