US (United States) Code. Title 36. Subtitle II. Part B. Chapter 703: Former Members of Congress

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36 USC CHAPTER 703 - FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 703 - FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

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CHAPTER 703 - FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

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Sec.

70301. Definition.

70302. Organization.

70303. Purposes.

70304. Membership.

70305. Governing body.

70306. Powers.

70307. Restrictions.

70308. Duty to maintain tax-exempt status.

70309. Records and inspection.

70310. Service of process.

70311. Liability for acts of officers and agents.

70312. Annual report.

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36 USC Sec. 70301 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 703 - FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

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Sec. 70301. Definition

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For purposes of this chapter, "State" includes the District of

Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1349.)

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70301 36:2213. Jan. 8, 1983, Pub. L.

97-427, Sec. 14, 96 Stat.

2267.

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The words "the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico" are omitted as

included in "the territories and possessions of the United States".

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36 USC Sec. 70302 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 703 - FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

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Sec. 70302. Organization

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(a) Federal Charter. - Former Members of Congress (in this

chapter, the "corporation"), a nonprofit corporation incorporated

in the District of Columbia, is a federally chartered corporation.

(b) Expiration of Charter. - If the corporation does not comply

with any provision of this chapter, the charter granted by this

chapter expires.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1349.)

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70302(a) 36:2201. Jan. 8, 1983, Pub. L.

97-427, Secs. 1, 15 (last

sentence), 16, 96 Stat.

2265, 2267.

70302(b) 36:2214 (last

sentence).

36:2215.

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Subsection (a) is substituted for the source provision for

consistency in the revised title.

In subsection (b), the words "restrictions or" are omitted as

unnecessary.

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36 USC Sec. 70303 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 703 - FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

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Sec. 70303. Purposes

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The purposes of the corporation are as provided in the articles

of incorporation and include the promotion of the cause of good

government at the national level by improving the public

understanding of Congress as an institution and strengthening its

support by the public. The corporation shall function as an

educational, patriotic, civic, historical, and research

organization as authorized by the laws of each State in which it is

incorporated.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1349.)

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70303 36:2203. Jan. 8, 1983, Pub. L.

97-427, Sec. 3, 96 Stat.

2265.

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The word "objects" is omitted as included in "purposes".

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36 USC Sec. 70304 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 703 - FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

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Sec. 70304. Membership

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Eligibility for membership in the corporation and the rights and

privileges of members are as provided in the bylaws.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1350.)

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70304 36:2205. Jan. 8, 1983, Pub. L.

97-427, Sec. 5, 96 Stat.

2265.

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36 USC Sec. 70305 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 703 - FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

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Sec. 70305. Governing body

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(a) Board of Directors. - The board of directors and the

responsibilities of the board are as provided in the articles of

incorporation.

(b) Officers. - The officers and the election of officers are as

provided in the articles of incorporation.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1350.)

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70305(a) 36:2206. Jan. 8, 1983, Pub. L.

97-427, Secs. 6, 7, 96 Stat.

2265.

70305(b) 36:2207.

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The words "and in conformity with the laws of the State or States

in which it is incorporated" in 36:2206 and "and in conformity with

the laws of the State or States wherein it is incorporated" in

36:2207 are omitted as unnecessary.

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36 USC Sec. 70306 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 703 - FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

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Sec. 70306. Powers

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The corporation has only the powers provided in its bylaws and

articles of incorporation filed in each State in which it is

incorporated.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1350.)

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70306 36:2202. Jan. 8, 1983, Pub. L.

97-427, Sec. 2, 96 Stat.

2265.

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The words "and subject to the laws of such State of States" are

omitted as unnecessary.

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36 USC Sec. 70307 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 703 - FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

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Sec. 70307. Restrictions

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(a) Stock and Dividends. - The corporation may not issue stock or

declare or pay a dividend.

(b) Political Activities. - The corporation or a director or

officer as such may not contribute to, support, or participate in

any political activity or in any manner attempt to influence

legislation.

(c) Distribution of Income or Assets. - The income or assets of

the corporation may not inure to the benefit of, or be distributed

to, a director, officer, or member during the life of the charter

granted by this chapter. This subsection does not prevent the

payment of reasonable compensation to an officer or reimbursement

for actual necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of

directors.

(d) Loans. - The corporation may not make a loan to a director,

officer, or employee.

(e) Claim of Governmental Approval or Authorization. - The

corporation may not claim congressional approval or the authority

of the United States Government for any of its activities.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1350.)

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70307(a) 36:2208(d). Jan. 8, 1983, Pub. L.

97-427, Sec. 8, 96 Stat.

2266.

70307(b) 36:2208(c).

70307(c) 36:2208(a).

70307(d) 36:2208(b).

70307(e) 36:2208(e).

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In subsection (a), the words "any shares of" are omitted as

unnecessary.

In subsection (b), the words "as such" are substituted for

"acting as such officer or director" for consistency in the revised

title. The word "otherwise" is omitted as unnecessary.

In subsection (c), the words "inure to the benefit of" are

substituted for "inure to" for consistency in the revised title.

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36 USC Sec. 70308 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 703 - FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

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Sec. 70308. Duty to maintain tax-exempt status

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The corporation shall maintain its status as an organization

exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26

U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1350.)

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70308 36:2214 (1st Jan. 8, 1983, Pub. L.

sentence). 97-427, Sec. 15 (1st

sentence), 96 Stat. 2267.

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36 USC Sec. 70309 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 703 - FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

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Sec. 70309. Records and inspection

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(a) Records. - The corporation shall keep -

(1) correct and complete records of account;

(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of

directors, and committees having any of the authority of its

board of directors; and

(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and

addresses of its members entitled to vote.

(b) Inspection. - A member entitled to vote, or an agent or

attorney of the member, may inspect the records of the corporation

for any proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1350.)

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70309 36:2210. Jan. 8, 1983, Pub. L.

97-427, Sec. 10, 96 Stat.

2266.

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In this section, the word "records" is substituted for "books and

records" for consistency in the revised title and with other titles

of the United States Code.

In subsection (a)(2), the words "having authority under the board

of directors" are omitted as unnecessary.

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36 USC Sec. 70310 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 703 - FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

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Sec. 70310. Service of process

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The corporation shall comply with the law on service of process

of each State in which it is incorporated and each State in which

it carries on activities.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1351.)

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70310 36:2204. Jan. 8, 1983, Pub. L.

97-427, Sec. 4, 96 Stat.

2265.

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36 USC Sec. 70311 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 703 - FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

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Sec. 70311. Liability for acts of officers and agents

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The corporation is liable for the acts of its officers and agents

acting within the scope of their authority.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1351.)

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70311 36:2209. Jan. 8, 1983, Pub. L.

97-427, Sec. 9, 96 Stat.

2266.

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36 USC Sec. 70312 01/06/03

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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND

ORGANIZATIONS

Subtitle II - Patriotic and National Organizations

Part B - Organizations

CHAPTER 703 - FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

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Sec. 70312. Annual report

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The corporation shall submit an annual report to Congress on the

activities of the corporation during the prior fiscal year. The

report shall be submitted at the same time as the report of the

audit required by section 10101 of this title. The report may not

be printed as a public document.

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(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1351.)

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70312 36:2211. Jan. 8, 1983, Pub. L.

97-427, Sec. 12, 96 Stat.

2266.

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TERMINATION OF REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

For termination, effective May 15, 2000, of reporting provisions

in this section, see section 3003 of Pub. L. 104-66, as amended,

set out as a note under section 1113 of Title 31, Money and

Finance, and page 200 of House Document No. 103-7.

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