[USC04] 2 USC 1404: Election of proceeding
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2 USC 1404: Election of proceeding Text contains those laws in effect on September 25, 2018
From Title 2-THE CONGRESSCHAPTER 24-CONGRESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITYSUBCHAPTER IV-ADMINISTRATIVE AND JUDICIAL DISPUTE-RESOLUTION PROCEDURES

§1404. Election of proceeding

(a) Definitions

In this section:

(1) Direct Act

The term "direct Act" means an Act (other than this chapter), or provision of the Revised Statutes, that is specified in section 1311, 1312, 1313, or 1331 of this title.

(2) Direct provision

The term "direct provision" means a provision (including a definitional provision) of a direct Act that applies the rights or protections of a direct Act (including rights and protections relating to nonretaliation or noncoercion) to a library 1 claimant.

(3) Library claimant

The term "Library claimant" means-

(A) with respect to a direct provision (other than a provision described in subparagraph (B)), an employee of the Library of Congress who is covered by that direct provision, and

(B) with respect to a direct provision that applies the rights or protections of title II or III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12131 et seq., 12181 et seq.), an individual who is eligible to provide services for or receive services from the Library of Congress and who is covered by that provision.

(b) Election after proceedings initially brought under this chapter

Not later than 90 days, but not sooner than 30 days, after the end of the period of mediation, a covered employee who initially requested counseling and mediation under this subchapter may elect to-

(1) file a complaint with the Office in accordance with section 1405 of this title,

(2) file a civil action in accordance with section 1408 of this title in the United States district court for the district in which the employee is employed or for the District of Columbia, or

(3) in the case of a Library claimant, bring the claim, complaint, or charge that is brought for a proceeding before the corresponding Federal agency, under the corresponding direct provision.

(c) Election after proceedings initially brought under other civil rights or labor law

A library 1 claimant who initially brings a claim, complaint, or charge under a direct provision for a proceeding before a Federal agency may, prior to requesting a hearing under the agency's procedures, elect to-

(1) bring any civil action relating to the claim, complaint, or charge, that is available to the Library claimant,

(2) file a complaint with the Office in accordance with section 1405 of this title, or

(3) file a civil action in accordance with section 1408 of this title in the United States district court for the district in which the employee is employed or for the District of Columbia.

( Pub. L. 104–1, title IV, §404, Jan. 23, 1995, 109 Stat. 33 ; Pub. L. 114–6, §2(b), Mar. 20, 2015, 129 Stat. 81 ; Pub. L. 115–141, div. I, title I, §153(b)(2), Mar. 23, 2018, 132 Stat. 786 .)

References in Text

This chapter, referred to in subsecs. (a)(1) and (b), was in the original "this Act", meaning Pub. L. 104–1, Jan. 23, 1995, 109 Stat. 3 which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1301 of this title and Tables.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, referred to in subsec. (a)(3)(B), is Pub. L. 101–336, July 26, 1990, 104 Stat. 327 . Titles II and III of the Act are classified generally to subchapters II (§12131 et seq.) and III (§12181 et seq.), respectively, of chapter 126 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 12101 of Title 42 and Tables.

Amendments

2018-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 115–141, §153(b)(2)(B), added subsec. (a).

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 115–141, §153(b)(2)(A), (C)(i), designated existing provisions as subsec. (b), inserted heading, and substituted "who initially requested counseling and mediation under this subchapter may elect to" for "may either" in introductory provisions.

Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 115–141, §153(b)(2)(C)(ii), struck out "or" at end.

Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 115–141, §153(b)(2)(C)(iii), substituted ", or" for period at end.

Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 115–141, §153(b)(2)(C), which set out a par. (3) without directory language indicating where such par. was to be added, was executed by adding par. (3) at the end of subsec. (b) to reflect the probable intent of Congress, in light of ancillary amendments to subsec. (b) by section 153(b)(2)(C)(ii), (iii) of Pub. L. 115–141. See Amendment notes above.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 115–141, §153(b)(2)(D), added subsec. (c).

2015-Pub. L. 114–6 substituted "Not later than 90 days, but not sooner than 30 days, after the end of the period of mediation, a covered employee" for "Not later than 90 days after a covered employee receives notice of the end of the period of mediation, but no sooner than 30 days after receipt of such notification, such covered employee" in introductory provisions.

Effective Date of 2015 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 114–6 applicable with respect to mediations and other proceedings first initiated after Mar. 20, 2015, see section 2(d) of Pub. L. 114–6, set out as a note under section 1403 of this title.

1 So in original. Probably should be "Library".