5 U.S.C. app. § 504

Current through P.L. 117-57 (published on www.congress.gov on 11/12/2021)
Section 504 - Civil Penalties
(a) CIVIL ACTION.-The Attorney General may bring a civil action in any appropriate United States district court against any individual who violates any provision of section 501 or 502. The court in which such action is brought may assess against such individual a civil penalty of not more than $10,000 or the amount of compensation, if any, which the individual received for the prohibited conduct, whichever is greater.
(b) ADVISORY OPINIONS.-Any entity described in section 503 may render advisory opinions interpreting this title, in writing, to individuals covered by this title. Any individual to whom such an advisory opinion is rendered and any other individual covered by this title who is involved in a fact situation which is indistinguishable in all material aspects, and who, after the issuance of such advisory opinion, acts in good faith in accordance with its provisions and findings shall not, as a result of such actions, be subject to any sanction under subsection (a).

5 APPENDIX U.S.C. § 504

Pub. L. 95-521, title V, §504, as added Pub. L. 101-194, title VI, §601(a), Nov. 30, 1989, 103 Stat. 1761.


EFFECTIVE DATESection effective Jan. 1, 1991, but shall cease to be effective if the provisions of section 703 of Pub. L. 101-194 5 U.S.C. 5318 note, are subsequently repealed, see section 603 of Pub. L. 101-194 set out as an Effective Date of 1989 Amendment note under section 7701 of Title 26, Internal Revenue Code.