[United States Senate Manual, 113th Congress]
[S. Doc. 113-1]
[Standing Rules of the Senate]
[Pages 82-83]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]


        38                          RULE XXXVIII

                      PROHIBITION OF UNOFFICIAL OFFICE ACCOUNTS

     38.1a      1. (a) \79\ No Member may maintain or have maintained 
            for his use an unofficial office account. The term 
            ``unofficial

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            office account'' means an account or repository into which 
            funds are received for the purpose, at least in part, of 
            defraying otherwise unreimbursed expenses allowable in 
            connection with the operation of a Member's office. An 
            unofficial office account does not include, and expenses 
            incurred by a Member in connection with his official duties 
            shall be defrayed only from--
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                \79\ Pursuant to S. Res. 192, 102-1, Oct. 31, 1991, 
            paragraph 1 was renumbered 1(a) and subparagraph (b) was 
            added. Effective date revised to May 1, 1992, by a provision 
            of Pub. L. 102-229, Dec. 12, 1991. Provisions of 2 U.S.C. 
            431 are contained in the Senate Manual at Sec. 383.
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                        (1) personal funds of the Member;
                        (2) official funds specifically appropriated for 
                    that purpose;
                        (3) funds derived from a political committee (as 
                    defined in section 301(d) of the Federal Election 
                    Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 431)); and
                        (4) funds received as reasonable reimbursements 
                    for expenses incurred by a Member in connection with 
                    personal services provided by the Member to the 
                    organization making the reimbursement.
     38.1b      (b) Notwithstanding subparagraph (a), official expenses 
            may be defrayed only as provided by subsections (d) and (i) 
            of section 311 of the Legislative Appropriations Act, 1991 
            (Public Law 101-520).\80\
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                \80\ Section 311(d) of the Legislative Branch 
            Appropriations Act, 1991 (2 U.S.C. 59e(d)) was amended by 
            the Legislative Appropriations Act, 2002 (Pub. Law 107-68). 
            2 U.S.C. 59e--Senate Manual Sec. 503.
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     38.1c      (c) \81\ For purposes of reimbursement under this rule, 
            fair market value of a flight on an aircraft shall be 
            determined as provided in paragraph 1(c)(1)(C) of rule XXXV.
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                \81\ Subparagraph (c) added pursuant to Pub. L. 110-81, 
            Sep. 14, 2007.
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      38.2
                      
                2. No contribution (as defined in section 301(e) of the 
            Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 431)) shall 
            be converted to the personal use of any Member or any former 
            Member. For the purposes of this rule ``personal use'' does 
            not include reimbursement of expenses incurred by a Member 
            in connection with his official duties.