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Titles (2)

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Official Title as Enacted

An act to amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to make certain changes in the authority of the Office of Government Ethics, and for other purposes.

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to extend the authorization of appropriations for the Office of Government Ethics for five years.


Actions Overview (13)

Date Actions Overview
11/11/1983Became Public Law No: 98-150.
11/11/1983Signed by President.
10/31/1983Presented to President.
10/27/1983Resolving differences -- Senate actions: Senate agreed to the House amendments to the Senate amendment to the House amendment. By Voice Vote.
09/30/1983Resolving differences -- House actions: House Concurred, in Senate Amendments , with Amendments by Unanimous Consent.
09/28/1983Resolving differences -- Senate actions: Senate concurred in the House amendments with an amendment (SP2236). By Voice Vote.
09/19/1983Passed/agreed to in House: Passed House (Amended) by Voice Vote.
09/19/1983House Committee on The Judiciary Discharged by Unanimous Consent.
09/19/1983House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service Discharged by Unanimous Consent.
04/14/1983Committee on Governmental Affairs filed written report. Report No. 98-59.
04/06/1983Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
03/24/1983Committee on Governmental Affairs. Reported to Senate by Senator Cohen with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
02/03/1983Introduced in Senate

All Actions (27)

Date Chamber All Actions
11/11/1983Became Public Law No: 98-150.
11/11/1983Signed by President.
10/31/1983SenatePresented to President.
10/31/1983SenateMeasure Signed in Senate.
10/27/1983SenateSenate agreed to the House amendments to the Senate amendment to the House amendment. By Voice Vote.
09/30/1983HouseHouse Concurred, in Senate Amendments , with Amendments by Unanimous Consent.
09/28/1983SenateSenate concurred in the House amendments with an amendment (SP2236). By Voice Vote.
09/28/1983SenateS.Amdt.2236 Amendment SP 2236 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/28/1983SenateS.Amdt.2236 Proposed by Senator Baker for Senator Cohen. In the nature of a substitute.
09/19/1983HousePassed House (Amended) by Voice Vote.
09/19/1983HouseCalled up by House by Unanimous Consent.
09/19/1983HouseHouse Committee on The Judiciary Discharged by Unanimous Consent.
09/19/1983HouseHouse Committee on Post Office and Civil Service Discharged by Unanimous Consent.
04/14/1983SenateCommittee on Governmental Affairs filed written report. Report No. 98-59.
04/13/1983HouseReferred to Subcommittee on Administrative Law and Governmental Relations.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
04/12/1983HouseReferred to Subcommittee on Human Resources.
Action By: Committee on Post Office and Civil Service
04/11/1983HouseReferred to House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.
04/11/1983HouseExecutive Comment Received From Justice.
04/11/1983HouseReferred to House Committee on The Judiciary.
04/06/1983SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
03/24/1983SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under Regular Orders. Calendar No. 70.
03/24/1983SenateCommittee on Governmental Affairs. Reported to Senate by Senator Cohen with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
03/17/1983SenateCommittee on Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
03/10/1983SenateSubcommittee on Oversight of Government Management. Approved for full committee consideration without amendment favorably.
Action By: Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management
02/24/1983SenateSubcommittee on Oversight of Government Management. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 98-35.
Action By: Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management
02/15/1983SenateReferred to Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management.
Action By: Committee on Governmental Affairs
02/03/1983SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Governmental Affairs.

Cosponsors (1)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Levin, Carl [D-MI]* 04/05/1983

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Governmental Affairs02/03/1983 Referred to
03/17/1983 Markup by
03/24/1983 Reported by S.Rept 98-59
Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management02/15/1983 Referred to
02/24/1983 Hearings by
03/10/1983 Markup by
03/10/1983 Reported by
House Judiciary04/11/1983 Referred to
09/19/1983 Discharged from
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Law and Governmental Relations04/13/1983 Referred to
House Post Office and Civil Service04/11/1983 Referred to
09/19/1983 Discharged from
House Post Office and Civil Service Subcommittee on Human Resources04/12/1983 Referred to

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House agreed to Senate amendment with amendment (09/30/1983)

(House agreed to Senate amendment with amendments)

Amends the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to establish a five year term of office for the Director of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE).

Authorizes the Director, in consultation with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), to issue regulations pertaining to conflicts of interest and ethics in the executive branch. (Currently, the Director may only recommend rules for promulgation by OPM or the President.)

Directs the President to: (1) include in each annual Government budget transmitted to Congress the estimated expenditures and proposed appropriations necessary to support OGE for the next five fiscal years; and (2) include in each statement of changes in budget authority, expenditures, or receipts the effect of such changes on OGE funding.

Authorizes the Director to request assistance from agency inspectors general in conducting investigations.

Includes certain high level White House aides among those officials whose financial disclosure reports must be transmitted to the Director. Limits the outside earned income of such individuals for a calendar year to 15 percent of their salary for such year.

Requires a presidential nominee to update his or her financial report by the date of the first Senate confirmation hearing with respect to income and honoraria received as of five days before such hearing. Permits an individual whose nomination the President or President-elect has publicly announced to file such financial report at any time after such announcement but not later than five days before such hearing.

Requires an individual to notify the designated agency official, OGE, or a Senate confirmation committee upon completing actions the individual agrees to take to comply with this Act or other laws or regulations governing conflicts of interest or establishing standards of conduct for Federal employees and officials. Requires the individual to make such notification by the date specified for completion of action in the agreement or, if no date is specified, within three months after the agreement is made. Directs an individual who agrees to recuse himself or herself from particular categories of official action to: (1) reduce to writing those subjects to which the agreement applies and the process for determining whether such individual must recuse himself or herself in a specific instance; and (2) file a document setting forth such information with the designated agency official, OGE, or the appropriate Senate committee by the time prescribed by such agreement or within three months after such agreement is made if no time is prescribed.

Revises the conditions a trust must satisfy to be considered a qualified blind trust which is exempt from certain reporting requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. Includes among the new conditions a requirement that the supervising ethics office determine that approval of the trust as a qualified blind trust is necessary and appropriate to assure compliance with applicable ethics laws and regulations. Repeals the requirement that a reporting individual file a copy of the trust instrument and a list of the trust's assets and their value with the supervising ethics office within 30 days of its approval as a qualified blind trust.

Requires certain individuals who perform staff functions for Federal advisory committees composed of one or more special Government employees to file financial disclosure reports.

Extends the authorization of appropriations for OGE for five years.