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H.R. 8694 (116th): Oversight.gov Authorization Act of 2020


The text of the bill below is as of Oct 27, 2020 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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116th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 8694

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 27, 2020

(for himself and Mr. Hice of Georgia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform

A BILL

To authorize the establishment and maintenance of a website and provide adequate financial resources for a more transparent Inspector General community.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Oversight.gov Authorization Act of 2020.

2.

Establishment and maintenance of oversight.gov; authorization of funds

(a)

In general

Section 11 of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(e)

Oversight.gov

(1)

Definition

In this subsection, the term Office of Inspector General means the Office of—

(A)

an Inspector General described in subparagraph (A), (B), or (I) of subsection (b)(1);

(B)

the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction established under section 1229 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110–181; 122 Stat. 379);

(C)

the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Plan established under section 121 of title I of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (12 U.S.C. 5231); and

(D)

the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery established under section 4018 of the CARES Act (15 U.S.C. 9053).

(2)

Establishment

The Council shall establish and maintain a website entitled oversight.gov

(A)

to consolidate all public reports from each Office of Inspector General to improve the access of the public to any audit report, inspection report, or evaluation report (or portion of any such report) made by an Office of Inspector General; and

(B)

that shall include any additional resources, information, and enhancements as the Council determines are necessary or desirable.

(3)

Participation of offices of inspectors general

Each Office of Inspector General that publishes an audit report, inspection report, or evaluation report (or portion of any such report) on the website of the Office of Inspector General shall contemporaneously publish the report or portion thereof on oversight.gov in a manner prescribed by the Council.

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(b)

Authorization of appropriations

For the purposes of carrying out the mission of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency under section 11 of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.), as amended by subsection (a), there are authorized to be appropriated into the revolving fund described in subsection (c)(3)(B) of such section $3,500,000 for fiscal year 2021, to remain available until September 30, 2030, to carry out the duties and functions of the Council.

(c)

Effective date

This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect on the date that is 30 days after the date of receipt by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency of an appropriation for the implementation of this Act.