US (United States) Code. Title 44. Chapter 17: Distribution and sale of Public documents

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44 USC CHAPTER 17 - DISTRIBUTION AND SALE OF PUBLIC

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 17 - DISTRIBUTION AND SALE OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS

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CHAPTER 17 - DISTRIBUTION AND SALE OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS

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Sec.

1701. Publications for public distribution to be distributed

by the Public Printer; mailing lists.

1702. Superintendent of Documents; sale of documents.

1703. Superintendent of Documents: assistants, blanks,

printing and binding.

1704. Superintendent of Documents: pay of employees for

night, Sunday, holiday, and overtime work.

1705. Printing additional copies for sale to public;

regulations.

1706. Printing and sale of extra copies of documents.

1707. Reprinting of documents required for sale.

1708. Prices for sales copies of publications; crediting of

receipts; resale by dealers; sales agents.

1709. Blank forms: printing and sale to public.

1710. Index of documents: number and distribution.

1711. Catalog of Government publications.

1712. Documents for use of the Public Printer.

1713. Documents to be delivered to the Executive Mansion.

1714. Publications for use of General Services

Administration.(!1)

1715. Publications for department or officer or for

congressional committees.

1716. Public documents for legations and consulates of

United States.

1717. Documents and reports for foreign legations.

1718. Distribution of Government publications to the Library

of Congress.

1719. International exchange of Government publications.

1720. Documents not needed by departments to be turned over

to Superintendent of Documents.

1721. Exchange of documents by heads of departments.

1722. Departmental distribution of publications.

FEDERAL RECORDS MANAGEMENT PROVISIONS WITHOUT EFFECT ON CHAPTER

Authority and responsibilities under chapter not limited or

repealed by Federal Records Management Amendments of 1976, see

section 5(b) of Pub. L. 94-575, set out as a note under section

2901 of this title.

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(!1) Section catchline amended by Pub. L. 98-497 without

corresponding amendment of chapter analysis.

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Sec. 1701. Publications for public distribution to be distributed

by the Public Printer; mailing lists

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Money appropriated by any Act may not be used for services in an

executive department or other Government establishment at the

District of Columbia, in the work of addressing, wrapping, mailing,

or otherwise dispatching a publication for public distribution,

except maps, weather reports, and weather cards issued by them or

for the purchase of material or supplies to be used in this work.

The Public Printer shall perform this work at the Government

Printing Office. The head of an executive department, independent

office, and establishment of the Government at the District of

Columbia, shall furnish from time to time to the Public Printer

mailing lists, in convenient form, and changes in them, or penalty

mail slips, for use in the public distribution of publications

issued by the department or establishment. The Public Printer may

furnish copies of a publication only in accordance with law or the

instruction of the head of the department or establishment issuing

the publication.

This section does not apply to orders, instructions, directions,

notices, or circulars of information printed for and issued by an

executive department or other Government establishment or to the

distribution of public documents by Senators or Members of the

House of Representatives or to the Senate Service Department, House

of Representatives Publications Distribution Service, and document

rooms of the Senate or House of Representatives.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1278.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 95 (Aug. 23, 1912, ch. 350,

Sec. 8, 37 Stat. 414; July 2, 1954, ch. 455, title I, Sec. 101, 68

Stat. 397).

"House of Representatives Publications Distribution Service" is

substituted for "House Folding Room" because of the change of name

under authority of Public Law 88-652.

The term "executive department, independent office, and

establishment of the Government" is substituted for "executive

department and other Government establishment" for uniformity.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 1722 of this title.

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Sec. 1702. Superintendent of Documents; sale of documents

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The Public Printer shall appoint a competent person to act as

Superintendent of Documents who shall be under the control of the

Public Printer.

When an officer of the Government having in his charge documents

published for sale desires to be relieved of them, he may turn them

over to the Superintendent of Documents, who shall receive and sell

them under this section. Moneys received from the sale of documents

shall be returned to the Public Printer on the first day of each

month and be covered into the Treasury monthly.

The Superintendent of Documents shall also report monthly to the

Public Printer the number of documents received by him and the

disposition made of them. He shall have general supervision of the

distribution of all public documents, and to his custody shall be

committed all documents subject to distribution, excepting those

printed for the special official use of the executive departments,

which shall be delivered to the departments, and those printed for

the use of the two Houses of Congress, which shall be delivered to

the Senate Service Department and House of Representatives

Publications Distribution Service and distributed or delivered

ready for distribution to Members upon their order by the

superintendents of the Senate Service Department and House

Publications Distribution Service, respectively.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1279.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Secs. 71, 73 (part) (Jan. 12,

1895, ch. 23, Sec. 61, 28 Stat. 610; June 25, 1910, ch. 384, Sec.

1, 36 Stat. 770; Aug. 7, 1946, ch. 770, Sec. 1(62), 60 Stat. 871).

This section incorporates only part of former section 73. The

balance will be found in section 308 of the revision.

"House of Representatives Publications Distribution Service" is

substituted for "House Folding Room" because of the change of name

under authority of Public Law 88-652.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 4102 of this title; title

28 section 594.

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Sec. 1703. Superintendent of Documents: assistants, blanks,

printing and binding

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The Public Printer, upon the requisition of the Superintendent of

Documents, shall appoint necessary assistants, furnish blanks, and

do the printing and binding required by his office. The Public

Printer shall provide convenient office, storage, and distributing

rooms for the use of the Superintendent of Documents.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1279; Pub. L. 101-520,

title II, Sec. 208, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2274.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 74 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 66, 28 Stat. 611).

AMENDMENTS

1990 - Pub. L. 101-520 struck out before period at end of first

sentence ", the cost to be charged against the appropriation for

printing and binding for Congress".

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Sec. 1704. Superintendent of Documents: pay of employees for night,

Sunday, holiday, and overtime work

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Employees in the office of the Superintendent of Documents may be

paid for night, Sunday, holiday, and overtime work at rates not in

excess of the rates of additional pay for this work allowed other

employees of the Government Printing Office under section 305 of

this title.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1279.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 75 (Mar. 4, 1925, ch. 549,

Sec. 1, 43 Stat. 1300; May 13, 1926, ch. 294, Sec. 1, 44 Stat. 552;

Feb. 23, 1927, ch. 166, 44 Stat. 1160).

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Sec. 1705. Printing additional copies for sale to public;

regulations

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The Public Printer shall print additional copies of a Government

publication, not confidential in character, required for sale to

the public by the Superintendent of Documents, subject to

regulation by the Joint Committee on Printing and without

interference with the prompt execution of printing for the

Government.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1279.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 72 (May 11, 1922, ch. 189,

Sec. 1, 42 Stat. 541; June 30, 1932, ch. 314, Sec. 307, 47 Stat.

409).

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 1504 of this title.

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Sec. 1706. Printing and sale of extra copies of documents

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The Public Printer shall furnish to applicants giving notice

before the matter is put to press, not exceeding two hundred and

fifty to any one applicant, copies of bills, reports, and

documents. The applicants shall pay in advance the price of the

printing. The printing of these copies for private parties may not

interfere with the printing for the Government.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1279.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 114 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 42, 28 Stat. 607; June 30, 1932, ch. 314, Sec. 307, 47 Stat.

409).

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Sec. 1707. Reprinting of documents required for sale

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The Superintendent of Documents may order reprinted, from time to

time, public documents required for sale, subject to the approval

of the Secretary or head of the department in which the public

document originated. The Revolving Fund shall be reimbursed for the

cost of reprints from the moneys received by the Superintendent of

Documents from the sale of public documents.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1280; Pub. L. 101-520,

title II, Sec. 208, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2274.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 79 (Mar. 28, 1904, No. 11,

33 Stat. 584).

AMENDMENTS

1990 - Pub. L. 101-520 substituted "The Revolving Fund" for "The

appropriation for printing and binding".

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Sec. 1708. Prices for sales copies of publications; crediting of

receipts; resale by dealers; sales agents

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The price at which additional copies of Government publications

are offered for sale to the public by the Superintendent of

Documents shall be based on the cost as determined by the Public

Printer plus 50 percent. A discount of not to exceed 25 percent may

be allowed to book dealers and quantity purchasers, but the

printing may not interfere with prompt execution of work for the

Government.

The Superintendent of Documents may prescribe terms and

conditions under which he authorizes the resale of Government

publications by book dealers, and he may designate any Government

officer his agent for the sale of Government publications under

regulations agreed upon by the Superintendent of Documents and the

head of the respective department or establishment of the

Government.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1280; Pub. L. 95-94, title

IV, Sec. 409(a), Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 683; Pub. L. 103-69, title

II, Sec. 207(b), Aug. 11, 1993, 107 Stat. 708.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 72a (June 30, 1932, ch.

314, Sec. 307, 47 Stat. 409).

AMENDMENTS

1993 - Pub. L. 103-69, in first par., struck out at end "Receipts

from general sales of publications in excess of the total costs and

expenses incurred in connection with the publication and sale

thereof, as determined by the Public Printer, shall be deposited in

the Treasury of the United States to the credit of miscellaneous

receipts."

1977 - Pub. L. 95-94 substituted "Receipts from general sales of

publications in excess of the total costs and expenses incurred in

connection with the publication and sale thereof, as determined by

the Public Printer," for "Surplus receipts from sales".

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1993 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 103-69 effective Oct. 1, 1993, see section

207(c) of Pub. L. 103-69, set out as a note under section 309 of

this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1977 AMENDMENT

Section 409(b) of Pub. L. 95-94 provided that: "The amendment

made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall take effect on

October 1, 1977."

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 1504, 4102 of this title.

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Sec. 1709. Blank forms: printing and sale to public

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The Public Printer may print for sale by the Superintendent of

Documents to the public, upon prepayment, additional copies of

approved Government blank forms.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1280.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 94 (June 7, 1924, ch. 303,

Sec. 1, 43 Stat. 592).

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Sec. 1710. Index of documents: number and distribution

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The Superintendent of Documents, at the close of each regular

session of Congress, shall prepare and publish a comprehensive

index of public documents, upon a plan approved by the Joint

Committee on Printing. The Public Printer shall, immediately upon

its publication, deliver to him a copy of every document printed by

the Government Printing Office. The head of each executive

department, independent agency and establishment of the Government

shall deliver to him a copy of every document issued or published

by the department, bureau, or office not confidential in character.

He shall also prepare and print in one volume a consolidated index

of Congressional documents, and shall index single volumes of

documents as the Joint Committee on Printing directs. Two thousand

copies each of the comprehensive index and of the consolidated

index shall be printed and bound in addition to the usual number,

two hundred for the Senate, eight hundred for the House of

Representatives and one thousand for distribution by the

Superintendent of Documents.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1280.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 76 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 62, 28 Stat. 610).

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Sec. 1711. Catalog of Government publications

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On the first day of each month the Superintendent of Documents

shall prepare a catalog of Government publications which shall show

the documents printed during the preceding month, where obtainable,

and the price. Two thousand copies of the catalog shall be printed

in pamphlet form for distribution.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1280.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 77 (Jan. 12 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 69, 28 Stat. 612).

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Sec. 1712. Documents for use of the Public Printer

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The Public Printer may retain out of all documents, bills, and

resolutions printed the number of copies absolutely needful for the

official use of the Government Printing Office, not exceeding five

of each.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1281.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 81 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 73, 28 Stat. 618).

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Sec. 1713. Documents to be delivered to the Executive Mansion

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The Public Printer shall deliver to the Executive Mansion two

copies of each document, bill, and resolution as soon as printed

and ready for distribution.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1281.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 80 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 88, 28 Stat. 622).

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Sec. 1714. Publications for use of National Archives and Records

Administration

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The Public Printer shall print and deliver to the National

Archives and Records Administration for use by the Archivist of the

United States, including use by the Presidential Library

established for the President during whose term the documents were

issued, which shall be chargeable to Congress three copies each of

the following publications:

House documents and public reports, bound;

Senate documents and public reports, bound;

Senate and House journals, bound;

United States Code and Supplements, bound;

United States Statutes at Large, bound;

the United States Reports, bound;

all other documents bearing a congressional number, or printed

upon order of a committee in either House of Congress, or of a

department, independent agency or establishment, commission, or

officer of the Government, except confidential matter, blank

forms, and circular letters not of a public character; and

public bills and resolutions in Congress in each parliamentary

stage.

The Superintendent of Documents shall furnish, without cost,

copies of publications available for free distribution.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1281; Pub. L. 98-497,

title I, Sec. 107(b)(6), Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2287.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 215a (Jan. 12, 1895, ch.

23, Sec. - , as added June 17, 1935, ch. 267, 49 Stat. 386, and

amended June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title I, Sec. 104(a), 63 Stat. 381;

Oct. 15, 1966, Pub. L. 89-678, 80 Stat. 956.)

AMENDMENTS

1984 - Pub. L. 98-497 substituted "National Archives and Records

Administration" for "General Services Administration" in section

catchline and text.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1984 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 98-497 effective Apr. 1, 1985, see section

301 of Pub. L. 98-497, set out as a note under section 2102 of this

title.

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Sec. 1715. Publications for department or officer or for

congressional committees

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When printing not bearing a congressional number, except

confidential matter, blank forms, and circular letters not of a

public character, is done for a department or officer of the

Government, or not of a confidential character, is done for use of

congressional committees, two copies shall be sent, unless withheld

by order of the committee, by the Public Printer to the Senate and

House of Representatives libraries, respectively, and one copy each

to the document rooms of the Senate and House of Representatives,

for reference; and these copies may not be removed.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1281.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 217 (part) (Jan. 12, 1895,

ch. 23, Sec. 58, 28 Stat. 610; Mar. 1, 1907, ch. 2284, Sec. 4, 34

Stat. 1014).

The last clause of this section is eliminated, as superseded by

former section 85, now found in section 1903 of the revision.

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Sec. 1716. Public documents for legations and consulates of United

States

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Only books published by the Government, and usually known by the

name of "Public Documents," may be supplied to a legation or

consulate of the United States as are first designated by the

Secretary of State, by an order to be recorded in the State

Department, as suitable for and required by the legation and

consulate.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1281.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 91a (R.S. Sec. 504).

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Sec. 1717. Documents and reports for foreign legations

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Documents and reports may be furnished to foreign legations to

the United States upon request stating those desired and

requisition upon the Public Printer by the Secretary of State.

Gratuitous distribution may only be made to legations whose

Governments furnish to legations from the United States copies of

their printed and legislative documents desired.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1281.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 91 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 75, 28 Stat. 620).

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Sec. 1718. Distribution of Government publications to the Library

of Congress

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There shall be printed and furnished to the Library of Congress

for official use in the District of Columbia not to exceed

twenty-five copies of:

House documents and reports, bound;

Senate documents and reports, bound;

Senate and House journals, bound;

public bills and resolutions;

the United States Code and supplements, bound; and

all other publications and maps which are printed, or otherwise

reproduced, under authority of law, upon the requisition of a

Congressional committee, executive department, bureau,

independent office, establishment, commission, or officer of the

Government.

Confidential matter, blank forms, and circular letters not of a

public character shall be excepted.

In addition, there shall be delivered as printed to the Library

of Congress:

ten copies of each House document and report, unbound;

ten copies of each Senate document and report, unbound; and

ten copies of each private bill and resolution and fifty copies

of the laws in slip form.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1282; Pub. L. 97-276, Sec.

101(e), Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 139 (Jan. 28, 1899, No. 12,

30 Stat. 1388; Mar. 2, 1901, No. 16, Secs. 1, 2, 31 Stat. 1464;

June 20, 1936, ch. 630, title IV, Sec. 6, 49 Stat. 1550).

Reference to the Official Register is omitted as obsolete. The

authorization for its compilation was repealed by Public Law

88-626.

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CODIFICATION

The 1982 amendment by Pub. L. 97-276 is based on section 305(a)

of S. 2939, Ninety-seventh Congress, 2d Session, as reported Sept.

22, 1982, and incorporated by reference in section 101(e) of Pub.

L. 97-276, to be effective as if enacted into law.

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AMENDMENTS

1982 - Pub. L. 97-276 substituted "not to exceed twenty-five

copies of" for ", and for international exchange as provided by

section 1719 of this title, not to exceed one hundred and fifty

copies of".

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 701, 906 of this title.

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Sec. 1719. International exchange of Government publications

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For the purpose of more fully carrying into effect the convention

concluded at Brussels on March 15, 1886, and proclaimed by the

President of the United States on January 15, 1889, there shall be

supplied to the Superintendent of Documents not to exceed one

hundred and twenty-five copies each of all Government publications,

including the daily and bound copies of the Congressional Record,

for distribution to those foreign governments which agree, as

indicated by the Library of Congress, to send to the United States

similar publications of their governments for delivery to the

Library of Congress. Confidential matter, blank forms, circular

letters not of a public character, publications determined by their

issuing department, office, or establishment to be required for

official use only or for strictly administrative or operational

purposes which have no public interest or educational value, and

publications classified for reasons of national security shall be

exempted from this requirement. The printing, binding, and

distribution costs of any publications distributed in accordance

with this section shall be charged to appropriations provided the

Superintendent of Documents for that purpose.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1282; Pub. L. 97-276, Sec.

101(e), Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189; Pub. L. 99-500, Sec. 101(j),

Oct. 18, 1986, 100 Stat. 1783-287, and Pub. L. 99-591, Sec. 101(j),

Oct. 30, 1986, 100 Stat. 3341-287, as amended Pub. L. 100-71, title

I, July 11, 1987, 101 Stat. 425.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964, ed., Sec. 139a (Mar. 2, 1901, No.

16, Sec. 3, 31 Stat. 1465; Mar. 3, 1925, ch. 421, Sec. 7, 43 Stat.

1106; June 20, 1936, ch. 630, title IV, Sec. 6, 49 Stat. 1550).

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

There were two conventions concluded at Brussels on Mar. 15,

1886, and proclaimed by the President on Jan. 15, 1889: one was a

convention "for the international exchange of official documents,

scientific, and literary publications"; the other was "for the

immediate exchange of the official journals, parliamentary annals,

and documents."

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CODIFICATION

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

The 1986 amendment is based on section 306 of title III of H.R.

5203 (see House Report 99-805 as filed in the House on Aug. 15,

1986), and incorporated by reference in section 101(j) of Pub. L.

99-500 and 99-591, as amended by Pub. L. 100-71, to be effective as

if enacted into law.

The 1982 amendment by Pub. L. 97-276 is based on section 305(b)

of S. 2939, Ninety-seventh Congress, 2d Session, as reported Sept.

22, 1982, and incorporated by reference in section 101(e) of Pub.

L. 97-276, to be effective as if enacted into law.

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AMENDMENTS

1986 - Pub. L. 99-500 and 99-591, as amended by Pub. L. 100-71,

amended last sentence generally, substituting "charged to

appropriations provided the Superintendent of Documents for that

purpose" for "chargeable to the department, office, or

establishment issuing the publication". See Codification note

above.

1982 - Pub. L. 97-276 substituted "Superintendent of Documents"

for first reference to "Library of Congress" and "for distribution

to those foreign governments which agree, as indicated by the

Library of Congress, to send to the United States similar

publications of their governments for delivery to the Library of

Congress" for "for distribution, through the Smithsonian

Institution, to foreign governments which agree to send to the

United States similar publications of their governments for

delivery to the Library of Congress", and inserted "Confidential

matter, blank forms, circular letters not of a public character,

publications determined by their issuing department, office, or

establishment to be required for official use only or for strictly

administrative or operational purposes which have no public

interest or educational value, and publications classified for

reasons of national security shall be exempted from this

requirement. The printing, binding, and distribution costs of any

publication distributed in accordance with this section shall be

chargeable to the department, office, or establishment issuing the

publication."

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 701, 906 of this title.

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44 USC Sec. 1720 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 17 - DISTRIBUTION AND SALE OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS

-HEAD-

Sec. 1720. Documents not needed by departments to be turned over to

Superintendent of Documents

-STATUTE-

Public documents accumulating in the several executive

departments, bureaus, and offices, not needed for official use,

shall be turned over to the Superintendent of Documents annually

for distribution or sale.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1282.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 78 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 67, 28 Stat. 611).

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44 USC Sec. 1721 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 17 - DISTRIBUTION AND SALE OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS

-HEAD-

Sec. 1721. Exchange of documents by heads of departments

-STATUTE-

Heads of departments may exchange surplus documents for other

documents and books required by them, when it is to the advantage

of the public service.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1282.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 93 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 95, 28 Stat. 623).

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44 USC Sec. 1722 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 17 - DISTRIBUTION AND SALE OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS

-HEAD-

Sec. 1722. Departmental distribution of publications

-STATUTE-

Government publications printed for or received by the executive

departments, whether for official use or for distribution, except

those required by section 1701 of this title to be distributed by

the Public Printer, shall be distributed by a competent person

detailed to this duty in each department by the head of the

department. He shall prevent duplication and make detailed report

to the head of the department.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1282.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 96 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 92, 28 Stat. 623; May 29, 1928, ch. 901, Sec. 1(2), 45 Stat.

986).

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