(Pub. L. 95–521, title V, § 503, as added Pub. L. 101–194, title VI, § 601(a), Nov. 30, 1989, 103 Stat. 1761; amended Pub. L. 101–280, § 7(c), May 4, 1990, 104 Stat. 161; Pub. L. 102–90, title I, § 6(b)(1), Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 450.)

Prior Provisions

A prior section 503 of Pub. L. 95–521, title V, Oct. 26, 1978, 92 Stat. 1867, is set out as a note under section 207 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.


1991—Par. (1)(B). Pub. L. 102–90 substituted “Senators and legislative branch officers and employees” for “legislative branch officers and employees other than Senators, officers, and employees of the Senate and”.
1990—Par. (1). Pub. L. 101–280 amended par. (1) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (1) read as follows: “and administered by the committee of the House of Representatives assigned responsibility for administering the reporting requirements of title I with respect to Members, officers and employees 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 1991 Amendment

Section 6(f)(1) of Pub. L. 102–90 provided that: “Except for the provisions of subsection (e)(1) [105 Stat. 451], the provisions of this section [amending this section and section 505 of Pub. L. 95–521, set out in this Appendix, repealing sections 31–1 and 441i of Title 2, The Congress, enacting provisions set out as a note under section 5318 of this title, and repealing provisions set out as notes under sections 31 and 358 of Title 2] shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act [Aug. 14, 1991].”

Effective Date

Section effective Jan. 1, 1991, but shall cease to be effective if the provisions of section 703 of Pub. L. 101–194, 5 U.S.C. 5318 note , are subsequently repealed, see section 603 of Pub. L. 101–194, set out as an Effective Date of 1989 Amendment note under section 7701 of Title 26, Internal Revenue Code.