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107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 645

  To require individuals who lobby the President on pardon issues to 
 register under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and to require the 
 President to report any gifts, pledges, or commitments of a gift to a 
  trust fund established for purposes of establishing a Presidential 
     library for that President after his or her term has expired.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             March 29, 2001

 Mr. Specter (for himself, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Kohl, Mr. Biden, 
     Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Grassley, and Mrs. Clinton) 
introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the 
                   Committee on Governmental Affairs

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                                 A BILL


 
  To require individuals who lobby the President on pardon issues to 
 register under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and to require the 
 President to report any gifts, pledges, or commitments of a gift to a 
  trust fund established for purposes of establishing a Presidential 
     library for that President after his or her term has expired.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. DISCLOSURE OF LOBBYING ACTIVITIES WITH RESPECT TO 
              PRESIDENTIAL PARDONS.

    Section 3(8) of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 
1602(8)) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (A)--
                    (A) in clause (iii), by striking ``or'' after the 
                semicolon;
                    (B) in clause (iv), by striking the period and 
                inserting ``; or''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
                            ``(v) the issuance of a grant of executive 
                        clemency in the form of a pardon, commutation 
                        of sentence, reprieve, or remission of fine.''; 
                        and
            (2) in subparagraph (B)(xii), by striking ``made to'' and 
        inserting ``except as provided in subparagraph (A)(v), made 
        to''.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENT TO THE ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT OF 1978.

    Section 102(a) of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. 
App.) is amended by adding at the end the following:
            ``(9) If the reporting individual is the President and is 
        currently serving as the President, the identity of the source, 
        a brief description, and the value of all gifts, pledges, or 
        commitments of a gift aggregating $5000 or more for the 
        establishment of a Presidential library for that President 
        after his or her term has expired received from any source 
        other than a relative of the President during the preceding 
        calendar year. Information required to be reported under this 
        paragraph shall be made publicly available in accordance with 
        this Act.''.
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