House Bill 5720
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act
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Passed House on Dec 1, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Oct 25, 2021
Latest Action
Dec 2, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
5720
Congress
117
Policy Area
Law
Law
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting civil actions and administrative remedies, courts and judicial administration, general constitutional issues, dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. Measures concerning specific constitutional amendments may fall under the policy area relevant to the subject matter of the amendment (e.g., Education). Measures concerning criminal procedure and law enforcement may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
North Carolina
California
South Carolina
House Votes (3)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
December 1, 2021
Type
Final Passage Under Suspension Of The Rules Results
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act of 2021

This bill requires federal judicial officers to file periodic transaction reports disclosing certain securities transactions. The bill also requires online publication of judicial financial disclosure reports.

Specifically, the bill requires federal judicial officers to file reports within 45 days after a purchase, sale, or exchange that exceeds $1,000 in stocks, bonds, commodities futures, and other forms of securities.

Additionally, the bill directs the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to establish a searchable internet database of judicial financial disclosure reports. The office must, within 90 days of the date by which a report must be filed, make the report available on the database in a searchable, sortable, and downloadable format.

The bill does not require the immediate and unconditional availability of reports filed by a judicial officer or employee if the Judicial Conference finds that revealing personal and sensitive formation could endanger that individual or a family member of that individual.

Text (4)
December 2, 2021
December 1, 2021
December 1, 2021
October 25, 2021
Actions (15)
12/02/2021
Received in the Senate.
12/01/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/01/2021
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 422 - 4 (Roll No. 392).
12/01/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 422 - 4 (Roll No. 392).
12/01/2021
Considered as unfinished business.
12/01/2021
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
12/01/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5720.
12/01/2021
Considered under suspension of the rules.
12/01/2021
Mr. Nadler moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
12/01/2021
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 143.
12/01/2021
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 117-199.
11/17/2021
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
11/17/2021
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
10/25/2021
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
10/25/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Oct 26, 2021 7:08:58 AM
Record Updated
Mar 4, 2022 1:12:21 AM