Text: H.R.4548 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4548


To amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to clarify that employees of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Congressional–Executive Commission on the People’s Republic of China are to be treated as covered employees for purposes of such Act.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 11, 2016

Mr. Smith of New Jersey introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration


A BILL

To amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to clarify that employees of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Congressional–Executive Commission on the People’s Republic of China are to be treated as covered employees for purposes of such Act.

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

SECTION 1. Clarification of coverage of employees of Helsinki and China commissions under congressional accountability act of 1995.

(a) Clarification of Coverage.—Section 101 of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1301) is amended—

(1) by striking “Except as otherwise” and inserting “(a) In general.—Except as otherwise”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(b) Clarification of coverage of employees of certain commissions.—

“(1) COVERAGE.—With respect to the China Commission and the Helsinki Commission—

“(A) any individual who is an employee of such Commission shall be considered a covered employee for purposes of this Act; and

“(B) the Commission shall be considered an employing office for purposes of this Act.

“(2) DEFINITIONS.—In paragraph (1)—

“(A) the term ‘China Commission’ means the Congressional–Executive Commission on the People’s Republic of China established under title III of the U.S.–China Relations Act of 2000 (Public Law 106–286; 22 U.S.C. 6911 et seq.); and

“(B) the term ‘Helsinki Commission’ means the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe established under the Act entitled ‘An Act to establish a Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe’ (Public Law 94–304; 22 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.).”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendments made by this Act shall take effect as if included in the enactment of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995.


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