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S. 3885: No Government Contracts for Known Leakers Act of 2022


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 21, 2022 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3885

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 21, 2022

(for himself, Mrs. Blackburn, and Mr. Kennedy) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A BILL

To prohibit contracts with persons who have disclosed non-public United States Government information to unauthorized persons.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the No Government Contracts for Known Leakers Act of 2022.

2.

Prohibition on contracts with persons who have disclosed non-public United States Government information to unauthorized persons

(a)

Prohibition

No officer, employee, department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government shall knowingly enter a contract or other agreement for goods or services with—

(1)

a person who has previously disclosed non-public United States Government information to an unauthorized person; or

(2)

an entity for whom a person who has previously disclosed non-public United States Government information to an unauthorized person serves as an employee or agent.

(b)

Penalty

Any person who violates subsection (a) shall be fined not more than $50,000, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.

(c)

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Entity

The term entity means a group of individuals, partnership, corporation, association, cooperative, or other similar entity.

(2)

Person

The term person means a natural person.

(3)

Unauthorized person

The term unauthorized person means any person or entity that is not authorized by law or contract or otherwise authorized to receive the non-public United States Government information at issue.