There is one summary for H.R.1096. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/15/2017)

Judgment Fund Transparency Act of 2017

This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to disclose details after payments are made from the Judgment Fund. (The Judgment Fund is a permanent and indefinite appropriation to pay judgments against the United States.)

Unless the disclosure is prohibited by law or a court order, Treasury must disclose to the public on a website:

  • the agency or entity whose actions gave rise to the claim or judgment,
  • the plaintiff or claimant,
  • the counsel for the plaintiff or claimant,
  • the amount paid,
  • a description of the facts that gave rise to the claim,
  • the agency that submitted the claim, and
  • any information available on reports generated by the Judgment Fund Payment Search administered by Treasury.

If the payment is made to a foreign state, Treasury must also disclose:

  • the method of payment;
  • the currency denomination used for the payment; and
  • the name and location of each financial institution owned or controlled by a foreign state or an agent of a foreign state through which the payment passed, from which the payment was withdrawn, or that is holding the payment.

No payments from the fund may be made to a state sponsor of terrorism.