102 STAT. 3874
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PUBLIC LAW 100-656—NOV. 15, 1988
"(C)(i) The employees designated in clause (ii) shall annually submit a written certification to the Administration regarding compliance with the requirements of this paragraph. "(ii) The employees referred to in clause (i) are— "(I) regional administrators; "(II) district directors; "(III) the Associate Administrator for Minority Small Business and Capital Ownership Development; "(IV) employees whose principal duties relate to the award of contracts or the provision of other assistance pursuant to this subsection or section 7(j)(10); and "(V) such other employees as the Administrator may deem appropriate. "(iii) Any present or former employee of the Administration who violates this paragraph shall be subject to a civil penalty, assessed by the Attorney General, that shall not exceed 300 per centum of the maximum amount of gain such employee resilized or could have realized as a result of engaging in those activities and transactions prescribed by subparagraph (B). "(iv) In addition to any other remedy or sanction provided for under law or regulation, any person who falsely certifies pursuant to clause (i) shall be subject to a civil penalty under the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986 (31 U.S.C. 3801-3812)." SEC. 403. POLITICALLY MOTIVATED ACTIVITIES.
Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following: "(19XA) Any employee of the Administration who has authority to take, direct others to take, recommend, or approve any action with respect to any program or activity conducted pursuant to this subsection or section 7(j), shall not, with respect to any such action, exercise or threaten to exercise such authority on the basis of the political activity or affiliation of any party. Employees of the Administration shall expeditiously report to the Inspector General of the Administration any such action for which such employee's participation has been solicitated or directed. "(B) Any employee who willfully and knowingly violates subparagraph (A) shall be subject to disciplinary action, imposed by the Administrator, which may consist of separation from service, reduction in grade, suspension, or reprimand. "(C) Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to any action taken as a penalty or other enforcement of a violation of any law, rule, or regulation prohibiting or restricting political activity. "(D) The prohibitions of subparagraph (A), and remedial measures provided for under subparagraphs (B) and (C) with regard to such prohibitions, shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other prohibitions, measures or liabilities that may arise under any other provision of law.". SEC. 404. REPORTS BY PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS.
Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(a)) is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: "(20XA) Small business concerns participating in the Program under section 7(j)(10) and eligible to receive contracts pursuant to this section shall semiannually report to their assigned business opportunity specialist the following: