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2 USC CHAPTER 49, SUBCHAPTER II: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
From Title 2—THE CONGRESSCHAPTER 49—CONGRESSIONAL PAGES

SUBCHAPTER II—HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

§4911. House of Representatives Page Board; establishment and purpose

(a) Until otherwise provided by law, there is hereby established a board to be known as the House of Representatives Page Board to ensure that the page program is conducted in a manner that is consistent with the efficient functioning of the House and the welfare of the pages.

(b) The Page Board shall meet regularly, in accordance with a schedule established jointly by the Speaker and minority leader of the House of Representatives.

(Pub. L. 97–377, title I, §127, Dec. 21, 1982, 96 Stat. 1914; Pub. L. 110–2, §3, Feb. 2, 2007, 121 Stat. 5.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 88b–2 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is based on section 1 of House Resolution No. 611, Ninety-seventh Congress, Nov. 30, 1982, which was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 97–377.

Amendments

2007Pub. L. 110–2 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).

Effective Date of 2007 Amendment

Pub. L. 110–2, §4, Feb. 2, 2007, 121 Stat. 5, provided that: "The amendments made by this Act [amending this section and section 4912 of this title] shall apply with respect to the portion of the One Hundred Tenth Congress which begins after the date of the enactment of this Act [Feb. 2, 2007] and each succeeding Congress."

Short Title of 2007 Amendment

Pub. L . 110–2, §1, Feb. 2, 2007, 121 Stat. 4, provided that: "This Act [see Tables for classification] may be cited as the 'House Page Board Revision Act of 2007'."

§4912. Membership of Page Board

(a) Appointed and designated members

The Page Board shall consist of—

(1) two Members of the House appointed by the Speaker and two Members of the House appointed by the minority leader;

(2) one individual who, at any time during the 5-year period which ends on the date of the individual's appointment, is or was a parent of a page participating in the program;

(3) one individual who is a former page of the House who is not a Member of the House or an individual described in paragraph (2); and

(4) the Clerk and the Sergeant at Arms of the House.

(b) Special rules for members representing parents and former pages

In the case of the members of the Page Board who are described in paragraphs (2) and (3) of subsection (a), the following shall apply:

(1) Each such member shall be appointed jointly by the Speaker and minority leader of the House of Representatives.

(2) Each such member shall serve for a term of one year and may be reappointed for additional terms if the member continues to meet the requirements for appointment.

(3) A vacancy in the position held by any such member shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. An individual appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve for the remainder of the original term and may be reappointed in accordance with paragraph (2).

(4) Each such member may be paid travel or transportation expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, for attending meetings of the Page Board while away from the member's home or place of business. There are authorized to be appropriated from the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives such sums as may be necessary for payments under this paragraph.

(c) "Member of the House" defined

As used in sections 4911 to 4913 of this title, the term "Member of the House" means a Representative in, and a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress.

(Pub. L. 97–377, title I, §127, Dec. 21, 1982, 96 Stat. 1914; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(37), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1735; Pub. L. 105–275, title I, §101(a), Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2438; Pub. L. 110–2, §2, Feb. 2, 2007, 121 Stat. 4.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 88b–3 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is based on section 2 of House Resolution No. 611, Ninety-seventh Congress, Nov. 30, 1982, which was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 97–377.

Amendments

2007—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 110–2, §2(a)(1), substituted "and two Members" for "and one Member".

Subsec. (a)(2) to (4). Pub. L. 110–2, §2(a)(2)–(4), added pars. (2) and (3) and redesignated former par. (2) as (4).

Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 110–2, §2(b), added subsec. (b) and redesignated former subsec. (b) as (c).

1998—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 105–275 inserted "and" at end of par. (1), substituted a period for "; and" at end of par. (2), and struck out par. (3) which read as follows: "the Architect of the Capitol."

1996—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 104–186 substituted "Clerk and the Sergeant" for "Clerk, Doorkeeper, and Sergeant".

Effective Date of 2007 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 110–2 applicable with respect to the portion of the One Hundred Tenth Congress which begins after Feb. 2, 2007, and each succeeding Congress, see section 4 of Pub. L. 110–2, set out as a note under section 4911 of this title.

Effective Date of 1998 Amendment

Pub. L. 105–275, title I, §101(b), Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2438, provided that: "The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply with respect to the One Hundred Sixth Congress and each succeeding Congress."

§4913. Regulations of Page Board

The Page Board shall have authority to prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out sections 4911 to 4913 of this title.

(Pub. L. 97–377, title I, §127, Dec. 21, 1982, 96 Stat. 1914.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 88b–4 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is based on section 3 of House Resolution No. 611, Ninety-seventh Congress, Nov. 30, 1982, which was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 97–377.

§4914. Academic year and summer term for page program

The page program shall consist of the two semesters of the academic year, plus a non-academic summer term.

(Pub. L. 98–367, title I, §103, July 17, 1984, 98 Stat. 479; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(40)(B), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1736.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 88c–2 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is based on section 2 of House Resolution No. 234, Ninety-eighth Congress, June 29, 1983, which was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 98–367.

Amendments

1996Pub. L. 104–186 substituted "semesters of the academic year, plus a non-academic" for "terms of the academic year plus a".

Effective Date

Section 5 of House Resolution No. 234, Ninety-eighth Congress, June 29, 1983, as enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 98–367, title I, §103, July 17, 1984, 98 Stat. 479, provided that: "This resolution [enacting this section, sections 4915 and 4916, and former section 88c–1 of this title] shall take effect on the date on which this resolution is agreed to [June 29, 1983], except that section 3(a)(1)(A) and section 3(b)(2) [section 4915(a)(1)(A), (b)(2) of this title] shall apply to terms beginning after November 30, 1983."

§4915. Service of page during academic year and summer term; filling of vacancies; eligibility

(a)(1) Except as provided in subsection (b), a page serving during an academic year—

(A) shall be in the eleventh grade; and

(B) shall serve for one full semester or two full semesters.


(2) Except as provided in subsection (b), a page serving during the summer term—

(A) shall have completed the tenth grade; and

(B) shall not have begun the twelfth grade.


(b)(1) An unforeseen vacancy occurring in a page position during an academic year may be filled, except that no appointment may be made under this paragraph for service to begin on or after October 1 with respect to the first semester or on or after March 1 with respect to the second semester.

(2) An individual who has served as a congressional page at any time during each of any three semesters or terms, as the case may be, shall not be eligible to serve as a page.

(Pub. L. 98–367, title I, §103, July 17, 1984, 98 Stat. 479; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(40)(C)–(E), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1736.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 88c–3 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is based on section 3 of House Resolution No. 234, Ninety-eighth Congress, June 29, 1983, which was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 98–367.

Amendments

1996—Subsec. (a)(1)(B). Pub. L. 104–186, §204(40)(C), substituted "semester or two full semesters" for "term or two full terms".

Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 104–186, §204(40)(D), substituted "except that no appointment may be made under this paragraph for service to begin on or after October 1 with respect to the first semester or on or after March 1 with respect to the second semester" for "but no appointment to fill that vacancy shall be for a period of less than two months".

Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 104–186, §204(40)(E), substituted "semesters or terms, as the case may be," for "terms".

Effective Date

Section effective June 29, 1983, except that subsecs. (a)(1)(A) and (b)(2) applicable to terms beginning after Nov. 30, 1983, see note set out under section 4914 of this title.

§4916. Definitions

As used in sections 4914 to 4916 of this title, the term—

(1) "academic year" means a regular school year, consisting of two semesters;

(2) "page" means a page of the House of Representatives, but such term does not include a full time, permanent employee of the House of Representatives with supervisory responsibility for pages; and

(3) "congressional page" means a page of the House of Representatives or the Senate.

(Pub. L. 98–367, title I, §103, July 17, 1984, 98 Stat. 479; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(40)(F), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1736.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 88c–4 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is based on section 4 of House Resolution No. 234, Ninety-eighth Congress, June 29, 1983, which was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 98–367.

Amendments

1996—Par. (1). Pub. L. 104–186 substituted "semesters" for "terms".

Effective Date

Section effective June 29, 1983, see note set out under section 4914 of this title.

§4917. Page residence hall and page meal plan

(a) Revolving fund; establishment within House contingent fund

Effective at the beginning of the Ninety-eighth Congress and until otherwise provided by law, there is established a revolving fund within the contingent fund of the House of Representatives for the page residence hall and the page meal plan.

(b) Deposits in revolving fund; disbursements by Chief Administrative Officer of House

There shall be deposited in the revolving fund such amounts as may be received by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives with respect to lodging, meals, and related services furnished for congressional pages. Amounts so deposited shall be available for disbursement by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, as determined by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, for expenses relating to the page residence hall and the page meal plan.

(c) Regulations

The House of Representatives Page Board shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out this section.

(Pub. L. 98–51, title I, §110, July 14, 1983, 97 Stat. 269; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(38), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1735.)

References in Text

The Ninety-eighth Congress, referred to in subsec. (a), convened on Jan. 3, 1983.

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 88b–5 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is based on House Resolution No. 64, Ninety-eighth Congress, Feb. 8, 1983, which was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 98–51.

Sections 1 to 4 of House Resolution No. 64 have been redesignated subsecs. (a) to (d) of this section, respectively, for purposes of codification.

Amendments

1996—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–186, §204(38)(A), (B), substituted "Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives" for "Clerk" in first sentence and "Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, as determined by the Clerk of the House of Representatives," for "Clerk" in second sentence.

Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 104–186, §204(38)(C), (D), redesignated subsec. (d) as (c) and struck out former subsec. (c) which read as follows: "As used in this section, the term 'Clerk' means the Clerk of the House of Representatives."