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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2224

PUBLIC LAW 100-459—OCT. 1, 1988

other device, intended or designed to influence any decision by a Federal, State, or local agency, except when legal assistance is provided by an einployee of a recipient to an eligible client on a particular application, claim, or case, which directly involves the client's legal rights or responsibilities; (3) to pay for any personal service, advertisement, telegram, telephone communication, letter, printed or written matter, or any other device intended or designed to influence any Member of Congress or any other FederaJ, State, or local elected official— (A) to favor or oppose any referendum, initiative, constitutional amendment, or any similar procedure of the Congress, any State legislature, any local council or emy similar governing body acting in a legislative capacity, (B) to favor or oppose an authorization or appropriation directly affecting the authority, function, or funding of the recipient or the Corporation, or (C) to influence the conduct of oversight proceedings of the recipient or the Corporation; (4) to pay for any personal service, advertisement, telegram, telephone communication, letter, printed or written matter, or any other device intended or designed to influence any Member of Congress or any other Federal, State, or local elected official to favor or oppose any Act, bill, resolution, or similar legislation, except that this proviso shall not preclude funds from being used to provide communication directly to a Federal, State, or local elected official on a specific and distinct matter where the purpose of such communication is to bring the matter to the official's attention if— (A) the project director of a recipient has expressly approved in writing the undertaking of such communication to be made on behalf of a client or class of clients in accordance with policy established by the governing body of the recipient; and (B) the project director of a recipient has determined prior to the undertaking of such communication, that— (i) the client and each client is in need of relief which can be provided by the legislative body involved; (ii) appropriate judicial and administrative relief have been exhausted; and (iii) documentation has been secured from each eligible client that includes a statement of the specific legal interests of the client, except that such communication may not be the result of participation in a coordinated effort to provide such communications under this proviso; and (C) the project director of a recipient maintains documentation of the expense and time spent under this proviso as part of the records of the recipient; or (D) the project director of a recipient has approved the submission of a communication to a legislator requesting introduction of a private relief bill: Communications except that nothing in this proviso shall prohibit communications and telecommade in response to a request from a Federal, State, or local officigil: St'TTndTocai Provided further. That none of the funds appropriated in this Act governments.^ made available by the Legal Services Corporation may be used to pay for any administrative or related costs associated with an