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Text of the Lobbying Disclosure Enhancement Act

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 28, 2010 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 28, 2010 (Passed the House (Engrossed)).

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5751

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AN ACT

To provide for the establishment of a task force that will be responsible for investigating cases referred to the Attorney General under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Lobbying Disclosure Enhancement Act.

2.

Lobbying Disclosure Act Task Force

(a)

Establishment

The Attorney General shall establish the Lobbying Disclosure Act Enforcement Task Force (in this section referred to as the Task Force).

(b)

Functions

The Task Force—

(1)

shall have primary responsibility for investigating and prosecuting each case referred to the Attorney General under section 6(a)(8) of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1605(a)(8)); and

(2)

shall collect and disseminate information with respect to the enforcement of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.).

(c)

Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section.

3.

Referral of cases to the Attorney General

Section 6(a) of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1605(a)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (8), by striking United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and inserting Attorney General; and

(2)

in paragraph (11), by striking United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and inserting Attorney General.

4.

Recommendations for improved enforcement

The Attorney General may make recommendations to Congress with respect to—

(1)

the enforcement of and compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995; and

(2)

the need for resources available for the enhanced enforcement of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995

5.

Information in enforcement reports

Section 6(b)(1) of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1605(b)(1)) is amended by striking by case and all that follows through public record and inserting by case and name of the individual lobbyists or lobbying firms involved, any sentences imposed.

Passed the House of Representatives July 28, 2010.

Lorraine C. Miller,

Clerk.