To streamline the administration of whistleblower protections for private sector employees.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Private Sector Whistleblower Protection Streamlining Act of 2012''. (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. TITLE I--PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYMENT WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS
Sec. 101. Definitions. Sec. 102. Protection against retaliation or discrimination. Sec. 103. Enforcement. Sec. 104. Restrictions on whistleblowing prohibited; confidentiality of whistleblower. Sec. 105. Nonpreemption. Sec. 106. Effective date and rules. TITLE II--WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION OFFICE
Sec. 201. Establishment. Sec. 202. Other private sector whistleblower protections. Sec. 203. Duties, powers, and functions. TITLE III--CONFORMING AMENDMENTS
Sec. 301. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Sec. 302. Federal Mine Safety and Health Act. Sec. 303. Amendment to title 18 provisions related to the Sarbanes- Oxley Act of 2002. Sec. 304. Energy Reorganization Act of 1974. TITLE IV--ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW BOARD
Sec. 401. Administrative Review Board.
TITLE I--PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYMENT WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS
SEC. 101. DEFINITIONS.
As used in this title, the following definitions apply: (1) Applicable law.-- (A) In general.--Subject to subparagraph (B), the term ``applicable law'' means any Federal law, rule, regulation, or Executive order, or a law, rule or regulation of a State or political subdivision of a State implementing any Federal law, rule or regulation, relating to-- (i) health and health care; (ii) environmental protection...