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Public Law No: 114-302 (12/16/2016)

 
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Public Law 114-302
114th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To provide adequate protections for whistleblowers at the Federal Bureau 
        of Investigation. <<NOTE: Dec. 16, 2016 -  [H.R. 5790]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Federal Bureau 
of Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2016. 5 USC 
101 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2016''.
SEC. 2. PROHIBITED PERSONNEL PRACTICES IN THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF 
                    INVESTIGATION.

    Section 2303(a) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by 
striking ``any employee of the Bureau'' and all that follows through 
``health or safety'' and inserting the following: ``an employee in, or 
applicant for, a position in the Bureau as a reprisal for a disclosure 
of information--
            ``(1) made--
                    ``(A) in the case of an employee, to a supervisor in 
                the direct chain of command of the employee, up to and 
                including the head of the employing agency;
                    ``(B) to the Inspector General;
                    ``(C) to the Office of Professional Responsibility 
                of the Department of Justice;
                    ``(D) to the Office of Professional Responsibility 
                of the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
                    ``(E) to the Inspection Division of the Federal 
                Bureau of Investigation;
                    ``(F) as described in section 7211;
                    ``(G) to the Office of Special Counsel; or
                    ``(H) to an employee designated by any officer, 
                employee, office, or division described in subparagraphs 
                (A) through (G) for the purpose of receiving such 
                disclosures; and
            ``(2) which the employee or applicant reasonably believes 
        evidences--
                    ``(A) any violation of any law, rule, or regulation; 
                or

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                    ``(B) gross mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, 
                an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific 
                danger to public health or safety''.

    Approved December 16, 2016.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 5790 (S. 2390):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 114-835 (Comm. on Oversight and Government Reform).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 114-261 (Comm. on the Judiciary) accompanying S. 
2390.
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 162 (2016):
            Dec. 7, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 9, considered and passed Senate.

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