S.Res.221 - A resolution to establish a procedure for the appointment of independent counsels to investigate ethics violations in the Senate, transfer to the Committee on Rules and Administration the remaining authority of the Select Committee on Ethics, and abolish the Select Committee on Ethics.102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Coats, Daniel [R-IN] (Introduced 11/18/1991)|
|Committees:||Senate - Rules and Administration; Labor and Human Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/22/1991 Referred to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.221 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/18/1991)
Establishes the Independent Ethics Commission in the Senate to: (1) receive requests for review of an allegation of improper conduct and violations of law by an officer or employee of the Senate; (2) make informal preliminary inquiries in response to such allegation; (3) report to the Senate on the result of such inquiry if an investigation is not warranted; and (4) appoint an independent counsel to investigate such alleged misconduct or violation if warranted.
Amends rules XXV, XXXV, XXXVII, and XLI of the Standing Rules of the Senate to transfer the functions of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics to the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.
Repeals the following resolutions to abolish the Select Committee on Ethics: (1) S. Res. 338, 88th Congress, 2d Session, (2) S. Res. 223, 96th Congress, 1st Session; (3) S. Res. 290, 96th Congress, 1st Session; and (4) S. Res. 425, 97th Congress, 2d Session.