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D. To provide for the Continuation in Office of Certain Members

of the Commission on Governmental Operations

(69 Stat. 3) This act was the result of the enactment of Senate Joint Resolution 4,84th Congress. It was approved on January 20, 1955, as Public Law 2, 84th Congress. The text of this act appears in volume 69, Statutes at Large, pages 3-4. It amended 5 U.S.C. 138a-138j note.

A. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUBLIC LAW 2, 84TH CONGRESS

1. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD REFERENCES TO DEBATES, ETC.

(Page citations are to vol. 101, Congressional Record) Senate Joint Resolution 4: To provide for the continuation in office of certain members of the Commission on Governmental Operations. Mr. McClellan, considered, read the third time, and passed Senate, 104. Passed House, 385. Examined and signed, 482, 529. Presented to the President, 529. Approved (Public Law 2), 529.

2. SERIAL NUMBERS TO BOUND VOLUMES OF CONGRESSIONAL REPORTS

RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 2, 84TH CONGRESS

No written reports.

3. CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 2,

84TH CONGRESS (None found.)

B. Text of Public Law 2, 84TH CONGRESS

JOINT RESOLUTION
To provide for the continuation in otice of certain members of the Commission on

Gorernmental Operations.

January 20,1955 (S. J. Res. 4

Commission on Governmental Ope

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 3 of the Act entitled "An Act for the establishment of a Commission on Govern- or lons.

S USC 138 138) mental Operations", approved July 10, 1953 (67 Stat. 143), is noia amended, effective December 31, 1954, by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection:

“(c) CONTINUATION OF MEMBERSIOP UPON CHANGE OF Status.Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), a person appointed to the Commission in the status of a Member of Congress or in the status of a person in the executive branch of the Government, but who thereafter ceases to have such status, shall nevertheless continue as a member of the Commission. If such person returns to private life (except for his membership on the Commission), he shall, from and after such change of status, receive the same compensation as a person originally appointed to the Commission from private lifc."

Approved January 20, 1955.

E. Relating to the Extension and the Final Liquidation of the

Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government

(69 Stat. 64) This act was the result of the enactment of S. 1763, 84th Congress. It was approved on May 23, 1955, as Public Law 41, 84th Congress. The text of the act appears in volume 69, Statutes at Large, page 64. It amends 5 U.S.C. 138a-138j (omitted); note.

A. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUBLIC LAW 41, 84TH CONGRESS

1. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD REFERENCES TO DEBATES, ETC.

(Page citations are to vol. 101, Congressional Record) S. 1763: Relating to the extension and the final liquidation of the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government. Mr. McClellan and Mr. Budges; Committee on Government Operations, 4772. Reported (S. Rept. 217), 4950. Passed Senate, 5105. Referred to House Committee on Government Operations, 5178. Reported (H. Rept. 482), 5692. Passed House, 6352. Examined and signed, 6452, 6518. Presented to the President, 6596. Approved (Public Law 41), 6860.

2. SERIAL NUMBERS TO BOUND VOLUMES OF CONGRESSIONAL REPORTS RE

LATING TO PUBLIC LAW 41, 84TH CONGRESS

Senate Report 217, 84th Congress, 11815.
House Report 482, 84th Congress, 11822.

3. CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 41, 84TH CONGRESS

(None found.)

B. TEXT OF PUBLIC Law 41, 84TH CONGRESS

Moy 23, 1955

(s. 17631

AN ACT
Relating to the extension and the final liquidation of the Commission on

Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government.

note.

Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatirex of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 9 (b)

of the Act entitled "An Act for the establishment of a Commission on S.USC 138138Governmental Operations”, approved July 10, 1953. (67 Stat. 142), is

hereby amended (1) by striking out "May 31, 1955” and inserting in Jieu thereof “June 30, 1955”, and (2) by adding at the end thereof the following new sentences: "Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this subsection, the Chairman of the Commission shall have charge of the final liquidation of the affairs of the Commission after June 30

, 1955, including the printing of reports, the payment of bills, the transfer of records and documents to the National Archives, and the disposition of furniture and other equipment of the Commission. The Chairman of the Commission shall designate such members of the staff of the Commission as he deems necessary for these purposes. Such Jiquidation shall be completed within a period of not to exceed ninety days after June 30, 1955, and the funds of the Commission shall remain available for necessary expenses during such period.”

Approved May 23, 1955.

VIII. FEDERAL REPORTS STATUTES

A. The Federal Reports Act of 1942

(56 Stat. 1078)

This act was the result of the enactment of S. 1666, 77th Congress. It was approved on December 24, 1942, as Public Law 831, 77th Congress. The text of the public law appears in volume 56, Statutes at Large, pages 1078–1080. The provisions of this act are codified as 5 U.S.C. 139-139f.

A. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUBLIC LAW 831, 77TH CONGRESS

1. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD REFERENCES TO DEBATES, ETC.

(Page citations are to vol. 87, Congressional Record) S. 1666: To coordinate Federal reporting services, to eliminate duplication and reduce the cost of such services, and to minimize the burdens of furnishing reports and information to governmental agencies. Mr. Murray; Committee on Education and Labor, 5533.

(Page citations are to vol. 88, Congressional Record) Reported with amendments (S. Rept. 1651), 8392. Debated, 9076. Amended and passed Senate; title amended, 9079. Amended and passed House (in lieu of H.R. 7756), 9158–9166. Senate disagrees to the amendment of the House and asks for a conference, 9347. Conferees appointed, 9347, 9395. House insists upon its amendments and agrees to conference, 9395. Conference report submitted in House and agreed to, 9434, 9439. Conference report submitted in Senate and agreed to, 9478, 9479. Examined and signed, 9537, 9539. Presented to the President, 9604. Approved (Public Law 831), 9621.

H.R. 7756: To coordinate Federal reporting services, to eliminate duplication and reduce the cost of such services, and to minimize the burdens of furnishing information to Federal agencies. Mr. Patman; Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments, 8703. Reported with amendments (H. Rept. 2658), 9186. Debated, 9158. Proceedings vacated and laid on the table (S. 1666 passed in lieu), 9166.

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