Summary: H.R.2884 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2884. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/13/1989)

Legal Services Administration Act of 1989 - Establishes the Legal Services Administration within the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs. Declares that the purpose of the Administration is to provide legal assistance to eligible clients through the making of grants to providers of such assistance. Gives the Administrator of the Administration the authority to determine whether an applicant shall receive a grant under this Act.

Sets forth the powers and authorized activities of the Administration.

Enumerates those areas in which grant recipients are: (1) authorized to provide legal assistance; and (2) prohibited from providing legal assistance.

Prohibits a grant recipient from lobbying on certain issues or engaging in specified political activities.

Authorizes appropriations.

Gives any person or entity a private cause of action against a recipient for the purpose of enforcing this Act.

Repeals the Legal Services Corporation Act. Provides for the transfer of all assets, liabilities, obligations, property, and records of the Legal Services Corporation to the Administration. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1991 to carry out the transition from the Corporation to the Administration.