H.R. 1950: Taxpayer Nondiscrimination & Protection Act of 2013

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of May 13, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1950

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 13, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Mica, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Mr. Bonner, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Bridenstine, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. McKinley, Mr. Williams, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Rice of South Carolina, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Lance, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Fincher, Mr. Farenthold, Mr. Ross, Mr. Salmon, and Mr. Meehan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent discriminatory misconduct against taxpayers by Federal officers and employees, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Taxpayer Nondiscrimination Protection Act of 2013 .

2.

Misconduct against taxpayers by Internal Revenue Service employees

(a)

Criminal liability

Chapter 13 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

250.

Misconduct against taxpayers by Internal Revenue Service employees

Whoever being an employee of the Internal Revenue Service, engages, during the performance of that employee’s official duties, in an act or omission described in section 1203(b) of the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.

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(b)

Clarification of acts and omission constituting misconduct

For purposes of section 1203 of the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 and section 250 of title 18, United States Code (as added by this section) the protections and guarantees afforded under the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States to political speech and political expression shall not fail to be treated as rights under the Constitution of the United States referred to in section 1203(b) of the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998.

(c)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections for chapter 13 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding after the item relating to section 249 the following:

250. Discriminatory misconduct against taxpayers by Federal officers and employees.

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