To amend title 5, United States Code, to establish certain procedures for conducting in-person or telephonic interactions by Executive branch employees with individuals, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Citizen Empowerment Act''.
SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS.
(a) In General.--Part III of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting after chapter 79 the following:
``CHAPTER 79A--SERVICES TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
``Sec. ``7921. Procedures for in-person and telephonic interactions conducted by executive branch employees. ``Sec. 7921. Procedures for in-person and telephonic interactions conducted by executive branch employees ``(a) Definitions.--For purposes of this section-- ``(1) the term `telephonic' means by telephone or other similar electronic device; and ``(2) the term `State' means each of the several States, the District of Columbia, and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States. ``(b) Recording of Enforcement Actions.-- ``(1) Recording by individuals.--Any employee of an Executive agency who is conducting an in-person or a telephonic interview, audit, investigation, inspection, or other official in-person or telephonic interaction with an individual, relating to a possible or alleged violation of any Federal statute or regulation that could result in the imposition of a fine, forfeiture of property, civil monetary penalty, or criminal penalty against, or the collection of an unpaid tax, fine, or penalty from, such individual or a business owned or operated by such individual, shall allow...