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H.R. 5800: Hold Top Officials Accountable Act

Title: Hold Top Officials Accountable Act

Introduced: Jul 14, 2016 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: (No First Name Found) (No Last Name Found) [-]

Status: Referred to Committee - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Summary: Hold Top Officials Accountable Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime for a highly placed official to: (1) knowingly disclose classified information to an unauthorized person, or (2) through gross negligence, place classified information on unsecured server, mobile device, laptop, computer, or other electronic device, or otherwise make classified information potentially more available to an unauthorized person. The term “highly placed official” means a Member of Congress or an official who is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. A violator is subject to a fine and a two-year mandatory minimum prison term.

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