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H.R. 732: Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

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 ...

Sponsor and status

Bob Goodlatte

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 25, 2017
Length: 5 pages
Introduced:

Jan 30, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Oct 24, 2017

This bill passed in the House on October 24, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

34% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jan 30, 2017
 
Introduced

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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
 
Ordered Reported

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Oct 17, 2017
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Oct 23, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Rules

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Oct 24, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 732 is 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.

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