Office of the Law Revision Counsel


Office of the Law Revision Counsel

The Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the United States House of Representatives prepares and publishes the United States Code, which is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. The Office was created in 1974 when the provisions of Title II, sec. 205, of H. Res. 988, 93rd United States Congress, were enacted by Public Law 93-554, 88 Stat. 1777.

The counsel is appointed by the Speaker of the House and must

prepare, and submit to the Committee on the Judiciary one title at a time, a complete compilation, restatement, and revision of the general and permanent laws of the United States which conforms to the understood policy, intent, and purpose of the Congress in the original enactments, with such amendments and corrections as will remove ambiguities, contradictions, and other imperfections both of substance and of form, separately stated, with a view to the enactment of each title as positive law."[1]

In other words, the counsel takes the Act of Congress that generally cover more than one subject, and makes the revisions indicated to each title of the United States Code.

The current counsel, Ralph V. Seep, was appointed by Speaker John Boehner, effective June 2, 2011.

References

  1. ^ 2 U.S.C. 285(b) , via uscode.house.gov

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