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1895–18. Orders of War and Navy Departments to have precedence over existing contracts. The President is empowered, through the head of the War Department or the Navy Department of the Government, in addition to the present authorized methods of purchase or procurement, to place an order with any individual, firm, association, company, corporation, or organized manufacturing industry for such product or material as may be required, and which is of the nature and kind usually produced or capable of being produced by such individual, firm, company, association, corporation, or organized manufacturing industry.
Compliance with all such orders for products or material shall be obligatory on any individual, firm, association, company, corporation, or organized manufacturing industry or the responsible head or heads thereof and shall take precedence over all other orders and contracts theretofore placed with such individual, firm, company, association, corporation, or organized manufacturing industry. (Sept. 16, 1940, sec. 9, 54 Stat. 892.)
1895–19. Consolidated exceptions to Section 3709, Revised Statutes.That section 3709 of the Revised Statutes shall not be construed to apply to any purchases or services authorized by any appropriation Act for the hereinafter enumerated departments and independent offices
(b) Where the aggregate amount involved does not exceed the sum of $50
(2) The Department of Agriculture.
(c) Where the aggregate amount involved does not exceed the sum of $100%
(6) The Rural Electrification Administration.
(Oct. 10, 1940; sec. 1, 54 Stat. 1109.)
1895–20. Same; exception affecting statutes relating to control of outbreaks of insect pests or plant diseases, etc.—(a) Materials and equipment for the control of incipient or emergency outbreaks of insects, pests, or grass diseases, including grasshoppers, Mormon crickets, and Chinch bugs, may be procured with any sums appropriated to carry out the provisions of Public Resolution Numbered 91, approved May 9, 1928, without regard to the provisions of section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, as amended, and the transportation thereof may be under such conditions and means as shall be determined by the Secretary of Agriculture to be most advantageous.*
(b) When the aggregate amount involved does not exceed the sum of $300, section 3709 of the Revised Statutes shall not apply to any purchase or service for which expenditures are incurred from funds allocated to Government agencies for obligation under the Act of June 28, 1937 (50 Stat. 319), relating to the Civilian Conservation Corps. (Oct. 10, 1940; Sec. 3, 54 Stat. 1111.)
*As enacted. Public, No. 91, 75th Congress, was approved May 9, 1938 ; and provides for control of "incipient or emergency outbreaks of insect pests, or plant diseases.
1895–21. Same; repealing section.—(a) The sections or parts of sections of the Statutes at large heretofore covering the provisions consolidated in this Act are hereby repealed insofar as they are incorporated in the United States Code, 1934 Edition and Supplements thereto, as shown by the appended table: Provided, however, That any rights or liabilities existing under such repealed sections or parts of sections shall not be affected by their repeal.
(Oct. 10, 1910; Sec. 4, 54 Stat. 1111.)
PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS
JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING; GENERAL POWERS; CONTRACTS
1967–1. Opening bids on paper and envelopes; bonds.—The sealed proposals to furnish paper and envelopes shall be opened in the presence of the Joint Committee on Printing and the contracts shall be awarded by them to the lowest and best bidder for the interest of the Government; but they shall not consider any proposal which is not accompanied by a bond with security or certified check in the amount of $5,000 guaranteeing that the bidder or bidders, if his or their proposal is accepted, will enter into a formal contract with the United States to furnish the paper or envelopes specified; nor shall any proposal from persons unknown to them be considered unless accompanied by satisfactory evidence that the person making the proposal is a manufacturer of or dealer in the description of paper or envelopes proposed to be furnished. (As amended June 16, 1938, sec. 3, 52 Stat. 761; 44 U. S. C., sec. 7.)
1967-2. Comparison of paper and envelopes with standard quality. The Public Printer shall compare every lot of paper and envelopes delivered by a contractor with the standard of quality fixed upon by the Joint Committee on Printing, and shall not accept any paper or envelopes which does not conform to it in every particular: Provided, however, That any lot of delivered paper or envelopes which does not conform to such standard of quality may be accepted by the Joint Committee on Printing at such discount as, in its opinion, may be sufficient to protect the interests of the Government. (AŚ amended June 20, 1936, sec. 13, 49 Stat. 1553; 44 U. S. C., sec. 9.)
1967-3. Purchase of other printing materials; purchase by departments and Governmental agencies.— The Joint Committee on Printing may permit the Public Printer to authorize any executive department or independent office or establishment of the Government to purchase direct for its use such printing, binding, and blank-book work, otherwise authorized by law, as the Government Printing Office is not able or suitably equipped to execute or as may be more economically or in the better interest of the Government executed elsewhere; and such Joint Committee also may authorize the Public Printer to procure services, materials, and supplies for use of the Government Printing Office without regard to the provisions of section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (U. S. C., title 41, sec. 5) whenever the aggregate amount involved is less than $50. (As amended July 8, 1935, sec. 12, 49 Stat. 475; 44 U. S. C., sec. 14.)
SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS
1974a. Government publications shall remain public property.-All Gorernment publications furnished by authority of law to officers (except members of Congress) of the United States Government, for their official use, shall be stamped “Property of the United States Government”, and shall be preserved by such officers and by them delivered to their successors in office as a part of the property appertaining to the office. Government publications furnished depository libraries shall be made available for the free use of the general public and must not be disposed of except as the Superintendent of Documents may direct. (Jan. 12, 1895, sec. 74, 28 Stat. 620; June 20, 1936, Title VII, sec. 11, 49 Stat. 1552; 44 U. S. C., sec. 92.)
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, BILLS, AND LAWS
1986a. Congressional Record; number of copies to departments. The Public Printer shall furnish the Congressional Record as follows and shall furnish gratuitously no others in addition thereto: To the library of each executive department,
two copies of the daily, one semimonthly copy, and one bound copy. All copies of the daily edition shall, unless otherwise directed by the Joint Committee on Printing, be supplied and delivered promptly on the day after the actual day's proceedings as originally published.
(Jan. 12, 1895, sec. 73, 28 Stat. 617; As amended June 20, 1936, sec. 3, 49 Stat. 1547; 44 U. S. C., sec. 183.)
1988. Statutes at Large.-[This paragraph' was repealed by Act of June 20, 1936, sec. 10, 49 Stat. 1552.1
1988–1. Statutes at Large; contents; distribution; admissibility in Evidence.—That the Secretary of State shall cause to be compiled, edited, indexed, and published, the United States Statutes at Large, which shall contain all the laws and concurrent resolutions enacted during each regular session of Congress; all treaties to which the United States is a party that have been proclaimed since the date of the adjournment of the regular session of Congress next preceding; all international agreements other than treaties to which the United States is a party that have been signed, proclaimed, or with reference to which any other final formality has been executed, since that date; all proclamations by the President in the numbered series issued since that date; and also any amendments to the Constitution of the United States proposed or ratified pursuant to article V thereof since that date, together with the certificate of the Secretary of State issued in compliance with the provision contained in section 205 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (U. S. C., title 5, sec. 160). In the event of an extra session of Congress, the Secretary of State shall cause all the laws and concurrent resolutions enacted during said extra session to be consolidated with, and published as part of, the contents of the volume for the next regular session. The United States Statutes at Large shall be legal evidence of the laws, concurrent resolutions, treaties, international agreements other than treaties, proclamations by the President, and proposed or ratified amendments to the Constitution of the United States therein contained, in all the courts of the United States, the several States, and the Territories and insular possessions of the United States. (Jan. 12, 1895, sec. 73,
28 Stat. 615; June 20, 1936, Title VI, sec. 9, 49 Stat. 1551; June 16, 1938, sec. 1, 52 Stat. 760; 1 Ú. S.C., sec. 30; 44 U. S. C., sec. 196.)
1988–2. Same; distribution.— The Public Printer shall print, and after the final adjournment of each regular session of Congress, bind and deliver to the Superintendent of Documents as many copies of the Statutes at Large as may be required for distribution as follows:
To the Department of Agriculture, not to exceed one hundred copies. (Jan. 12, 1895, sec. 73, 28 Stat. 615; June 20, 1936, Title VI, sec. 9, 49 Stat. 1551; June 16, 1938, 52 Stat. 761; 44 U. S. C., sec. 196a.)
EXECUTIVE AND DEPARTMENTAL PRINTING IN GENERAL
1992a. Departments to order publications required; limit; bills and resolutions. The heads of Executive Departments, and such executive officers as are not connected with the Departments, respectively, shall cause daily examination of the Congressional Record for the purpose of noting documents, reports, and other publications of interest to their Departments, and shall cause an immediate order to be sent to the Public Printer for the number of copies of such publications required for official use, not to exceed, however, the number of bureaus in the Department and divisions in the office of the head thereof. The Public Printer shall send to each Executive Department and to each executive office not connected with the Departments, as soon as printed, five copies of all public bills and resolutions, except the State Department, to which shall be sent ten copies of bills and resolutions. When the head of a Department desires a greater number of any class of bills or resolutions for official use, they shall be furnished by the Public Printer on requisition promptly made. (Jan. 12, 1895, sec. 90, 28 Stat. 623; June 20, 1936, Title IV, sec. 14, 49 Stat. 1553; 44 U. S. C., sec. 215.)
FEDERAL REGISTER 2008-1. Compilation of documents required to be filed by Federal agencies with Administrative Committee; Codification Board. --(a) On July 1, 1938, and on the same date of every fifth year thereafter, each agency of the Government shall have prepared and shall file with the Administrative Committee a complete codification of all documents which, in the opinion of the agency, have general applicability and legal effect and which have been issued or promulgated by such agency and are in force and effect and relied upon by the agency as authority for, or invoked or used by it in the discharge of, any of its functions or activities on June 1, 1938. The Committee shall, within ninety days thereafter, report thereon to the President, who may authorize and direct the publication of such codification in special or supplemental editions of the Federal Register.
(b) There is hereby established a Codification Board, which shall consist of six members: The Director of the Division of the Federal Register, chairman ex officio; three attorneys of the Department of Justice, designated by the Attorney General; and two attorneys of the Division of the Federal Register, designated by the Archivist. The Board shall supervise and coordinate the form, style, arrangement, and indexing of the codifications of the various agencies.
(c) The codified documents of the several agencies published in the supplemental edition of the Federal Register pursuant to the provisions of subsection (a) hereof, as amended by documents subsequently filed with the Division, and published in the daily issues of the Federal Register, shall be prima-facie evidence of the text of such documents and of the fact that they are in full force and effect on and after the date of publication thereof.
(d) The Administrative Committee shall prescribe, with the approval of the President, regulations for carrying out the provisions of this section. (July 26, 1935, sec. 11, 49 Stat. 503; June 19, 1937, 50 Stat. 304; 44 Ù. S. C., sec. 311. Amends Laws Applicable, 1935, par. 1817m.)
DISPOSITION OF OBSOLETE RECORDS 2012-1. Report to Archivist of records without permanent value or historical interest.—That whenever any agency of the United States Government has in its custody an accumulation of records that are not needed by it in the transaction of its current business and that appear to it to have no permanent value or historical interest, the head of such agency shall submit a written report thereon to the Archivist of the United States in which he shall state the location and describe the character of such records so as to enable the Archivist to identify them. Said report shall be submitted in triplicate and shall be accompanied by samples of the several kinds of records listed therein. (Aug.
(d) The Administrative Committee shall prescribe, with the approval of the President, regulations for carrying out the provisions of this section. (July 26, 1935, sec. 11, 49 Stat. 503; June 19, 1937, 50 Stat. 304; 44 U. S. C., sec. 311. Amends Laws Applicable, 1935, paragraph 1817m.) 5, 1939, sec. 1, 53 Stat. 1219; 44 U. S. C., sec. 351.)
2012–2. “Records" defined.—When used in this Act, the word "records” means originals or copies of motion-picture or other photographic records in any forin whatsoever, sound recordings, correspondence, papers, indexes, maps, charts, plans, drawings, punch cards, tabulation sheets, pictures, and other kinds of records belonging to the United States Government. (Aug. 5, 1939, sec. 2, 53 Stat. 1219; 44 U. S. C., sec. 352.)
2012–3. Report of Archivist to Congress.-- The Archivist, with the approval of the National Archives Council, shall submit to Congress, at such times as he shall deem expedient, lists of records reported to him in the manner prescribed by section 1 of this Act that appear to him to have no permanent value or historical interest to the Federal Government. (Aug. 5, 1939, sec. 3, 53 Stat. 1219; 44 U. S. C., sec. 353.)
2012-4. Joint congressional committee; examination of report.-Whenever the Archivist shall submit to Congress, in compliance with the provisions of section 3 of this Act, lists of records that appear to him to have no permanent value or historical interest to the Federal Gov. ernment, it shall be the duty of the presiding officer of the Senate to appoint two Senators who, with the members of the Committee on the Disposition of Executive Papers of the House of Representatives, shall constitute a joint committee, to which such lists shall be referred and said joint committee shall meet and examine said lists and submit