US Senate to Consider Proposed Automotive Defect Whistleblower Act
On February 26, 2015, the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved a proposed bill that incentivizes whistleblowers to expose motor vehicle defects likely to cause serious injury or death. The proposed legislation, known as the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act, S. 304, authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to pay up to 30 percent to any whistleblower whose information leads to a Department of Transportation or Department of Justice enforcement action that results in monetary sanctions over $1 million. The bill will now head to the Senate floor for a vote.
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