Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed Senate without amendment (03/20/2002)

Declares that pro bono legal services provided to a Member of the Senate with respect to any civil action challenging the constitutionality of a Federal statute that expressly authorizes a Member either to file an action or to intervene in an action shall not: (1) be deemed a gift to the Member nor a contribution to the Member's office account; or (2) require the establishment of a legal expense trust fund. Subjects such services, however, to the Select Committee on Ethics Regulations Regarding Disclosure of Pro Bono Legal Services, adopted February 13, 1997, or any revision thereto.

States that this resolution shall supersede Senate Resolution 321 (certain pro bono legal services provided to a Member of the Senate) adopted by the Senate on October 3, 1996.