US (United States) Code. Title 2. Chapter 9: Office of Legislative Counsel

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2 USC CHAPTER 9 - OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 9 - OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL

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CHAPTER 9 - OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL

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SUBCHAPTER I - SENATE

Sec.

271. Establishment.

272. Legislative Counsel.

273. Compensation.

274. Staff; office equipment and supplies.

275. Functions.

276. Disbursement of appropriations.

276a. Expenditures.

276b. Travel and related expenses.

277. Repealed.

SUBCHAPTER II - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

PART I - PURPOSE, POLICY, AND FUNCTION

281. Establishment.

281a. Purpose and policy.

281b. Functions.

PART II - ADMINISTRATION

282. Legislative Counsel.

282a. Staff; Deputy Legislative Counsel; delegation of functions.

282b. Compensation.

282c. Expenditures.

282d. Official mail matter.

282e. Authorization of appropriations.

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CHANGE OF NAME

Act June 2, 1924, ch. 234, Sec. 1101, 43 Stat. 353, classified to

sections 271 to 277 of this title, changed legislative drafting

service to office of the legislative counsel, and draftsman to

legislative counsel.

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SUBCHAPTER I - SENATE

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2 USC Sec. 271 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 9 - OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL

SUBCHAPTER I - SENATE

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Sec. 271. Establishment

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There shall be in the Senate an office to be known as the Office

of the Legislative Counsel, and to be under the direction of the

Legislative Counsel of the Senate.

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(Feb. 24, 1919, ch. 18, Sec. 1303(a), (d), 40 Stat. 1141; June 2,

1924, ch. 234, title XI, Sec. 1101, 43 Stat. 353.)

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CODIFICATION

As originally enacted, section provided for creation of an office

of the legislative counsel to be under the direction of two

legislative counsels. In view of nonapplicability of section to

Speaker, employee, etc., of the House of Representatives pursuant

to section 531 of Pub. L. 91-510, set out as a note under section

281 of this title, section has been revised to limit applicability

to Senate and creation therein of Office of Legislative Counsel.

See section 281 of this title for provisions establishing Office of

the Legislative Counsel for the House of Representatives and

section 282 of this title for provisions vesting management, etc.,

in the Legislative Counsel.

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APPROPRIATIONS

Section 204 of act Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, 60 Stat. 837, provided:

''There is hereby authorized to be appropriated for the work of the

Office of the Legislative Counsel the following sums:

''(1) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, $150,000;

''(2) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1948, $200,000;

''(3) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1949, $250,000;

''(4) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1950, $250,000; and

''(5) For each fiscal year thereafter such sums as may be

necessary to carry on the work of the Office.''

(Section 204 was made effective Aug. 2, 1946, by section 245 of

act Aug. 2, 1946, set out as a note under section 72a of this

title.)

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2 USC Sec. 272 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 9 - OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL

SUBCHAPTER I - SENATE

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Sec. 272. Legislative Counsel

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The Legislative Counsel shall be appointed by the President pro

tempore of the Senate, without reference to political affiliations

and solely on the ground of fitness to perform the duties of the

office.

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(Feb. 24, 1919, ch. 18, Sec. 1303(a), (d), 40 Stat. 1141; June 2,

1924, ch. 234, title XI, Sec. 1101, 43 Stat. 353; Sept. 20, 1941,

ch. 412, title VI, Sec. 602, 55 Stat. 726.)

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CODIFICATION

Provisions authorizing appointment of a legislative counsel for

the House of Representatives by the Speaker were omitted in view of

nonapplicability of section to Speaker, employee, etc., of the

House of Representatives pursuant to section 531 of Pub. L. 91-510,

set out as a note under section 281 of this title. See section 282

of this title for provisions authorizing appointment, etc., of

Legislative Counsel of the House of Representatives.

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AMENDMENTS

1941 - Act Sept. 20, 1941, substituted ''President pro tempore of

the Senate'' for ''President of the Senate.''

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2 USC Sec. 273 01/06/03

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Sec. 273. Compensation

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The Legislative Counsel of the Senate shall be paid at an annual

rate of compensation of $40,000.

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(Feb. 24, 1919, ch. 18, Sec. 1303(d), as added June 2, 1924, ch.

234, title XI, Sec. 1101, 43 Stat. 353; amended June 18, 1940, ch.

396, Sec. 1, 54 Stat. 472; Sept. 20, 1941, ch. 412, title VI, Sec.

602, 55 Stat. 726; Oct. 15, 1949, ch. 695, Sec. 6(c), 63 Stat. 881;

Aug. 5, 1955, ch. 568, Sec. 9, 101, 69 Stat. 509, 514; Pub. L.

85-75, July 1, 1957, 71 Stat. 250; Pub. L. 88-426, title II, Sec.

203(g), Aug. 14, 1964, 78 Stat. 415; Pub. L. 93-371, Sec. 4, Aug.

13, 1974, 88 Stat. 429; Pub. L. 94-59, title I, Sec. 105, July 25,

1975, 89 Stat. 275.)

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CODIFICATION

Provisions setting forth authority for the allocation of the

positions of legislative counsel to the appropriate grade in the

compensation schedules of section 1112 of former Title 5 and the

setting of rates of compensation thereunder by the President pro

tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of

Representatives and prescribing the annual rate of compensation of

the Legislative Counsel of the House of Representatives as an

amount equal to $15,000, increased by an amount which is the same

percentage of $15,000 as the percentage set forth in section 4(c)

of the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act of 1955 were omitted

in view of nonapplicability of section to Speaker, employee, etc.,

of the House of Representatives pursuant to section 531 of Pub. L.

91-510, set out as a note under section 281 of this title. See

section 282b of this title for provisions setting forth

compensation of Legislative Counsel of House of Representatives.

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AMENDMENTS

1975 - Pub. L. 94-59 substituted ''an annual rate of compensation

of $40,000'' for ''a gross annual compensation of $38,760 per

annum'' as the rate of compensation of the Legislative Counsel of

the Senate, effective July 1, 1975.

1974 - Pub. L. 93-371 substituted provisions authorizing the

Legislative Counsel of the Senate to be paid at an annual rate of

compensation of $38,760, for provisions setting forth the gross

annual compensation of the Legislative Counsel as $27,500 per

annum, effective July 1, 1974.

1964 - Pub. L. 88-426 provided that the compensation of the

Legislative Counsel of the Senate shall be at the rate of $27,500

per annum.

1957 - Pub. L. 85-75 increased the gross compensation of the

Legislative Counsel of the Senate from $15,500 to $17,500 per

annum, effective July 1, 1957.

1955 - Act Aug. 5, 1955, increased the compensation of the

Legislative Counsel of the Senate from a basic compensation of

$12,000, to a gross annual compensation of $15,500, and the

compensation of the Legislative Counsel of the House was increased

from a basic compensation of $12,000 to an annual rate of

compensation of $15,000 increased by the percentage set forth in

section 4(c) of the Federal Employees Salary Increase Act of 1955.

1949 - Act Oct. 15, 1949, increased the compensation of the

Legislative Counsel of both House and the Senate from $10,000 to

$12,000 per annum.

1941 - Act Sept. 20, 1941, substituted ''President pro tempore of

the Senate'' for ''President of the Senate''.

1940 - Act June 18, 1940, provided that thereafter the

compensation of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate shall be at

the rate of $10,000 per annum so long as the present incumbent held

the position.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1949 AMENDMENT

Section 9 of act Oct. 15, 1949, provided that: ''This Act shall

take effect on the first day of the first pay period which begins

after the date of enactment of this Act (Oct. 15, 1949).''

REPEALS

Act Mar. 10, 1928, ch. 167, Sec. 23(a), 45 Stat. 279, formerly

cited as a credit to this section, was repealed by Pub. L. 89-554,

Sec. 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 647.

1974 ADJUSTMENT IN COMPENSATION NOT TO SUPERSEDE ADJUSTMENTS IN

COMPENSATION OR LIMITATIONS BY PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE

Adjustment in compensation by Pub. L. 93-371 not to supersede

order of President pro tempore of the Senate authorizing higher

rate of compensation or any authority of the President pro tempore

to adjust rates of compensation or limitations under section 4 of

the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970, see section 4 of Pub. L.

93-371, set out in part as a note under section 61a of this title.

INCREASES IN COMPENSATION

Increases in compensation for officers and employees of the

Senate under authority of the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970

(Pub. L. 91-656), see Salary Directives of the President pro

tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under section 60a-1 of this

title.

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2 USC Sec. 274 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 9 - OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL

SUBCHAPTER I - SENATE

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Sec. 274. Staff; office equipment and supplies

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The Legislative Counsel shall, subject to the approval of the

President pro tempore of the Senate, employ and fix the

compensation of such Assistant Counsel, clerks, and other

employees, and purchase such furniture, office equipment, books,

stationery, and other supplies, as may be necessary for the proper

performance of the duties of the Office and as may be appropriated

for by Congress.

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(Feb. 24, 1919, ch. 18, Sec. 1303(a), (d), 40 Stat. 1141; June 2,

1924, ch. 234, title XI, Sec. 1101, 43 Stat. 353; Sept. 20, 1941,

ch. 412, title VI, Sec. 602, 55 Stat. 726.)

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CODIFICATION

As originally enacted, section also provided for legislative

counsel of House of Representatives, subject to approval of

Speaker, to employ and fix the compensation of assistant counsel,

clerks, etc. In view of nonapplicability of section to Speaker,

employee, etc., of the House of Representatives pursuant to section

531 of Pub. L. 91-510, set out as a note under section 281 of this

title, section has been revised to limit applicability to authority

of Legislative Counsel of the Senate. See section 282a et seq. of

this title for provisions relating to appointment of staff, etc.,

for Office of Legislative Counsel of the House of Representatives.

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AMENDMENTS

1941 - Act Sept. 20, 1941, substituted ''President pro tempore of

the Senate'' for ''President of the Senate''.

DESIGNATION OF DEPUTY LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL

Pub. L. 106-57, title I, Sec. 6, Sept. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 412,

provided that: ''The Legislative Counsel may, subject to the

approval of the President pro tempore of the Senate, designate one

of the Senior Counsels appointed under section 102 of the

Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1979 (2 U.S.C. 274 note;

Public Law 95-391; 92 Stat. 771) as Deputy Legislative Counsel. The

Deputy Legislative Counsel shall perform the functions of the

Legislative Counsel during the absence or disability of the

Legislative Counsel, or when the office is vacant.''

SENIOR COUNSEL

Pub. L. 85-75, July 1, 1957, 71 Stat. 251, provided in part that:

''No more than three employees in the Office of the Legislative

Counsel of the Senate may be designated as Senior Counsel, whose

compensation shall be $15,500 gross per annum each.''

ADDITIONAL SENIOR COUNSEL

Pub. L. 95-391, title I, Sec. 102, Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 771,

provided that: ''Effective October 1, 1978, the number of employees

in the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate who may be

designated as, and receive the compensation of, a Senior Counsel is

increased to five.''

Pub. L. 88-248, Dec. 30, 1963, 77 Stat. 804, provided in part:

''That effective July 1, 1963, one additional employee in the

Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate may be designated

as Senior Counsel, and the compensation of the additional employee

so designated shall be equal to the gross per annum rate presently

authorized for other employees so designated.''

INCREASES IN COMPENSATION OF FOUR SENIOR COUNSELS

Pub. L. 94-59, title I, Sec. 105, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 275,

eff. July 1, 1975, provided in part that the four Senior Counsels

in the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate shall each

be paid at an annual rate of compensation of $39,000.

Pub. L. 93-371, Sec. 4, Aug. 13, 1974, 88 Stat. 429, eff. July

1, 1974, provided in part that the four Senior Counsels in the

Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate shall each be paid

at an annual rate of compensation of $37,620.

1974 ADJUSTMENT IN COMPENSATION NOT TO SUPERSEDE ADJUSTMENTS IN

COMPENSATION OR LIMITATIONS BY PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE

Adjustment in compensation by Pub. L. 93-371 not to supersede

order of President pro tempore of the Senate authorizing higher

rate of compensation or any authority of the President pro tempore

to adjust rates of compensation or limitations under section 4 of

the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970, see section 4 of Pub. L.

93-371, set out in part as a note under section 61a of this title.

INCREASES IN COMPENSATION

Increases in compensation for officers and employees of the

Senate under authority of the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970

(Pub. L. 91-656), see Salary Directives of the President pro

tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under section 60a-1 of this

title.

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2 USC Sec. 275 01/06/03

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Sec. 275. Functions

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The Office of the Legislative Counsel shall aid in drafting

public bills and resolutions or amendments thereto on the request

of any committee of the Senate but the Committee on Rules and

Administration of the Senate may determine the preference, if any,

to be given to such requests of the committees. The Legislative

Counsel shall, from time to time, prescribe rules and regulations

for the conduct of the work of the Office for the committees,

subject to the approval of such Committee on Rules and

Administration.

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(Feb. 24, 1919, ch. 18, Sec. 1303(b), (d), 40 Stat. 1141; June 2,

1924, ch. 234, title XI, Sec. 1101, 43 Stat. 353; Aug. 2, 1946, ch.

753, title I, Sec. 102, 121, 60 Stat. 814, 822.)

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CODIFICATION

Provisions setting forth functions of office of legislative

counsel with respect to the House of Representatives and the

committees thereof were omitted in view of nonapplicability of

section to Speaker, employee, etc., of the House of Representatives

pursuant to section 531 of Pub. L. 91-510, set out as a note under

section 281 of this title. See section 281b of this title for

functions of Office of Legislative Counsel of House of

Representatives.

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AMENDMENTS

1946 - Act Aug. 2, 1946, substituted ''Committee on Rules and

Administration'' for ''Library Committee of the Senate'' and

''Committee on House Administration'' for ''Library Committee of

the House of Representatives''.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1946 AMENDMENT

Section 142 of act Aug. 2, 1946, provided that the amendment made

by that act is effective Jan. 2, 1947.

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2 USC Sec. 276 01/06/03

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Sec. 276. Disbursement of appropriations

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All appropriations for the Office of the Legislative Counsel

shall be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.

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(Feb. 24, 1919, ch. 18, Sec. 1303(c), (d), 40 Stat. 1142; June 2,

1924, ch. 234, title XI, Sec. 1101, 43 Stat. 353.)

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CODIFICATION

As originally enacted, section provided for disbursement of

one-half of appropriations for office of legislative counsel by

Secretary of Senate and one-half by Clerk of House of

Representatives. In view of nonapplicability of section to Speaker,

employee, etc., of the House of Representatives pursuant to section

531 of Pub. L. 91-510, set out as a note under section 281 of this

title, section has been revised to limit application to Office of

the Legislative Counsel of the Senate. See section 282c of this

title for provisions relating to expenditures by Legislative

Counsel of the House of Representatives.

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2 USC Sec. 276a 01/06/03

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Sec. 276a. Expenditures

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With the approval of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the

Legislative Counsel of the Senate may make such expenditures as may

be necessary or appropriate for the functioning of the Office of

the Legislative Counsel of the Senate.

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(Pub. L. 98-51, title I, Sec. 105, July 14, 1983, 97 Stat. 267.)

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CODIFICATION

Section was enacted as part of the Congressional Operations

Appropriation Act, 1984, which is title I of the Legislative Branch

Appropriation Act, 1984, and not as part of section 1303 of act

Feb. 24, 1919 which comprises this subchapter.

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2 USC Sec. 276b 01/06/03

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Sec. 276b. Travel and related expenses

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Funds expended by the Legislative Counsel of the Senate for

travel and related expenses shall be subject to the same

regulations and limitations (insofar as they are applicable) as

those which the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

prescribes for application to travel and related expenses for which

payment is authorized to be made from the contingent fund of the

Senate.

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(Pub. L. 98-51, title I, Sec. 106, July 14, 1983, 97 Stat. 267.)

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CODIFICATION

Section was enacted as part of the Congressional Operations

Appropriation Act, 1984, which is title I of the Legislative Branch

Appropriation Act, 1984, and not as part of section 1303 of act

Feb. 24, 1919 which comprises this subchapter.

Section, as it relates to funds expended by the Senate Legal

Counsel, is classified to section 288n of this title.

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2 USC Sec. 277 01/06/03

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SUBCHAPTER I - SENATE

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Sec. 277. Repealed. Pub. L. 93-191, Sec. 13, Dec. 18, 1973, 87

Stat. 746

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Section, act Feb. 24, 1919, ch. 18, Sec. 1303(d), as added June

2, 1924, ch. 234, title XI, Sec. 1101, 43 Stat. 353, provided for

free transmission of official mail matter of legislative counsel.

Official mail matter of Legislative Counsel of House of

Representatives is covered by section 282d of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective Dec. 18, 1973, see section 14 of Pub. L. 93-191,

set out as an Effective Date of 1973 Amendment note under section

3210 of Title 39, Postal Service.

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2 USC SUBCHAPTER II - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 01/06/03

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2 USC Part I - Purpose, Policy, and Function 01/06/03

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Part I - Purpose, Policy, and Function

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2 USC Sec. 281 01/06/03

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SUBCHAPTER II - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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Sec. 281. Establishment

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There is established in the House of Representatives an office to

be known as the Office of the Legislative Counsel, referred to

hereinafter in this subchapter as the ''Office''.

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(Pub. L. 91-510, title V, Sec. 501, Oct. 26, 1970, 84 Stat. 1201.)

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EFFECTIVE DATE

Subchapter effective Oct. 26, 1970, see section 601(5) of Pub. L.

91-510, set out as an Effective Date of 1970 Amendment note under

section 72a of this title.

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS; NONAPPLICABILITY OF SECTIONS 271 TO 277 TO

THE HOUSE

Section 531 of Pub. L. 91-510 provided that: ''Any individual who

on the date of the enactment of this Act (Oct. 26, 1970) is serving

under an appointment by the Speaker as Legislative Counsel of the

House of Representatives shall continue as Legislative Counsel of

the House of Representatives in accordance with this subtitle (this

subchapter). All personnel, positions, property, records, and

unexpended balances of appropriations of or for that part of the

Office of the Legislative Counsel established under section 1303 of

the Revenue Act of 1918 (2 U.S.C., ch. 9) (sections 271 to 277 of

this title) employed or held in or for the House of Representatives

shall be transferred to the Office established under this subtitle;

and, effective upon the date of enactment of this Act, the

provisions of section 1303 of the Revenue Act of 1918 shall have no

further applicability of any kind to the Speaker or to any

committee, officer, employee, or property of the House of

Representatives.''

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2 USC Sec. 281a 01/06/03

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SUBCHAPTER II - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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Sec. 281a. Purpose and policy

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The purpose of the Office shall be to advise and assist the House

of Representatives, and its committees and Members, in the

achievement of a clear, faithful, and coherent expression of

legislative policies. The Office shall maintain impartiality as to

issues of legislative policy to be determined by the House of

Representatives, and shall not advocate the adoption or rejection

of any legislation except when duly requested by the Speaker or a

committee to comment on a proposal directly affecting the functions

of the Office. The Office shall maintain the attorney-client

relationship with respect to all communications between it and any

Member or committee of the House.

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(Pub. L. 91-510, title V, Sec. 502, Oct. 26, 1970, 84 Stat. 1202.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 281b of this title.

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2 USC Sec. 281b 01/06/03

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SUBCHAPTER II - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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Sec. 281b. Functions

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The functions of the Office shall be as follows:

(1) Upon request of the managers on the part of the House at

any conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses, to

advise and assist the managers on the part of the House in the

course of the conference, and to assist the committee of

conference in the preparation of the conference report and any

accompanying explanatory statement.

(2) Upon request of any committee of the House, or any joint

committee having authority to report legislation to the House, to

advise and assist the committee in the consideration of any

legislation before it, and to assist the committee in the

preparation of drafts of any such legislation, amendments

thereto, and reports thereon.

(3) Upon request of any Member having control of time during

the consideration of any legislation by the House, to have in

attendance on the floor of the House not more than two members of

the staff of the Office (and, in his discretion, the Legislative

Counsel) to advise and assist such Member and, to the extent

feasible, any other Member, in the course of such consideration.

(4) Upon request of any Member, subject to such reasonable

restrictions as the Legislative Counsel may impose with the

approval of the Speaker on the proportion of the resources of the

Office which may be devoted to the requests of any one Member, to

prepare drafts of legislation and to furnish drafting advice with

respect to drafts of legislation prepared by others.

(5) At the direction of the Speaker, to perform on behalf of

the House of Representatives any legal services which are within

the capabilities of the Office and the performance of which would

not be inconsistent with the provisions of section 281a of this

title or the preceding provisions of this section.

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(Pub. L. 91-510, title V, Sec. 503, Oct. 26, 1970, 84 Stat. 1202.)

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2 USC Part II - Administration 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 9 - OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL

SUBCHAPTER II - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Part II - Administration

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Part II - Administration

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2 USC Sec. 282 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 9 - OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL

SUBCHAPTER II - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Part II - Administration

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Sec. 282. Legislative Counsel

-STATUTE-

The management, supervision, and administration of the Office are

vested in the Legislative Counsel, who shall be appointed by the

Speaker of the House of Representatives without regard to political

affiliation and solely on the basis of fitness to perform the

duties of the position. Any person so appointed shall serve at the

pleasure of the Speaker.

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(Pub. L. 91-510, title V, Sec. 521, Oct. 26, 1970, 84 Stat. 1202.)

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2 USC Sec. 282a 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 9 - OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL

SUBCHAPTER II - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Part II - Administration

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Sec. 282a. Staff; Deputy Legislative Counsel; delegation of

functions

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(a) With the approval of the Speaker, or in accordance with

policies and procedures approved by the Speaker, the Legislative

Counsel shall appoint such attorneys and other employees as may be

necessary for the prompt and efficient performance of the functions

of the Office. Any such appointment shall be made without regard to

political affiliation and solely on the basis of fitness to perform

the duties of the position. Any person so appointed may be removed

by the Legislative Counsel with the approval of the Speaker, or in

accordance with policies and procedures approved by the Speaker.

(b)(1) One of the attorneys appointed under subsection (a) of

this section shall be designated by the Legislative Counsel as

Deputy Legislative Counsel. During the absence or disability of the

Legislative Counsel, or when the office is vacant, the Deputy

Legislative Counsel shall perform the functions of the Legislative

Counsel.

(2) The Legislative Counsel may delegate to the Deputy

Legislative Counsel and to other employees appointed under

subsection (a) of this section such of his functions as he

considers necessary or appropriate.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 91-510, title V, Sec. 522, Oct. 26, 1970, 84 Stat. 1203;

Pub. L. 92-51, Sec. 101, July 9, 1971, 85 Stat. 132.)

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AMENDMENTS

1971 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 92-51 substituted provisions for

designation of one attorney as Deputy Legislative Counsel to

perform functions of Legislative Counsel during his absence or

disability or when office is vacant and for delegation of functions

to Deputy Legislative Counsel and other employees for former

provisions for appointment of full-time Office Administrator to

exercise management, supervisory, and administrative functions of

the Office as delegated to him by the Legislative Counsel.

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2 USC Sec. 282b 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 9 - OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL

SUBCHAPTER II - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Part II - Administration

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Sec. 282b. Compensation

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(a) The Legislative Counsel shall be paid at a per annum gross

rate equal to the rate of basic pay, as in effect from time to

time, for level III of the Executive Schedule of section 5314 of

title 5.

(b) Members of the staff of the Office other than the Legislative

Counsel shall be paid at per annum gross rates fixed by the

Legislative Counsel with the approval of the Speaker or in

accordance with policies approved by the Speaker, but not in excess

of the rate of basic pay for one pay level above the maximum pay

level for employees of the House of Representatives provided under

clause 6(c) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House of

Representatives.

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(Pub. L. 91-510, title V, Sec. 523, Oct. 26, 1970, 84 Stat. 1203;

Pub. L. 95-94, title I, Sec. 115, Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 668.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

Clause 6(c) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House of

Representatives, referred to in text, was amended generally for the

One Hundred First Congress and, as so amended, does not refer to

specific pay levels. The Rules were amended generally by House

Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 6, 1999, and, as

so amended, provisions formerly appearing in clause 6(c) of Rule

XI, as amended for the One Hundred First Congress, are now

contained in clause 9(c) of Rule X.

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CODIFICATION

Amendment by Pub. L. 95-94 is based on par. (2) of House

Resolution No. 8, Ninety-fifth Congress, Jan. 4, 1977, which was

enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 95-94.

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PRIOR PROVISIONS

House Resolution 312, 89th Congress, Mar. 31, 1965, which was

enacted into permanent law by section 103 of Pub. L. 89-90, July

27, 1965, 79 Stat. 281, provided that effective Apr. 1, 1965, the

compensation of the Legislative Counsel of the House of

Representatives shall be at a gross per annum rate which is equal

to the gross per annum rate of compensation of the Legislative

Counsel of the Senate, and that the additional sums necessary to

carry out this resolution shall be paid out of the contingent fund

of the House until otherwise provided by law.

AMENDMENTS

1977 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 95-94 substituted provisions

authorizing compensation at a rate not in excess of the rate of

basic pay for one pay level above the maximum pay level for House

employees provided under cl. 6(c) of Rule XI of the Rules of the

House of Representatives, for provisions authorizing compensation

at per annum gross rates not in excess of a per annum gross rate

equal to the rate of basic pay for level V of the Executive

Schedule of section 5316 of title 5.

INCREASES IN COMPENSATION

Increases in compensation for House officers and employees under

authority of Federal Salary Act of 1967 (Pub. L. 90-206), Federal

Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91-656), and Legislative

Branch Appropriations Act, 1988 (Pub. L. 100-202), see sections

60a-2 and 60a-2a of this title, and Salary Directives of Speaker of

the House, set out as notes under those sections.

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2 USC Sec. 282c 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 9 - OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL

SUBCHAPTER II - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Part II - Administration

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Sec. 282c. Expenditures

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In accordance with policies and procedures approved by the

Speaker, the Legislative Counsel may make such expenditures as may

be necessary or appropriate for the functioning of the Office.

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(Pub. L. 91-510, title V, Sec. 524, Oct. 26, 1970, 84 Stat. 1203.)

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2 USC Sec. 282d 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 9 - OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL

SUBCHAPTER II - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Part II - Administration

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Sec. 282d. Official mail matter

-STATUTE-

The Legislative Counsel may send the official mail matter of the

Office as franked mail under section 3210 of title 39.

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(Pub. L. 91-510, title V, Sec. 525, Oct. 26, 1970, 84 Stat. 1203;

Pub. L. 92-51, Sec. 101, July 9, 1971, 85 Stat. 132.)

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AMENDMENTS

1971 - Pub. L. 92-51 substituted provision for Legislative

Counsel to send official mail matter of the Office as franked mail

under section 3210 of title 39, for former provision granting the

Office the same privilege of free transmission of official mail

matter as other offices of the United States Government.

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2 USC Sec. 282e 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 9 - OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL

SUBCHAPTER II - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Part II - Administration

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Sec. 282e. Authorization of appropriations

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There are authorized to be appropriated, for the fiscal year

ending June 30, 1971, and for each fiscal year thereafter, such

sums as may be necessary to carry out this subchapter and to

increase the efficiency of the Office and the quality of the

services which it provides.

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(Pub. L. 91-510, title V, Sec. 526, Oct. 26, 1970, 84 Stat. 1203.)

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