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Title: ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT OF 1978 AS AMENDED BY PUBLIC LAWS 96-19 AND 96-28
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Cmtte on the Judiciary
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 72
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Congress
Washington, DC 20515
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislative/Regulatory Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS BOOKLET PRESENTS THE FULL TEXT OF THE AMENDED 1978 ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT, WHICH REQUIRES FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE FOR CERTAIN FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND LIMITS POSTEMPLOYMENT CONFLICTS OF INTEREST.
Abstract: THE LAW WAS APPROVED BY CONGRESS IN 1978 AND AMENDED IN 1979. THE LAW PROVIDES FOR FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE OF OFFICIALS AND KEY EMPLOYEES OF EACH OF THE THREE BRANCHES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. IT ALSO ESTABLISHES AN OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS, WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE OFFICE'S AUTHORITY, FUNCTIONS, ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS, AND AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS PROCEDURES. THE LAW BARS CERTAIN ACTIVITIES AND SOURCES OF INCOME FOR FORMER OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. DIFFERENT TIME LIMITS ARE SPECIFIED FOR EACH ACTIVITY. IT PROVIDES FOR APPOINTMENT OF A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO INVESTIGATE AND PROSECUTE SUSPECTED VIOLATIONS. THE PROSECUTOR'S AUTHORITY, DUTIES, AND MEANS OF APPOINTMENT AND REMOVAL ARE NOTED. FINALLY, IT PROVIDES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN OFFICE OF SENATE LEGAL COUNSEL. THE OFFICE'S ROLE IS TO DEFEND SENATE MEMBERS, COMMITTEES, SUBCOMMITTEES, OFFICERS, OR EMPLOYEES. THE LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AND EFFECTIVE DATE OF EACH PART OF THE LAW ARE ALSO PRESENTED. (CFW)
Index Term(s): Code of ethics; Conflict of interest; Corruption of public officials; Federal Code; Full text; Professional conduct and ethics; White collar crime
Note: COMMITTEE PRINT NO 2
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