About the bill
H.R. 732 would prohibit government officials from entering into or enforcing any settlement agreement for civil or criminal actions on behalf of the United States if that agreement requires a party to the settlement to make a donation to a non-victim third party. That prohibition would not include payments to provide restitution that directly remedies actual harm caused by the defendant, including harm to the environment.
In the 2013 JP Morgan settlement with DOJ, the bank was offered credit against its settlement obligations for donations to community redevelopment groups. The Citi and Bank of America settlements in 2014 required $150 million in donations to housing non-profits. These donations earned double credit against the banks’ overall obligations. Meanwhile, credit for direct forms of consumer relief remained dollar-for-dollar.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2017
Length: 5 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 24, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
34 Cosponsors (33 Republicans, 1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
“House Passes Goodlatte Bill to Halt Settlement Slush Funds”
— Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018] (Sponsor) on Oct 25, 2017
“Collins Helps Pass Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act”
— Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 24, 2017
Sep 7, 2016
Earlier Version — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 5063 (114th).
Jan 30, 2017
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Feb 7, 2017
Considered by House Committee on the Judiciary
A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.
Mar 30, 2017
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Oct 24, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
H.R. 732 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 732. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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