Political activity permitted; employees residing in certain municipalitiesThe Office of Personnel Management may prescribe regulations permitting employees, without regard to the prohibitions in paragraphs (2) and (3) of section 7323(a) and paragraph (2) of section 7323(b) of this title, to take an active part in political management and political campaigns involving the municipality or other political subdivision in which they reside, to the extent the Office considers it to be in their domestic interest, when—
(1) the municipality or political subdivision is—
the District of Columbia;
in Maryland or Virginia and in the immediate vicinity of the District of Columbia; or
a municipality in which the majority of voters are employed by the Government of the United States; and
the Office determines that because of special or unusual circumstances which exist in the municipality or political subdivision it is in the domestic interest of the employees and individuals to permit that political participation.
(Added Pub. L. 103–94
, § 2(a), Oct. 6, 1993
, 107 Stat. 1004
; amended Pub. L. 104–93, title III
, § 308, Jan. 6, 1996
, 109 Stat. 966
; Pub. L. 112–230
, § 3(f), Dec. 28, 2012
, 126 Stat. 1617
A prior section 7325, Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 526; Pub. L. 96–54, § 2(a)(44), Aug. 14, 1979, 93 Stat. 384, related to penalties, prior to the general revision of this subchapter by Pub. L. 103–94.
2012—Par. (1). Pub. L. 112–230 amended par. (1) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (1) read as follows: “the municipality or political subdivision is in Maryland or Virginia and in the immediate vicinity of the District of Columbia, or is a municipality in which the majority of voters are employed by the Government of the United States; and”.
1996—Pub. L. 104–93 inserted “and paragraph (2) of section 7323(b)” after “section 7323(a)”.
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