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H.R. 682: FAIR Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 17, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 682

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 17, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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 the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to require certain Federal officials to make requisite financial disclosures within 30 days of assuming office, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Financial Accountability in Reporting Act or the FAIR Act.

2.

Financial disclosures within 30 days of assuming office

(a)

In general

Section 101(a) of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App. 101) is amended—

(1)

by striking or as a candidate for the position; and

(2)

by adding after the period at the end the following: An individual who assumes any such position and who filed a report as a candidate for such position under subsection (c) shall file a report containing the information described in section 102(b) by May 15 of the year in which the individual assumed the position or within 30 days of assuming the position, whichever is later..

(b)

Application

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to any individual assuming the position of an officer or employee described in subsection (f) of section 101 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App. 101(f)) on or after the date of enactment of this section.