[USC02] 10 USC Ch. 889: ACCOUNTABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
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10 USC Ch. 889: ACCOUNTABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
From Title 10—ARMED FORCESSubtitle C—Navy and Marine CorpsPART IV—GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 889—ACCOUNTABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY

Sec.
8911.
Custody of departmental records and property.
8912.
Accounts of paymasters of lost or captured naval vessels.
8913.
Disposal of public stores by order of commanding officer.

        

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(e)(4), (f)(1), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1838, redesignated chapter 661 of this title as this chapter and items 7861 to 7863 as 8911 to 8913, respectively.

1996Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title IX, §913(c)(3)(B)(ii), Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 411, substituted "Disposal of public stores" for "Disbursements" in item 7863.

1986Pub. L. 99–433, title V, §514(b)(2), Oct. 1, 1986, 100 Stat. 1054, renumbered items 7861 and 7862 as 7862 and 7863, respectively, and inserted item 7861.

1982Pub. L. 97–295, §1(51)(D), Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1300, substituted "naval" for "public" in item 7861.

§8911. Custody of departmental records and property

The Secretary of the Navy has custody and charge of all books, records, papers, furniture, fixtures, and other property under the lawful control of the executive part of the Department of the Navy.

(Added Pub. L. 99–433, title V, §514(b)(2), Oct. 1, 1986, 100 Stat. 1055, §7861; renumbered §8911, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(d)(12), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1837.)

Prior Provisions

A prior section 8911 was renumbered section 9311 of this title.

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7861 of this title as this section.

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

§8912. Accounts of paymasters of lost or captured naval vessels

When settling the account of a paymaster of a lost or captured naval vessel, the Comptroller General in settling money accounts, and the Secretary of the Navy in settling property accounts, shall credit the account of the paymaster for the amount of provisions, clothing, small stores, and money for which the paymaster is charged that the Comptroller General or Secretary believes was lost inevitably because of the loss or capture. The paymaster is then free of liability for the provisions, clothing, small stores, and money.

(Added Pub. L. 97–258, §2(b)(12)(B), Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1057, §7861; amended Pub. L. 97–295, §1(51)(C), Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1300; renumbered §7862, Pub. L. 99–433, title V, §514(b)(1), Oct. 1, 1986, 100 Stat. 1054; renumbered §8912, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(d)(12), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1837.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
7861 31:44 (1st sentence). June 10, 1921, ch. 18, §304 (1st par. 1st sentence), 42 Stat. 24.
  31:104. R.S. §284; Feb. 18, 1875, ch. 80, §1 (4th complete par. on p. 317), 18 Stat. 317.

The word "naval" is substituted for "belonging to the Navy of the United States" to eliminate unnecessary words. The words "Secretary of the Navy" are substituted for "Paymaster General of the Navy" because of section 1 of the Act of March 29, 1894 (ch. 49, 28 Stat. 47), and 10:5061. The words "the account of the paymaster" are substituted for "him" for clarity. The words "such portion of the", "on their books", and "of a public vessel" are omitted as surplus. The words "free of" are substituted for "fully exonerated by such credit from all" to eliminate unnecessary words. The words "so proved to have been captured or lost" are omitted as surplus.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 8912, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 549, permitted Secretary of Air Force, upon officer's request, to retire an Air Force nurse, or a woman medical specialist, of Regular Air Force, who has at least 20 years of service computed under former section 8928 of this title, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 85–155, title IV, §401(1), Aug. 21, 1957, 71 Stat. 390.

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7862 of this title as this section.

1986Pub. L. 99–433 renumbered section 7861 of this title as this section.

1982Pub. L. 97–295 substituted "naval" for "public" in section catchline.

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

§8913. Disposal of public stores by order of commanding officer

When settling an account of a disbursing official, the Comptroller General shall allow disposal of public stores the disbursing official made under an order of a commanding officer when presented with satisfactory evidence that the order was made and that the stores were disposed of as the order provided. The commanding officer is accountable for the disposal.

(Added Pub. L. 97–258, §2(b)(12)(B), Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1057, §7862; renumbered §7863, Pub. L. 99–433, title V, §514(b)(1), Oct. 1, 1986, 100 Stat. 1054; amended Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title IX, §913(c)(3)(A), (B)(i), Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 411; Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title X, §1074(a)(20), Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2660; renumbered §8913, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(d)(12), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1837.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
7862 31:44 (1st sentence). June 10, 1921, ch. 18, §304 (1st par. 1st sentence), 42 Stat. 24.
  31:106. R.S. §285.

The words "disbursing official" are substituted for "disbursing officer" for consistency with other titles of the United States Code. The words "Comptroller General" are substituted for "General Accounting Office" for consistency. The words "of the Navy" are omitted because of the restatement. The words "when presented with" are substituted for "upon" for clarity. The words "by whose order such disbursement or disposal was made" are omitted as surplus.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 8913, acts Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 549; July 12, 1960, Pub. L. 86–616, §9, 74 Stat. 395; Nov. 2, 1966, Pub. L. 89–718, §3, 80 Stat. 1115, provided for retirement of deferred officers not recommended for promotion after twenty years or more of service, except as provided in section 8301 of Title 5, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 96–513, title II, §217(a), Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2886, effective Sept. 15, 1981. See section 627 et seq. of this title.

A prior section 8914 was renumbered section 9314 of this title.

Prior sections 8915 and 8916 were repealed by Pub. L. 96–513, title II, §217(a), Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2886, effective Sept. 15, 1981.

Section 8915, acts Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 550; Aug. 21, 1957, Pub. L. 85–155, title III, §301(18), 71 Stat. 389; Sept. 30, 1966, Pub. L. 89–609, §1(31), 80 Stat. 854; Nov. 2, 1966, Pub. L. 89–718, §3, 80 Stat. 1115; Nov. 8, 1967, Pub. L. 90–130, §1(32)(A), 89 Stat. 382, authorized the Secretary of the Air Force to defer the retirement of any Air Force nurse or medical specialist in the regular grade of major until the 30th day after the officer completes 28 years of service. See section 632 of this title.

Section 8916, acts Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 550; Aug. 21, 1957, Pub. L. 85–155, title III, §301(19), 71 Stat. 389, provided for retirement of a promotion-list lieutenant colonel, except as provided by section 8301 of title 5, on the 30th day after he completes 28 years of service, with authority for the Secretary of the Air Force to defer retirement in certain cases. See section 633 of this title.

Prior sections 8917 and 8918 were renumbered sections 9317 and 9318 of this title.

A prior section 8919, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch 1041, 70A Stat. 551, authorized Secretary of Air Force, when he determined that there were too many commissioned officers on active list of Regular Air Force in any grade who have at least 30 years of service, to convene a board of at least five general officers of the Regular Air Force to make recommendations for retirement and to retire any officer so recommended, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 96–513, title II, §217(a), Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2886, effective Sept. 15, 1981.

A prior section 8920 was renumbered section 9320 of this title.

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7863 of this title as this section.

1996Pub. L. 104–201 inserted "were" after "the stores" in first sentence.

Pub. L. 104–106, §913(c)(3)(B)(i), substituted "Disposal of public stores" for "Disbursements" in section catchline.

Pub. L. 104–106, §913(c)(3)(A), in first sentence, struck out "disbursements of public moneys or" after "Comptroller General shall allow" and "the money was paid or" after "the order was made and that" and, in second sentence, struck out "disbursement or" after "commanding officer is accountable for the".

1986Pub. L. 99–433 renumbered section 7862 of this title as this section.

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.