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DCMR
Chapter 36: DC Senator and Representative

3600 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA STATEHOOD FUND

3600.1 The DC Senator or Representative (Senator or Representative) may establish a District of Columbia Statehood Fund (Statehood fund) to support the purposes and operations of the public office of a Senator or Representative, which may include the following:

(a) Office expenses; and

(b) Staff salaries, Provided that the Senator and Representative shall receive compensation no greater than that of the Chairman of the Council.

3600.2 The Senator and Representative shall be prohibited from expending monies from the Statehood fund for the following purposes:

(a) Promoting or opposing any political party or committee; or

(b) Promoting or opposing the nomination, election or recall of any individual to or from public office.

3600.3 To finance the Statehood fund, each Senator and Representative may solicit and receive the following contributions:

(a) Services;

(b) Monies;

(c) Gifts;

(d) Endowments;

(e) Donations; and

(f) Bequests.

3600.4 Except for any monies included in annual Congressional appropriations, all contributions, pursuant to §3600.1, shall be deposited in the respective District of Columbia Statehood fund (Statehood fund) for each Senator and Representative.

3600.5 Each Senator and Representative shall designate one or more District of Columbia federally chartered depository institutions, including a national bank, which are insured by the following:

(a) Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation;

(b) Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation; or

(c ) National Credit Union Administration.

3600.6 Each Senator or Representative may establish more than one (1) account at any depository, Provided, that at least one (1) checking account shall be maintained at one (1) depository.

3600.7 Each Senator and Representative may designate a financial officer to manage the Statehood fund, Provided that the Senator and Representative shall remain solely responsible for the lawful administration of the Statehood fund.

3600.8 Within ten (10) days of assuming office, each Senator and Representative shall file a Statement of Information (Statement), on a form prescribed by the Director, regarding the Statehood fund.

3600.9 The Statement shall include the following:

(a) Name, home and office address of the respective Senator or Representative;

(b) Names and addresses of all Statehood fund depositories;

(c ) Names and account numbers of all Statehood fund depository accounts;

(d) Names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of each person authorized to make withdrawals or payments out of Statehood fund accounts;

(e) Name, address and phone number of the Statehood fund financial officer, or any designated agent; and

(f) Name, address and phone number of the custodian of books and records.

3601 STATEHOOD FUND PETTY CASH

3601.1 A Senator or Representative may establish a petty cash fund, Provided, that the monies for the petty cash shall derive from the Statehood fund.

3601.2 A Senator or Representative shall maintain the petty cash fund and records in accordance with chapter 30 of this title.

3602 APPLICABILITY

3602.1 Each Senator and Representative shall submit and file a Report of Receipts and Expenditures (R&E Report) for each Statehood fund in accordance with chapter 30 of this title.

3602.2 Each Senator and Representative shall maintain their records in accordance with chapter 35 of this title.

3602.3 Within this title, each Senator and Representative shall be subject to the following provisions:

(a) Limitations on contributions, pursuant to chapter 30 of this title;

(b) Limitations on citizen-service programs, pursuant to chapter 30 of this title;

(c ) Financial disclosure, pursuant to chapter 32 of this title;

(d) Honoraria limitations, pursuant to chapter 32 of this title; Provided, that the salary of the Senator or Representative is supported by public revenues; and

(e) Conflict of interest, pursuant to chapter 33 of this title.

3603 DISSOLUTION OF THE STATEHOOD FUND

3603.1 A Senator or Representative shall dissolve the respective Statehood fund in accordance with chapter 30 of this title.

3603.2 A Senator or Representative shall disburse any surplus funds remaining in the respective Statehood fund in accordance with chapter 30 of this title.

3604 PENALTIES

3604.1 Penalties for any violations of this chapter shall be imposed pursuant to chapter 37 of this title.