H.R. 1507 (111th): Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2009

Introduced:
Mar 12, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Chris Van Hollen Jr.
Representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 12, 2009
Length
38 pages
Related Bills
S. 372 (Related)
Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2010

Enrolled Bill
Last Action: Dec 22, 2010

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 12, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 12, 2009
Referred to Committee Mar 12, 2009
 
Full Title

To amend chapter 23 of title 5, United States Code, relating to disclosures of information protected from prohibited personnel practices, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
17 cosponsors (15D, 2R) (show)
Committees

House Homeland Security

House Oversight and Government Reform

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/12/2009--Introduced.
Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2009 - Amends federal personnel law relating to whistleblower protections to expand the concept of protected disclosure to include lawful disclosures without restriction to time, place, form, motive, context, forum, or prior disclosure, including a disclosure made in the ordinary course of an employee's duties.
Defines evidentiary standards applicable to whistleblower disclosures.
Includes as a prohibited personnel practice against whistleblowers the implementation or enforcement of any nondisclosure policy, form, or agreement, a suspension or revocation of a security clearance, and an investigation of a whistleblower.
Directs the Comptroller General to conduct a study of security clearance revocations of federal employees at a select sample of executive branch agencies and report to Congress on such study.
Provides for expedited review of Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) decisions interpreting whistleblower protections in U.S. district court. Grants authority to MSPB to determine whether whistleblower security clearances were properly suspended or revoked.
Expands whistleblower protection to employees or former employees of a national security agency. Prohibits reprisals against such employees, including revocations of their security clearances, for making disclosures.
Extends whistleblower protections to contractors, employees of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and individuals who disclose censorship related to federal research or technical information.

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