S. 575: Judicial Transparency and Ethics Enhancement Act of 2013

Introduced:
Mar 14, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Charles “Chuck” Grassley
Senior Senator from Iowa
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Mar 14, 2013
Length
7 pages
Related Bills
S. 348 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 15, 2011

H.R. 1203 (Related)
Judicial Transparency and Ethics Enhancement Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 14, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 14, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 14, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 14, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

2% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to provide an Inspector General for the judicial branch, and for other purposes.

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Senate Judiciary

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/14/2013--Introduced.
Judicial Transparency and Ethics Enhancement Act of 2013 - Amends the federal judicial code to establish the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Judicial Branch of the U.S. government, to be headed by an Inspector General appointed by the Chief Justice. Sets a term of four years, which may be extended by additional reappointments. Authorizes the Chief Justice to remove an Inspector General from office.
Requires the OIG to: (1) conduct investigations of alleged misconduct in the judicial branch, including the Supreme Court; (2) conduct and supervise audits and investigations; and (3) prevent and detect waste, fraud, and abuse.
Provides for whistleblower protection.

House Republican Conference Summary

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