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       ONLINE ACCESS OF FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS AND FORMS

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Public Law 113-7
113th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To modify the requirements under the STOCK Act regarding online access 
         to certain financial disclosure statements and related 
               forms. <<NOTE: Apr. 15, 2013 -  [S. 716]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. MODIFICATIONS OF ONLINE ACCESS TO CERTAIN FINANCIAL 
                              DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS AND RELATED 
                              FORMS.

    (a) <<NOTE: 5 USC app. 105 note.>>  Public, Online Disclosure of 
Financial Disclosure Forms.--
            (1) In general.--Except with respect to financial disclosure 
        forms filed by officers and employees referred to in paragraph 
        (2), section 8(a) and section 11(a) of the STOCK Act (5 U.S.C. 
        App. 105 note) shall not be effective.
            (2) Exempted officers and employees.--The officer and 
        employees referred to in paragraph (1) are the following:
                    (A) The President.
                    (B) The Vice President.
                    (C) Any Member of Congress.
                    (D) Any candidate for Congress.
                    (E) Any officer occupying a position listed in 
                section 5312 or section 5313 of title 5, United States 
                Code, having been nominated by the President and 
                confirmed by the Senate to that position.
            (3) <<NOTE: Repeal.>>  Conforming amendment.--Section 1 of 
        the Act entitled ``An Act to change the effective date for the 
        internet publication of certain information to prevent harm to 
        the national security or endangering the military officers and 
        civilian employees to whom the publication requirement applies, 
        and for other purposes'' is repealed.

    (b) Electronic Filing and Online Availability.--
            (1) For members of congress and candidates.--Section 8(b) of 
        the STOCK Act (5 U.S.C. App. 105 note) is amended--
                    (A) in the heading, by striking ``, Officers of the 
                House and Senate, and Congressional Staff'';
                    (B) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by striking ``18 months after the date of 
                      enactment of this Act'' and inserting ``January 1, 
                      2014'';
                          (ii) by amending subparagraph (B) to read as 
                      follows:
                    ``(B) public access to--
                          ``(i) financial disclosure reports filed by 
                      Members of Congress and candidates for Congress,
                          ``(ii) reports filed by Members of Congress 
                      and candidates for Congress of a transaction 
                      disclosure

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                      required by section 103(l) of the Ethics in 
                      Government Act of 1978, and
                          ``(iii) notices of extensions, amendments, and 
                      blind trusts, with respect to financial disclosure 
                      reports described in clauses (i) and (ii),
                pursuant to title I of the Ethics in Government Act of 
                1978 (5 U.S.C. App. 101 et seq.), through databases that 
                are maintained on the official websites of the House of 
                Representatives and the Senate.'';
                    (C) in paragraph (2)--
                          (i) by striking the first two sentences; and
                          (ii) in the last sentence, by striking ``under 
                      this section'' and inserting ``under paragraph 
                      (1)(B)'';
                    (D) in paragraph (3), by striking ``under this 
                subsection'' and inserting ``under paragraph (1)(B)'';
                    (E) in paragraph (4), by inserting ``be able to'' 
                after ``shall''; and
                    (F) in paragraph (5), by striking ``under this 
                subsection'' and inserting ``under paragraph (1)(B)''.
            (2) For executive branch officials.--Section 11(b) of the 
        STOCK Act (5 U.S.C. App. 105 note) is amended--
                    (A) in the heading, by striking ``Employees'' and 
                inserting ``Officials'' ;
                    (B) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by striking ``18 months after the date of 
                      enactment of this Act'' and inserting ``January 1, 
                      2014'';
                          (ii) by amending subparagraph (B) to read as 
                      follows:
                    ``(B) public access to--
                          ``(i) financial disclosure reports filed by 
                      the President, the Vice President, and any officer 
                      occupying a position listed in section 5312 or 
                      section 5313 of title 5, United States Code, 
                      having been nominated by the President and 
                      confirmed by the Senate to that position,
                          ``(ii) reports filed by any individual 
                      described in clause (i) of a transaction 
                      disclosure required by section 103(l) of the 
                      Ethics in Government Act of 1978, and
                          ``(iii) notices of extensions, amendments, and 
                      blind trusts, with respect to financial disclosure 
                      reports described in clauses (i) and (ii),
                pursuant to title I of the Ethics in Government Act of 
                1978 (5 U.S.C. App. 101 et seq.), through databases that 
                are maintained on the official website of the Office of 
                Government Ethics.'';
                    (C) in paragraph (2)--
                          (i) by striking the first two sentences; and
                          (ii) in the last sentence, by striking ``under 
                      this section'' and inserting ``under paragraph 
                      (1)(B)'';
                    (D) in paragraph (3), by striking ``under this 
                subsection'' and inserting ``under paragraph (1)(B)'';
                    (E) in paragraph (4), by inserting ``be able to'' 
                after ``shall''; and

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                    (F) in paragraph (5), by striking ``under this 
                subsection'' and inserting ``under paragraph (1)(B)''.

    Approved April 15, 2013.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 716:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 159 (2013):
            Apr. 11, considered and passed Senate.
            Apr. 12, considered and passed House.

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