H.R. 4152 (112th): Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012

To amend the provisions of title 5, United States Code, which are commonly referred to as the "Hatch Act" to eliminate the provision preventing certain State and local employees from seeking elective office, clarify the application of certain provisions to the District of Columbia, and modify the penalties which may be imposed for certain violations under subchapter III of chapter 73 of that title.

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Mar 7, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Enacted as S. 2170 (companion bill)

Elijah Cummings

Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 7, 2012
Length: 5 pages

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S. 2170 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Dec 28, 2012


Mar 7, 2012

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