Summary: H.R.2904 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (11/08/1999)

Amends the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to extend through FY 2003 the authorization of appropriations for the Office of Government Ethics.

Amends the Federal criminal code provisions concerning bribery, graft, and conflicts of interest to include within the definition of "special Government employee" a Reserve officer or officer in the National Guard who is serving voluntarily for not to exceed 130 days during any period of 365 consecutive days. Includes as an "officer" and "employee" the following: (1) an individual retained, designated, appointed, or employed in the U.S. Government or in the District of Columbia government to perform with or without compensation and subject to the supervision of the President, Vice President, Member of Congress, Federal judge, or officer or employee of the U.S. or District Government a Federal or District function (as defined in this Act) under authority of law or executive Act; (2) a Reserve officer or officer in the National Guard who is serving voluntarily for not to exceed 130 days during any period of 365 consecutive days; and (3) the President, Vice President, Member of Congress, or Federal judge to the extent specified under such provisions.

Excludes as an officer or employee or special Government employee: (1) enlisted members of the armed forces; and (2) an individual who is retained, designated, or appointed without compensation specifically to act as a representative of an interest on an advisory committee established pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act or any similarly established committee whose meetings are generally open to the public.