(Pub. L. 95–521, title I, § 103, Oct. 26, 1978, 92 Stat. 1831; Pub. L. 96–19, §§ 4(b)(2), 9 (a), June 13, 1979, 93 Stat. 40, 42; Pub. L. 101–194, title II, § 202, Nov. 30, 1989, 103 Stat. 1736; Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(1), (4), May 4, 1990, 104 Stat. 152, 153; Pub. L. 102–90, title III, § 313(1), Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 469; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, § 216(1), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1747; Pub. L. 108–271, § 8(b), July 7, 2004, 118 Stat. 814; Pub. L. 109–55, title I, § 1003(a), Aug. 2, 2005, 119 Stat. 572.)

References in Text

The date of the enactment of the Ethics Reform Act of 1989, referred to in subsec. (h)(1)(A)(ii), is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 101–194, which was approved Nov. 30, 1989.
Section 316(a) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, referred to in subsec. (i), was probably intended to be a reference to section 312(a) of Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, Pub. L. 92–225, which is classified to section 439 (a) of Title 2, The Congress, and which directs the chief executive officer of each State to designate a State officer to receive reports and statements filed by persons under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971.


Section was formerly classified to section 703 of Title 2, The Congress.


2005—Subsec. (h)(1)(A)(i)(I). Pub. L. 109–55 inserted “United States Capitol Police,” after “Architect of the Capitol,”.
2004—Subsec. (h)(1)(A)(i)(II). Pub. L. 108–271 substituted “Government Accountability Office” for “General Accounting Office”.
1996—Subsec. (h)(1)(A)(i)(I). Pub. L. 104–186 substituted “by the Chief Administrative Officer” for “by the Clerk”.
1991—Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 102–90 substituted “30-day” for “7-day”.
1990—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(4)(A), inserted “individuals nominated to be judicial officers and” after “Houses of Congress other than”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(4)(B), inserted “of the Office of Government Ethics” after “Director”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(4)(C), inserted “who is a candidate for nomination or election to the Office of President or Vice President” after “section 101 (c)” and substituted “Election” for “Elections”.
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(4)(D), substituted “Each supervising ethics office” for “The Office of Government Ethics”.
Subsec. (h)(1)(A)(i). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(4)(E), amended cl. (i) generally. Prior to amendment, cl. (i) read as follows: “the appropriate congressional ethics committee with regard to a Member of Congress, officer or employee of the Congress described under paragraphs (9) and (10) of section 101 (f) (including individuals terminating service in such office or position under section 101 (e) or immediately preceding service in such office or position); and”.
Subsec. (h)(1)(A)(ii)(I). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(4)(F)(i), substituted “Secretary of the Senate or the Clerk of the House of Representatives, as the case may be, as” for “congressional ethics committee”.
Subsec. (h)(1)(A)(ii)(II). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(4)(F)(ii), substituted “Secretary of the Senate” for “Senate Select Committee on Ethics” and “Clerk” for “Committee on Standards of Official Conduct”.
Subsec. (h)(1)(B). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(1), struck out “of the United States” after “Judicial Conference”.
Subsecs. (i) to (k). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(4)(G), added subsecs. (i) to (k).
1989—Pub. L. 101–194 amended section generally, substituting subsecs. (a) to (h) for former subsecs. (a) to (f) which related, respectively, to persons filing with the clerk, persons filing with the Secretary, State copies, Committee copies, Federal Election Commission assistance, and reporting forms, rules and regulations.
1979—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–19, § 4(b)(2), inserted reference to the National Commission on Air Quality.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 96–19, § 9(a), substituted “the designated committee of the House of Representatives” for “the Clerk shall, after consultation with the designated committee of the House of Representatives”.

Change of Name

Committee on Standards of Official Conduct of House of Representatives changed to Committee on Ethics of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Jan. 5, 2011.

Effective Date of 2005 Amendment

Pub. L. 109–55, title I, § 1003(b), Aug. 2, 2005, 119 Stat. 572, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply with respect to reports filed under the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 [Pub. L. 95–521] for calendar year 2005 and each succeeding calendar year.”

Effective Date of 1989 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 101–194 effective Jan. 1, 1991, see section 204 of Pub. L. 101–194, set out as a note under section 101 of this Appendix.