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Public Law No: 110-402 (10/13/2008)

 
[110th Congress Public Law 402]
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Public Law 110-402
110th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To extend the authority of the United States Supreme Court Police to 
  protect court officials off the Supreme Court Grounds and change the 
title of the Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice. <<NOTE: Oct. 
                        13, 2008 -  [S. 3296]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT POLICE AND COUNSELOR TO THE 
                              CHIEF JUSTICE.

    (a) Extension of Authority of the United States Supreme Court Police 
To Protect Court Officials Off the Supreme Court Grounds.--Section 
6121(b)(2) of title 40, United States Code, is amended by striking 
``2008'' and inserting ``2013''.
    (b) Counselor to the Chief Justice.--
            (1) Office of federal judicial administration.--Section 
        133(b)(2) of title 28, United States Code, is amended by 
        striking ``administrative assistant'' and inserting 
        ``Counselor''.
            (2) Judicial official.--Section 376(a) of title 28, United 
        States Code, is amended--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)(E), by striking ``an 
                administrative assistant'' and inserting ``a 
                Counselor''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2)(E), by striking ``an 
                administrative assistant'' and inserting ``a 
                Counselor''.
            (3) Administrative assistant to the chief justice.--
                    (A) In general.--Section 677 of title 28, United 
                States Code, is amended--
                          (i) in the section heading, by striking 
                      ``Administrative Assistant'' and inserting 
                      ``Counselor'';
                          (ii) in subsection (a)--
                                    (I) in the first sentence, by 
                                striking ``an Administrative Assistant'' 
                                and inserting ``a Counselor''; and
                                    (II) in the second and third 
                                sentences, by striking ``Administrative 
                                Assistant'' each place that term appears 
                                and inserting ``Counselor''; and
                          (iii) in subsections (b) and (c), by striking 
                      ``Administrative Assistant'' each place that term 
                      appears and inserting ``Counselor''.
                    (B) Table of sections.--The table of sections for 
                chapter 45 of title 28, United States Code, is amended 
                by striking the item relating to section 677 and 
                inserting the following:

``677. Counselor to the Chief Justice.''.

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SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 5 USC 7353 note.>> LIMITATION ON ACCEPTANCE OF 
                    HONORARY CLUB MEMBERSHIPS.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Gift.--The term ``gift'' has the meaning given under 
        section 109(5) of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. 
        App.).
            (2) Judicial officer.--The term ``judicial officer'' has the 
        meaning given under section 109(10) of the Ethics in Government 
        Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.).

    (b) Prohibition on Acceptance of Honorary Club Memberships.--A 
judicial officer may not accept a gift of an honorary club membership 
with a value of more than $50 in any calendar year.

    Approved October 13, 2008.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 3296:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 154 (2008):
            Sept. 25, considered and passed Senate.
            Sept. 27, 29, considered and passed House.

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