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H.R.1203: Judicial Transparency and Ethics Enhancement Act of 2013
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||law|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||F. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.|
|Introduced||March 14, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||April 15, 2013|
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- Bill introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
Judicial Transparency and Ethics Enhancement Act of 2013 - Amends the federal judicial code to establish the Office of Inspector General for the Judicial Branch of the U.S. government, to be headed by an Inspector General appointed by the Chief Justice. Sets a term of four years, which may be extended by additional reappointments. Authorizes the Chief Justice to remove an Inspector General from office.
Requires the Office, except with respect to the Supreme Court, to: (1) conduct investigations of alleged misconduct in the Judicial Branch; (2) conduct and supervise audits and investigations; and (3) prevent and detect waste, fraud, and abuse.
Provides for whistleblower protection.
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|April 15, 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, And The Internet.|
|March 14, 2013||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|