Text: H.R.353 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/19/2021)


117th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 353


To modify the Standard Form 86 questionnaire used for national security eligibility determinations to include questions regarding an individual’s membership in, or association with, organizations spreading conspiracy theories regarding the Government and participation in the activities occurring at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 19, 2021

Mrs. Murphy of Florida introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform


A BILL

To modify the Standard Form 86 questionnaire used for national security eligibility determinations to include questions regarding an individual’s membership in, or association with, organizations spreading conspiracy theories regarding the Government and participation in the activities occurring at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, 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 “Security Clearance Improvement Act of 2021”.

SEC. 2. Modification of Standard Form 86 to include questions regarding an individual’s membership in, or association with, organizations spreading conspiracy theories regarding the Government and participation in the activities occurring at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.

(a) In general.—Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall modify section 29 (relating to associations) of Standard Form 86 (commonly referred to as “SF–86”) to include the following questions:

(1) “Have you ever been a member of, associated with, or knowingly engaged in activities conducted by an organization or movement that spreads conspiracy theories and false information about the United States Government?”.

(2) “Did you participate in the activities occurring at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, or in any similar activity?”.

(b) Additional information.—Each question required to be included in Standard Form 86 under subsection (a) shall include—

(1) an option for the individual filling out such Form to answer each question “Yes” or “No”; and

(2) a separate area for such individual, if such answer is “Yes”, to provide additional information regarding such answer, including the nature of, and reasons for, the individual’s involvement with the organization, movement, or activities described under such question.


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