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B. TEXT OF PUBLIC Law 88-277

Public Law 88-277
88th Congress, H. R. 4638

March 7, 1964

An Act

To promote the orderly travsfer of the executive power in connector titik the

expiration of the term of office of a President and the inauguration of a new President.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the Presidential Transition Act of 1963."

Presidential

Transftion Act PT RPOSE OF THIS ACT

of 1963, Sec. 2. The Congress declares it to be the purpose of this Act to promote the orderly transfer of the esecutive power in connection with the expiration of the term of office of a President and the inauguration of a new President. The national interest requires that such transitions in the office of President be accomplished so as to assure continuity in the faithful execution of the laws and in the conduct of the affairs of the Federal Government, both domestic and foreign. Any disruption occasioned by the transfer of the executive power could produce results detrimental to the safety and well-being of the 78 stat. 153. United States and its people. Accordingly, it is the intent of the 78 stat. 157. Congress that appropriate actions be authorized and taken to avoid or minimize any disruption. In addition to the specific provisions contained in this Act directed toward that purpose, it is the intent of the Congress that all officers of the Government so conduct the affairs of the Government for which they exercise responsibility and authority as (1) to be mindful of problems occasioned by transitions in the office of President, (2) to take appropriate lawful steps to avoid or minimize disruptions that might be occasioned by the transfer of the executive power, and (3) otherwise to promote orderly transitions in the office of President.

SERVICES AND FACILITIES AUTHORIZED TO BE PROVIDED TO PRESIDENTS-ELECT

AND VICE-PRESIDENTS-ELECT Sec. 3. (a) The Administrator of General Services, referred to Administrator of hereafter in this Act as the Administrator," is authorized to provide, General Services, upon request, to each President-elect and each Vice-President-elect,

Authority. for use in connection with his preparations for the assumption of official duties as President or ice President necessary services and facilities, including

(1) Suitable office space appropriately equipped with furniture, office space. furnishings, office machines and equipment, and office supplies, as determined by the Administrator, after consultation with the President-elect, the Vice-President-elect, or their designee provided for in subsection (e) of this section, at such place or places within the United States as the President-elect or Vice-Presidentelect shall designate;

(2) Payment of the compensation of members of office staffs office staffs, designated by the President-elect or Vice-President-elect at rates salaries, determined by them not to exceed the rate provided by the Classification Act of 1919, as amended, for grade GS-18: Provided, 76 Stat, 843. That any employee of any agency of any branch of the Govern 5 usc 1113, ment may be detailed to such statts on a reimbursable or nonreimbursable basis with the consent of the head of the agency; and while so detailed such employee shall be responsible only to the President-elect or Vice-President-elect for the performance of his duties: Provided further, That any employee so detailed shall continue to receive the compensation provided pursuant to law

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for his regular employment, and shall retuin the rights and privileges of such employment without interruption. Notwithstanding any other law, persons receiving compensation as members of office staffs under this subsection, other than those detailed from agencies, shall not be held or considered to be employees of the

Federal Government except for purposes of the Civil Service 5 USC 2251,

Retirement Act, the Federul Employees' Compensation Act, the 751, 2091,

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Act of 1954, and the 3001 notes.

Federal Employees Health Benefits Act of 1959; Experts or oon- (3) Payment of expenses for the procurement of services of sultants.

experts or consultants or organizations thereof for the Presidentelect or Vice-President-elect, as authorized for the hend of any

department by section 15 of the Administrative Expenses Act of 60 Stat, 810.

1946, as amended (5 U.S.C. 55a), at rates not to exceed $100 per

diem for individuals; Travel expen

(4) Payment of travel expenses and subsistence allowances, including rental of Government or hired motor vehicles, found

necessary by the President-elector Vice-President-elect, as 78 STAT. 154. authorized for persons employed intermittently or for persons 78 STAT. 155. serving without compensation by section 5 of the Administrative 60 Stat. 8083

Expenses Act of 1946, as amended (5 U.S.C. 73b-2), as may be 75 Stat, 339, appropriate; 340.

(5) Communications services fomd necessary by the PresidentCommunioations elect or Vice-President-elect; services.

(6) Payment of expenses for necessary printing and binding, Printing and notwithstanding the Act of January 12, 1895, and the Act of binding.

March 1, 1910, as amended (44 U.S.C. 111); Postage.

(7) Reimbursement to the postul revenues in amounts equiv. alent to the postage that would otherwise be payable on mail

matter referred to in subsection (d) of this section. Restriotion,

(b) The Administrator shall expend no funds for the provision of services and facilities under this Act in connection with any obligntions incurred by the President-elect or Vice-President-elect before the day following the date of the general elections held to determine

the electors of President and Vice President in accordance with title 62 Stat. 672. 33, United Stntes Codle, sections 1 and 2, or after the inauguration of

the President-elect as President and the inauguration of the Vice

President-elect as Vice President, Definitions. (c) The terms “President-elect” and “Vice-President-elect” as used

in this Act shall meun such persons ns are the apparent successful candidates for the office of President and Vice President, respectively, as ascertained by the Administrator following the genernl elections held to determine the electors of President and Vice President in

accordance with title 33, United States Cole, sections 1 and 2. Penalty mail, (el) Ench President-elect shall be entitled to conveyance within

the United States and its territories and possessions of all mail matter, including airmail, sent by him in connection with his preparations for the assumption of official duties as President, and such mail matter

shall be transmitted as penalty inuil as provided in title 39, United 74 Stat, 660. States Code, section 4152. Euch Vice-President-elect shall be entitled

10 conveyance within the United States and its territories and possessions of all mail matter, including nirmail, sent by him under his written autograph signature in conection with his preparations for

the assumption of officinl duties as Vice President. Assistant, (6) Ench President-elect and Vice-President-elect may designate to designation the Administrator an assistant authorized to make on his behalf such

vlesignations or findings of necessity ng may be required in connection with the services and facilities to be provided under this Act. Not inore than 10 per centum of the total expenditures udler this Act for any President-elect or Vice-President-elect may be made from the basis of a certificate by him or the assistant designated by him pur. suant to this section that such expenditures are classified and are essential to the national security, and that they accord with the provisions of subsections (a), (b), and (d) of this section.

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(f) In the case where the President-elect is the incumbent President Nonapplicability, or in the case where the Vice-President-elect is the incumbent Vice President, there shall be no expenditures of funds for the provision of services and facilities to such incumbent under this Act, and any funds appropriated for such purposes shall be returned to the general funds of the Treasury.

78 STAT, 155,

78 STAT. 156, HERVICES AND FACILITIES AUTHORIZED IY BE PROVIDED TO FORMER

PRESIDENTS AND FORMER VICE PRENIDENTS Sec. 4. The Administrator is authorized to provide, upon request, to each former President and each former Vice President, for a period not to exceed six months from the date of the expiration of his term of office as President or Vice President, for use in connection with winding up the utfairs of his office, necessary services and facilities of the same generul character as authorized by this Act to be provided to Presidents-elect and Vice-Presidents-elect. Any person appointed or cletailed to serve , former President or former Vice President under authority of this section shall be appointeal or (letailed in accordanep with, and shall be subject to, all of the provisions of tion 3 of this Act applicable to persons appointed or detailed imder authority of that section. The provisions of the Act of August 25, 19:58 (72 Sul. 838; :3 U.S.C. 102, note), other than subsections (11) and (v) shall not become effektive with respect to a former President until six months after the expiration of his term of office as President.

AL' TITORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

Sra... There are hereby authorized to live approprinted to the Administrator such funds as may be necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Act but not to exceed $900,000 for any one l'resi. dential transition, to remain available during the fiscal year in which the transition occurs and the next succeeding fiscal year. The Presi. dent shall include in the budget. transmitted to the Congress, for ench fiscal year in which his regunr term of office will expire, ut proposuel appropriation for carrying out the purposes of this art.

Approved March 7, 1964.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

HOUSE REPORTS: No. 301 (Comm. on Government Operations), No. 1148

(Comm. of Conferenoe).
SENATE REPORT No. 448 (Comm, on Government Operations).
CONGR SIONA RECORDS
Vol. 109 (1963): July 25, oonsidered and passed llouse,

Oot, 17, considered and passed Senate amended,
Vol. 110 (1964): Feb. 24, Senate agreed to conference report.

Feb. 25, House agreed to contaronoe report.

X. AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING ACT

(79 Stat. 1127) This act was the result of the enactment of H.R. 4815, 89th Congress. It was approved on October 30, 1965, as Public Law 306, 89th Congress. The text of the act appears in volume 79, Statutes at Large, pages 1127-1129. Its provisions are codified as 5 U.S.C. 630-630g-1.

A. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUBLIC LAW 306, 89TH CONGRESS

1. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD REFERENCES TO DEBATES, ETC.

(Page citations are to daily Congressional Record) H.R. 4845: Mr. Brooks; February 11, 1965 (Government Operations). Reported in House with amendment August 17, 1965 (H. Rept. 802), 20046. House Resolution 550 reported August 26, 1965 (H. Rept. 887), 21161. House Resolution 550 agreed to September 2, 1965, 21971. Debated September 2, 1965, 21971–21972, 21990–21995. Passed House with amendment September 2, 1965, 21995. Referred to Senate Committee on Government Operations September 7, 1965, 22059. Reported in Senate October 22, 1965 (S. Rept. 938), 27342. Passed Senate October 22, 1965, 27221. Cleared for President October 22, 1965, 31055. Approved October 30, 1965 (Public Law 306).

2. SERIAL NUMBERS TO BOUND VOLUMES OF CONGRESSIONAL REPORTS RE

LATING TO PUBLIC LAW 306, 89TH CONGRESS

House Report 802, 89th Congress, 12665–5.
Senate Report 938, 89th Congress, 12662-6.

3. CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 306, 89TH

CONGRESS

House Committee on Government Operations, 89th Congress, on H.R. 4845: Automatic data processing equipment, March-April 1965.

B. TEXT OF Public Law 89-306

Public Law 89-306
89th Congress, H. R. 4845

October 30, 1965

An Act

79 STAT. 1127 To provide for the economic and efficient purchase, lease, maintenance, opera

tion, and utilization of automatic data processing equipment by Federal departments and agencies.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That title I of the Automatio data Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (63 Stat. processing 377), as amended, is hereby amended by adding a new section to read equipment. as follows:

Purchase and

utilization. “AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

5 USC 630-630g-1. “Sec. 111. (a) The Administrator is authorized and directed to coordinate and provide for the economic and efficient purchase, lense, and maintenance of automatic data processing equipment by Federal ngencies.

"(b) (1) Automatic data processing equipment suitable for efficient and effective use by Federal agencies shall be provided by the Administrator through purchase, lease, transfer of equipment from other Federal agencies, or otherwise, and the Administrator is authorized and directed to provide by contract or otherwise for the maintenance and repair of such equipment. In carrying out his responsibilities under this section the Administrator is authorized to transfer automatic data processing equipment between Federal agencies, to provide for joint utilization of such equipment by two or more Federal agencies, and to establish and operate equipment pools and data processing centers for the use of two or more such agencies when necessary for its most efficient and effective utilization.

(2) The Administrator may delegate to one or more Federal agencies authority to operate automatic data processing equipment pools and automatic data processing centers, and to lease, purchase, or maintain individual automatic data processing systems or specific units of equipment, including such equipment used in automatic data processing pools and automatic data processing centers, when such action is determined by the Administrator to be necessary for the economy and efficiency of operations, or when such action is essential to national defense or national security. The Administrator may delegate to one or more Federal agencies authority to lease, purchase, or maintain automatic data processing equipment to the extent to which he determines such action to be necessary and desirable to allow for the orderly implementation of a program for the utilization of such equipment.

"(c) There is hereby authorized to be established on the books ADP fund, istabof the Treasury an automatic data processing fund, which shall be lialment. Available without fiscal year limitation for expenses, including personal services, other costs, and the procurement by lease, purchase, transfer, or otherwise of equipment, maintenance, and repair of such equipment by contract or otherwise, necessary for the efficient coordination, operation, utilization of such equipment by and for Federal agencies: Provided, That a report of equipment inventory, utiliza- Equipment acqui. tion, and acquisitions, together with an account of receipts, disburse- sitions and util ments, and transfers to miscellaneous receipts, under this authoriza- ization.

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