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H.R. 1233 (113th): Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 10, 2014 (Passed the Senate with an Amendment).


113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H.R. 1233

In the Senate of the United States,

September 10, 2014.

Amendments:

That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 1233) entitled An Act to amend chapter 22 of title 44, United States Code, popularly known as the Presidential Records Act, to establish procedures for the consideration of claims of constitutionally based privilege against disclosure of Presidential records, and for other purposes., do pass with the following

(1)

On page 5, line 7, strike of and insert on.

(2)

On page 10 from line 8 through page 11 line 1, strike all and insert:

(a)

In general

The President, the Vice President, or a covered employee may not create or send a Presidential or Vice Presidential record using a non-official electronic message account unless the President, Vice President, or covered employee—

(1)

copies an official electronic messaging account of the President, Vice President, or covered employee in the original creation or transmission of the Presidential record or Vice Presidential record; or

(2)

forwards a complete copy of the Presidential or Vice Presidential record to an official electronic messaging account of the President, Vice President, or covered employee not later than 20 days after the original creation or transmission of the Presidential or Vice Presidential record.

(b)

Adverse actions

The intentional violation of subsection (a) by a covered employee (including any rules, regulations, or other implementing guidelines), as determined by the appropriate supervisor, shall be a basis for disciplinary action in accordance with subchapter I, II, or V of chapter 75 of title 5, as the case may be.

(c)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Covered employee

The term covered employee means—

(A)

the immediate staff of the President;

(B)

the immediate staff of the Vice President;

(C)

a unit or individual of the Executive Office of the President whose function is to advise and assist the President; and

(D)

a unit or individual of the Office of the Vice President whose function is to advise and assist the Vice President.

(3)

On page 11, line 2, strike 1 and insert 2.

(4)

On page 11, line 6, strike 2 and insert 3.

(5)

On page 11, line 9 through line 11, strike everything up to the first period.

(6)

On page 31, line 8, strike within five days and insert not later than 20 days.

Secretary

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