S.110 - Social Security Lock-Box Act of 2013
A bill to establish a procedure to safeguard the Social Security Trust Funds.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.
SEC. 3. PROTECTION OF SOCIAL SECURITY TRUST FUNDS.
‘LOCK-BOX FOR SOCIAL SECURITY
‘(A) IN GENERAL- It shall not be in order in the House of Representatives or the Senate to consider any concurrent resolution on the budget, or an amendment thereto or conference report thereon, that would set forth totals for any fiscal year with respect to the Social Security Trust Funds that are less than the totals of the Social Security Trust Funds for that fiscal year as calculated in accordance with a current services baseline.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(B) EXCEPTION- (i) Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to the extent that a violation of such subparagraph would result from an assumption in the resolution, amendment, or conference report, as applicable, of an increase in outlays or a decrease in revenues and disbursements relative to the baseline underlying that resolution for social security reform legislation for any such fiscal year.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(ii) If a concurrent resolution on the budget, or an amendment thereto or conference report thereon, would be in violation of subparagraph (A) because of an assumption of an increase in outlays or a decrease in revenue relative to the baseline underlying that resolution for social security reform legislation for any such fiscal year, then that resolution shall include a statement identifying any such increase in outlays or decrease in revenues and disbursements.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(A) IN GENERAL- It shall not be in order in the House of Representatives or the Senate to consider any bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, or conference report if--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
would cause the totals for any fiscal year covered by the most recently agreed to concurrent resolution on the budget with respect to the Social Security Trust Funds to be less than the totals of the Social Security Trust Funds for that fiscal year as calculated in accordance with the current services baseline.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(b) Enforcement- For purposes of enforcing any point of order under subsection (a), the totals of the Social Security Trust Funds for a fiscal year shall be the levels set forth in the later of the report accompanying the concurrent resolution on the budget (or, in the absence of such a report, placed in the Congressional Record prior to the consideration of such resolution) or in the joint explanatory statement of managers accompanying such resolution.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(c) Additional Content of Reports Accompanying Budget Resolutions and of Joint Explanatory Statements- The report accompanying any concurrent resolution on the budget and the joint explanatory statement accompanying the conference report on each such resolution shall include the levels of the totals in the budget for each fiscal year set forth in such resolution and of the revenues and disbursements in the Social Security Trust Funds.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(d) Definitions- As used in this section, the term ‘social security reform legislation’ means a bill or a joint resolution to save social security that includes a provision stating the following: ‘For purposes of section 316(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, this Act constitutes social security reform legislation.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(e) Waiver and Appeal- Subsection (a) may be waived or suspended in the Senate only by an affirmative vote of three-fifths of the Members, duly chosen and sworn. An affirmative vote of three-fifths of the Members of the Senate, duly chosen and sworn, shall be required in the Senate to sustain an appeal of the ruling of the Chair on a point of order raised under this section.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(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 adding after the item for section 315 the following:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 4. PRESIDENT’S BUDGET.
(a) Protection of Social Security- If the budget of the United States Government submitted by the President under
(b) Effective Date- Subsection (a) shall cease to have any force or effect upon the enactment of social security reform legislation as defined by section 316(d) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink