US (United States) Code. Title 2. Chapter 5: Library of Congress

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2 USC CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

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CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

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Sec.

131. Collections composing Library; location.

132. Departments of Library.

132a. Appropriations for increase of general library.

132a-1. Obligations for reimbursable and revolving fund activities;

limitation.

132a-2. Furniture, furnishings, and office and library equipment;

transfer of funds.

(a) Transfer of funds.

(b) Availability of funds.

(c) Approval of Congress.

132b. Joint Committee on the Library.

133. Joint Committee during recess of Congress.

134. Incidental expenses of law library.

135. Purchase of books for law library.

135a. Books and sound-reproduction records for blind and other

physically handicapped residents; annual appropriations;

purchases.

135a-1. Library of musical scores, instructional texts, and other

specialized materials for use of blind persons or other

physically handicapped residents; authorization of

appropriations.

135b. Local and regional centers; preference to blind and other

physically handicapped veterans; rules and regulations;

authorization of appropriations.

136. Librarian of Congress; appointment; rules and regulations.

136a, 136a-1. Omitted.

136a-2. Librarian of Congress and Deputy Librarian of Congress;

compensation.

136b. Omitted.

136c. Authorized additional expenses and services for which Library

of Congress salary appropriations are available.

137. Use and regulation of law library.

137a, 137b. Omitted.

137c. Withdrawal of books from Library of Congress.

138. Law library; hours kept open.

139. Omitted.

140. Employees; fitness.

141. Duties of Architect of the Capitol and Librarian of Congress.

141a. Design, installation, and maintenance of security systems;

transfer of responsibility.

142. Omitted.

142a. Office of administrative assistant and disbursing officer in

Library of Congress abolished; transfer of duties to appointee of

Librarian.

142b. Certifying officers of the Library of Congress;

accountability; relief by Comptroller General.

142c. Enforcement of liability of certifying officers of Library of

Congress.

142d. Disbursing officer of the Library of Congress; disbursements

in accordance with voucher; examination of vouchers; liability.

142e. Disbursing Officer of the Library of Congress; disbursements

for Congressional Budget Office, accountability; financial

management support to Congressional Budget Office under agreement

of Librarian of Congress and Director of Congressional Budget

Office; Congressional Budget Office certifying officers: voucher

certifications, accountability, relief by Comptroller General.

142f. Office of Technology Assessment; disbursement of funds,

computation and disbursement of basic pay, and provision of

financial management support by Library of Congress.

142g. Copyright Royalty Tribunal; computation and disbursement of

pay of Tribunal personnel by Library of Congress.

142h. Biomedical Ethics Board; disbursement of funds, computation

and disbursement of basic pay, and provision of financial

management services and support by Library of Congress.

142i. United States Capitol Preservation Commission; provision of

financial management services and support by Library of Congress.

142j. John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and

Development; disbursement of funds, computation and disbursement

of basic pay, and provision of financial management services and

support by Library of Congress; payment for services.

142k. Library of Congress disbursing office; payroll processing

functions.

142l. Disbursing Officer of Library of Congress; disbursements for

Office of Compliance; voucher certifications, accountability and

relief by Comptroller General.

143. Appropriations for Library Building and Grounds.

143a. Disbursement of funds.

143b. Payments in advance for subscriptions or other charges.

144. Copies of Statutes at Large.

145. Copies of journals and documents.

145a. Periodical binding of printed hearings of committee

testimony.

146. Deposit of Journals of Senate and House.

147, 148. Repealed.

149. Transfer of books to other libraries.

150. Sale of copies of card indexes and other publications.

151. Smithsonian Library.

152. Care and use of Smithsonian Library.

153. Control of library of House of Representatives.

154. Library of Congress Trust Fund Board; members; quorum; seal;

rules and regulations.

155. Compensation and expenses of Library of Congress Trust Fund

Board.

156. Gifts, etc., to Library of Congress Trust Fund Board.

157. Funds of Library of Congress Trust Fund Board; management of.

158. Deposits by Library of Congress Trust Fund Board with

Treasurer of United States.

158a. Temporary possession of gifts of money or securities to

Library of Congress; investment.

159. Perpetual succession and suits by or against Library of

Congress Trust Fund Board.

160. Disbursement of gifts, etc., to Library.

161. Tax exemption of gifts, etc., to Library of Congress.

162. Compensation of Library of Congress employees.

162a. Gross salary of Library of Congress employees.

162b. Little Scholars Child Development Center; employee

compensation and personnel matters.

(a) Election of coverage; creditable service;

qualification for survivor annuities and

disability benefits; contributions to thrift

savings plan; certification concerning

creditable service.

(b) Health insurance coverage.

(c) Life insurance coverage.

(d) Government contributions by Librarian from

available appropriations.

(e) Payroll and personnel functions of Library of

Congress.

(f) Responsibilities of Center.

(g) Regulations.

163. Omitted.

164. Index and digest of State legislation; preparation.

164a. Official distribution of State legislation index and digest.

165. Authorization for appropriation for biennial index.

166. Congressional Research Service.

(a) Redesignation of Legislative Reference Service.

(b) Functions and objectives.

(c) Appointment and compensation of Director, Deputy

Director, and other necessary personnel;

minimum grade for Senior Specialists; placement

in grades GS-16, 17, and 18 of Specialists and

Senior Specialists; appointment without regard

to civil service laws and political affiliation

and on basis of fitness to perform duties.

(d) Duties of Service; assistance to Congressional

committees; list of terminating programs and

subjects for analysis; legislative data,

studies, etc.; information research; digest of

bills, preparation; legislation, purpose and

effect, and preparation of memoranda;

information and research capability,

development.

(e) Specialists and Senior Specialists; appointment;

fields of appointment.

(f) Duties of Director; establishment and change of

research and reference divisions or other

organizational units, or both.

(g) Budget estimates.

(h) Experts or consultants, individual or

organizational, and persons and organizations

with specialized knowledge; procurement of

temporary or intermittent assistance;

contracts, nonpersonal and personal service;

advertisement requirements inapplicable; end

product; pay; travel time.

(i) Special report to Joint Committee on the Library.

(j) Authorization of appropriations.

167. Buildings and grounds; designation of employees as police.

167a. Public use of Library of Congress grounds.

167b. Sales, advertisements, and solicitations in Library buildings

and grounds.

167c. Injuries to Library property.

167d. Firearms or fireworks; speeches; objectionable language in

Library buildings and grounds.

167e. Parades, assemblages or display of flags in Library buildings

and grounds.

167f. Regulations for Library buildings and grounds; publication;

effective date.

167g. Prosecution and punishment of offenses in Library buildings

and grounds.

167h. Jurisdiction of police within Library buildings, grounds, and

adjacent streets.

167i. Suspension of prohibitions against use of Library buildings

and grounds.

167j. Area comprising Library of Congress grounds; ''buildings and

grounds'' defined.

168. Constitution of the United States; preparation and publication

of revised edition; annotations; supplements; decennial editions

and supplements.

168a. Printing of Constitution Annotated as Senate documents.

168b. Printing and distribution of additional copies of

Constitution Annotated.

168c. Printing and distribution of decennial editions and

supplements to Constitution Annotated.

168d. Authorization of appropriations for Constitution Annotated.

169. Positions in Library of Congress exempt from citizenship

requirement.

170. American Television and Radio Archives.

(a) Establishment and maintenance in Library of

Congress; purpose; determination of

composition, cataloging, indexing and

availability by Librarian.

(b) Reproduction, compilation, and distribution for

research of regularly scheduled newscasts or

on-the-spot coverage of news events by

Librarian; promulgation of regulations.

(c) Liability for copyright infringement by Librarian

or any employee of Librarian.

(d) Short title.

171. Congressional declaration of findings and purpose as to Center

for the Book.

172. Definitions.

173. Establishment of Center for the Book.

174. Function of Center for the Book.

175. Administrative provisions.

176. Mass Book Deacidification Facility; operation by Librarian of

Congress.

177. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.

(a) Recognition.

(b) Position established.

(c) Poetry program.

178 to 179k. Repealed.

179l. National Film Registry of Library of Congress.

179m. Duties of Librarian of Congress.

(a) Powers.

(b) Use of seal.

179n. National Film Preservation Board.

(a) Number and appointment.

(b) Chair.

(c) Term of office.

(d) Quorum.

(e) Reimbursement of expenses.

(f) Meetings.

(g) Conflict of interest.

179o. Responsibilities and powers of Board.

(a) In general.

(b) Nomination of films.

(c) Powers.

179p. National Film Registry Collection of Library of Congress.

(a) Acquisition of archival quality copies.

(b) Additional materials.

(c) Property of United States.

(d) National Film Registry Collection.

179q. Seal of National Film Registry.

(a) Use of seal.

(b) Effective date of seal.

179r. Remedies.

(a) Jurisdiction.

(b) Relief.

179s. Limitations of remedies.

179t. Staff of Board; experts and consultants.

(a) Staff.

(b) Experts and consultants.

179u. Definitions.

179v. Authorization of appropriations.

179w. Effective date.

180. Legislative information retrieval system.

(a) Purpose.

(b) ''Legislative information'' defined.

(c) Development of single system to serve entire

Congress.

(d) Development and approval of plan.

(e) Availability of information to public.

181. Program for exchange of information among legislative branch

agencies.

182. Cooperative Acquisitions Program Revolving Fund.

(a) Establishment.

(b) Amounts deposited.

(c) Credits to revolving fund.

(d) Unobligated balances.

(e) Annual report.

182a. Revolving fund for duplication services associated with

audiovisual conservation center.

(a) Establishment.

(b) Fees for services.

(c) Contents of fund.

(d) Use of amounts in fund.

182b. Revolving fund for gift shop, decimal classification, photo

duplication, and related services.

(a) Establishment.

(b) Individual accounting requirement.

(c) Fees for services.

(d) Contents of accounts in fund.

(e) Use of amounts.

182c. Revolving fund for FEDLINK program and Federal Research

program.

(a) Establishment.

(b) Individual accounting requirement.

(c) Fees for services.

(d) Contents of fund.

(e) Use of amounts in fund.

(f) Programs described.

182d. Audits by Comptroller General.

183. Written history of the House of Representatives.

(a) In general.

(b) Guidelines.

(c) Printing.

(d) Distribution.

(e) Private funding.

183a. Oral history of the House of Representatives.

(a) In general.

(b) Definition of oral history.

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2 USC Sec. 131 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

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Sec. 131. Collections composing Library; location

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The Library of Congress, composed of the books, maps, and other

publications which on December 1, 1873, remained in existence, from

the collections theretofore united under authority of law and those

added from time to time by purchase, exchange, donation,

reservation from publications ordered by Congress, acquisition of

material under the copyright law, and otherwise, shall be preserved

in the Library Building.

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(R.S. Sec. 80; Feb. 19, 1897, ch. 265, Sec. 1, 29 Stat. 545, 546;

Pub. L. 94-553, title I, Sec. 105(g), Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2599;

Pub. L. 100-202, Sec. 101(i) (title III, Sec. 310), Dec. 22, 1987,

101 Stat. 1329-290, 1329-310.)

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CODIFICATION

R.S. Sec. 80 derived from act Jan. 26, 1802, ch. 2, 2 Stat. 128;

Res. Oct. 21, 1814, No. 3, 3 Stat. 246; act Jan. 30, 1815, ch. 27,

3 Stat. 195; act June 25, 1864, ch. 147, Sec. 1, 13 Stat. 148; Res.

July 25, 1866, No. 77, 14 Stat. 365; and act Mar. 2, 1867, ch. 167,

Sec. 1, 14 Stat. 464.

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AMENDMENTS

1987 - Pub. L. 100-202 struck out after first sentence ''The law

library shall be preserved in the Capitol in the rooms which were

on July 4, 1872, appropriated to its use, and in such others as may

hereafter be assigned thereto.''

1976 - Pub. L. 94-553 substituted ''acquisition of material under

the copyright law'' for ''deposit to secure copyright''.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1976 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 94-553 effective Jan. 1, 1978, see section

102 of Pub. L. 94-553 set out as an Effective Date note preceding

section 101 of Title 17, Copyrights.

TRANSFER TO LIBRARY BUILDING

Provisions for the removal of the Library to the Library

Building, erected pursuant to act Apr. 15, 1886, ch. 50, 24 Stat.

12, and for the custody, care, and maintenance of that building,

were made by act Feb. 19, 1897.

ORGANIZING AND MICROFILMING OF PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS; APPROPRIATION

Pub. L. 85-147, Aug. 16, 1957, 71 Stat. 368, as amended by Pub.

L. 87-263, Sept. 21, 1961, 75 Stat. 544; Pub. L. 88-299, Apr. 27,

1964, 78 Stat. 183, provided: ''That the Librarian of Congress is

authorized and directed to arrange, index and microfilm the papers

of the Presidents of the United States in the collections of the

Library of Congress, in order to preserve their contents against

destruction by war or other calamity and for the purpose of making

them more readily available for study and research to the fullest

possible extent consistent with any existing limitations that may

have been imposed on the use of or the access to such papers by

their donors or by those placing them on deposit with the Library

of Congress. Neither the United States nor any officer or employee

of the United States shall be liable for damages for infringement

of literary property rights by reason of any activity authorized by

this Act.

''Sec. 2. There are authorized to be appropriated such amounts as

may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.''

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2 USC Sec. 132 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

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Sec. 132. Departments of Library

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The Library of Congress shall be arranged in two departments, a

general library and a law library.

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(R.S. Sec. 81.)

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R.S. Sec. 81 derived from act July 14, 1832, ch. 221, Sec. 1, 4

Stat. 579.

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Sec. 132a. Appropriations for increase of general library

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The unexpended balance of any sums appropriated by Congress for

the increase of the general library, together with such sums as may

hereafter be appropriated to the same purpose, shall be laid out

under the direction of the Joint Committee of Congress on the

Library.

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(R.S. Sec. 82; Feb. 7, 1902, No. 5, 32 Stat. 735; Aug. 2, 1946, ch.

753, title II, Sec. 223, 60 Stat. 838.)

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CODIFICATION

R.S. Sec. 82 derived from acts Apr. 24, 1800, ch. 37, Sec. 5, 2

Stat. 56, and Jan. 26, 1802, ch. 2, Sec. 6, 2 Stat. 129.

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AMENDMENTS

1946 - Act Aug. 2, 1946, changed composition of Joint Committee.

See section 132b of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1946 AMENDMENT

Amendment by act Aug. 2, 1946, effective Jan. 3, 1947, see

section 245 of that act, set out as a note under section 72a of

this title.

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Sec. 132a-1. Obligations for reimbursable and revolving fund

activities; limitation

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Effective for fiscal years beginning with fiscal year 1995,

obligations for any reimbursable and revolving fund activities

performed by the Library of Congress are limited to the total

amounts provided (1) in the annual regular appropriations Act

making appropriations for the legislative branch, or (2) in a

supplemental appropriations Act that makes appropriations for the

legislative branch.

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(Pub. L. 103-69, title II, Sec. 206, Aug. 11, 1993, 107 Stat. 706.)

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Sec. 132a-2. Furniture, furnishings, and office and library

equipment; transfer of funds

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(a) Transfer of funds

In addition to any other transfer authority provided by law,

during fiscal year 2001 and fiscal years thereafter, the Librarian

of Congress may transfer to and among available accounts of the

Library of Congress amounts appropriated to the Librarian from

funds for the purchase, installation, maintenance, and repair of

furniture, furnishings, and office and library equipment.

(b) Availability of funds

Any amounts transferred pursuant to subsection (a) of this

section shall be merged with and be available for the same purpose

and for the same period as the appropriation or account to which

such amounts are transferred.

(c) Approval of Congress

The Librarian may transfer amounts pursuant to subsection (a) of

this section only with the approval of the Committees on

Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate.

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(Pub. L. 106-554, Sec. 1(a)(2) (title II, Sec. 209), Dec. 21, 2000,

114 Stat. 2763, 2763A-114.)

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CODIFICATION

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2001.

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2 USC Sec. 132b 01/06/03

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Sec. 132b. Joint Committee on the Library

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The Joint Committee of Congress on the Library shall, on and

after January 3, 1947, consist of the chairman and four members of

the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate and the

chairman and four members of the Committee on House Oversight of

the House of Representatives.

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(Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title II, Sec. 223, 60 Stat. 838; Pub. L.

104-186, title II, Sec. 205, Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1742.)

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AMENDMENTS

1996 - Pub. L. 104-186 substituted ''House Oversight'' for

''House Administration''.

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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.

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EFFECTIVE DATE

Section effective Jan. 3, 1947, see section 245 of act Aug. 2,

1946, set out as a note under section 72a of this title.

MEMBER OF COMMITTEE WITH RESPECT TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Pub. L. 106-554, Sec. 1(a)(4) (div. A), Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat.

2763, 2763A-195, provided: ''That notwithstanding any other

provision of law, effective with the One Hundred Seventh Congress

and each succeeding Congress the chair of the Subcommittee on the

Legislative Branch of the Committee on Appropriations of the House

of Representatives shall serve as a member of the Joint Committee

on the Library with respect to the Library's financial management,

organization, budget development and implementation, and program

development and administration, as well as any other element of the

mission of the Library of Congress which is subject to the

requirements of Federal law.''

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Sec. 133. Joint Committee during recess of Congress

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The portion of the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library on

the part of the Senate remaining in office as Senators shall during

the recess of Congress exercise the powers and discharge the duties

conferred by law upon the Joint Committee of Congress on the

Library.

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(Mar. 3, 1883, ch. 141, Sec. 2, 22 Stat. 592; Aug. 2, 1946, ch.

753, title II, Sec. 223, 60 Stat. 838.)

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AMENDMENTS

1946 - Act Aug. 2, 1946, changed composition of Joint Committee.

See section 132b of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1946 AMENDMENT

Amendment by act Aug. 2, 1946, effective Jan. 3, 1947, see

section 245 of that act, set out as a note under section 72a of

this title.

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Sec. 134. Incidental expenses of law library

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The incidental expenses of the law library shall be paid out of

the appropriations for the Library of Congress.

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(R.S. Sec. 83.)

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CODIFICATION

R.S. Sec. 83 derived from act July 14, 1832, ch. 221, Sec. 3, 4

Stat. 579.

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2 USC Sec. 135 01/06/03

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Sec. 135. Purchase of books for law library

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The Librarian shall make the purchases of books for the law

library, under the direction of and pursuant to the catalogue

furnished him by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

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(R.S. Sec. 84.)

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CODIFICATION

R.S. Sec. 84 derived from act July 14, 1832, ch. 221, Sec. 4, 4

Stat. 579.

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Sec. 135a. Books and sound-reproduction records for blind and other

physically handicapped residents; annual appropriations;

purchases

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There is authorized to be appropriated annually to the Library of

Congress, in addition to appropriations otherwise made to said

Library, such sums for expenditure under the direction of the

Librarian of Congress as may be necessary to provide books

published either in raised characters, on sound-reproduction

recordings or in any other form, and for purchase, maintenance, and

replacement of reproducers for such sound-reproduction recordings,

for the use of the blind and for other physically handicapped

residents of the United States, including the several States,

Territories, insular possessions, and the District of Columbia, all

of which books, recordings, and reproducers will remain the

property of the Library of Congress but will be loaned to blind and

to other physically handicapped readers certified by competent

authority as unable to read normal printed material as a result of

physical limitations, under regulations prescribed by the Librarian

of Congress for this service. In the purchase of books in either

raised characters or in sound-reproduction recordings the Librarian

of Congress, without reference to the provisions of section 5 of

title 41, shall give preference to nonprofit-making institutions or

agencies whose activities are primarily concerned with the blind

and with other physically handicapped persons, in all cases where

the prices or bids submitted by such institutions or agencies are,

by said Librarian, under all the circumstances and needs involved,

determined to be fair and reasonable.

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(Mar. 3, 1931, ch. 400, Sec. 1, 46 Stat. 1487; Mar. 4, 1933, ch.

279, 47 Stat. 1570; June 14, 1935, ch. 242, Sec. 1, 49 Stat. 374;

Apr. 23, 1937, ch. 125, Sec. 1, 50 Stat. 72; June 7, 1939, ch. 191,

53 Stat. 812; June 6, 1940, ch. 255, 54 Stat. 245; Oct. 1, 1942,

ch. 575, Sec. 1, 56 Stat. 764; June 13, 1944, ch. 246, Sec. 1, 58

Stat. 276; Aug. 8, 1946, ch. 868, Sec. 1, 60 Stat. 908; July 3,

1952, ch. 566, 66 Stat. 326; Pub. L. 85-308, Sec. 1, Sept. 7, 1957,

71 Stat. 630; Pub. L. 89-522, Sec. 1, July 30, 1966, 80 Stat. 330.)

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AMENDMENTS

1966 - Pub. L. 89-522 amended section generally, extending

availability of books and materials under this section by

authorizing their loan to other physically handicapped residents,

in addition to blind persons, certified by competent authority as

unable to read normal printed material as a result of physical

limitations.

1957 - Pub. L. 85-308 authorized annual appropriation of

necessary sums in lieu of provisions which limited annual

appropriation to $1,125,000, and struck out limitation of $200,000

on amount of appropriated funds to be expended annually for books

in raised characters.

1952 - Act July 3, 1952, included children within its provisions

as well as adults.

1946 - Act Aug. 8, 1946, increased annual appropriation from

$500,000 to $1,125,000.

1944 - Act June 13, 1944, increased annual appropriation from

$370,000 to $500,000, the amount allocated to sound-reproduction

records from $250,000 to $400,000, and struck out provision

allocating $20,000 to maintenance and replacement of

Government-owned reproducers.

1942 - Act Oct. 1, 1942, substituted ''$370,000'' for

''$350,000'', and inserted clause at end of first sentence relating

to expenditure of not exceeding $20,000 for maintenance and

replacement of reproducers for sound-reproduction records.

1940 - Act June 6, 1940, substituted ''$350,000'' for

''$275,000'' and ''$250,000'' for ''$175,000''.

1939 - Act June 7, 1939, inserted last sentence.

1937 - Act Apr. 23, 1937, substituted ''$275,000'' for

''$175,000'' in two places and ''$175,000'' for ''$75,000''.

1935 - Act June 14, 1935, substituted ''$175,000'' for

''$100,000'' and inserted provision that $100,000 of the $175,000

annual appropriation be expended for books in raised characters and

the balance for sound-reproduction records.

1933 - Act Mar. 4, 1933, inserted ''published either in raised

characters, on sound-reproduction records, or in any other form''.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1957 AMENDMENT

Section 2 of Pub. L. 85-308 provided that: ''This Act (amending

this section) shall be applicable with respect to the fiscal year

ending June 30, 1958, and for each fiscal year thereafter.''

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1946 AMENDMENT

Section 2 of act Aug. 8, 1946, provided: ''This Act (amending

this section) shall be applicable with respect to the fiscal year

ending June 30, 1947, and for each fiscal year thereafter.''

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1944 AMENDMENT

Section 2 of act June 13, 1944, provided: ''This Act (amending

this section) shall be applicable with respect to the fiscal year

ending June 30, 1945, and for each fiscal year thereafter.''

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1942 AMENDMENT

Section 2 of act Oct. 1, 1942, provided: ''This Act (amending

this section) shall be applicable with respect to the fiscal year

ending June 30, 1943, and for each fiscal year thereafter.''

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1937 AMENDMENT

Section 2 of act Apr. 23, 1937, provided that: ''This Act

(amending this section) shall be applicable with respect to the

fiscal year ending June 30, 1938, and for each fiscal year

thereafter.''

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 135b of this title; title

17 section 121; title 39 section 3403.

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 135a-1. Library of musical scores, instructional texts, and

other specialized materials for use of blind persons or other

physically handicapped residents; authorization of

appropriations

-STATUTE-

(a) The Librarian of Congress shall establish and maintain a

library of musical scores, instructional texts, and other

specialized materials for the use of the blind and for other

physically handicapped residents of the United States and its

possessions in furthering their educational, vocational, and

cultural opportunities in the field of music. Such scores, texts,

and materials shall be made available on a loan basis under

regulations developed by the Librarian or his designee in

consultation with persons, organizations, and agencies engaged in

work for the blind and for other physically handicapped persons.

(b) There are authorized to be appropriated such amounts as may

be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 87-765, Oct. 9, 1962, 76 Stat. 763; Pub. L. 89-522, Sec.

2, July 30, 1966, 80 Stat. 331.)

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AMENDMENTS

1966 - Pub. L. 89-522 made the library of musical scores and

materials available to other physically handicapped residents of

the United States and added persons, organizations, and agencies

engaged in work for physically handicapped persons to the groups

with which the Librarian shall consult in making the materials

available on a loan basis.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 135b of this title.

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2 USC Sec. 135b 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 135b. Local and regional centers; preference to blind and

other physically handicapped veterans; rules and regulations;

authorization of appropriations

-STATUTE-

(a) The Librarian of Congress may contract or otherwise arrange

with such public or other nonprofit libraries, agencies, or

organizations as he may deem appropriate to serve as local or

regional centers for the circulation of (1) books, recordings, and

reproducers referred to in section 135a of this title, and (2)

musical scores, instructional texts, and other specialized

materials referred to in section 135a-1 of this title, under such

conditions and regulations as he may prescribe. In the lending of

such books, recordings, reproducers, musical scores, instructional

texts, and other specialized materials, preference shall at all

times be given to the needs of the blind and of the other

physically handicapped persons who have been honorably discharged

from the Armed Forces of the United States.

(b) There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be

necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 3, 1931, ch. 400, Sec. 2, 46 Stat. 1487; Pub. L. 89-522, Sec.

1, July 30, 1966, 80 Stat. 330.)

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AMENDMENTS

1966 - Pub. L. 89-522 extended Librarian's authority to arrange

for local and regional centers by authorizing him to contract with

public or other nonprofit libraries, agencies, or organizations,

extended field to include recordings, reproducers, musical scores,

instructional texts, and other materials, substituted ''Armed

Forces of the United States'' for ''United States military or naval

service'', and extended veteran preference to include other

physically handicapped individuals in addition to blind persons.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in title 39 section 3403.

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2 USC Sec. 136 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 136. Librarian of Congress; appointment; rules and regulations

-STATUTE-

The Librarian of Congress shall be appointed by the President, by

and with the advice and consent of the Senate. He shall make rules

and regulations for the government of the Library.

-SOURCE-

(Feb. 19, 1897, ch. 265, Sec. 1, 29 Stat. 544, 546; Pub. L. 92-310,

title II, Sec. 220(f), June 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 204.)

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PRIOR PROVISIONS

R.S. Sec. 88, 89, 4950, which were repealed by acts Feb. 28,

1933, ch. 131, Sec. 1, 47 Stat. 1349; Mar. 3, 1933, ch. 202, Sec.

1, 47 Stat. 1428, 1431.

AMENDMENTS

1972 - Pub. L. 92-310 struck out provisions which required the

Librarian of Congress to give a bond in the sum of $20,000.

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2 USC Sec. 136a, 136a-1 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 136a, 136a-1. Omitted

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CODIFICATION

Sections were superseded by section 136a-2 of this title.

Section 136a, Pub. L. 88-426, title II, Sec. 203(c), Aug. 14,

1964, 78 Stat. 415; Pub. L. 90-206, title II, Sec. 219(2), 225(h),

Dec. 16, 1967, 81 Stat. 639, 644; Pub. L. 94-82, title II, Sec.

204(b), Aug. 9, 1975, 89 Stat. 421, set compensation of Librarian

of Congress at an annual rate equal to rate for positions at level

IV of Executive Schedule.

A prior section 136a, acts Mar. 6, 1928, ch. 134, 45 Stat. 197;

Oct. 15, 1949, ch. 695, Sec. 5(a), 63 Stat. 890, which contained

similar provisions, was repealed by Pub. L. 89-554, Sec. 8(a),

Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 647, 655.

Section 136a-1, Pub. L. 88-426, title II, Sec. 203(d), Aug. 14,

1964, 78 Stat. 415; Pub. L. 90-206, title II Sec. 219(3), 225(h),

Dec. 16, 1967, 81 Stat. 639, 644; Pub. L. 94-82, title II, Sec.

204(b), Aug. 9, 1975, 89 Stat. 421, set compensation of Deputy

Librarian of Congress at an annual rate equal to rate for positions

at level V of Executive Schedule.

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2 USC Sec. 136a-2 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 136a-2. Librarian of Congress and Deputy Librarian of

Congress; compensation

-STATUTE-

Notwithstanding any other provision of law -

(1) the Librarian of Congress shall be compensated at an annual

rate of pay which is equal to the annual rate of basic pay

payable for positions at level II of the Executive Schedule under

section 5313 of title 5; and

(2) the Deputy Librarian of Congress shall be compensated at an

annual rate of pay which is equal to the annual rate of basic pay

payable for positions at level III of the Executive Schedule

under section 5314 of title 5.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 98-63, title I, Sec. 904, July 30, 1983, 97 Stat. 336;

Pub. L. 106-57, title II, Sec. 209(a), Sept. 29, 1999, 113 Stat.

424.)

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AMENDMENTS

1999 - Pub. L. 106-57 amended section generally. Prior to

amendment, section read as follows:

''(a) Subject to subsection (b) of this section and

notwithstanding any other provision of law -

''(1) the compensation of the Librarian of Congress shall be at

an annual rate which is equal to the annual rate of basic pay

payable for positions at level III of the Executive Schedule

under section 5314 of title 5, and

''(2) the compensation of the Deputy Librarian of Congress

shall be at an annual rate which is equal to the annual rate of

basic pay payable for positions at level IV of the Executive

Schedule under section 5315 of title 5.

''(b) The limitations contained in section 306 of S. 2939,

Ninety-seventh Congress, as made applicable by section 101(e) of

Public Law 97-276 (as amended by section 128(a) of Public Law

97-377) shall, after application of section 128(b) of Public law

97-377, be applicable to the compensation of the Librarian of

Congress and the Deputy Librarian of Congress, as fixed by

subsection (a) of this section.''

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1999 AMENDMENT

Pub. L. 106-57, title II, Sec. 209(c), Sept. 29, 1999, 113 Stat.

424, provided that: ''The amendments made by this section (amending

this section and section 166 of this title) shall apply with

respect to the first pay period which begins on or after the date

of the enactment of this Act (Sept. 29, 1999) and each subsequent

pay period.''

EFFECTIVE DATE

Pub. L. 98-63, title I, Sec. 904(c), July 30, 1983, 97 Stat. 337,

provided that subsec. (a) of this section was to take effect on the

first day of the first applicable pay period commencing on or after

July 30, 1983, prior to being omitted in the general amendment of

section 904 of Pub. L. 98-63 by section 209(a) of Pub. L. 106-57.

SALARY INCREASES

1987 - Salaries of Librarian and Deputy Librarian increased

respectively to $89,500 and $82,500 per annum, on recommendation of

the President of the United States, see note set out under section

358 of this title.

1977 - Salaries of Librarian and Deputy Librarian increased

respectively to $50,000 and $47,500 per annum, on recommendation of

the President of the United States, see note set out under section

358 of this title.

1969 - Salaries of Librarian and Deputy Librarian increased

respectively to $38,000 and $36,000 per annum, on recommendation of

the President of the United States, see note set out under section

358 of this title.

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2 USC Sec. 136b 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 136b. Omitted

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section, act July 17, 1947, ch. 262, 61 Stat. 372, related to

maximum salary for any position in the Library. See section 162a of

this title.

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2 USC Sec. 136c 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 136c. Authorized additional expenses and services for which

Library of Congress salary appropriations are available

-STATUTE-

From and after October 1, 1983, appropriations in this Act

available to the Library of Congress for salaries shall be

available for expenses of personnel security and suitability

investigations of Library employees; special and temporary services

(including employees engaged by day or hour or in piecework); and

services as authorized by section 3109 of title 5.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 98-51, title II, Sec. 201, July 14, 1983, 97 Stat. 276.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

This Act, referred to in text, is Pub. L. 98-51, July 14, 1983,

97 Stat. 263, known as the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,

1984. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see

Tables.

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2 USC Sec. 137 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 137. Use and regulation of law library

-STATUTE-

The justices of the Supreme Court shall have free access to the

law library; and they are authorized to make regulations, not

inconsistent with law, for the use of the same during the sittings

of the court. But such regulations shall not restrict any person

authorized to take books from the Library from having access to the

law library, or using the books therein in the same manner as he

may be entitled to use the books of the general Library.

-SOURCE-

(R.S. Sec. 95.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

R.S. Sec. 95 derived from act July 14, 1832, ch. 221, Sec. 2, 4

Stat. 579.

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2 USC Sec. 137a, 137b 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 137a, 137b. Omitted

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section 137a, R.S. Sec. 94, related to persons specially

privileged to use library. See last sentence of section 136 of

this title, which gives Librarian of Congress power to make rules

and regulations for government of library.

Section 137b, act Aug. 28, 1890, No. 41, 26 Stat. 678, which

related to Interstate Commerce Commission and Chief of Army

Engineering Corps, was omitted from the Code as superseded by the

last sentence of section 136 of this title.

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JOINT COMMITTEE REPORT

With reference to former section 137a of this title, the Joint

Committee on the Library, in an official report March 3, 1897 (54th

Cong., 2d Sess., Senate Report 1573) declared:

''Heretofore the Joint Committee on the Library has had authority

to approve such rules and regulations as have been made by the

Librarian of Congress, but the provision of law under which the

Joint Committee has hitherto passed upon said rules and regulations

would appear to be repealed by the more recent act (section 136 of

this title) which places this power in the hands of the Librarian

of Congress.''

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2 USC Sec. 137c 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 137c. Withdrawal of books from Library of Congress

-STATUTE-

The chief judge and associate judges of the United States Court

of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the chief judge and

associate judges of the United States District Court for the

District of Columbia are authorized to use and take books from the

Library of Congress in the same manner and subject to the same

regulations as justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.

-SOURCE-

(Joint Res. No. 9, Jan. 27, 1894, 28 Stat. 577; June 7, 1934, ch.

426, 48 Stat. 926; June 25, 1936, ch. 804, 49 Stat. 1921; June 25,

1948, ch. 646, Sec. 32(a), (b), 62 Stat. 991; May 24, 1949, ch.

139, Sec. 127, 63 Stat. 107.)

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

Act June 25, 1948, eff. Sept. 1, 1948, as amended by act May 24,

1949, substituted ''United States District Court for the District

of Columbia'' for ''District Court of the United States for the

District of Columbia'', ''chief judge'' for ''chief justice'' and

''associate judges'' for ''associate justices'' wherever appearing.

Act June 25, 1936, substituted ''District Court of the United

States for the said District'' for ''Supreme Court for the said

District''.

Act June 7, 1934, substituted ''United States Court of Appeals

for the District of Columbia'' for ''Court of Appeals of the

District of Columbia''.

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2 USC Sec. 138 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 138. Law library; hours kept open

-STATUTE-

The law library shall be kept open every day so long as either

House of Congress is in session.

-SOURCE-

(July 11, 1888, ch. 615, Sec. 1, 25 Stat. 262.)

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2 USC Sec. 139 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 139. Omitted

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section, acts Feb. 19, 1897, ch. 265, Sec. 1, 29 Stat. 546; Pub.

L. 94-273, Sec. 30, Apr. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 380, which required the

Librarian of Congress to make an annual report to Congress on the

affairs of the Library, including copyright business and a detailed

statement of receipts and expenditures, terminated, effective May

15, 2000, pursuant to section 3003 of Pub. L. 104-66, as amended,

set out as a note under section 1113 of Title 31, Money and

Finance. See, also, page 10 of House Document No. 103-7.

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2 USC Sec. 140 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 140. Employees; fitness

-STATUTE-

All persons employed in and about said Library of Congress under

the Librarian shall be appointed solely with reference to their

fitness for their particular duties.

-SOURCE-

(Feb. 19, 1897, ch. 265, Sec. 1, 29 Stat. 545; June 29, 1922, ch.

251, Sec. 1, 42 Stat. 715.)

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2 USC Sec. 141 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 141. Duties of Architect of the Capitol and Librarian of

Congress

-STATUTE-

The Architect of the Capitol shall have charge of all structural

work at the Library of Congress buildings and grounds (as defined

in section 167j of this title), including all necessary repairs,

the operation, maintenance, and repair of the mechanical plant and

elevators, the care and maintenance of the grounds, and the

purchasing of all equipment other than office equipment. The

employees required for the performance of the foregoing duties

shall be appointed by the Architect of the Capitol. All other

duties on June 29, 1922, required to be performed by the

Superintendent of the Library Building and Grounds shall be

performed under the direction of the Librarian of Congress, who

shall appoint the employees necessary therefor. The Librarian of

Congress shall provide for the purchase and supply of office

equipment and furniture for library purposes.

-SOURCE-

(June 29, 1922, ch. 251, Sec. 1, 42 Stat. 715; Pub. L. 91-280, June

12, 1970, 84 Stat. 309; Pub. L. 101-520, title II, Sec. 205(b),

Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2272; Pub. L. 101-562, Sec. 2(a), Nov. 15,

1990, 104 Stat. 2780.)

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AMENDMENTS

1990 - Pub. L. 101-520 and Pub. L. 101-562 made substantively

identical amendments, substituting reference to the Library of

Congress buildings and grounds (as defined in section 167j of this

title) for reference to the Library Building and on the grounds.

1970 - Pub. L. 91-280 substituted ''purchasing of all equipment

other than office equipment'' for ''purchasing and supplying of all

furniture and equipment for the building'' in second sentence and

inserted sentence at end.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1990 AMENDMENTS

Amendment by Pub. L. 101-520 and 101-562 effective on date (Nov.

6, 1991) Architect of the Capitol acquires the property and

improvements described in Pub. L. 101-520, Sec. 205(a), and Pub. L.

101-562, Sec. 1, see section 205(e) of Pub. L. 101-520 and former

section 2(d) of Pub. L. 101-562, set out as a Special Facilities

Center; Acquisition note below.

ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY FOR LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Pub. L. 105-144, Dec. 15, 1997, 111 Stat. 2667, as amended by

Pub. L. 106-554, Sec. 1(a)(2) (title II, Sec. 207), Dec. 21, 2000,

114 Stat. 2763, 2763A-114, provided that:

''SECTION 1. ACQUISITION OF FACILITY IN CULPEPER, VIRGINIA.

''(a) Acquisition. - The Architect of the Capitol may acquire on

behalf of the United States Government by transfer of title,

without reimbursement or transfer of funds, the following property:

''(1) Three parcels totaling approximately 41 acres, more or

less, located in Culpeper County, Virginia, and identified as

Culpeper County Tax Parcel Numbers 51-80B, 51-80C, and 51-80D,

further described as real estate (consisting of 15.949 acres)

conveyed to Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond by deed from Russell

H. Inskeep and Jean H. Inskeep, his wife, dated October 1, 1964,

and recorded October 7, 1964, in the Clerk's Office, Circuit

Court of Culpeper County, Virginia, in Deed Book 177, page 431,

and real estate (consisting of 20.498 acres and consisting of

4.502 acres) conveyed to Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond by deed

from Russell H. Inskeep and Jean H. Inskeep, his wife, dated

November 11, 1974, and recorded November 12, 1974, in the Clerk's

Office, Circuit Court of Culpeper County, Virginia, in Deed Book

247, page 246.

''(2) Improvements to such real property.

''(b) Uses. - Effective on the date on which the Architect of the

Capitol acquires the property under subsection (a), such property

shall be available to the Librarian of Congress for use as a

national audiovisual conservation center.

''(c) Transfer Payment by Architect. - Notwithstanding the

limitation on reimbursement or transfer of funds under subsection

(a) of this section, the Architect of the Capitol may, not later

than 90 days after acquisition of the property under this section,

transfer funds to the entity from which the property was acquired

by the Architect of the Capitol. Such transfers may not exceed a

total of $16,500,000.

''SEC. 2. LIBRARY BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS.

''(Amended section 167j of this title.)

''SEC. 3. ACCEPTANCE OF TRANSFERRED GIFTS OR TRUST FUNDS.

''Gifts or trust funds given to the Library or the Library of

Congress Trust Fund Board for the structural and mechanical work

and refurbishment of Library buildings and grounds specified in

section 1 shall be transferred to the Architect of the Capitol to

be spent in accordance with the provisions of the first section of

the Act of June 29, 1922 (2 U.S.C. 141).

''SEC. 4. FUND FOR TRANSFERRED FUNDS.

''There is established in the Treasury of the United States a

fund consisting of those gifts or trust funds transferred to the

Architect of the Capitol under section 3. Upon prior approval of

the Committee on House Oversight (now Committee on House

Administration) of the House of Representatives and Committee on

Rules and Administration of the Senate, amounts in the fund shall

be available to the Architect of the Capitol, subject to

appropriation, to remain available until expended, for the

structural and mechanical work and refurbishment of Library

buildings and grounds. Such funds shall be available for

expenditure in fiscal year 1998, subject to the prior approval of

the Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives

and the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate.

''SEC. 5. EFFECTIVE DATE.

''(a) In General. - Except as provided in subsection (b), the

provisions of this Act shall take effect on the date of the

enactment of this Act (Dec. 15, 1997).

''(b) Special Rule for Inclusion of Property Within Library

Buildings and Grounds. - The amendment made by section 2 shall take

effect upon the acquisition by the Architect of the Capitol of the

property described in section 1.''

TRANSFER OF PROPERTY BY SECRETARY OF ARMY TO PROVIDE FACILITIES TO

ACCOMMODATE LONG-TERM STORAGE AND SERVICE NEEDS

Pub. L. 103-110, Sec. 122, Oct. 21, 1993, 107 Stat. 1043,

provided that:

''(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary

of the Army shall transfer, no later than September 30, 1994,

without reimbursement or transfer of funds, to the Architect of the

Capitol, a portion of the real property, including improvements

thereon, consisting of not more than 100 acres located at Fort

George G. Meade in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, as determined

under subsection (c).

''(b) The Architect of the Capitol shall, upon completion of the

survey performed pursuant to subsection (c) and the transfer

effected pursuant to subsection (a), utilize the transferred

property to provide facilities to accommodate the varied long-term

storage and service needs of the Library of Congress and other

Legislative Branch agencies.

''(c) The exact acreage and legal description of the property to

be transferred under this section shall be determined by a survey

satisfactory to the Architect of the Capitol and the Secretary of

the Army, and in consultation with officials of Anne Arundel

County, Maryland.

''(d) Any real property and improvements thereon transferred

pursuant to this section shall be under the jurisdiction of the

Architect of the Capitol, subject to the rules and regulations

providing for the use of such property as may be approved by the

House Office Building Commission and the Senate Committee on Rules

and Administration: Provided, That any existing improvements made

available by the Architect to the Librarian of Congress, under the

direction of the Joint Committee on the Library, or hereafter

erected upon such real property pursuant to law for the purposes of

providing for the long-term storage and service needs of the

Library of Congress shall be subject to the provisions of sections

136, 141 and 167 to 167j of title 2, United States Code.

''(e) Portions of the real property and any improvements thereon

transferred pursuant to this section that are not determined to be

immediately required for storage or service needs by the Architect

are authorized to be leased temporarily to the Secretary of the

Army: Provided, That nominal lease payments made by the Secretary

of the Army shall be credited to the appropriation 'Architect of

the Capitol, Library Buildings and Grounds, Structural and

Mechanical Care, No Year'.

''(f) There are authorized to be appropriated to the Architect of

the Capitol such sums as may be necessary to carry out the

provisions of this section.''

SPECIAL FACILITIES CENTER; TEMPORARY RESTRICTION ON EVENING USE

Pub. L. 102-451, Sec. 4, Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2253, provided

that: ''No evening meetings may be held at the Library of Congress

Special Facilities Center until an on-site parking plan for the

property is approved by the Joint Committee on the Library.''

SPECIAL FACILITIES CENTER; ACQUISITION

Section 205 of Pub. L. 101-520, as amended by Pub. L. 102-451,

Sec. 1-3, Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2253, provided that:

''(a) The Architect of the Capitol may acquire on behalf of the

United States Government by purchase, condemnation, transfer, or

otherwise (1) all publicly or privately owned real property in lot

51 in square 869 in the District of Columbia, as that lot appears

on the records in the office of the Surveyor of the District of

Columbia on August 1, 1990, extending to the outer face of the

curbs of the square in which it is located and including all alleys

or parts of alleys and streets within the lot lines and curb lines

surrounding such real property, and (2) improvements to such real

property. The property acquired under this section shall be known

as the 'Library of Congress Special Facilities Center' (hereinafter

in this section referred to as the 'Center').

''(b) (Amended section 141 of this title.)

''(c) The property and improvements acquired under subsection (a)

shall be repaired and altered, to the maximum extent feasible as

determined by the Architect of the Capitol, in compliance with one

of the nationally recognized model building codes and with other

applicable nationally recognized codes (including electrical codes,

fire and life safety codes, plumbing codes, as determined

appropriate by the Architect), using the latest edition of the

nationally recognized codes referred to in this paragraph.

''(d) (Amended section 167j of this title.)

''(e) Subsections (b) and (c) and the amendment made by

subsection (d) shall take effect on the date (Nov. 6, 1991) the

Architect of the Capitol acquires the property and improvements

described in subsection (a).

''(f) There is authorized to be appropriated to the Architect of

the Capitol $5,000,000 for carrying out the purposes of this

section, to remain available until expended.

''(g) Effective on the date (Nov. 6, 1991) on which the Architect

of the Capitol acquires the property known as St. Cecilia's School

(Lot 51 in square 869) in the District of Columbia, as provided by

law, such property shall be available to the Librarian of Congress

for use -

''(1) as a day care center for children of employees of the

Library of Congress and children of other employees of the

legislative branch of the Government;

''(2) for staff training and development for employees of the

Library of Congress;

''(3) for external training;

''(4) for general assembly and education programs of the

Library;

''(5) for temporary living quarters and common areas for

visiting scholars using the collections of the Library or

participating in the programs of the Library; and

''(6) for other purposes relating to the operations of the

Library of Congress.

Any use of such property shall be subject to approval by the Joint

Committee on the Library, the Committee on House Administration of

the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Rules and

Administration of the Senate.

''(h)(1) The Librarian of Congress -

''(A) may charge fees for use of the Center under paragraphs

(3), (4), and (5) of subsection (g); and

''(B) shall deposit the fees in the fund under paragraph (2).

''(2) There is established in the Treasury a fund which shall

consist of amounts deposited under paragraph (1) and such other

amounts as may be appropriated to the fund. The fund shall be -

''(A) available to the Librarian of Congress, in amounts

specified in appropriations Acts, for the expenses of the Center;

and

''(B) subject to audit by the Comptroller General at the

discretion of the Comptroller General.''

Similar provisions were contained in Pub. L. 101-562, Sec. 1, 2,

4, Nov. 15, 1990, 104 Stat. 2780, 2781, which was repealed by Pub.

L. 102-451, Sec. 5, Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2254, eff. Nov. 15,

1990.

ADDITIONAL BUILDING FOR LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Pub. L. 86-469, May 14, 1960, 74 Stat. 132, authorized Architect

of the Capitol, under direction and supervision of Joint Committee

on the Library, to prepare preliminary plans and estimates of cost

for an additional building for Library of Congress.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS THOMAS JEFFERSON BUILDING

Pub. L. 104-208, div. A, title V, Sec. 5402, Sept. 30, 1996, 110

Stat. 3009-511, provided that: ''The Founders Hall instructional

area in the House of Representatives Page School, located in the

Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, shall be

known and designated as 'Bill Emerson Hall'.''

Pub. L. 96-269, Sec. 1, June 13, 1980, 94 Stat. 486, provided:

''That the building in the block bounded by East Capitol Street,

Second Street Southeast, Independence Avenue Southeast, and First

Street Southeast, in the District of Columbia (commonly known as

the Library of Congress Building or the Library of Congress Main

Building), shall hereafter be known and designated as the 'Library

of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building'. Any reference in any law,

map, regulation, document, record, or other paper of the United

States to such building shall be held to be a reference to the

Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building.''

Pub. L. 94-264, Apr. 13, 1976, 90 Stat. 329, which had designated

the Library of Congress Annex as the Library of Congress Thomas

Jefferson Building, was repealed by Pub. L. 96-269, Sec. 3, June

13, 1980, 94 Stat. 486, as part of the redesignation of that

building as the Library of Congress John Adams Building and the

designation of the main building of the Library of Congress as the

Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS JOHN ADAMS BUILDING

Pub. L. 96-269, Sec. 2, June 13, 1980, 94 Stat. 486, provided

that: ''The building in the block bounded by East Capitol Street,

Second Street Southeast, Third Street Southeast, and Pennsylvania

Avenue Southeast, in the District of Columbia (commonly known as

the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building or the Library of

Congress Annex Building), shall hereafter be known and designated

as the 'Library of Congress John Adams Building'. Any reference in

any law, map, regulation, document, record, or other paper of the

United States to such building shall be held to be a reference to

the Library of Congress John Adams Building.''

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS JAMES MADISON MEMORIAL BUILDING

Pub. L. 91-214, Sec. 2, Mar. 16, 1970, 84 Stat. 69, provided

that: ''Nothing contained in the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat.

986) (set out as a note under this section), shall be construed to

authorize the use of the third Library of Congress building

authorized by such Act for general office building purposes.''

Pub. L. 89-260, Oct. 19, 1965, 79 Stat. 987, as amended by Pub.

L. 91-214, Sec. 1, Mar. 16, 1970, 84 Stat. 69; Pub. L. 94-219, Feb.

27, 1976, 90 Stat. 194; Pub. L. 95-548, Oct. 30, 1978, 92 Stat.

2064, provided: ''That (a) the Architect of the Capitol under the

direction jointly of the House Office Building Commission, the

Senate Office Building Commission, and the Joint Committee on the

Library, after consultation with a committee designated by the

American Institute of Architects, is authorized and directed to

construct (including, but not limited to, the preparation of all

necessary designs, plans, and specifications) in square 732 in the

District of Columbia a third Library of Congress fireproof

building, which shall be known as the Library of Congress James

Madison Memorial Building. The design of such building shall

include a Madison Memorial Hall and shall be in keeping with the

prevailing architecture of the Federal buildings on Capitol Hill.

The Madison Memorial Hall shall be developed in consultation with

the James Madison Memorial Commission.

''(b) In carrying out his authority under this joint resolution,

the Architect of the Capitol, under the direction jointly of the

House Office Building Commission, the Senate Office Building

Commission, and the Joint Committee on the Library, is authorized

(1) to provide for such equipment, such connections with the

Capitol Power Plant and other utilities, such access facilities

over or under public streets, such changes in the present Library

of Congress buildings, such changes in or additions to the present

tunnels, and such other appurtenant facilities, as may be

necessary, and (2) to do such landscaping as may be necessary by

reason of the construction authorized by this joint resolution.

''Sec. 2. The structural and mechanical care of the building

authorized by this joint resolution and the care of the surrounding

grounds shall be under the Architect of the Capitol.

''Sec. 3. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated not to

exceed $130,675,000 to construct the building authorized by this

joint resolution (including the preparation of all necessary

designs, plans, and specifications).

''There is also authorized to be appropriated not exceeding

$10,000 to pay the expenses of the James Madison Memorial

Commission.''

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 141a 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 141a. Design, installation, and maintenance of security

systems; transfer of responsibility

-STATUTE-

The responsibility for design, installation, and maintenance of

security systems to protect the physical security of the buildings

and grounds of the Library of Congress is transferred from the

Architect of the Capitol to the Capitol Police Board. Such design,

installation, and maintenance shall be carried out under the

direction of the Committee on House Oversight of the House of

Representatives and the Committee on Rules and Administration of

the Senate, and without regard to section 5 of title 41. Any

alteration to a structural, mechanical, or architectural feature of

the buildings and grounds of the Library of Congress that is

required for a security system under the preceding sentence may be

carried out only with the approval of the Architect of the Capitol.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 105-277, div. B, title II, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat.

2681-570.)

-CHANGE-

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.

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 142 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 142. Omitted

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section, acts June 29, 1922, ch. 251, Sec. 1, 42 Stat. 715; Nov.

5, 1990, Pub. L. 101-520, title III, Sec. 307, 104 Stat. 2277,

established office of administrative assistant and disbursing

officer of Library of Congress which was abolished by section 142a

of this title.

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 142a 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 142a. Office of administrative assistant and disbursing

officer in Library of Congress abolished; transfer of duties to

appointee of Librarian

-STATUTE-

From and after June 10, 1928, the office of administrative

assistant and disbursing officer of the Library of Congress,

created by section 142 of this title, is abolished and thereafter

the duties required to be performed by the administrative assistant

and disbursing officer shall be performed, under the direction of

the Librarian of Congress, by such persons as the Librarian may

appoint for those purposes.

-SOURCE-

(May 11, 1928, ch. 521, 45 Stat. 497; Pub. L. 92-310, title II,

Sec. 220(h), June 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 205.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

Section 142 of this title, referred to in text, was omitted from

the Code.

-MISC2-

AMENDMENTS

1972 - Pub. L. 92-310 struck out provisions which required the

person disbursing appropriations for Library of Congress and

Botanic Garden to give a bond in sum of $30,000.

-TRANS-

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

Disbursement functions of all Government agencies, except

Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force and Panama Canal

transferred to Division of Disbursements, Treasury Department, by

Ex. Ord. No. 6166, Sec. 4, June 10, 1933, and Ex. Ord. No. 6728,

May 29, 1934.

Division subsequently consolidated with other agencies into

Fiscal Service in Treasury Department by Reorg. Plan No. III of

1940, Sec. 1(a)(1), eff. June 30, 1940, 5 F.R. 2107, 54 Stat.

1231. See section 306 of Title 31, Money and Finance.

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 142b 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 142b. Certifying officers of the Library of Congress;

accountability; relief by Comptroller General

-STATUTE-

On and after June 13, 1957, each officer and employee of the

Library of Congress, including the Copyright Office, who has been

duly authorized in writing by the Librarian of Congress to certify

vouchers for payment from appropriations and funds, shall (1) be

held responsible for the existence and correctness of the facts

recited in the certificate or otherwise stated on the voucher or

its supporting papers and for the legality of the proposed payment

under the appropriation or fund involved; (2) (Repealed); (3) be

held responsible and accountable for the correctness of the

computations of certified vouchers; and (4) be held accountable for

and required to make good to the United States the amount of any

illegal, improper, or incorrect payment resulting from any false,

inaccurate, or misleading certificate made by him, as well as for

any payment prohibited by law or which did not represent a legal

obligation under the appropriation or fund involved: Provided, That

the Comptroller General of the United States may, at his

discretion, relieve such certifying officer or employee of

liability for any payment otherwise proper whenever he finds (1)

that the certification was based on official records and that such

certifying officer or employee did not know, and by reasonable

diligence and inquiry could not have ascertained, the actual facts,

or (2) that the obligation was incurred in good faith, that the

payment was not contrary to any statutory provision specifically

prohibiting payments of the character involved, and the United

States has received value for such payment: Provided further, That

the Comptroller General shall relieve such certifying officer or

employee of liability for an overpayment for transportation

services made to any common carrier covered by section 3726 of

title 31, whenever he finds that the overpayment occurred solely

because the administrative examination made prior to payment of the

transportation bill did not include a verification of

transportation rates, freight classifications, or land grant

deductions.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 85-53, Sec. 1, June 13, 1957, 71 Stat. 81; Pub. L. 92-310,

title II, Sec. 220(k), June 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 205.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

''Section 3726 of title 31'' substituted in text for ''title III,

part II, section 322, of the Transportation Act of 1940, approved

September 18, 1940 (31 U.S.C. 244)'' on authority of Pub. L.

97-258, Sec. 4(b), Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1067, the first section

of which enacted Title 31, Money and Finance.

-MISC3-

AMENDMENTS

1972 - Pub. L. 92-310 struck out provisions which required

officers and employees of Library who are authorized to certify

vouchers for payment to give a bond.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 142d of this title.

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 142c 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 142c. Enforcement of liability of certifying officers of

Library of Congress

-STATUTE-

The liability of these certifying officers or employees shall be

enforced in the same manner and to the same extent as now provided

by law with respect to enforcement of the liability of disbursing

and other accountable officers; and they shall have the right to

apply for and obtain a decision by the Comptroller General on any

question of law involved in a payment on any vouchers presented to

them for certification.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 85-53, Sec. 2, June 13, 1957, 71 Stat. 81.)

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 142d 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 142d. Disbursing officer of the Library of Congress;

disbursements in accordance with voucher; examination of

vouchers; liability

-STATUTE-

The disbursing officer of the Library of Congress shall (1)

disburse moneys of the Library of Congress only upon, and in strict

accordance with, vouchers duly certified by the Librarian of

Congress or by an officer or employee of the Library of Congress

duly authorized in writing by the Librarian to certify such

vouchers; (2) make such examination of vouchers as may be necessary

to ascertain whether they are in proper form, and duly certified

and approved; and (3) be held accountable accordingly: Provided,

That the disbursing officer shall not be held accountable or

responsible for any illegal, improper, or incorrect payment

resulting from any false, inaccurate, or misleading certificate,

the responsibility for which, under section 142b of this title, is

imposed upon a certifying officer or employee of the Library of

Congress.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 85-53, Sec. 3, June 13, 1957, 71 Stat. 81.)

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 142e 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 142e. Disbursing Officer of the Library of Congress;

disbursements for Congressional Budget Office, accountability;

financial management support to Congressional Budget Office

under agreement of Librarian of Congress and Director of

Congressional Budget Office; Congressional Budget Office

certifying officers: voucher certifications, accountability,

relief by Comptroller General

-STATUTE-

From and after January 1, 1976, the Disbursing Officer of the

Library of Congress is authorized to disburse funds appropriated

for the Congressional Budget Office, and the Library of Congress

shall provide financial management support to the Congressional

Budget Office as may be required and mutually agreed to by the

Librarian of Congress and the Director of the Congressional Budget

Office. The Library of Congress is further authorized to compute

and disburse the basic pay of all personnel of the Congressional

Budget Office pursuant to the provisions of section 5504 of title

5, except the Director, who as head of an agency, shall have pay

computed and disbursed pursuant to the provisions of section 5505

of title 5.

All vouchers certified for payment by duly authorized certifying

officers of the Library of Congress shall be supported with a

certification by an officer or employee of the Congressional Budget

Office duly authorized in writing by the Director of the

Congressional Budget Office to certify payments from appropriations

of the Congressional Budget Office. The Congressional Budget Office

certifying officers shall (1) be held responsible for the existence

and correctness of the facts recited in the certificate or

otherwise stated on the voucher or its supporting paper and the

legality of the proposed payment under the appropriation or fund

involved, (2) be held responsible and accountable for the

correctness of the computations of certifications made, and (3) be

held accountable for and required to make good to the United States

the amount of any illegal, improper, or incorrect payment resulting

from any false, inaccurate, or misleading certificate made by him,

as well as for any payment prohibited by law which did not

represent a legal obligation under the appropriation or fund

involved: Provided, That the Comptroller General of the United

States may, at his discretion, relieve such certifying officer or

employee of liability for any payment otherwise proper whenever he

finds (1) that the certification was based on official records and

that such certifying officer or employee did not know, and by

reasonable diligence and inquiry could not have ascertained the

actual facts, or (2) that the obligation was incurred in good

faith, that the payment was not contrary to any statutory provision

specifically prohibiting payments of the character involved, and

the United States has received value for such payment: Provided

further, That the Comptroller General shall relieve such certifying

officer or employee of liability for an overpayment for

transportation services made to any common carrier covered by

section 3726 of title 31, whenever he finds that the overpayment

occurred solely because the administrative examination made prior

to payment of the transportation bill did not include a

verification of transportation rates, freight classifications, or

land grant deductions.

The Disbursing Officer of the Library of Congress shall not be

held accountable or responsible for any illegal, improper, or

incorrect payment resulting from any false, inaccurate, or

misleading certificate, the responsibility for which is imposed

upon a certifying officer or employee of the Congressional Budget

Office.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 96-536, Sec. 101(c), Dec. 16, 1980, 94 Stat. 3167.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

In the second par., ''section 3726 of title 31'' substituted for

''section 244 of title 31'' on authority of Pub. L. 97-258, Sec.

4(b), Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1067, the first section of which

enacted Title 31, Money and Finance.

Section is based on section 207 of title II of H.R. 7593, as

passed the House of Representatives on July 21, 1980, and

incorporated by reference in section 101(c) of Pub. L. 96-536, to

be effective as if enacted into law.

-MISC3-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in the

following prior appropriation acts:

Pub. L. 96-86, Sec. 101(c) (H.R. 4390, title II, Sec. 207), Oct.

12, 1979, 93 Stat. 657.

Pub. L. 95-391, title II, Sec. 207, Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 786.

Pub. L. 95-94, title II, Sec. 207, Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 678.

Pub. L. 94-440, title VIII, Sec. 808, Oct. 1, 1976, 90 Stat.

1458.

Pub. L. 94-157, title I, ch. IV, Dec. 18, 1975, 89 Stat. 835.

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 142f 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 142f. Office of Technology Assessment; disbursement of funds,

computation and disbursement of basic pay, and provision of

financial management support by Library of Congress

-STATUTE-

From and after October 1, 1981, the Disbursing Officer of the

Library of Congress is authorized to disburse funds appropriated

for the Office of Technology Assessment, and the Library of

Congress shall provide financial management support to the Office

of Technology Assessment as may be required and mutually agreed to

by the Librarian of Congress and the Director of the Office of

Technology Assessment. The Library of Congress is further

authorized to compute and disburse the basic pay of all personnel

of the Office of Technology Assessment pursuant to the provisions

of section 5504 of title 5.

All vouchers certified for payment by duly authorized certifying

officers of the Library of Congress shall be supported with a

certification by an officer or employee of the Office of Technology

Assessment duly authorized in writing by the Director of the Office

of Technology Assessment to certify payments from appropriations of

the Office of Technology Assessment. The Office of Technology

Assessment certifying officers shall (1) be held responsible for

the existence and correctness of the facts recited in the

certificate or otherwise stated on the voucher or its supporting

paper and the legality of the proposed payment under the

appropriation or fund involved, (2) be held responsible and

accountable for the correctness of the computations of

certifications made, and (3) be held accountable for and required

to make good to the United States the amount of any illegal,

improper, or incorrect payment resulting from any false,

inaccurate, or misleading certificate made by him, as well as for

any payment prohibited by law which did not represent a legal

obligation under the appropriation or fund involved: Provided, That

the Comptroller General of the United States may, at his

discretion, relieve such certifying officer or employee of

liability for any payment otherwise proper whenever he finds (1)

that the certification was based on official records and that such

certifying officer or employee did not know, and by reasonable

diligence and inquiry could not have ascertained the actual facts,

or (2) that the obligation was incurred in good faith, that the

payment was not contrary to any statutory provision specifically

prohibiting payments of the character involved, and the United

States has received value for such payment: Provided further, That

the Comptroller General shall relieve such certifying officer or

employee of liability for an overpayment for transportation

services made to any common carrier covered by section 3726 of

title 31, whenever he finds that the overpayment occurred solely

because of (FOOTNOTE 1) the administrative examination made prior

to payment of the transportation bill did not include a

verification of transportation rates, freight classifications, or

land grant deductions.

(FOOTNOTE 1) So in original. The word ''of'' probably should

not appear.

The Disbursing Officer of the Library of Congress shall not be

held accountable or responsible for any illegal, improper, or

incorrect payment resulting from any false, inaccurate, or

misleading certificate, the responsibility for which is imposed

upon a certifying officer or employee of the Office of Technology

Assessment.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 97-51, Sec. 101(c), Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 959.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

In the second par., ''section 3726 of title 31'' substituted for

''section 244 of title 31'' on authority of Pub. L. 97-258, Sec.

4(b), Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1067, the first section of which

enacted Title 31, Money and Finance.

Section is based on section 205 of title II of H.R. 4120, as

reported July 9, 1981, and incorporated by reference in section

101(c) of Pub. L. 97-51, to be effective as if enacted into law.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 142h, 142j of this title.

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 142g 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 142g. Copyright Royalty Tribunal; computation and disbursement

of pay of Tribunal personnel by Library of Congress

-STATUTE-

From and after October 1, 1983, the Library of Congress is

authorized to compute and disburse basic pay of all personnel of

the Copyright Royalty Tribunal pursuant to the provisions of

section 5504 of title 5.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 98-51, title II, Sec. 204, July 14, 1983, 97 Stat. 277.)

-MISC1-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in the

following prior appropriation acts:

Pub. L. 97-276, Sec. 101(e) (S. 2939, title II, Sec. 204), Oct.

2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189.

Pub. L. 97-51, Sec. 101(c) (H.R. 4120, title II, Sec. 204), Oct.

1, 1981, 95 Stat. 959.

Pub. L. 96-536, Sec. 101(c) (H.R. 7593, title II, Sec. 208), Dec.

16, 1980, 94 Stat. 3167.

Pub. L. 96-86, Sec. 101(c) (H.R. 4390, title II, Sec. 208), Oct.

12, 1979, 93 Stat. 657.

Pub. L. 95-391, title II, Sec. 208, Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 786.

Pub. L. 95-94, title II, Sec. 208, Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 678.

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 142h 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 142h. Biomedical Ethics Board; disbursement of funds,

computation and disbursement of basic pay, and provision of

financial management services and support by Library of

Congress

-STATUTE-

Effective October 1, 1988, and to continue thereafter, the

Disbursing Officer of the Library of Congress is authorized to -

(1) disburse funds appropriated for the Biomedical Ethics

Board;

(2) compute and disburse the basic pay for all personnel of the

Biomedical Ethics Board; and

(3) provide financial management services and support to the

Biomedical Ethics Board,

in the same manner as provided with respect to the Office of

Technology Assessment under section 142f of this title.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 101-163, title I, Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1054.)

-MISC1-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in the

following prior appropriation act:

Pub. L. 100-458, title I, Oct. 1, 1988, 102 Stat. 2168.

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 142i 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 142i. United States Capitol Preservation Commission; provision

of financial management services and support by Library of

Congress

-STATUTE-

Effective June 15, 1989, the Library of Congress shall provide

financial management services and support to the United States

Capitol Preservation Commission as may be required and mutually

agreed to by the Librarian of Congress and the Cochairmen of the

United States Capitol Preservation Commission.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 101-45, title I, June 30, 1989, 103 Stat. 107.)

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 142j 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 142j. John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and

Development; disbursement of funds, computation and

disbursement of basic pay, and provision of financial

management services and support by Library of Congress; payment

for services

-STATUTE-

From and after October 1, 1988, the Library of Congress is

authorized to -

(1) disburse funds appropriated for the John C. Stennis Center

for Public Service Training and Development;

(2) compute and disburse the basic pay for all personnel of the

John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and

Development;

(3) provide financial management services and support to the

John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and

Development, in the same manner as provided with respect to the

Office of Technology Assessment under section 142f of this title;

and

(4) collect from the funds appropriated for the John C. Stennis

Center for Public Service Training and Development the full costs

of providing the services specified in (1), (2), and (3) above,

as provided under an agreement for services ordered under 31

U.S.C. 1535 and 1536.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 101-163, title II, Sec. 205, Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat.

1060.)

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 142k 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 142k. Library of Congress disbursing office; payroll

processing functions

-STATUTE-

From and after October 1, 1989, the Librarian of Congress shall

take appropriate action to assure that no legislative branch

employee whose salary is disbursed by the Library of Congress

disbursing office is adversely affected by alternative ways of

performing the personnel/payroll processing function.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 101-163, title II, Sec. 206, Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat.

1060.)

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 142l 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 142l. Disbursing Officer of Library of Congress; disbursements

for Office of Compliance; voucher certifications,

accountability and relief by Comptroller General

-STATUTE-

From and after October 1, 1996, the Disbursing Officer of the

Library of Congress is authorized to disburse funds appropriated

for the Office of Compliance, and the Library of Congress shall

provide financial management support to the Office of Compliance as

may be required and mutually agreed to by the Librarian of Congress

and the Executive Director of the Office of Compliance. The Library

of Congress is further authorized to compute and disburse the basic

pay of all personnel of the Office of Compliance pursuant to the

provisions of section 5504 of title 5.

All vouchers certified for payment by duly authorized certifying

officers of the Library of Congress shall be supported with a

certification by an officer or employee of the Office of Compliance

duly authorized in writing by the Executive Director of the Office

of Compliance to certify payments from appropriations of the Office

of Compliance. The Office of Compliance certifying officers shall

(1) be held responsible for the existence and correctness of the

facts recited in the certificate or otherwise stated on the voucher

or its supporting paper and the legality of the proposed payment

under the appropriation or fund involved, (2) be held responsible

and accountable for the correctness of the computations of

certifications made, and (3) be held accountable for and required

to make good to the United States the amount of any illegal,

improper, or incorrect payment resulting from any false,

inaccurate, or misleading certificate made by them, as well as for

any payment prohibited by law which did not represent a legal

obligation under the appropriation or fund involved: Provided, That

the Comptroller General of the United States may, at his

discretion, relieve such certifying officer or employee of

liability for any payment otherwise proper whenever he finds (1)

that the certification was based on official records and that such

certifying officer or employee did not know, and by reasonable

diligence and inquiry could not have ascertained the actual facts,

or (2) that the obligation was incurred in good faith, that the

payment was not contrary to any statutory provision specifically

prohibiting payments of the character involved, and the United

States has received value for such payment: Provided further, That

the Comptroller General shall relieve such certifying officer or

employee of liability for an overpayment for transportation

services made to any common carrier covered by section 3726 of

title 31, whenever he finds that the overpayment occurred solely

because the administrative examination made prior to payment of the

transportation bill did not include a verification of

transportation rates, freight classifications, or land grant

deductions.

The Disbursing Officer of the Library of Congress shall not be

held accountable or responsible for any illegal, improper, or

incorrect payment resulting from any false, inaccurate, or

misleading certificate, the responsibility for which is imposed

upon a certifying officer or employee of the Office of Compliance.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 104-197, title II, Sec. 208, Sept. 16, 1996, 110 Stat.

2409.)

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 143 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 5 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

-HEAD-

Sec. 143. Appropriations for Library Building and Grounds

-STATUTE-

All appropriations made to the Architect of the Capitol on

account of the Library Building and Grounds shall be disbursed for

that purpose in the same manner as other appropriations under his

control.

-SOURCE-

(June 29, 1922, ch. 251, Sec. 3, 42 Stat. 715.)

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

Disbursement functions of a