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S.1045: A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that persons having seriously delinquent tax debts shall be ineligible for Federal employment.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Tom Coburn, R-Okla.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced May 23, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 13, 2014
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Bill Summary

Makes an individual who has a seriously delinquent tax debt ineligible to continue serving as a federal employee or to be appointed as a federal employee. Defines "seriously delinquent tax debt" as an outstanding tax debt for which a notice of federal tax lien has been filed in public records, excluding a tax debt: (1) that is being paid in a timely manner under an approved installment payment agreement or an offer-in-compromise, (2) for which a collection due process hearing has been requested or is pending, (3) for which a tax levy has been issued, or (4) with respect to which relief has been granted due to economic hardship.

Gives a federal employee who has a seriously delinquent tax debt 150 days after receiving written notice from his or her employing agency to begin repaying such debt in a timely manner under an approved installment payment agreement or an offer-in-compromise. Requires the head of such employing agency to notify any employee who does not begin repayi...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 13, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 596.
Nov. 13, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Carper with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-272.
May 21, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
May 23, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.