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113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2092

To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that retirement credit for service as a Member of Congress be denied in the case of a former Member convicted of a felony, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 22, 2013

Mrs. Brooks of Indiana (for herself, Mrs. Walorski, Mr. Messer, and Ms. Jenkins) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that retirement credit for service as a Member of Congress be denied in the case of a former Member convicted of a felony, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Respecting the Institution of Congress Act”.

SEC. 2. Amendments relating to the Civil Service Retirement System.

(a) Extension to former Members, etc.—Paragraph (2)(A) of section 8332(o) of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in clause (i), by striking the period at the end the inserting the following: “, or a former Member, former President, or former Vice President.”;

(2) by repealing clause (ii); and

(3) in clause (iii)—

(A) by striking “or” at the end of subclause (I)(bb);

(B) by inserting “or” at the end of subclause (II)(bb); and

(C) by adding after subclause (II) the following:

“(III) is committed after the date of enactment of the Respecting the Institution of Congress Act and is described under subparagraph (B)(xxxii).”.

(b) Extension to all felonies.—Section 8332(o)(2)(B) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(xxxii)(I) An offense, not otherwise described under this subparagraph, which is a felony under the laws of a State or the United States.

“(II) For purposes of this clause, the term ‘State’ includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands.”.

SEC. 3. Amendments relating to the Federal Employees’ Retirement System.

Section 8411(l)(2) of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (A), by striking the period at the end the inserting the following: “, or a former Member, former President, or former Vice President.”;

(2) by repealing subparagraph (B); and

(3) in subparagraph (C), by striking all that follows “is committed” and inserting “after the date determined in accordance with section 8332(o)(2)(A)(iii).”.

SEC. 4. Applicability.

None of the amendments made by this Act shall apply in the case of any individual whose last day of service as a Member (within the meaning of section 8331(2) or 8401(20) of title 5, United States Code) occurs on or before the date of the enactment of this Act.