H.R. 4948 (109th): Ethics Reform Act of 2006

Introduced:
Mar 14, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Earl Blumenauer
Representative for Oregon's 3rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 14, 2006
Length
21 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1136 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 16, 2007

S.Res. 525 (Related)
Senate Legislative Transparency and Accountability Resolution of 2006

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 29, 2006

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 14, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 14, 2006
Referred to Committee Mar 14, 2006
 
Full Title

To abolish the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct in the House of Representatives, establish an Independent Ethics Commission, and provide for the transfer of the duties and functions of the committee to the Commission.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (1D, 1R) (show)
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Library of Congress Summary

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3/14/2006--Introduced.
Ethics Reform Act of 2006 - Amends rule X (Organization of Committees) of the Rules of the House to abolish the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.
Establishes within the legislative branch an Independent Ethics Commission to perform the duties of the Committee.
Amends the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to transfer functions of the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House to the Commission with respect to: (1) registration of lobbyists; (2) disclosure and enforcement; (3) penalties; and (4) rules of construction.
Requires quarterly instead of semiannual filing of lobbying disclosure reports with the Commission in an electronic form to made available to the public free of charge over the Internet.
Requires the Commission to continue any investigations pending before the Committee six months after the enactment of this Act.
Sets forth House procedures for consideration of Commission recommendations.

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