S. 3415 (112th): Government Transparency and Recordkeeping Act of 2012

Introduced:
Jul 19, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
James “Jim” Inhofe
Senior Senator from Oklahoma
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jul 19, 2012
Length
4 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on July 19, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 19, 2012
Referred to Committee Jul 19, 2012
 
Full Title

A bill to require the disclosure of all payments made under the Equal Access to Justice Act.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (2R) (show)
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7/19/2012--Introduced.
Government Transparency and Recordkeeping Act of 2012 - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to make available to Congress and the public all records of individual payments made since January 1, 2003, from a permanent appropriation of funds (commonly referred to as the Judgment Fund) available to the federal government to pay certain final judgments, awards, and compromise settlements (including appropriate attorney's fees, interest, and costs under the Equal Access to Justice Act [EAJA]) resulting from claims against the United States.
Requires the publicly available records to be updated annually to include payments made during the previous year.
Requires such records, including a payment breakdowns showing the specific amount of the damages, interest, and attorneys' fees, to be maintained on a publicly accessible Internet website.
Prohibits records from being made available under this Act if: (1) the payment was not the result of any executive branch, federal agency, or instrumentality statutory or regulatory approval or permit related case, court order, consent decree, or settlement; or (2) the disclosure of the information is otherwise prohibited by law or court order, or is not in the best interest of national security.

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