S.1377: Citizen Empowerment Act

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Sponsor Roy Blunt, R-Mo.
Total Cosponsors 4 (All Republicans)
Introduced July 25, 2013
Latest Major Action July 25, 2013
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Bill Summary

Citizen Empowerment Act - Requires any executive agency employee who is conducting an in-person or a telephonic interview, audit, investigation, inspection, or other official interaction with an individual relating to a possible violation of federal law that could result in the imposition of civil or criminal fines or penalties or the collection of unpaid tax to allow such individual to make an audio recording of the interaction.

Permits the employee conducting the interaction to record it if the employee: (1) informs the individual of the recording prior to or at the initiation of the interaction, and (2) provides the individual with a transcript of the recording at such individual's expense.

Requires the employee conducting an initial in-person or telephonic interview or other interaction to provide to the individual a verbal or written notice of such individual's rights.

Exempts from the application of this Act any in-person or telephonic interview or oth...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 25, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.