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H. Res. 73

                In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

                                                      February 2, 2021.
    Resolved,

SECTION 1. IMPOSITION OF FINES FOR FAILURE TO COMPLETE SECURITY SCREENING FOR 
              ENTRANCE TO HOUSE CHAMBER.

    (a) Imposition by Sergeant-at-Arms.--(1) The Sergeant-at-Arms is authorized 
and directed to impose a fine against a Member, Delegate, or the Resident 
Commissioner for failure to complete security screening for entrance to the 
House Chamber.
    (2) A fine imposed pursuant to this resolution shall be $5,000 for a first 
offense and $10,000 for any subsequent offense.
    (3) The Sergeant-at-Arms shall promptly notify in writing the Member, 
Delegate, or the Resident Commissioner, the Speaker, the Committee on Ethics, 
and the Chief Administrative Officer of any fine under this subsection. Such 
notification shall include findings detailing the violation and shall also be 
made publicly available by the chair of the Committee on Ethics.
    (b) Appeal to Committee on Ethics.--(1) The Member, Delegate, or Resident 
Commissioner may appeal the fine imposed under subsection (a) in writing to the 
Committee on Ethics not later than 30 calendar days or five legislative days, 
whichever is later, after notification pursuant to subsection (a)(3). Such 
appeal shall include a response to the findings issued by the Sergeant-at-Arms 
pursuant to such paragraph.
    (2) Upon receipt of an appeal pursuant to paragraph (1), the Committee on 
Ethics shall have a period of 30 calendar days or five legislative days, 
whichever is later, to consider the appeal. The fine will be upheld unless the 
appeal is agreed to by a majority of the Committee. Upon a determination 
regarding the appeal or if no appeal has been filed at the expiration of the 
period specified in paragraph (1), the chair of the Committee on Ethics shall 
promptly notify the Member, Delegate, or the Resident Commissioner, the Speaker, 
the Sergeant-at-Arms, and the Chief Administrative Officer, and shall make such 
notification publicly available. The Speaker shall promptly lay such 
notification before the House.
    (3) If a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner files an appeal under 
paragraph (1) prior to the date on which the Committee on Ethics has adopted 
written rules, the period for the Committee's consideration of the appeal under 
paragraph (2) shall begin on the date on which the chair of the Committee 
notifies the Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner that the Committee has 
adopted such rules.
    (c) Deducting Fine From Pay.--(1) If a Member, Delegate, or Resident 
Commissioner against whom a fine is imposed by the Sergeant-at-Arms under 
subsection (a) has not paid the fine prior to the expiration of the 90-calendar 
day period which begins on the date described in paragraph (2), the Chief 
Administrative Officer shall deduct the amount of the fine from the net salary 
otherwise due the Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner, in accordance with 
timetables and procedures established by the Committee on House Administration 
for purposes of carrying out this subsection.
    (2) The date described in this paragraph is, with respect to a fine imposed 
on a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner--
            (A) the date of the determination of the Committee on Ethics under 
        subsection (b)(2); or
            (B) if the Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner does not file 
        an appeal with the Committee on Ethics prior to the expiration of the 
        period specified in subsection (b)(1), the first day after the 
        expiration of such period.
    (d) Prohibiting Use of Campaign or Official Funds To Pay Fines.--A Member, 
Delegate, or Resident Commissioner may not use campaign funds or official funds, 
including amounts in the Members' Representational Allowance, to pay a fine 
imposed under this resolution.
    (e) Policies and Procedures.--The Sergeant-at-Arms, Committee on Ethics, 
Committee on House Administration, and Chief Administrative Officer are 
authorized to establish policies and procedures for the implementation of this 
resolution.
            Attest:

                                                                          Clerk.

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