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107 STAT. 1004 PUBLIC LAW 103-94—OCT. 6, 1993 to be pursued by the United States in relations with foreign powers or in the nationwide administration of Federal laws. §7325. Political activity permitted; employees residing in certain municipalities The Office of Personnel Management may prescribe regulations permitting employees, without regard to the prohibitions in paragraphs (2) and (3) of section 7323(a) of this title, to take an active part in political management and political campai^s involving the municipality or other political subdivision in which they reside, to the extent the Office considers it to be in their domestic interest, when— "(1) the municipality or political subdivision is in Maryland or Virginia and in the immediate vicinity of the District of Columbia, or is a municipality in which the m^'ority of voters are employed by the Government of the United States; and "(2) the Office determines that because of special or unusual circumstances which exist in the mimicipality or political subdivision it is in the domestic interest of the employees and individuals to permit that political participation. §7326. Penalties "An employee or individual who violates section 7323 or 7324 of this title shall be removed from his position, and funds appropriated for the position frx)m which removed thereafter may not be used to pay uie employee or individual. However, if the Merit System Protection Board finds by imanimous vote that the violation does not warrant removal, a penalty of not less than 30 days* suspension without pay shall be imposed by direction of the Board.". (b)(1) Section 3302(2) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking out "7203, 7321, and 7322" and inserting in lieu thereof "and 7203*. (2) The table of sections for subchapter III of chapter 73 of title 5, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "SUBCHAPTER in—POLITICAL ACTIVITIES "7321. Political participation. "7322. Definitions. "7323. Political activity authorized; prohibitions. "7324. Political activities on duty: prohibition. "7325. Political activity permitted; employees residing in certain municipcdities. "7326. Penalties.". SEC. 3. AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 12 OF TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE. Section 1216(c) of title 5, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "(c) If the Special Counsel receives an allegation concerning any matter under paragraph (1), (3), (4), or (5) of subsection (a), the Special Counsel may investigate and seek corrective action under section 1214 and disciplinary action under section 1215 in the same way as if a prohibited personnel practice were involved.". SEC. 4. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE. (a) Section 602 of title 18, United States Code, relating to solicitation of political contributions, is amended— (1) by inserting "(a)" before "It"; (2) in paragraph (4) by striking out all that follows "Tretisury of the United States" and inserting in lieu thereof a semi-