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H.R.317: Judgment Fund Transparency Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Cory Gardner, R-Colo.
Total Cosponsors 30 (All Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 18, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 28, 2013
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Bill Summary

Judgment Fund Transparency Act of 2013 - Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to make available to the public on a website, as soon as practicable but within 30 days after a payment under this Act is tendered, the following information with regard to any payment made by the United States under a judgment, award, or compromise settlement with respect to a claim against the United States, unless the disclosure of such information is otherwise prohibited by law or court order:

  • the name of the specific federal agency or entity whose actions gave rise to the claim or judgment;
  • the name of the plaintiff or claimant and counsel;
  • the amount paid representing principal liability, and any amounts paid representing any ancillary liability, including attorney fees, costs, and interest;
  • a brief description of the facts that gave rise to the claim;
  • a copy of the original or amended complaint or written claim, and any written answer given by...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice.
Jan. 18, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.