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s.743amended

s.743amended

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House Bill to protect federal whistleblowers.
House Bill to protect federal whistleblowers.

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Suspend the Rules and Pass the Bill, S. 743, With an Amendment(The amendment strikes all after the enacting clause and inserts anew text)
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TH
CONGRESS2
D
S
ESSION
 
S. 743
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
M
 AY 
9, 2012Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in ad-dition to the Committees on Select Intelligence (Permanent Select), andHomeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by theSpeaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall withinthe jurisdiction of the committee concerned
AN ACT
 
To amend chapter 23 of title 5, United States Code, toclarify the disclosures of information protected from pro-hibited personnel practices; to require a statement innondisclosure policies, forms, and agreements that suchpolicies, forms, and agreements conform with certain dis-closure protections; to provide certain authority for theSpecial Counsel; and for other purposes.
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 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
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tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
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This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Whistleblower Protec-
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tion Enhancement Act of 2012’’.
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TITLE I—PROTECTION OF CER-
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TAIN DISCLOSURES OF IN-
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FORMATION BY FEDERAL EM-
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PLOYEES
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SEC. 101. CLARIFICATION OF DISCLOSURES COVERED.
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(a) I
N
G
ENERAL
.—Section 2302(b)(8) of title 5,
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United States Code, is amended—
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(1) in subparagraph (A)(i), by striking ‘‘a viola-
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tion’’ and inserting ‘‘any violation’’; and
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(2) in subparagraph (B)(i), by striking ‘‘a viola-
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tion’’ and inserting ‘‘any violation (other than a vio-
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lation of this section)’’.
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(b) P
ROHIBITED
P
ERSONNEL
P
RACTICES
U
NDER
 
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S
ECTION
2302(b)(9).—
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(1) T
ECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMEND
-
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MENTS
.—Title 5, United States Code, is amended—
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(A) in subsections (a)(3), (b)(4)(A), and
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(b)(4)(B)(i) of section 1214 and in subsections
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(a), (e)(1), and (i) of section 1221, by inserting 
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‘‘or section 2302(b)(9) (A)(i), (B), (C), or (D)’’
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3after ‘‘section 2302(b)(8)’’ each place it ap-
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pears; and
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(B) in section 2302(a)(2)(C)(i), by insert-
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ing ‘‘or section 2302(b)(9) (A)(i), (B), (C), or
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(D)’’ after ‘‘(b)(8)’’.
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(2) O
THER REFERENCES
.—(A) Title 5, United
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States Code, is amended in subsection (b)(4)(B)(i)
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of section 1214 and in subsection (e)(1) of section
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1221 by inserting ‘‘or protected activity’’ after ‘‘dis-
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closure’’ each place it appears.
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(B) Section 2302(b)(9) of title 5, United States
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Code, is amended—
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(i) by striking subparagraph (A) and in-
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serting the following:
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‘‘(A) the exercise of any appeal, complaint,
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or grievance right granted by any law, rule, or
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regulation—
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‘‘(i) with regard to remedying a viola-
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tion of paragraph (8); or
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‘‘(ii) other than with regard to rem-
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edying a violation of paragraph (8);’’; and
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(ii) in subparagraph (B), by inserting ‘‘(i)
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or (ii)’’ after ‘‘subparagraph (A)’’.
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(C) Section 2302 of title 5, United States Code,
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is amended by adding at the end the following:
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