(a) Hiring authority of House Members, Delegates, and Resident Commissioners; allowance for payment of compensation
Until otherwise provided by law and notwithstanding any other provision of law, each Member of, Delegate to, and Resident Commissioner in, the House of Representatives is authorized to hire for two months in any year one additional employee to be known as a Lyndon Baines Johnson congressional intern in honor of the former President. Each such intern shall be a student or a teacher and certified as such under subsection (b) of this section. Each such Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner shall have available for payment of compensation to such intern a total allowance of $1,000, to be payable to such intern at a rate not to exceed $500 per month, out of the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives. Such intern and such allowance shall be in addition to all personnel and allowances made available to such Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner under other provisions of law or other authority.
(b) Certification of intern status; filing
No person shall be paid compensation as a Lyndon Baines Johnson congressional intern who does not have on file with the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, at all times during the period of his employment as such intern, an appropriate certificate which is applicable to his intern status, as described below:
(1) if the intern is a student, a certificate that such intern was during the academic year immediately preceding his employment, a bona fide student at a college, university, or similar institution of higher learning; or
(2) if the intern is a teacher, a certificate that such intern was, in the year immediately preceding his employment, a bona fide teacher in government or social studies at a secondary school or a postsecondary school.
(c) Regulations by Committee on House Oversight
The Committee on House Oversight shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out this section.
CODIFICATION Section was formerly classified to section 60g–2 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section. Section is based on section 1 of House Resolution No. 420, Ninety-third Congress, Sept. 18, 1973, which was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 93–245.AMENDMENTS 1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–186, §204(7)(A), substituted "applicable accounts of the House of Representatives" for "contingent fund of the House". Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–186, §204(6), substituted "Chief Administrative Officer" for "Clerk". Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 104–186, §204(7)(B), substituted "House Oversight" for "House Administration".CHANGE OF NAME Committee on House Oversight of House of Representatives changed to Committee on House Administration of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 6, 1999.EFFECTIVE DATE Section 3 of House Resolution No. 420, Ninety-third Congress, as enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 93–245, ch. VI, Jan. 3, 1974, 87 Stat. 1079, provided that: "The provisions of this resolution [enacting this section and repealing House Resolution No. 416, Eighty-ninth Congress, formerly classified to section 60g–2 of this title] shall become effective on January 1, 1974."
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