Public Law 115-42: A bill to amend section 1214 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for stays during a period that the Merit Systems Protection Board lacks a quorum.

By | October 25, 2017
Seal of the US Merit Systems Protection Board

Seal of the US Merit Systems Protection Board. Public Law 115-42 allows for stays of Board decisions when the Board does not have a quorum.

Allows for stays of the Merit Systems Protection Board decisions when the Board lacks a quorum.

Official Summary

This bill provides that if the Merit Systems Protection Board lacks the number of members required to constitute a quorum, any remaining member of the board may, upon request by the Special Counsel, extend the period of any stay of any personnel action granted.

Passed House
2017-05-25
Passed Senate
2017-05-11
Signed by President
2017-06-27
Became Public Law
2017-06-27

Amendments

House amendment: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1083/text/eah?

Sponsors

Original sponsor: Sen. Johnson, Ron [R-WI]

Cosponsors: Sen. McCaskill, Claire [D-MO], Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]

Votes

Passed House without objection.

Passed Senate by voice vote.

Senate agreed to House amendment by unanimous consent.

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