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106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 483

 To amend the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 
to limit consideration of nonemergency matters in emergency legislation 
 and permit matter that is extraneous to emergencies to be stricken as 
                       provided in the Byrd rule.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           February 25, 1999

 Ms. Snowe (for herself, Mr. Graham, and Mr. Voinovich) introduced the 
 following bill; which was read twice and referred jointly pursuant to 
     the order of August 4, 1977, to the Committees on Budget and 
Governmental Affairs, with instructions that if one Committee reports, 
    the other Committee have thirty days to report or be discharged

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 
to limit consideration of nonemergency matters in emergency legislation 
 and permit matter that is extraneous to emergencies to be stricken as 
                       provided in the Byrd rule.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Surplus Protection Act of 1999''.

SEC. 2. POINT OF ORDER PROTECTING THE SURPLUS FROM UNJUSTIFIABLE 
              EMERGENCY SPENDING.

    (a) New Point of Order.--Title IV of the Congressional Budget Act 
of 1974 is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

 ``point of order regarding unjustifiable emergencies and nonemergency 
                items in emergency appropriations bills

    ``Sec. 407. (a) In General.--It shall not be in order in the House 
of Representatives or the Senate to consider--
            ``(1) any emergency bill or joint resolution, or amendment 
        thereto or conference report thereon, containing an 
        appropriation or direct spending designated as an emergency for 
        purposes of section 251(b)(2)(D) or 252(c) of the Balanced 
        Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 if the bill or 
        joint resolution, or amendment thereto or conference report 
        thereon, also provides an appropriation or direct spending for 
        any non-emergency item or contains any other matter not 
        relevant to the matter designated as an emergency, but that 
        bill or joint resolution, amendment, or conference report may 
        contain rescissions of budget authority or reductions of direct 
        spending, or that amendment may reduce amounts for that 
        emergency; or
            ``(2) any bill or joint resolution, or amendment thereto or 
        conference report thereon, containing an appropriation or 
        direct spending designated as an emergency for purposes of 
        section 251(b)(2)(D) or 252(c) of the Balanced Budget and 
        Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
    ``(b) Matter To Be Stricken.--A point of order may be raised under 
subsection (a) as provided for extraneous matter in subsections (d) and 
(e) of section 313 and the matter stricken shall be the non-emergency 
item or matter not relevant to the matter designated as an emergency 
under subsection (a)(1) or the emergency item under subsection 
(a)(2).''.
    (d) Conforming Amendment.--The table of contents set forth in 
section 1(b) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 
1974 is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 406 the 
following new item:

``Sec. 407. Point of order regarding unjustifiable emergencies and 
                            nonemergency items in emergency 
                            appropriations bills.''.

SEC. 3. SUPERMAJORITY REQUIREMENT FOR ANY EMERGENCY SPENDING.

    (a) New Point of Order.--Title IV of the Congressional Budget Act 
of 1974 is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

   ``point of order requiring a supermajority to declare an emergency

    ``Sec. 408. Any bill or joint resolution, or conference report 
thereon, containing an appropriation or direct spending designated as 
an emergency for purposes of section 251(b)(2)(D) or 252(c) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 shall be 
subject to a point of order requiring a supermajority vote before the 
bill or joint resolution, or conference report thereon, may be 
considered or agreed to.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--The table of contents set forth in 
section 1(b) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 
1974 is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 407 the 
following new item:

``Sec. 408. Point of order requiring supermajority to declare an 
                            emergency.''.

SEC. 4. SUPERMAJORITY.

    Subsections (c)(2) and (d)(3) of section 904 of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974 are amended by striking ``and 312(c)'' and inserting 
``312(c), 407, and 408''.
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