S.Res.264 - A resolution to authorize testimony, documents, and representation in State of Florida v. Lawrence, Denny, & Scarbrough.113th Congress (2013-2014)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Reid, Harry [D-NV] (Introduced 10/01/2013)|
|Latest Action:||10/01/2013 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [S. Res. 264 Agreed to Senate (ATS)] 113th CONGRESS 1st Session S. RES. 264 To authorize testimony, documents, and representation in State of Florida v. Lawrence, Denny, & Scarbrough. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES October 1, 2013 Mr. Reid (for himself and Mr. McConnell) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to _______________________________________________________________________ RESOLUTION To authorize testimony, documents, and representation in State of Florida v. Lawrence, Denny, & Scarbrough. Whereas, in the cases of State of Florida v. Lawrence, Case No. 2013-CM-011301, State of Florida v. Denny, Case No. 2013-CM-011303, and State of Florida v. Scarbrough, Case No. 2013-CM-011311, pending in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Hillsborough County Court in Tampa, Florida, the prosecution has requested the production of documents and testimony from an employee in the office of Senator Marco Rubio; Whereas, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 704(a)(2) of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, 2 U.S.C. Sec. Sec. 288b(a) and 288c(a)(2), the Senate may direct its counsel to represent an employee of the Senate with respect to any subpoena, order, or request for testimony relating to his official responsibilities; Whereas, by the privileges of the Senate of the United States and Rule XI of the Standing Rules of the Senate, no evidence under the control or in the possession of the Senate may, by the judicial or administrative process, be taken from such control or possession but by permission of the Senate; and Whereas, when it appears that evidence under the control or in the possession of the Senate may promote the administration of justice, the Senate will take such action as will promote the ends of justice consistent with the privileges of the Senate: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That Ryan Patmintra, an employee in the Office of Senator Marco Rubio, and any other employee of that office from whom relevant evidence may be sought, are authorized to produce documents and provide testimony in the cases of State of Florida v. Lawrence, Denny, & Scarbrough, except concerning matters for which a privilege should be asserted. Sec. 2. The Senate Legal Counsel is authorized to represent employees of Senator Rubio's office in connection with the production of evidence authorized in section one of this resolution. <all>