H.R. 1136 (110th): Ethics Reform Act of 2007

Feb 16, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Earl Blumenauer
Representative for Oregon's 3rd congressional district
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21 pages
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This bill was introduced on February 16, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 16, 2007
Referred to Committee Feb 16, 2007
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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1 cosponsors (1R) (show)

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Ethics Reform Act of 2007 - 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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