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I. ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES ACT OF 1946 A
AMENDMENTS AND RELATED STATUTES
A. The Administrative Expenses Act of 1946
(60 Stat. 806)
This act was the result of the enactment of H.R. 6533, 79th C It was approved on August 2, 1946, as Public Law 600, 79th Co The text of this public law appears in volume 60, Statues at pages 806-811. Its provisions are codified as 5 U.S.C. 302, 503 3109(b), 5701 et seq., 5731 et seq., 7903.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUBLIC LAW 600, 79TH CONGRI
1. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD REFERENCES TO DEBATES, ETC.
(Page citations are to vol. 92, Congressional Record) H. R. 6533: To authorize certain administrative expenses in th ernment service, and for other purposes. Mr. Manasco; Commi Expenditures in the Executive Departments, 5562. Reported (H. Rept. 2186), 5955. Amended and passed House, 6166. Re to the Senate Committee on Expenditures, 6194. Reported with a ments (S. Rept. 1636), 8092. Amended and passed Senate, 9190. concurs in Senate amendment, 10186. Examined and signed, 10495. Presented to the President, 10496. Approved (Public Law 10744.
2. SERIAL NUMBERS TO BOUND VOLUMES OF CONGRESSIONAL REPOR
LATING TO PUBLIO LAW 600, 79TH CONGRESS
House Report 2186, 79th Congress, 11205.
3. CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 600, 70TH CON
AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to authorize certain administrative expenses
in the Government service, and for other purposes”, approved August 2, 1946 (60 Stat. 806), to simplify administration in the Government service, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That subsection (a) of section 1 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (60 Stat. 806), is amended by striking the phrase ", in the order directing the travel," and substituting therefor the words "or approved”.
(b) The period at the end of subsection (a) of said section is changed to a colon and the following proviso is added thereto: “And provided further, That expenses of travel and transportation in connection with the transfer of officers and employees to posts of duty outside the continental limits of the United States and return therefrom shall be allowed to the same extent and subject to the same limitations prescribed for new appointees under section 7 of this Act.”
(c) A new subsection is added at the end of the said section, as follows:
“(d) When civilian officers and employees of the United States are on duty at places designated by the heads of their respective departments or agencies as within zones from which their immediate families should be evacuated for military or other reasons which create imminent danger to life or property, or adverse living conditions seriously affecting the health, safety, or accommodations of said families, or upon transfer or assignment to duty of such civilian officers and employees to places where their immediate families are not, for the aforesaid reasons, permitted to accompany them, their immediate families and household goods may be transported at Government expense, under such regulations as the heads of their respective departments and agencies may prescribe, to such location as may be designated by the civilian officer or employee concerned or by the immediate families of such officers and employees when circumstances prevent the officers and employees from designating such locations or when it is administratively impracticable to determine the intent of the officers or employees in this respect: Provided, That if such location designated by either the officers or employees or their immediate families is within an area to which such movement is prohibited for the aforesaid reasons, an alternate location may be designated by either the officers or employees concerned or their immediate families: And provided further, That such immediate families and household goods may later be transported at Government expense from the designated location or alternate location authorized in this subsection to a duty station to which the officers or employees concerned are assigned, and to which the above restrictions do not apply.
Sec. 2. Section 7 of the said Act of August 2, 1946 (60 Stat. 806) is hereby amended by deleting the proviso at the end of the first sentence thereof, by deleting the second sentence, and by substituting the following therefor: “Provided, That such expenses of travel and transportation to posts of duty outside the continental United States shall not be allowed unless and until the person selected for appointment shall agree in writing to remain in the Government service for twelve months following his appointment, unless separated for reasons beyond his control and acceptable to the department or agency concerned and in case of violation of such agreement any moneys expended by the United States on account of such travel and transportation shall be recoverable from the individual concerned as a debt due the United States: And provided further, That expenses of return travel and transportation upon separation from the service shall be allowed whether such separation is for the purposes of the Government or for personal convenience, but shall not be allowed unless such persons selected for appointment outside the continental United States shall have served for a minimum period of not less than one nor more than
a three years prescribed in advance by the head of the department or agency concerned or unless separation is for reasons beyond the control of the individual and acceptable to the department or agency concerned.”
Sec. 3. (a) Sections 3 and 5 of the Act of June 5, 1942 (56 Stat. 314), as amended' (50 App. U. S. C. 763 and 765), are hereby repealed.
(b) The second proviso of section 1 (a), Act of August 2, 1946 (60 Stat. 806), is hereby amended to read as follows: “Provided further, That the allowances herein authorized shall not be applicable to officers and employees transferred in accordance with the provisions of the Foreign Service Act of 1946.
Sec. 4. The Act of August 2, 1946 (60 Stat. 806), entitled "An Act to authorize certain administrative expenses in the Government service, and for other purposes”, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof a new section as follows:
“Sec. 21. This Act may be cited as the 'Administrative Expenses Act of 1946'."
Sec. 5. There is hereby repealed so much of the eighth full paragraph on page 216 of volume 20 of the Statutes at Large, from the Act of June 20, 1878 (44 U. S. C. 322), as reads: "; such rates to be ascertained from sworn statements to be furnished by the proprietors or publishers of the newspapers proposing so to advertise”.
SEC. 6. There are hereby repealed
(a) Section 2, as amended, of the Act of June 30, 1906 (34 Stat. 762, 31 U. S. C. 588); and
(b) Section 3661, Revised Statutes (31 U.S. C. 589). Sec. 7. There are hereby repealed
(a) Section 5 of the Act of August 15, 1876 (19 Stat. 169, 5 U. S. C. 45); and
(b) That portion of section 4 of the Act of August 5, 1882 (22 Stat. 255), which reads as follows: "only at such rates and in such numbers, respectively, as may be specifically appropriated for by the Congress for such clerical and other personal services for each fiscal year; and no civil officer, clerk, draughtsman, copyist, messenger, assistant messenger, mechanic, watchman, laborer, or other employee
shall hereafter be employed at the seat of government in any executive department or subordinate bureau or office thereof or be paid from any appropriation made for contingent expenses, or for any specific or general purpose, unless such employment is authorized and payment therefor specifically provided in the law granting the appropriation, and then only”.
Sec. 8. The Act of August 8, 1946 (60 Stat. 903, 5 U.S. C. 150), is amended by striking the words "made available therefor" and substituting therefor the words "available to them".
Sec. 9. The third paragraph of title 28, United States Code, section 2672, is amended by striking the words “such agency's appropriations therefor, which appropriations are hereby authorized" and substituting therefor the words "appropriations available to such agency".
Sec. 10. Section 1, as amended, of the Act of December 11, 1926. (44 Stat. 1346,5 U.S. C. 21a), is further amended by striking the words the Comptroller General of the United States and substituting therefor the words "the oath of office required by section 1757 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (5 U.S. C. 16)”.
Approved September 23, 1950.
C. To Amend Section 7 of the Administrative Expenses Act of
1946, as Amended
(68 Stat. 1008)
This act was the result of the enactment of H.R. 179, 83d Congress. It was approved on August 31, 1954, as Public Law 737, 83d Congress. The text of the act appears in volume 68, Statutes at Large, pages 1008–1009. Its provisions have been codified as 5 U.S.C. 5722, 5723, 5728, 5729, et seq.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUBLIC Law 737,83D CONGRESS
1. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD REFERENCES TO DEBATES, ETC.
(Page citations are to vol. 99, Congressional Record) H.R. 179: To amend section 7 of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946, as amended. Mr. Rivers; Committee on Government Operations, 56.
(Page citations are to vol. 100, Congressional Record) Reported with amendment (H. Rept. 2096), 10120. Passed House, 10061. Proceedings vacated, amended, and passed House, 10100. Referred to Senate Committee on Government Operations, 10128. Reported_(S. Rept. 1944), 10987. Objected to, 12013. Passed Senate, 14950. Examined and signed, 15387, 15555, Presented to the President 15560. Approved (Public Law 737), 15564.
2. SERIAL NUMBERS TO BOUND VOLUMES OF CONGRESSIONAL REPORTS
RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 737, 83D CONGRESS
House Report 2096, 83d Congress, 11741.
3. CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 737, 83D CONGRESS
House Committee on Government Operations, 83d Congress: A bill to amend section 7 of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946, as amended, April 30, 1954, on H.R. 179.