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H.R. 2229 - All Circuit Review Act

Introduced: 2017-10-16
Bill Status: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 377.
 

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House reported version is repeated here.)

All Circuit Review Act

(Sec. 2) This bill makes permanent the authority for a federal employee (or applicant for federal employment) or the Office of Personnel Management to appeal, in any federal appeals court of competent jurisdiction, a final order or decision of the Merit Systems Protection Board on a claim alleging reprisal for making a protected disclosure (i.e., whistle-blowing) or for engaging in certain protected activities (e.g., refusing to obey an order that requires a violation of law).

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Calendar No. 377

115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 2229

[Report No. 115–229]


    To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide permanent authority for judicial review of certain Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 16, 2017

    Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

April 12, 2018

    Reported by Mr. Johnson, with an amendment

[Insert the part printed in italic]


AN ACT

    To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide permanent authority for judicial review of certain Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers, 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 “All Circuit Review Act”.

SEC. 2. Judicial review of Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers.

(a) In general.—Section 7703(b)(1)(B) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking “During the 5-year period beginning on the effective date of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012, a petition” and inserting “A petition”.

(b) Director review.—Section 7703(d)(2) of such title is amended by striking “During the 5-year period beginning on the effective date of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012, this paragraph” and inserting “This paragraph”.

(c) Retroactive effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall take effect as if enacted on November 26, 2017.


Calendar No. 377

115th CONGRESS
     2d Session
H. R. 2229
[Report No. 115–229]

AN ACT
    To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide permanent authority for judicial review of certain Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers, and for other purposes.

April 12, 2018
    Reported with an amendment

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