(Pub. L. 95–521, title I, § 111, as added Pub. L. 101–194, title II, § 202, Nov. 30, 1989, 103 Stat. 1744; amended Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(1), (9), May 4, 1990, 104 Stat. 152, 157.)


1990—Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(9)(C), inserted sentence at end authorizing Judicial Conference to delegate its authority to an ethics committee.
Par. (2). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(9)(A), substituted “Select Committee on Ethics of the Senate” for “Senate Select Committee on Ethics”.
Par. (3). Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(9)(B), struck out “and clerk of the applicable court, as appropriate,” before “in the case of”.
Pub. L. 101–280, § 3(1), struck out “of the United States” after “Judicial Conference”.

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

Section 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.

Transmittal of Financial Disclosure Reports

Section 902 of Pub. L. 101–194 provided that:
“(a) The Select Committee on Ethics shall transmit a copy of each report filed with it 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] (other than a report filed by a Member of Congress) to the head of the employing office of the individual filing the report.
“(b) For purposes of this section, the head of the employing office shall be—
“(A) in the case of an employee of a Member, the Member by whom that person is employed;
“(B) in the case of an employee of a Committee, the chairman and ranking minority member of such Committee;
“(C) in the case of an employee on the leadership staff, the Member of the leadership on whose staff such person serves; and
“(D) in the case of any other employee of the legislative branch, the head of the office in which such individual serves.”