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Introduced in Senate (05/06/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1330


To amend the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 to clarify whistleblower rights and protections, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 6, 2019

Ms. Duckworth introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To amend the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 to clarify whistleblower rights and protections, 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 “Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission Whistleblower Protection Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Definition of person.

Section 211(a)(2) of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5851(a)(2)) is amended—

(1) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) through (G) as clauses (i) through (vii), respectively, and indenting the clauses appropriately;

(2) in the matter preceding clause (i) (as so redesignated), by striking the paragraph designation and all that follows through “includes—” and inserting the following:

“(2) DEFINITIONS.—In this section:

“(A) EMPLOYER.—The term ‘employer’ includes—”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

    “(B) PERSON.—The term ‘person’ includes—

    “(i) a person (as defined in section 11 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2014));

    “(ii) the Commission; and

    “(iii) the Department of Energy.”.