H.Res. 448 (103rd): Amending the Code of Official Conduct of the Rules of the House of Representatives to require the ...

...temporary step aside of a chairman or ranking minority party member who is indicted.

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Jun 08, 1994 (Introduced).

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HRES 448 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. RES. 448

Amending the Code of Official Conduct of the Rules of the House of Representatives to require the temporary step aside of a chairman or ranking minority party member who is indicted.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 8, 1994

Mr. REYNOLDS submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct


RESOLUTION

Amending the Code of Official Conduct of the Rules of the House of Representatives to require the temporary step aside of a chairman or ranking minority party member who is indicted.

    Resolved, That (a) rule XLIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by inserting after clause 12 the following new clause:

    ‘13. The chairman or ranking minority party member of a standing, select, or special committee of the House or of a joint committee of the Congress, or any subcommittee thereof, who is indicted for a felony for which a sentence of two or more years imprisonment may be imposed, shall cease to exercise the powers of chairman or ranking minority party member, as the case may be, and shall step aside in favor of the next ranking member of the committee or subcommittee who shall serve as acting chairman or acting ranking minority party member, as the case may be, unless or until the charges are dismissed or reduced to less than a felony for which a sentence of two or more years imprisonment may be imposed.’.

    (b) The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to any individual who is chairman or ranking minority party member of a standing, select, or special committee of the House or of a joint committee of the Congress, or any subcommittee thereof, who is indicted for a felony described in that amendment or is under indictment for such a felony on the date this resolution is agreed to.