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H.R. 3154 - Inspector General Access Act of 2017

Introduced: 2018-12-03
Bill Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
 

Inspector General Access Act of 2017

This bill amends the Inspector General Act of 1978 to eliminate a provision of such Act that requires referral of allegations of misconduct involving Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys, investigators, or law enforcement personnel to the DOJ Office of Professional Responsibility (thus allowing the DOJ Inspector General to investigate such allegations).

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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 3154


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 3, 2018

    Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


AN ACT

    To amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 relative to the powers of the Department of Justice Inspector General.

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 “Inspector General Access Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Investigations of Department of Justice personnel.

Section 8E of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended—

(1) in subsection (b)—

(A) in paragraph (2), by striking “and paragraph (3)”;

(B) by striking paragraph (3);

(C) by redesignating paragraphs (4) and (5) as paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively; and

(D) in paragraph (4), as redesignated, by striking “paragraph (4)” and inserting “paragraph (3)”; and

(2) in subsection (d), by striking “, except with respect to allegations described in subsection (b)(3),”.

Passed the House of Representatives November 29, 2018.

    Attest:karen l. haas,   
    Clerk.

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