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Purchase price of passenger vehicle.
available for any department shall be expended
“(1) to purchase any passenger motor vehicle (exclusive of busses, ambulances, and station wagons), at a cost, completely equipped for operation, and including the value of any vehicle exchanged, in excess of the maximum price therefor, if any, established pursuant to law by a Government agency and in no event more than such amount as may be specified in an appropriation or other Act, which shall be in addition to the amount required for transportation;
(2) for the maintenance, operation, and repair of any Government-owned passenger motor vehicle or aircraft not used exclusively for official purposes; and official purposes' shall not include the transportation of officers and employees between their domiciles and places of employment, except in cases of medical officers on out-patient medical service and except in cases of officers and employees engaged in field work the character of whose duties makes such transportation necessary and then only as to such latter cases when the same is approved by the head of the department concerne Any officer or employee of the Government who willfully uses or authorizes the use of any Government-owned passenger motor vehicle or aircraft, or of any passenger motor vehicle or aircraft leased by the Government, for other than official purposes or otherwise vio Intes the provisions of this paragraph shall be suspended from duty by the head of the department concerned, without compensation, for not less than one month, and shall be suspended for a longer period or summarily removed from office if circumstances warrant. The limitations of this paragraph shall not apply, to any motor vehicles or aircraft for oficial use of the President, the heads of the executive departments enumerated in 5 U. S. C. 1, ambassadors, ministers, chargés d'affaires, and other principal diplomatic and consular officials
. "(d) In the budgets for the fiscal year 1948 and subsequent fiscal years there shall be submitted in detail estimates for such necessary appropriations as are intended to be used for purchase or hire of passenger motor vehicles or for purchase, maintenance, or operation of aircraft, specifying the sums required, the public purposes for which said conveyances are intended, the number of currently owned conveyances to be continued in use, and the officials or employees by whom all of such conveyances are to be used.
"(c) The acquisition of aircraft or passenger motor vehicles by any agency by transfer from another department of the Government shall be considered as a purchase within the meaning hereof."
(b) The second paragraph of section 3 of the Act of March 18, 1904 (33 Stat. 142; 6 U.S.
C.77), is hereby repealed. Section 4 of the Act of February 3, 1905 (33 Stat. 687; 8 U. S. C. 77), is hereby amended to read as follows:
All motor vehicles acquired and used for official purposes of the departmental service in the District of Columbia shall have conspicuously imprinted thereon at all times the full name of the executive department or other branch of the public service to which the same belong and in the service of which the same are used.”
Sec. 17. (a) The following statutes or parts of statutes are hereby repealed:
Sections 1779 and 192, as amended, of the Revised Statutes (6 U. S. C. 102);
The Act of January 21, 1881 (44 U.S. C. 323);
Acquisition by transfor.
Imprint of depast. mant namo on vehicle
21 Stat. 317. 30 Blat. 310.
34 Stat. 484.
, . .
Ante, p. 800.
(b) That portion of the Act of July 31, 1876, (44 U. S. C. 321; 19 Advert lement for Stat. 105), reading as follows: “and ín nó case of advertisement for
contracts for the public service shall the same be published in any newspaper published and printed in the District of Columbia unless the supplies or labor covered by such advertisement are to be furnished or performed in said District of Columbia” is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof "or in the adjoining counties of Maryland or Virginia".
(c) That portion of the Act of June 23, 1906 (3 U. S. C. 43) read. Ing oxponaos.
ing as follows: "not exceeding $25,000 per annum” is hereby amended
to read, “not exceeding $40,000 per annum”. "Dopartmant." Sec. 18. The word "department” as used in this Act shall be con
strued to include independent establishments, other agencies, wholly owned Government corporations (the transactions of which corporations shall be subject to the authorizations and limitations of this Act, except that section 9 shall apply to their administrative transactions only), and the government of the Disti t of Columbia, but shall not include the Senate, House of Represei jatives, or office of
the Architect of the Capitol, or the officers or employees thereof. "Continontal The words "continental United States” as used herein shall be con
strued to mean the forty-eight States and the District of Columbia. "Government."
The word “Government shall be construed to include the government “Appropriation." of the District of Columbia. The word "appropriation” shall be
construed as including funds made available by legislation under
section 104 of the Government Corporation Control Act, approved V, 4849.
December 6, 1945. Nonapplicability.
Sec. 19. Sections 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 14, and 15 of this Act shall not apply 37 . 8 ... Supp. to persons whose pay and allowances are established by the Pay Ante, pp. 20, 343 e Readjustment Act of 1942.
Seo. 20. Sections 1 and 2 of this Act shall become effective on the first day of the third calendar month following the enactment hereof.
Approved August 2. 1946.
59 Stat. 698. 31 U. 8. O., Supp.
56 Stat. 359.
V, 69 101-120
seq. post, pp. 888 et meg., 808.
B. 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. 73b-3.
A. 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, 14013. 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
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.
B. TEXT OF PUBLIC Law 737, 83D CONGRESS
August 31, 1954
(H. R. 179)
Oversea Federal employeot.
Be it enacted by the Srnate and Ilvuse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 7 of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 806; 5 U.S. C. 731–3), as amended, is further amended by changing the period at the end of the first sentence to a colon and adding the following: “Provided jurther, That expenses of round trip travel of employee and transpor. tation of immediate family but excluding household effects, from their posts of duty outside the continental United States to the places of actual residence at time of appointment or transfer to such overseis posts of duty, shall be allowed in the case of persons who have satisfactorily completed an agreed period of service overseas and are returning to their actual place of residence for the purpose of taking leave prior to serving another tour of duty at the same or some other overseas post, under
new written agreeinent entered into before departing from the overseas post: Provided further, That expenses of transportation of the immediate family and shipment of household effects of any employee from the post of duty of such employee outside continental United States to place of actual residence shall be allowed, not in excess of one time, prior to the return of such employee to the
United States, including its Terri:ories ane prussissius, when the employee has acquired eligibility for such trans mortation or when the public interest requires the return of the immediate family for coni. jelling personal reasons of a humanitarian or compassionate nature, such as may involve physical or mental health, death of any member of the immediate family, or obligation imposed by authority or cir; cumstances over which the individual has no control: and provided further, That when an einployee returns his inimediatc family and household goods to the United States, including its Territories and possessions, at his own expense prior to his return and for other than reasons of public interest, the Government shall reimburse him for proper transportation expenses at such time as he acquires eligibility therefor."
Approved August 31, 1954.
C. To Amend Section 7 of the Administrative Expenses Act of
1946, as Amended, Relating to Travel Expenses of Civilian Officers and Employees Assigned to Duty Posts Outside the Continental United States
(72 Stat. 1274) This act was the result of the enactment of S. 1903, 85th Congress. It was approved on September 2, 1958, as Public Law 858, 85thCongress. The text of the act appears in volume 72, Statutes at Large, page 1274. Its provisions amend 5 U.S.C. 736–31.
A. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUBLIC LAW 858, 85TH CONGRESS
1. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD REFERENCES TO DEBATES, ETC.
(Page citations are to vol. 103, Congressional Record) S. 1903: To amend section 7 of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946, as amended, relating to travel expenses of civilian officers and employees assigned to duty posts outside the continental United States. Mr. Butler; Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, 5866. Reported with amendment (S. Rept. 694), 12270. Amended and passed Senate, 14243. Referred to House Committee on Government Operations, 14627.
(Page citations are to vol. 104, Congressional Record) Reported (H. Rept. 2487), 16481. Rules suspended; amended and passed House, 17157. Senate concurs in House amendment, 19091. Examined and signed, 19583, 19714. Presented to the President, 19584. Approved (Public Law 858), 19586.
2. SERIAL NUMBERS TO BOUND VOLUMES OF CONGRESSIONAL REPORTS RE
LATING TO PUBLIC LAW 858, 85TH CONGRESS
Senate Report 694, 85th Congress, 11978.
3. CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 858, 85TH CONGRESS
House Committee on Government Operations, 85th Congress: Amendments to the Administrative Expenses Act, April 23, 1958, on H.R. 11133 and S. 1903.