Public Law 115-73: Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017

By | February 22, 2018
Seal of the US Merit Systems Protection Board

Seal of the US Merit Systems Protection Board.

Provides multiple provisions to protect whistleblowers in the federal government, including prohibiting employees with authority to take personnel actions from accessing the medical records of other employees.

Official Summary

Passed House
2017-10-12
Passed Senate
2017-05-25
Signed by President
2017-10-26
Became Public Law
2017-10-26

Amendments

Amended in committee.

Sponsors

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

Cosponsors: Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA]

Votes

Passed House:  http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll568.xml

Passed Senate by unanimous consent.

Related bill:  HRES 562

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