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2 USC CHAPTER 55, SUBCHAPTER III: CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
From Title 2—THE CONGRESSCHAPTER 55—HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATION

SUBCHAPTER III—CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

§5531. Program to increase employment opportunities in House of Representatives for individuals with disabilities

(a) In general

In order to promote an increase in opportunities for individuals with disabilities to provide services to the House of Representatives, the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives is authorized to—

(1) enter into 1 or more contracts with nongovernmental entities to provide for the performance of services for offices of the House of Representatives by individuals with disabilities who are employees of, or under contract with, such entities; and

(2) provide reasonable accommodations, including assistive technology devices and assistive technology services, to enable such individuals to perform such services under such contracts.

(b) Elements of program

The Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, in entering into any contract under subsection (a), shall seek to ensure that—

(1) traditional and nontraditional outreach efforts are used to attract individuals with disabilities for educational benefit and employment opportunities in the House;

(2) the non-governmental entity provides adequate education and training for individuals with disabilities to enhance such employment opportunities; and

(3) efforts are made to educate employing offices in the House about opportunities to employ individuals with disabilities.

(c) Funding

There are authorized to be appropriated from the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives $500,000 to carry out this section for each of the fiscal years 2003 through 2007.

(Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §106, Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 354.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 130j of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2003, which is div. H of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003.

§5532. Advance payments

(a) Authorization

For fiscal year 1998 and each succeeding fiscal year, the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives is authorized to make advance payments under a contract or other agreement to provide a service or deliver an article for the United States Government without regard to the provisions of section 3324 of title 31.

(b) Regulations

An advance payment authorized by subsection (a) shall be made in accordance with regulations issued by the Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives.

(c) Effective date

The authority granted by subsection (a) shall not take effect until regulations are issued pursuant to subsection (b).

(Pub. L. 105–55, title I, §108, Oct. 7, 1997, 111 Stat. 1184.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 95c of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1998, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1998.

Change of Name

Committee on House Oversight of House of Representatives changed to Committee on House Administration of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 6, 1999.

§5533. House of Representatives Revolving Fund

(a) Establishment

There is established in the House of Representatives a fund to be known as the "House of Representatives Revolving Fund", consisting of the following amounts:

(1) Amounts appropriated to the Fund.

(2) Amounts donated to the Fund.

(3) Interest on the balance of the Fund.

(b) Expenditures

Amounts in the Fund shall be expended at the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, upon notification provided by the Chief Administrative Officer to the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives, and shall remain available until expended.

(c) Applicability

This section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2004 and each succeeding fiscal year.

(Pub. L. 108–199, div. H, §156, Jan. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 450.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 95e of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Miscellaneous Appropriations and Offsets Act, 2004, which is division H of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004.

§5534. House revolving fund for stationery allowances; disposition of moneys from stationery sales; availability of unexpended balances

There is established a revolving fund for the purpose of administering the funds appropriated for stationery allowances to each Representative, Delegate, the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico; and stationery for use of the committees, departments, and officers of the House. All moneys hereafter received by the stationery room of the House of Representatives from the sale of stationery supplies and other equipment shall be deposited in the revolving fund and shall be available for disbursement from the fund in the same manner as other sums that may be appropriated by the Congress for this purpose. The unexpended balance of all moneys heretofore received by the stationery room of the House of Representatives from the sale of stationery supplies and equipment shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the fund: Provided, That the unexpended balances in the appropriations "Contingent expenses, House of Representatives, stationery, 1945–1946"; "Contingent expenses, House of Representatives, stationery, 1946"; "Contingent expenses, House of Representatives, stationery, 1947–48", as of June 30, 1947, shall be transferred to and made available for expenditure out of the fund, together with appropriations herein or hereafter made therefor, to remain available until expended.

(July 17, 1947, ch. 262, 61 Stat. 366.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 46b–1 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Change of Name

Stationery room of House of Representatives redesignated Office Supply Service.

§5535. Report of disbursements for House of Representatives

(a) In general

Not later than 60 days after the last day of each semiannual period, the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives shall submit to the House of Representatives, with respect to that period, a detailed, itemized report of the disbursements for the operations of the House of Representatives.

(b) Contents

The report required by subsection (a) shall include—

(1) the name of each person who receives a payment from the House of Representatives;

(2) the quantity and price of any item furnished to the House of Representatives;

(3) a description of any service rendered to the House of Representatives, together with a statement of the time required for the service, and the name, title, and amount paid to each person who renders the service;

(4) a statement of all amounts appropriated to, or received, or expended by the House of Representatives, and any unexpended balances of such amounts;

(5) the information submitted to the Comptroller General under section 3523(a) of title 31; and

(6) such additional information as may be required by regulation of the Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives.

(c) Exclusion

Notwithstanding subsection (b), if a voucher is for payment to an individual for attendance as a witness before a committee of the Congress in executive session, the report for the semiannual period in which the appearance occurs shall show only the date of payment, voucher number, and amount paid. Any information excluded from a report under the preceding sentence shall be included in the report for the next period.

(d) House document

Each report under this section shall be printed as a House document.

(e) Conforming provision

The provisions of—

(1) sections 102, 103, and 104 1 of this title; and

(2) section 4108 of this title;


that require submission and printing of statements and reports are not applicable to the House of Representatives.

(f) Effective date

This section shall apply to the semiannual periods of January 1 through June 30 and July 1 through December 31 of each year, beginning with the semiannual period in which this section is enacted.

(Pub. L. 104–186, title I, §106, Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1722.)

References in Text

Section 102 of this title, referred to in subsec. (e)(1), was repealed by Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(52), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1737.

Sections 103 and 104 of this title, referred to in subsec. (e)(1), were omitted from the Code.

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 104b of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Change of Name

Committee on House Oversight of House of Representatives changed to Committee on House Administration of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 6, 1999.

Similar Provisions

Provisions similar to those in this section are contained in section 4108 of this title, but were made inapplicable to the House of Representatives by subsec. (e) of this section.

1 See References in Text note below.

§5536. Office equipment for House Members, officers, and committees

(a) Authority of Chief Administrative Officer

At the request of any Member, officer, or committee of the House of Representatives, or the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, and with the approval of the Committee on House Oversight, but subject to the limitations prescribed by this Act, the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives shall furnish office equipment for use in the office of that Member, Resident Commissioner, officer, or committee. Office equipment so furnished is limited to equipment of those types and categories which the Committee on House Oversight shall prescribe.

(b) Registration and ownership

Office equipment furnished under this section shall be registered in the office of the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives and shall remain the property of the House of Representatives.

(c) Payment

The cost of office equipment furnished under this section shall be paid from the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives.

(d) Rules and regulations

The Committee on House Oversight shall prescribe such regulations as it considers necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.

(Pub. L. 91–139, §1, Dec. 5, 1969, 83 Stat. 291; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(59), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1738.)

References in Text

This Act, referred to in subsec. (a), is Pub. L. 91–139, Dec. 5, 1969, 83 Stat. 291. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 112e of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–186, §204(59)(A)(i), (B)(i), substituted "House Oversight" for "House Administration" in two places and "Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives shall furnish" for "Clerk of the House shall furnish electrical and mechanical".

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–186, §204(59)(A)(ii), substituted "Chief Administrative Officer" for "Clerk".

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 104–186, §204(59)(B)(ii), substituted "applicable accounts" for "contingent fund".

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 104–186, §204(59)(B)(i), (iii), substituted "House Oversight" for "House Administration" and struck out at end "The regulations shall limit, on such basis as the committee considers appropriate, the total value of office equipment, with allowance for equipment depreciation, which may be in use at any one time in the office of a Member or the Resident Commissioner."

Change of Name

Committee on House Oversight of House of Representatives changed to Committee on House Administration of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 6, 1999.

Effective Date

Pub. L. 91–139, §3, Dec. 5, 1969, 83 Stat. 292, provided that: "This Act [enacting this section and provisions set out as a note under former sections 112a to 112d of this title, and repealing sections 112a to 112d of this title] shall become effective at the beginning of the first calendar month which commences on or after the date of enactment of this Act [Dec. 5, 1969]."

§5537. Net Expenses of Equipment Revolving Fund

(a) Establishment

There is hereby established in the Treasury of the United States a revolving fund for the House of Representatives to be known as the Net Expenses of Equipment Revolving Fund (hereafter in this section referred to as the "Revolving Fund"), consisting of funds deposited by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives from amounts provided by offices of the House of Representatives to purchase, lease, obtain, and maintain the equipment located in such offices, and amounts provided by Members of the House of Representatives (including Delegates and Resident Commissioners to the Congress) to purchase, lease, obtain, and maintain furniture for their district offices.

(b) Use of funds

Amounts in the Revolving Fund shall be used by the Chief Administrative Officer without fiscal year limitation to purchase, lease, obtain, and maintain equipment for offices of the House of Representatives and furniture for the district offices of Members of the House of Representatives (including Delegates and Resident Commissioners to the Congress).

(c) Treatment

The Revolving Fund shall be treated as a category of allowances and expenses for purposes of section 5507(a) of this title.

(d) Applicability to fiscal years

This section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2003 and each succeeding fiscal year, except that for purposes of making deposits into the Revolving Fund under subsection (a), the Chief Administrative Officer may deposit amounts provided by offices of the House of Representatives during fiscal year 2002 or any succeeding fiscal year.

(e) Applicability to telecommunications equipment

This section shall not apply with respect to any telecommunications equipment which is subject to coverage under section 5538 1 of this title (relating to the Net Expenses of Telecommunications Revolving Fund).

(Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §102, Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 353; Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, §102(e), Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3174.)

References in Text

Section 5538 of this title, referred to in subsec. (e), was in the original "section 103 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2005" and was translated as reading "section 102" of that Act, meaning section 102 of div. G of Pub. L. 108–447, to reflect the probable intent of Congress, because section 103 of div. G of Pub. L. 108–447 does not relate to the Net Expenses of Telecommunications Revolving Fund.

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 112g of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2003, which is div. H of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003.

Amendments

2004—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 108–447 added subsec. (e).

Effective Date of 2004 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 108–447 applicable with respect to fiscal year 2005 and each succeeding fiscal year, see section 5538(f) of this title.

1 See References in Text note below.

§5538. Net Expenses of Telecommunications Revolving Fund

(a) Establishment

There is hereby established in the Treasury of the United States a revolving fund for the House of Representatives to be known as the Net Expenses of Telecommunications Revolving Fund (hereafter in this section referred to as the "Revolving Fund"), consisting of funds deposited by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives from amounts provided by legislative branch offices to purchase, lease, obtain, and maintain the data and voice telecommunications services and equipment located in such offices.

(b) Use of amounts in Fund

Amounts in the Revolving Fund shall be used by the Chief Administrative Officer without fiscal year limitation to purchase, lease, obtain, and maintain the data and voice telecommunications services and equipment of legislative branch offices.

(c) Transfer authority

The Revolving Fund shall be treated as a category of allowances and expenses for purposes of section 5507(a) of this title.

(d), (e) Omitted

(f) Applicability

This section and the amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2005 and each succeeding fiscal year, except that for purposes of making deposits into the Revolving Fund under subsection (a), the Chief Administrative Officer may deposit amounts provided by legislative branch offices during fiscal year 2004 or any succeeding fiscal year.

(Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, §102, Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3174.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 112h of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is comprised of section 102 of div. G of Pub. L. 108–447. Subsecs. (d) and (e) of section 102 of div. G of Pub. L. 108–447 amended sections 5539 and 5537 of this title, respectively.

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2005, which is div. G of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005.

§5539. Commissions and charges for public telephone or telecommunications services; deposit of receipts

(a) Authority of Chief Administrative Officer to receive commissions for providing public telephone service in House occupied areas

Effective October 1, 1988, the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives is authorized to receive commissions for providing public telephone service in space occupied by the United States House of Representatives.

(b) Deposit of receipts; availability for expenditure

Receipts from the commissions and charges set forth in subsection (a) of this section shall be deposited in the United States Treasury for credit to the appropriation for "Salaries and Expenses of the United States House of Representatives", and shall be available for expenditure upon the approval of the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives.

(Pub. L. 100–458, title III, §306, Oct. 1, 1988, 102 Stat. 2182; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(64), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1739; Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, §102(d), Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3174.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 117f of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1989.

Amendments

2004—Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 108–447 redesignated subsec. (c) as (b), substituted "subsection (a)" for "subsections (a) and (b)", and struck out heading and text of former subsec. (b). Text read as follows: "The Chief Administrative Officer is authorized to receive for deposit, amounts charged to any legislative branch entity, including the Congressional Budget Office and the Architect of the Capitol, for the provision of telephone or telecommunications services, except that no amount charged to the Members' Representational Allowance shall be deposited in accordance with this section."

1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–186, §204(64)(A), substituted "Chief Administrative Officer" for "Clerk".

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–186, §204(64)(B), substituted "Chief Administrative Officer" for "Clerk", struck out "but not limited to Legislative Service Organizations," after "entity, including", and substituted ", except that no amount charged to the Members' Representational Allowance" for ": Provided, That no amounts charged to the official expense allowances of Members of the House".

Effective Date of 2004 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 108–447 applicable with respect to fiscal year 2005 and each succeeding fiscal year, see section 5538(f) of this title.

§5540. Disposal of used or surplus furniture and equipment by Chief Administrative Officer of House; procedure; deposit of receipts

(1) The Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives may dispose of used equipment of the House of Representatives, by trade-in or sale, directly or through the General Services Administration. Any direct disposal under the preceding sentence shall be in accordance with normal business practice and shall be at fair market value. Receipts from disposals under the first sentence of this section (together with receipts from sale of transcripts, waste paper and other items provided by law, and receipts for missing or damaged equipment) shall be deposited in the Treasury for credit to the appropriate account of the House of Representatives, and shall be available for expenditure in accordance with applicable law. For purposes of the previous sentence, in the case of receipts from the sale or disposal of any audio or video transcripts prepared by the House Recording Studio, the "appropriate account of the House of Representatives" shall be the account of the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives.

(2) If disposal in accordance with paragraph (1) is not feasible because of age, location, condition, or any other relevant factor, the Chief Administrative Officer may donate the equipment to the government of a State, to a local government, or to an organization that is described in section 501(c)(3) of title 26 and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of title 26. Except as provided in paragraph (3), a donation under this paragraph—

(A) shall be at no cost to the Government; and

(B) may be made only if the used equipment has no recoverable value because disposal in accordance with paragraph (1), under the most favorable terms available to the Government, would result in a loss to the Government.


(3)(A) In the case of computer-related equipment, during fiscal year 1998 the Chief Administrative Officer may donate directly the equipment to a public elementary or secondary school of the District of Columbia without regard to whether the donation meets the requirements of the second sentence of paragraph (2), except that the total number of workstations donated as a result of this paragraph may not exceed 1,000.

(B) In this paragraph—

(i) the term "computer-related equipment" includes desktops, laptops, printers, file servers, and peripherals which are appropriate for use in public school education;

(ii) the terms "public elementary school" and "public secondary school" have the meaning given the terms elementary school and secondary school in section 7801 of title 20; and

(iii) the term "workstation" includes desktops and peripherals, file servers and peripherals, laptops and peripherals, printers and peripherals, and workstations and peripherals.


(C) The Committee on House Oversight shall have authority to issue regulations to carry out this paragraph.

(4) The Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives shall have authority to prescribe regulations to carry out this subsection.

(5) As used in this section—

(A) the term "State" means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a territory or possession of the United States; and

(B) the term "used equipment" means such used or surplus equipment (including furniture and motor vehicles) as the Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives may prescribe by regulation.

(Pub. L. 99–500, §101(j), Oct. 18, 1986, 100 Stat. 1783–287, and Pub. L. 99–591, §101(j), Oct. 30, 1986, 100 Stat. 3341–287; Pub. L. 100–71, title I, July 11, 1987, 101 Stat. 425; Pub. L. 101–163, title I, §103(a), Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1049; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(63), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1739; Pub. L. 105–55, title I, §106, Oct. 7, 1997, 111 Stat. 1184; Pub. L. 107–68, title I, §114(a), Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat. 572; Pub. L. 107–110, title X, §1076(b), Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 2091; Pub. L. 114–95, title IX, §9215(xx), Dec. 10, 2015, 129 Stat. 2184.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 117e of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is based on section 104(a) of title I of H.R. 5203 (see House Report 99–805 as filed in the House on Aug. 15, 1986), as incorporated by reference in section 101(j) of Pub. L. 99–500 and 99–591, as amended by Pub. L. 100–71, to be effective as if enacted into law.

Pub. L. 99–591 is a corrected version of Pub. L. 99–500.

Amendments

2015—Par. (3)(B)(ii). Pub. L. 114–95 substituted "given the terms elementary school and secondary school in section 7801" for "given such terms in section 7801".

2002—Par. (3)(B)(ii). Pub. L. 107–110 substituted "7801" for "8801".

2001—Par. (1). Pub. L. 107–68, in third sentence, substituted "for credit to the appropriate account of the House of Representatives, and shall be available for expenditure in accordance with applicable law. For purposes of the previous sentence, in the case of receipts from the sale or disposal of any audio or video transcripts prepared by the House Recording Studio, the 'appropriate account of the House of Representatives' shall be the account of the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives" for "for credit to the appropriate account under the appropriation for 'allowances and expenses' under the heading 'Contingent Expenses of the House', and shall be available for expenditure in accordance with applicable law".

1997—Par. (2). Pub. L. 105–55, §106(1), substituted "Except as provided in paragraph (3), a donation" for "A donation" in second sentence of introductory provisions.

Pars. (3) to (5). Pub. L. 105–55, §106(2), (3), added par. (3) and redesignated former pars. (3) and (4) as (4) and (5), respectively.

1996—Pars. (1), (2). Pub. L. 104–186, §204(63)(A), substituted "Chief Administrative Officer" for "Clerk".

Pars. (3), (4)(B). Pub. L. 104–186, §204(63)(B), substituted "House Oversight" for "House Administration".

1989—Par. (1). Pub. L. 101–163, §103(a)(1), (2), designated existing provisions as par. (1) and struck out at end "As used in this section, the term 'used equipment' means such used or surplus equipment (including furniture and motor vehicles) as the Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives may prescribe by regulation."

Pars. (2) to (4). Pub. L. 101–163, §103(a)(3), added pars. (2) to (4).

Change of Name

Committee on House Oversight of House of Representatives changed to Committee on House Administration of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 6, 1999.

Effective Date of 2015 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 114–95 effective Dec. 10, 2015, except with respect to certain noncompetitive programs and competitive programs, see section 5 of Pub. L. 114–95, set out as a note under section 6301 of Title 20, Education.

Effective Date of 2002 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 107–110 effective Jan. 8, 2002, except with respect to certain noncompetitive programs and competitive programs, see section 5 of Pub. L. 107–110, set out as an Effective Date note under section 6301 of Title 20, Education.

Effective Date of 2001 Amendment

Pub. L. 107–68, title I, §114(b), Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat. 572, provided that: "The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2002 and each succeeding fiscal year."

Effective Date of 1989 Amendment

Pub. L. 101–163, title I, §103(c), Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1050, provided that: "The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section] and the repeal made by subsection (b) [repealing section 59a of this title] shall take effect on October 1, 1989."

Effective Date of 1987 Amendment

Pub. L. 100–71, title I, July 11, 1987, 101 Stat. 425, provided that the amendment made by Pub. L. 100–71 is effective Oct. 18, 1986.

Effective Date

Section 104(c) of title I of H.R. 5203 (see House Report 99–805 as filed in the House on Aug. 15, 1986), as incorporated by reference in Pub. L. 99–500, §101(j), Oct. 18, 1986, 100 Stat. 1783–287, and Pub. L. 99–591, §101(j), Oct. 30, 1986, 100 Stat. 3341–287, as amended by Pub. L. 100–71, title I, July 11, 1987, 101 Stat. 425, to be effective as if enacted into law, provided that: "This section and the amendment made by this section [enacting section 5540 of this title and amending section 84b of this title] shall take effect on October 1, 1986."

Similar Provisions

Provisions similar to those in par. (1) of this section relating to disposition of receipts from sales of copies of transcripts were contained in former section 84b of this title.

§5541. Fees for internal delivery in House of Representatives of nonpostage mail from outside sources

Effective with respect to fiscal years beginning with fiscal year 1995, in the case of mail from outside sources presented to the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives (other than mail through the Postal Service and mail with postage otherwise paid) for internal delivery in the House of Representatives, the Chief Administrative Officer is authorized to collect fees equal to the applicable postage. Amounts received by the Chief Administrative Officer as fees under the preceding sentence shall be deposited in the Treasury for credit to the account of the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer.

(Pub. L. 104–53, title I, §101, Nov. 19, 1995, 109 Stat. 520; Pub. L. 110–161, div. H, title I, §103(a), Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2225.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 117j of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1996, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1996.

Amendments

2007Pub. L. 110–161 substituted "deposited in the Treasury for credit to the account of the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer" for "deposited in the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts".

Effective Date of 2007 Amendment

Pub. L. 110–161, div. H, title I, §103(b), Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2225, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [amending this section] shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2008 and each succeeding fiscal year."

§5542. Regulations for safe handling of mail matter

(a) In general

Subject to the approval of the Committee on House Administration, the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives shall implement regulations under which the Chief Administrative Officer shall be authorized to handle any mail matter delivered by the United States Postal Service or any other carrier to the House of Representatives, or to any other entity with whom the Chief Administrative Officer has entered into an agreement to receive mail matter delivered to the entity, in such manner as the Chief Administrative Officer deems necessary to ensure the safety of any individuals who may come into contact with, or otherwise be exposed to, such mail matter.

(b) Civil or criminal liability

No action taken under the regulations implemented pursuant to this section may serve as a basis for civil or criminal liability of any individual or entity.

(c) Definition

As used in this section, the term "handle" includes but is not limited to collecting, isolating, testing, opening, disposing, and destroying.

(d) Effective date

This section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2004 and each succeeding fiscal year.

(Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, §108, Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3177.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 117j–1 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2005, which is div. G of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005.

§5543. Rebates under Government Travel Charge Card Program

Effective with respect to fiscal years beginning with fiscal year 1995, amounts received by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives from the Administrator of General Services for rebates under the Government Travel Charge Card Program shall be deposited in the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.

(Pub. L. 104–53, title I, §102, Nov. 19, 1995, 109 Stat. 520.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 117k of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1996, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1996.

§5544. Deposit of House Information Resources reimbursements for services

Effective with respect to fiscal year 2003 and each succeeding fiscal year, any amount received by House Information Resources from any office of the House of Representatives as reimbursement for services provided shall be deposited in the Treasury for credit to the account of the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives.

(Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §103, Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 354.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 117l of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2003, which is div. H of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003.

§5545. House Services Revolving Fund

(a) Establishment of House Services Revolving Fund

There is hereby established in the Treasury of the United States a revolving fund for the House of Representatives to be known as the "House Services Revolving Fund" (hereafter in this section referred to as the "Revolving Fund"), consisting of funds deposited by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives from all amounts received by the House of Representatives with respect to the following activities:

(1) The operation of the House Barber Shop.

(2) The operation of the House Beauty Shop.

(3) The operation of the House Restaurant System (including vending operations).

(4) The provision of mail services to entities which are not part of the House of Representatives.

(5) The payment of fees for the use of the exercise facility described in section 103(a).1

(6) The collection of promotional rebates and incentives on credit card purchases, balances, and payments.

(7) The collection of a service fee from vendors of the Master Web Services Agreement or the Technology Services Contract for failure to abide by and maintain House of Representatives security policies.

(b) Use of amounts in Fund

Amounts in the Revolving Funds 2 shall be used for any purpose designated by the Chief Administrative Officer, including purposes relating to energy and water conservation and environmental activities carried out in buildings, facilities, and grounds under the Chief Administrative Officer's jurisdiction, which is approved by the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives.

(c) Transfer authority

The Revolving Fund shall be treated as a category of allowances and expenses for purposes of section 5507(a) of this title.

(d) Termination and transfer of existing funds and accounts

(1) In general

Each fund and account specified in paragraph (2) is hereby terminated, and the balance of each such fund and account is hereby transferred to the Revolving Fund.

(2) Funds and accounts specified

The funds and accounts referred to in paragraph (1) are as follows:

(A) The revolving fund for the House Barber Shop, established by the paragraph under the heading "HOUSE BARBER SHOPS REVOLVING FUND" in the matter relating to the House of Representatives in chapter III of title I of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1975 (Public Law 93–554; 88 Stat. 1776).

(B) The revolving funds for the House Beauty Shop, established by the matter under the heading "house beauty shop" in the matter relating to administrative provisions for the House of Representatives in the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1970 (Public Law 91–145; 83 Stat. 347).

(C) The special deposit account established for the House of Representatives Restaurant by section 208 of the First Supplemental Civil Functions Appropriation Act, 1941, or any successor fund or account established for the receipt of revenues of the House Restaurant System.

(e) Effective date

This section shall take effect October 1, 2004, and shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2005 and each succeeding fiscal year.

(Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, §105, Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3175; Pub. L. 109–13, div. A, title III, §3401(b), May 11, 2005, 119 Stat. 272; Pub. L. 110–161, div. H, title I, §104(a), Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2225; Pub. L. 111–8, div. G, title I, §102(b), Mar. 11, 2009, 123 Stat. 817; Pub. L. 115–141, div. I, title I, §118(a), Mar. 23, 2018, 132 Stat. 777.)

References in Text

Section 103(a), referred to in subsec. (a)(5), means section 103(a) of Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3174, which is not classified to the Code.

Section 208 of the First Supplemental Civil Functions Appropriation Act, 1941, referred to in subsec. (d)(2)(C), means section 208 of act Oct. 9, 1940, ch. 780, title II, 54 Stat. 1056, which was classified to section 174k of former Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §221(3)(B), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1748.

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 117m of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2005, which is div. G of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005.

Amendments

2018—Subsec. (a)(7). Pub. L. 115–141 added par. (7).

2009—Subsec. (a)(6). Pub. L. 111–8 added par. (6).

2007—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 110–161 substituted "the Chief Administrative Officer, including purposes relating to energy and water conservation and environmental activities carried out in buildings, facilities, and grounds under the Chief Administrative Officer's jurisdiction," for "the Chief Administrative Officer".

2005—Subsec. (a)(5). Pub. L. 109–13 added par. (5).

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Pub. L. 115–141, div. I, title I, §118(b), Mar. 23, 2018, 132 Stat. 777, provided that: "The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act [Mar. 23, 2018]."

Effective Date of 2009 Amendment

Pub. L. 111–8, div. G, title I, §102(c), Mar. 11, 2009, 123 Stat. 817, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [amending this section] shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2009 and each succeeding fiscal year."

Effective Date of 2007 Amendment

Pub. L. 110–161, div. H, title I, §104(b), Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2225, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [amending this section] shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2008 and each succeeding fiscal year."

Effective Date of 2005 Amendment

Pub. L. 109–13, div. A, title III, §3401(c), May 11, 2005, 119 Stat. 272, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [amending this section] shall take effect as if included in the enactment of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2005 [Pub. L. 108–447, div. G]."

Membership in House of Representatives Exercise Facility for Active Duty Armed Forces Members Assigned to Congressional Liaison Office

Pub. L. 111–248, §1, Sept. 30, 2010, 124 Stat. 2625, provided that: "Any active duty member of the Armed Forces who is assigned to a congressional liaison office of the Armed Forces at the House of Representatives may obtain membership in the exercise facility established for employees of the House of Representatives (as described in section 103(a) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2005 [118 Stat. 3174]) in the same manner as an employee of the House of Representatives, in accordance with such regulations as the Committee on House Administration may promulgate."

1 See References in Text note below.

2 So in original. Probably should be "Fund".

§5546. Support services for House during emergency; memorandum of understanding with an executive agency

(a) Authorization

Notwithstanding any other provision of law—

(1) subject to subsection (b), the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives and the head of an executive agency (as defined in section 105 of title 5) may enter into a memorandum of understanding under which the agency may provide facilities, equipment, supplies, personnel, and other support services for the use of the House of Representatives during an emergency situation; and

(2) the Chief Administrative Officer and the head of the agency may take any action necessary to carry out the terms of the memorandum of understanding.

(b) Approval of Speaker required

The Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives may not enter into a memorandum of understanding described in subsection (a)(1) without the approval of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

(c) Applicability

This section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2002 and each succeeding fiscal year.

(Pub. L. 107–117, div. B, §904, Jan. 10, 2002, 115 Stat. 2318.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 130h of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Emergency Supplemental Act, 2002, which is div. B of the Department of Defense and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Recovery from and Response to Terrorist Attacks on the United States Act, 2002.

§5547. Emergency expenditures for meals, refreshments, and other support and maintenance

(a) At any time on or after February 20, 2003, the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives may incur obligations and make expenditures out of available appropriations for meals, refreshments, and other support and maintenance for Members, officers, and employees of the House of Representatives when, in the judgment of the Chief Administrative Officer, such obligations and expenditures are necessary to respond to emergencies involving the safety of human life or the protection of property.

(b) Nothing in this section may be construed to affect any other authority of the Chief Administrative Officer to incur obligations and make expenditures for the items and services described in subsection (a) for Members, officers, and employees of the House of Representatives.

(Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §107, Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 355.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 130k of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2003, which is div. H of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003.