H.R. 4712 (100th): A bill to reauthorize the Office of Government Ethics, and for other purposes.

May 26, 1988 (100th Congress, 1987–1988)
Died (Passed House)
Gerald Sikorski
Representative for Minnesota's 6th congressional district
Related Bills
S. 2344 (Related)
Office of Government Ethics Reauthorization Act of 1988

Signed by the President
Nov 03, 1988


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 4, 1988 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced May 26, 1988
Referred to Committee May 26, 1988
Reported by Committee Aug 10, 1988
Passed House Oct 04, 1988

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2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

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10/4/1988--Passed House amended.
(Measure passed House, amended, roll call #400 (417-3)) Amends the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to authorize appropriations for the Office of Government Ethics for FY 1989 and the five fiscal years thereafter.
Establishes the Office of Government Ethics as an independent agency within the executive branch.
(The Office is currently under the jurisdiction of the Office of Personnel Management.) Requires the Director to make an annual report to the Congress. Requires the Director to ensure that each executive agency has established procedures on how the agency is to collect, review, evaluate, and make public financial disclosure statements filed by its officers or employees.
Requires the Director to prescribe regulations under which each executive agency shall be required to report to the Office on a description and evaluation of the agency's ethics program.
Requires each agency to notify the Director regarding ethics matters that refer to officials outside the agency.
Authorizes the Director to order specific corrective action for agencies based on failure to establish an ethics program or to modify such program.
Authorizes the Director to recommend corrective action for any officer or employee found to have violated any law, rule, regulation, or Executive order relating to conflicts of interest, standards of conduct, or financial disclosure.

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