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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1985

99 STAT. 1162

PUBLIC LAW 99-180—DEC. 13, 1985 available until expended: Provided, That not to exceed a total of $2,500 of such amounts shall be available for official reception and representation expenses. LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION PAYMENT TO THE LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION

42 USC 2701 note.

42 USC 2996c.

For payment to the Legal Services Corporation to carry out the purposes of the Legal Services Corporation Act of 1974, as amended, $305,500,000: Provided, That none of the funds appropriated in this Act for the Legal Services Corporation shall be used to bring a class action suit against the Federal Government or any State or local government unlei^— (1) the project director of a recipient has expressly approved the filing of such an action in accordance with policies established by the governing body of such recipient; (2) the class relief which is the subject of such an action is sought for the primary benefit of individuals who are eligible for legal assistance; and (3) that prior to filing such an action, the recipient project director has determined that the government entity is not likely to change the policy or practice in question, that the policy or practice will continue to adversely affect eligible clients, that the recipient has given notice of its intention to seek class relief and that responsible efforts to resolve without litigation the adverse effects of the policy or practice have not been successful or would be adverse to the interest of the clients: except that this proviso may be superseded by regulations governing the bringing of class action suits promulgated by a majority of the Board of Directors of the Corporation who have been confirmed in accordance with section 1004(a) of the Legal Services Corporation Act: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated in this Act made available by the Legal Services Corporation may be used— (1) to pay for any publicity or propaganda intended or designed to support or defeat legislation pending before Congress or State or local legislative bodies or intended or designed to influence any decision by a Federal, State, or local agency; (2) to pay for any personal service, advertisement, telegram, telephone communication, letter, printed or written matter, or other device, intended or designed to influence any decision by a Federal, State, or local agency, except when legal assistance is provided by an employee 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 Federal, 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 any similar governing body acting in a legislative capacity.