This bill would require each bill or joint resolution introduced in Congress to embrace only one subject, and that subject must be descriptively expressed in the legislation’s title.
Appropriations bills would be prohibited from containing any general legislation or including any change of existing law requirements if the subject of a provision isn’t germane to the appropriation bill’s subject.
Legislation that meets the following criteria would be declared void:
An entire Act or joint resolution if its title addresses two or more unrelated subjects;
Provisions in legislation not clearly and descriptively expressed in the measure’s title;
Appropriation provisions in legislation outside the relevant subcommittee’s jurisdiction;
Provisions of appropriation bills not germane to their subject matter.
Aggrieved persons and members of Congress would have the right to sue the U.S. to seek relief, including an injunction, against the enforcement of a law passed in a manner that didn’t conform with the one subject requirement.