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18 U.S.C. § 202
REFERENCES IN TEXTSection 29(c) and (d) of the Act of August 10, 1956 (70A Stat. 632; 5 U.S.C. 30r(c) and (d) ), referred to in subsec. (a), was repealed and the provisions thereof were reenacted as sections, ,and , of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, by Pub. L. 89-554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 278.
PRIOR PROVISIONSA prior section 202, act June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 691, prescribed penalties for any officer or other person who accepted or solicited anything of value to influence his decision, prior to the general amendment of this chapter by Pub. L. 87-849 and is substantially covered by revised section 201.
AMENDMENTS2004-Subsec. (e)(3)(B). Pub. L. 108-271 substituted "Government Accountability Office" for "General Accounting Office".1994-Subsec. (e)(2). Pub. L. 103-337 substituted "Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces" for "Court of Military Appeals". 1992-Subsec. (e)(2). Pub. L. 102-572 substituted "United States Court of Federal Claims" for "United States Claims Court".1990-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 101-280, §5(a)(1), amended subsec. (c) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (c) read as follows: "Except as otherwise provided in such sections, the terms 'officer' and 'employee' in sections, , , , and of this title, mean those individuals defined in sections and of title 5. The terms 'officer' and 'employee' shall not include the President, the Vice President, a Member of Congress, or a Federal judge." Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 101-280, §5(a)(2), substituted "means" for "shall include".Subsec. (e)(1). Pub. L. 101-280, §5(a)(3)(1), substituted "includes each" for "means any".Subsec. (e)(3)(A). Pub. L. 101-280, §5(a)(3)(2)(A), amended subpar. (A) generally. Prior to amendment, subpar. (A) read as follows: "a Member of Congress, or any officer or employee of the United States Senate or United States House of Representatives; and".Subsec. (e)(3)(B). Pub. L. 101-280, §5(a)(3)(2)(B), substituted "the Office" for "an officer or employee".1989-Subsecs. (c) to (e). Pub. L. 101-194 added subsecs. (c) to (e). 1987-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100-191 expanded definition of "special Government employee" to include an independent counsel appointed under chapter 40 of title 28 and any person appointed by that independent counsel under section of title 28, regardless of the number of days of appointment. 1968-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 90-578 substituted "a part-time United States commissioner, or a part-time United States magistrate" for "or a part-time United States Commissioner".
CHANGE OF NAME"United States magistrate judge" substituted for "United States magistrate" in subsec. (a) on authority of section 321 of Pub. L. 101-650 set out as a note under sectionof Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure."Government Publishing Office" substituted for "Government Printing Office" in subsec. (e)(3)(B) on authority of section 1301(b) of Pub. L. 113-235 set out as a note preceding section of Title 44, Public Printing and Documents.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1992 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 102-572 effective Oct. 29, 1992, see section 911 of Pub. L. 102-572 set out as a note under sectionof Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1987 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 100-191 effective Dec. 15, 1987, and applicable to independent counsel proceedings underet seq. pending on that date as well as to proceedings on and after that date, see section 6 of Pub. L. 100-191 set out as a note under section of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1968 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 90-578 effective Oct. 17, 1968, except when a later effective date is applicable, which is the earlier of date when implementation of amendment by appointment of magistrates [now United States magistrate judges] and assumption of office takes place or third anniversary of enactment of Pub. L. 90-578 see section 403 of Pub. L. 90-578 set out as a note under sectionof Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.
EFFECTIVE DATESection effective 90 days after Oct. 23, 1962, see section 4 of Pub. L. 87-849 set out as a note under sectionof this title.