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S. 20 (101st): Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989, Pub.L. 101-12 as amended, is a United States federal law that protects federal whistleblowers who work for the government and report agency misconduct. A federal agency violates the Whistleblower Protection Act if agency authorities take (or threaten to take) retaliatory personnel action against any employee or applicant because of disclosure of information by that employee or applicant. Whistleblowers may file complaints that they believe reasonably evidences a violation of a law, rule or regulation; gross mismanagement; gross waste of funds; an abuse of ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced:

Jan 25, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 10, 1989

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 10, 1989.

Law:

Pub.L. 101-12

Sponsor:

Carl Levin

Senator for Michigan

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Apr 10, 1989

History

Jan 25, 1989
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 16, 1989
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Mar 21, 1989
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Apr 10, 1989
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 20 (101st) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 101st Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1989 to Oct 28, 1990. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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