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(Pub. L. 95–521, title I, § 102, Oct. 26, 1978, 92 Stat. 1825; Pub. L. 96–19, §§ 3(a)(1), (b), 6 (a), 7 (a)–(d)(1), (f), 9(b), (c)(1), (j), June 13, 1979, 93 Stat. 39–43; Pub. L. 97–51, § 130(b), Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 966; Pub. L. 98–150, § 10, Nov. 11, 1983, 97 Stat. 962; Pub. L. 101–194, title II, § 202, Nov. 30, 1989, 103 Stat. 1727; Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(3), May 4, 1990, 104 Stat. 152; Pub. L. 102–90, title III, § 314(a), Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 469; Pub. L. 104–65, §§ 20, 22 (a), (b), Dec. 19, 1995, 109 Stat. 704, 705.)

References in Text

The effective date of title II of the Ethics Reform Act of 1989, referred to in subsec. (f)(3)(F), is Jan. 1, 1991. See section 204 of Pub. L. 101–194, set out as a note under section 101 of this Appendix.
The effective date of this Act, referred to in subsec. (f)(4)(B)(i)(V), probably means the effective date of title II of the Ethics Reform Act of 1989, which amended this title generally and is effective Jan. 1, 1991. See section 204 of Pub. L. 101–194, set out as an Effective Date of 1989 Amendment note under section 101 of this Appendix.
The Social Security Act, referred to in subsec. (i)(2), is act Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, 49 Stat. 620, as amended, which is classified generally to chapter 7 (§ 301 et seq.) of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 1305 of Title 42 and Tables.

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 702 of Title 2, The Congress.

Amendments

1995—Subsec. (a)(1)(B)(viii), (ix). Pub. L. 104–65, § 20(a), added cls. (viii) and (ix) and struck out former cl. (viii) which read as follows: “greater than $1,000,000.”
Subsec. (a)(8). Pub. L. 104–65, § 22(a), added par. (8).
Subsec. (d)(1). Pub. L. 104–65, § 22(b), substituted “(5), and (8)” for “and (5)” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (d)(1)(G) to (J). Pub. L. 104–65, § 20(b), added subpars. (G) to (J) and struck out former subpar. (G) which read as follows: “greater than $1,000,000.”
Subsec. (e)(1)(F). Pub. L. 104–65, § 20(c), added subpar. (F).
1991—Subsec. (a)(2)(A). Pub. L. 102–90, § 314(a)(3), amended subpar. (A) generally. Prior to amendment, subpar. (A) read as follows: “The identity of the source, a brief description, and the value of all gifts other than transportation, lodging, food, or entertainment aggregating $100 or more in value received from any source other than a relative of the reporting individual during the preceding calendar year, except that any gift with a fair market value of $75 or less need not be aggregated for purposes of this subparagraph.”
Pub. L. 102–90, § 314(a)(1), (2), redesignated subpar. (B) as (A) and struck out former subpar. (A) which read as follows: “The identity of the source and a brief description (including a travel itinerary, dates, and nature of expenses provided) of any gifts of transportation, lodging, food, or entertainment aggregating $250 or more in value received from any source other than a relative of the reporting individual during the preceding calendar year, except that any food, lodging, or entertainment received as personal hospitality of any individual need not be reported, and any gift with a fair market value of $75 or less need not be aggregated for purposes of this subparagraph.”
Subsec. (a)(2)(B). Pub. L. 102–90, § 314(a)(2), (4), redesignated subpar. (C) as (B) and substituted “more than the minimal value as established by section 7342 (a)(5) of title 5, United States Code, or $250, whichever is greater” for “$250 or more in value”. Former subpar. (B) redesignated (A).
Subsec. (a)(2)(C), (D). Pub. L. 102–90, § 314(a)(2), (5), redesignated subpar. (D) as (C) and struck out “or (B)” after “(A)”. Former subpar. (C) redesignated (B).
1990—Subsec. (a)(1)(A). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(3)(A)(i), substituted “the reporting individual” for “such individuals”.
Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(3)(A)(ii), substituted “, or by a parent, brother, sister, or child of the reporting individual or of the reporting individual’s spouse,” for “parent, brother, sister, or child”.
Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(3)(A)(iii), substituted “spouse, or a parent, brother, sister, or child of the reporting individual or of the reporting individual’s spouse” for “relative”.
Subsec. (e)(1)(E). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(3)(B), inserted “of subsection (a)” after “(3) through (5)”.
Subsec. (f)(3)(A)(i)(II). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(3)(C)(i)(I), struck out comma after “involved in”.
Subsec. (f)(3)(A)(ii)(II). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(3)(C)(i)(II), amended subcl. (II) generally. Prior to amendment, subcl. (II) read as follows: “is not or has not been a partner of any interested party and is not a partner of, or involved in any joint venture or other investment with any interested party; and”.
Subsec. (f)(3)(F). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(3)(C)(i)(III), substituted “title II of the Ethics Reform Act of 1989” for “this section”.
Subsec. (f)(6)(A), (B). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(3)(C)(ii), substituted “and willfully, or negligently,” for “or negligently”.
Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(3)(D), added subsec. (i).
1989—Pub. L. 101–194 amended section generally, substituting subsecs. (a) to (h) for former subsecs. (a) to (g) which related, respectively, to Members of Congress, legislative officers and employees, non-legislative personnel and Congressional candidates, categories of value; interests in real property and other items needing appraisals, information respecting spouses and dependent children, trusts or other financial arrangements including qualified blind trusts, political campaign funds, and gifts and reimbursements.
1983—Subsec. (e)(5)(A). Pub. L. 98–150, § 10(b), inserted provision that this subparagraph shall not apply with respect to a trust meeting the requirements for being considered a qualified blind trust under paragraph (7) of this subsection.
Subsec. (e)(7). Pub. L. 98–150, § 10(a), amended par. (7) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (7) read as follows: “Any trust which is in existence prior to the date of the enactment of this Act shall be considered a qualified blind trust if—
“(A) the supervising ethics office determines that the trust was a good faith effort to establish a blind trust;
“(B) the previous trust instrument is amended or, if such trust instrument does not by its terms permit amendment, all parties to the trust instrument, including the reporting individual and the trustee, agree in writing that the trust shall be administered in accordance with the requirements of paragraph (3)(C) and a trustee is (or has been) appointed who meets the requirements of paragraph (3); and
“(C) a copy of the trust instrument (except testamentary provisions), a list of the assets previously transferred to the trust by an interested party and the category of value of each such asset at the time it was placed in the trust, and a list of assets previously placed in the trust by an interested party which have been sold are filed and made available to the public as provided under paragraph (5) of this subsection.”
1981—Subsec. (a)(1)(A). Pub. L. 97–51 inserted “including speeches, appearances, articles, or other publications” after “honoraria from any source”.
1979—Subsec. (a)(2)(B). Pub. L. 96–19, § 3(b)(2), struck out provision that a gift need not be aggregated if, in an unusual case, a publicly available request for a waiver is granted.
Subsec. (a)(2)(D). Pub. L. 96–19, § 3(b)(1), added subpar. (D).
Subsec. (a)(6). Pub. L. 96–19, § 9(b), substituted “The identity of all positions held” for “The identity of all positions”.
Subsec. (a)(7). Pub. L. 96–19, § 9(j), struck out a colon following “arrangement with respect to”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–19, § 9(c)(1), substituted provisions that the information required by pars. (3) and (4) of subsec. (a) be as of the date specified in the report but which is less than thirty-one days before the filing date and that the information required by par. (6) and, in the case of reports filed under section 101 (c), par. (7) of subsec. (a) be as of the filing date but for periods described in such paragraphs for provisions that required that the information covered by pars. (3), (4), (6), and, in the case of reports filed pursuant to section 101 (c), par. (7) of subsec. (a) be as of a date specified in such report, which could not be more than thirty-one days prior to the date of filing.
Subsec. (d)(1)(B). Pub. L. 96–19, § 6(a)(1), (2), substituted “any gifts received by a spouse which are” for “any gift which is” and “and a brief description” for “or a brief description”.
Subsec. (d)(1)(C). Pub. L. 96–19, § 6(a)(3), (4), substituted “reimbursements received by a spouse which are” for “reimbursement which is” and “description of each such reimbursement” for “description of the reimbursement”.
Subsec. (d)(1)(D). Pub. L. 96–19, § 6(a)(5), substituted “represent the spouse’s or dependent child’s sole financial interest” for “represent the spouse or dependent child’s sole financial interest”.
Subsec. (e)(3). Pub. L. 96–19, § 7(a)–(d)(1), substituted “a broker, or an investment adviser” for “or a broker” in subpar. (A) preceding cl. (i), substituted “is not or has not been” for “is or has not been” in cl. (ii) of subpar. (A), and, in provisions following subpar. (D), substituted “section 78c (a)(4) of title 15” for “section 78 of title 15”, substituted “the reports” for “their reports”, and inserted definition of “investment ad­viser”.
Subsec. (e)(5)(D). Pub. L. 96–19, § 7(f), substituted “shall apply with respect to such documents and lists” for “shall apply”.
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 96–19, § 3(a)(1), added subsec. (g).

Effective Date of 1995 Amendment

Amendment by section 20 of Pub. L. 104–65 effective Jan. 1, 1996, see section 24 of Pub. L. 104–65, set out as an Effective Date note under section 1601 of Title 2, The Congress.
Section 22(c) of Pub. L. 104–65 provided that: “The amendment made by this section [amending this section] shall apply with respect to reports filed under title I of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 [section 101 et seq. of Pub. L. 95–521, set out in this Appendix] for calendar year 1996 and thereafter.”

Effective Date of 1991 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 102–90 effective Jan. 1, 1993, see section 314(g)(2) of Pub. L. 102–90, as amended, set out as a note under section 31–2 of Title 2, The Congress.

Effective Date of 1989 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 101–194 effective Jan. 1, 1991, except that subsec. (f)(4)(B) of this section, as amended by Pub. L. 101–194, is effective Jan. 1, 1990, see section 204 of Pub. L. 101–194, set out as a note under section 101 of this Appendix.

Effective Date of 1983 Amendment

Section 13 of Pub. L. 98–150 provided that: “The amendments made by this Act [enacting sections 211 and 407 of Pub. L. 95–521, set out in this Appendix, amending sections 102, 201–203, 210, 302, and 401–405 of Pub. L. 95–521, set out in this Appendix, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 402 of this Appendix] shall take effect on October 1, 1983.”

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