H.R.4925 - Paul Revere Freedom to Warn Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] (Introduced 03/09/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce; Armed Services; Government Reform; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/01/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4925 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Paul Revere Freedom to Warn Act - Makes it unlawful to take any adverse personnel action against any covered individual if such individual has acted lawfully to: (1) provide information or assistance in an investigation or proceeding regarding any conduct which the covered individual reasonably believes constitutes evidence of a violation of any law, rule, or regulation, a threat to national homeland security, a substantial and specific threat to public health or safety, or fraud, abuse of authority, waste, or mismanagement of public funds, if the information or assistance is provided to, or the investigation is conducted by, specified individuals, including law enforcement authorities, Members of Congress, or supervisors of such individual; (2) file, testify, participate in, or assist in a proceeding or action relating to an alleged violation of any law, rule, or regulation; or (3) refuse to violate or assist in the violation of any law, rule or regulation.
Introduced in House (03/09/2006)
Specifies the enforcement actions under which a covered individual who alleges discharge or other discrimination by any person in violation of such requirement may seek relief.
Entitles a covered individual prevailing in any such action to all relief appropriate to make such individual whole.
Sets forth criminal penalties for violations of this Act. Requires the Department of Justice to submit annual reports on the enforcement of such violations.
Requires this Act's provisions to be prominently posted in places of employment to which it applies.