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H. To Provide for Improved Methods of Stating Budget Esti.

mates and Estimates for Deficiency and Supplemental Appropriations

(72 Stat. 852)

This act was the result of the enactment of H.R. 8002, 85th Congress. It was approved on August 25, 1958, as Public Law 759, 85th Congress. The text of the act appears in volume 72, Statutes at Large, pages 852–853. Its provisions amend 31 U.S.C. 11.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUBLIC LAW 759, 85TH CONGRESS

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1. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD REFERENCES TO DEBATES, ETC.

(Page citations are to vol. 103, Congressional Record) H.R. 8002: To provide for improved methods for stating budget estimates for deficiency and supplemental appropriations. Mr. Rogers of Florida; Committee on Government Operations, 8564. Reported (H. Rept. 572), 9406. Objected to, 10697, 11706.

(Page citations are to vol. 104, Congressional Record) Made special order (H. Res. 322), 3446. Debated 3454, 3607. Amended and passed House, 3621. In Senate, ordered placed on calendar, 3663. Passed over, 4525. Referred to Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report back not later than 15 days from date of reference, 12287. Additional 10 days granted to report back, 13329. Reported (S. Rept. 1866), 14336. Individual views, 14336. In Senate ordered placed on the calendar, 14336. Passed over, 14229. Amended and passed Senate, 15722. House objects to Senate amendments, 16917. Pursuant to House Resolution 674. House agrees to Senaté amendments, 17643. Examined and signed, 17750, 17929. Presented to the President, 18377. Approved (Public Law 759),

19716. (Page citations are to vol. 103, Congressional Record) S. 434: To provide for improved methods of stating budget estimates and estimates for deficiency and supplemental appropriations. Mr. Kennedy and others; Committee on Government Operations, 342. Reported with amendment (S. Rept. 394), 7933.

Amended and passed Senate, 8364. Referred to House Committee on Government Opera

tions, 8510.

2. SERIAL NUMBERS OF BOUND VOLUMES OF CONGRESSIONAL REPORTS

RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 759, 85TH CONGRESS

House Report 572, 85th Congress, 11985.
Senate Report 1866, 85th Congress, 12063.
Senate Report 394,85th Congress, 11977.

3. CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 759, 85TH

CONGRESS

House Committee on Government Operations, 85th Congress: Hearings held on June 10, 1957 (not printed), on H.R. 8002.

Senate Committee on Appropriations, 85th Congress: Amendment to Budget and Accounting Act on H.R. 8002, S. 434.

Senate Committee on Government Operations, 85th Congress: To provide improved methods of stating budget estimates, etc.,

April 12, 1957, on S. 234 and other bills.

August 25, 1958

(A. R. 8002)

AN ACT
To provide for improved methods of stating budget estimates and estimates

for deficiency and supplemental appropriations.

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amendment...

42 Stat. 20.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Budocinand Aco United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 201

of the Budget and Accounting Act, 1921, as amended, is further 31 USC 11.

amended by adding the following new subsections:

**(b) Whenever the President determines there has been established a satisfactory system of accrual accounting for an appro;»riation or fund account, each proposed appropriation thereafter transmitted to the Congress for such account pursuant to the provisions of this Act shall be accompanied by a proposed limitation on annual accrued ex. penditures. The President may include in the Budget with any such proposed limitation on annual accrued expenditures, proposals for provisions authorizing the head of a department or establishment to make transfers, within his department or establishment, between such limitations on annual accrued expenditures; and such provisions may limit by amount or by per centum the size of any transfer so proposed.

"(c) Whenever an appropriation is subject to a limitation on annual accrued expenditures, there shall be charged against the limitation the cost of goods and services and other assets received, advance payments made and progress payments becoming due, and the amount of any other liabilities becoming payable, during the fiscal year concerned.

“(d) At the end of the fiscal year concerned, any unused balance of the limitation on annual accrued expenditures shall lapse, except that whenever any liabilities are incurred within the limitation provided for in any fiscal year. (whether or not recorded or reported in such fiscal year), nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the making of payment therefor in any subsequent fiscal year.

Limitations on annual accrued ex.

“(e) Any obligations incurred during the fiscal year concerned or in prior fiscal years which do not result in liabilities becoming paynble during the fiscal year concerned shall be charged against the Jinvitation on annual accrued expenditures for any succeeding fiscal re:r in which such obligations may result in liabilities becoming payabie.

"(f) Nothing in subsections (b) through (e) of this section shall In construed to change existing law with ronject to the method or nuntwr of making appropriations or the incurring of obligations under appropriations.

Src. 2. (a) It shall be in order to provide in any bill or joint res.. olution making appropriations, or in any amendment thereto, limita. penditeret: tions on annual accrued expenditures covering ounin Libereaning pon yubila In A mwilt of obligations incurred both in the fiscal year concerned and in prior fiscal years, and to include in any such bill or joint resolution provisions authorizing the head of a department or establishment to make transfers, within his department or establishment, between such limitations on annual accrued expenditures; and such provisions may limit by amount or by per centum the size of any transfer so provided for.

(b) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section are enacted by the Congress

(1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate and the House of Representatives, respectively, and as such they shall be considered as part of the rules of ench House, respectively, or of that House to which they specifically apply; and such rules shall supersede other rules only to the extent that they are inconsistent therewith; and

(2) with full recognition of the Constitutional right of either House to change such rules (so far as relating to the procedure in such House) at any time, in the same manner and to the same

extent as in the case of any other rule of such House. Sec. 3. This Act, and the amendments made thereby shall cease Termination. to be in effect April 1, 1962.

Approved August 25, 1958.

I. To Provide for Payment of Annuities to Widows and

Dependent Children of Comptrollers General

(73 Stat. 197)

This act was the result of the enactment of H.R. 7062, 86th Congress. It was approved on July 13, 1959, as Public Law 87, 86th Congress. The text of the act appears in volume 73, Statutes at Large, pages 197-200. Its provisions are codified as 31 U.S.C. 43b.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUBLIC LAW 87, 86TH CONGRESS

1. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD REFERENCES TO DEBATES, ETC.

(Page citations are to vol. 105, Congressional Record) H.R. 7062: To provide for payment of annuities to widows and dependent children of Comptrollers General. Mr. McCormack; Committee on Government Operations, 7935. Reported with amendment (H. Rept. 540), 10718. Rules suspended; amended and passed House, 10833. Referred to Senate Committee on Government Operations, 10888. Reported (S. Rept. 403), 11162. Passed Senate, 12663. Èxamined and signed, 12819, 12898. Presented to the President, 13016. Approved (Public Law 87), 13704.

2. SERIAL NUMBERS TO BOUND VOLUMES OF CONGRESSIONAL REPORTS

RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 87, 86TH CONGRESS

House Report 540, 86th Congress, 12160.
Senate Report 403, 86th Congress, 12150.

3. CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 87, 86TH

CONGRESS (None found.)

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