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H.R. 355: TRUST Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 8, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 355

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 8, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, 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 5, United States Code, to extend the basis for the denial of retirement credit, for service as a Member of Congress, to include conviction of any felony under Federal or State law, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Trust Returned to the United States Taxpayer Act or the TRUST Act.

2.

Amendments

(a)

Relating to CSRS

Section 8332(o)(2) of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (A)—

(A)

by repealing clause (ii); and

(B)

in clause (iii)—

(i)

by striking or at the end of subclause (I)(bb);

(ii)

by striking the period at the end of subclause (II)(bb) and inserting ; or; and

(iii)

by adding after subclause (II) the following:

(III)

is committed after the date of enactment of the Trust Returned to the United States Taxpayer Act and is described under subparagraph (B)(xxxii).

; and

(2)

in subparagraph (B), by adding at the end the following:

(xxxii)
(I)

An offense, not otherwise described under this subparagraph, which is a felony under the laws of a State or the United States.

(II)

For purposes of this clause, the term State includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands.

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(b)

Relating to FERS

Section 8411(l)(2) of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by repealing subparagraph (B); and

(2)

in subparagraph (C), by striking subsection. and inserting subsection, or, in the case of an offense described in section 8332(o)(2)(B)(xxxii), after the date of enactment of the Trust Returned to the United States Taxpayer Act..

(c)

Application

For purposes of applying section 8332(o) of title 5, United States Code, the amendments made by this section shall apply to any act or omission occurring after the date of enactment of this Act.