Summary: H.R.2515 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House (07/09/2019)

Whistleblower Protection Reform Act of 2019

This bill expands the definition of a whistleblower with regard to securities law violations. Specifically, the bill extends protections from retaliation to individuals who (1) make disclosures to certain individuals at their place of employment regarding conduct in violation of any law under Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) jurisdiction, (2) assist in an SEC investigation of these violations, or (3) make disclosures that are required or protected under any law subject to SEC jurisdiction. Currently, these protections apply only to individuals who report information directly to the SEC.