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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 850

 To require the appropriation of funds to use a fee, fine, penalty, or 
proceeds from a settlement received by a Federal agency, and for other 
                               purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 29, 2019

   Mr. Palmer (for himself, Mr. Arrington, Mr. Brady, Mr. Brooks of 
  Alabama, Mr. Buck, Mr. Budd, Mr. Byrne, Mr. Cloud, Mr. Davidson of 
  Ohio, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Fleischmann, Ms. Foxx of North Carolina, Mr. 
Gaetz, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Hunter, Mr. King of Iowa, Mrs. Lesko, 
Mr. Loudermilk, Mr. Marshall, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Moolenaar, Mr. Mooney of 
 West Virginia, Mr. Norman, Mr. Ratcliffe, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. Walker, 
 Mrs. Walorski, Mr. Westerman, Mr. Yoho, Mr. Zeldin, Mr. Conaway, Mr. 
Posey, Mr. Griffith, Mr. Smith of Missouri, Mr. Babin, Mr. Austin Scott 
 of Georgia, Mr. David P. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Carter of 
Georgia, Mr. Womack, Mr. Cole, Mr. Hill of Arkansas, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. 
 DesJarlais, Mr. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Harris, Mr. Rice of 
South Carolina, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Emmer, Mr. Allen, Mr. 
 LaHood, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Rouzer, Mr. Roy, Mr. Walberg, Mr. McHenry, 
Mr. Chabot, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Wenstrup, Mr. John W. Rose of Tennessee, and 
 Mr. Steube) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on 
 the Judiciary, the Budget, and Rules, 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

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                                 A BILL


 
 To require the appropriation of funds to use a fee, fine, penalty, or 
proceeds from a settlement received by a Federal agency, 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 ``Agency Accountability Act of 2019''.

SEC. 2. APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS REQUIRED.

    (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and 
consistent with subsection (c), an agency that receives a fee, fine, 
penalty, or proceeds from a settlement shall deposit such amount in the 
general fund of the Treasury.
    (b) Use of Amounts Subject to Appropriation.--Any amounts deposited 
pursuant to subsection (a) shall only be available to the extent, and 
in such amounts, as are provided in advance in appropriation Acts.
    (c) Exceptions.--This section shall not apply to any of the 
following:
            (1) Amounts to be paid to an individual entitled to such 
        amounts as a whistleblower, including any amounts received as a 
        percentage of amounts received by the Government pursuant to a 
        judgment or settlement agreement.
            (2) A loan guarantee program.
            (3) An insurance program.
    (d) USPTO Report to Congress Required.--Not later than March 1 of 
each year, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property 
and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office shall 
submit to Congress a report that describes any fee, fine, penalty, or 
proceeds from a settlement collected by the United States Patent and 
Trademark Office for the previous fiscal year.
    (e) Agency Defined.--The term ``agency'' has the meaning given that 
term in section 551 of title 5, United States Code, but does not 
include the United States Postal Service or the United States Patent 
and Trademark Office.

SEC. 3. OFFSETTING COLLECTIONS AND RECEIPTS AS REVENUE.

    (a) In General.--The Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 621 
et seq.) is amended--
            (1) in section 3(2)(A)(iv), by inserting ``except as 
        provided in section 316,'' before ``offsetting receipts''; and
            (2) by adding after section 315 the following:

           ``treatment of offsetting collections and receipts

    ``Sec. 316. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, offsetting 
receipts and collections shall be treated as revenue for purposes of 
carrying out this or any other Act. The preceding sentence shall not 
apply to the United States Postal Service or the United States Patent 
and Trademark Office.''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of contents of such Act is 
amended by inserting after the item relating to section 315 the 
following:

``316. Treatment of offsetting collections and receipts.''.
    (c) Application.--The amendments made by this section shall apply 
during budget years (as that term is defined in section 250(c)(12) of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 
900(c)(12))) beginning one year after the date of the enactment of this 
Act.
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