S.Res.227 - A resolution to clarify the rules regarding the acceptance of pro bono legal services by Senators.107th Congress (2001-2002)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY] (Introduced 03/19/2002)|
|Latest Action:||03/20/2002 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2161; text as passed Senate: CR S2161) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.227 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
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.
Passed Senate without amendment (03/20/2002)
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.