S.2170 - Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012
A bill to amend the provisions of title 5, United States Code, which are commonly referred to as the 'Hatch Act', to scale back the provision forbidding certain State and local employees from seeking elective office, clarify the application of certain provisions to the District of Columbia, and modify the penalties which may be imposed for certain violations under subchapter III of chapter 73 of that title.
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S.2170 Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012
July 14, 2012
I am writing as your constituent in the 4th Congressional district of California. I oppose S.2170 - Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012, and am tracking it using OpenCongress.org, the free public resource website for government transparency and accountability.
My biggest problem with this bill from what I understand it would allow public employees run for a particular political office on the basis of being involved in a political party.
while I support the idea of allowing public employees...