H.R.1148 - Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] (Introduced 03/17/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Financial Services; Agriculture; House Administration; Judiciary; Ethics|
|Latest Action:||02/01/2012 Motion to Discharge Committee filed by Mr. Walz (MN). Petition No: 112-3.|
|Notes:||On 2/1/2012, a motion was filed to discharge the Committees on Financial Services, Agriculture, House Administration, the Judiciary, Ethics, and Rules from the consideration of H.R.1148. A discharge petition requires 218 signatures for further action. (Discharge Petition No. 112-3: text with signatures.) For further action, see S.2038, which became Public Law 112-105 on 4/4/2012.|
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Summary: H.R.1148 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/29/2011)
Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act - Amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Commodity Exchange Act to direct both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to prohibit purchase or sale of either securities, security-based swaps, or commodities for future delivery or swap by a person in possession of material nonpublic information regarding pending or prospective legislative action if the information was obtained: (1) knowingly from a Member or employee of Congress, (2) by reason of being a Member or employee of Congress, or (3) from other federal employees and derived from their federal employment.
Amends the Code of Official Conduct of the Rules of the House of Representatives to prohibit any Member, officer, or employee of the House from disclosing material nonpublic information relating to any pending or prospective legislative action relating to any publicly-traded company or to any commodity if such person has reason to believe that the information will be used to buy or sell the securities of that publicly traded company or that commodity for future delivery based on such information.
Directs both the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on Financial Services of the House of Representatives to hold hearings on the implementation by the CFTC and the SEC of such financial transaction prohibitions.
Amends the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to require formal disclosure of certain securities and commodities futures transactions to either the Clerk of the House of Representatives or the Secretary of the Senate.
Amends the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to subject to its registration, reporting, and disclosure requirements, as well as requirements for identification of clients and covered legislative and executive officials, all political intelligence activities, contacts, firms, and consultants. Requires the Comptroller General to include political intelligence activities, contacts, firms, and consultants in its annual compliance audits and reports.