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44 USC CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

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CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

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Sec.

701. "Usual number" of documents and reports; distribution

of House and Senate documents and reports; binding;

reports on private bills; number of copies printed;

distribution.

702. Extra copies of documents and reports.

703. Printing extra copies.

704. Reprinting bills, laws, and reports from committees

not exceeding fifty pages.

705. Duplicate orders to print.

706. Bills and resolutions: number and distribution.

707. Bills and resolutions: style and form.

708. Bills and resolutions: binding sets for Congress.

709. Public and private laws, postal conventions, and

treaties.

710. Copies of Acts furnished to Public Printer.

711. Printing Acts, joint resolutions, and treaties.

712. Printing of postal conventions.

713. Journals of Houses of Congress.

714. Printing documents for Congress in two or more

editions; printing of full number and allotment of

full quota.

715. Senate and House documents and reports for Department

of State.

716. Printing of documents not provided for by law.

717. Appropriation chargeable for printing of document or

report by order of Congress.

718. Lapse of authority to print.

719. Classification and numbering of publications ordered

printed by Congress; designation of publications of

departments; printing of committee hearings.

720. Senate and House Manuals.

721. Congressional Directory.

722. Congressional Directory: sale.

723. Memorial addresses: preparation; distribution.

724. Memorial addresses: illustrations.

725. Statement of appropriations; "usual number".

726. Printing for committees of Congress.

727. Committee reports: indexing and binding.

728. United States Statutes at Large: distribution.

729. United States Statutes at Large: references in

margins.

730. Distribution of documents to Members of Congress.

731. Allotments of public documents printed after

expiration of terms of Members of Congress; rights of

retiring Members to documents.

732. Time for distribution of documents by Members of

Congress extended.

733. Documents and reports ordered by Members of Congress;

franks and envelopes for Members of Congress.

734. Stationery and blank books for Congress.

735. Binding for Senators.

736. Binding at expense of Members of Congress.

737. Binding for Senate library.

738. Binding of publications for distribution to libraries.

739. Senate and House document rooms; superintendents.

740. Senate Service Department and House Publications

Distribution Service; superintendents.

741. Disposition of documents stored at Capitol.

AMENDMENTS

1996 - Pub. L. 104-186, title II, Sec. 223(4)(B), Aug. 20, 1996,

110 Stat. 1751, substituted "Senators" for "Members of Congress" in

item 735.

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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44 USC Sec. 701 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

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Sec. 701. "Usual number" of documents and reports; distribution of

House and Senate documents and reports; binding; reports on

private bills; number of copies printed; distribution

-STATUTE-

(a) The order by either House of Congress to print a document or

report shall signify the "usual number" of copies for binding and

distribution among those entitled to receive them. A greater number

may not be printed unless ordered by either House, or as provided

by this section. When a special number of a document or report is

ordered printed, the usual number shall also be printed, unless

already ordered.

(b) The "usual number" of documents and reports shall be one

thousand six hundred and eighty-two copies, which shall be printed

at one time and distributed as follows:

Of the House documents and reports, unbound - to the Senate

document room, one hundred and fifty copies; to the office of the

Secretary of the Senate, ten copies; to the House document room,

not to exceed five hundred copies; to the office of the Clerk of

the House of Representatives, twenty copies; to the Library of

Congress, ten copies, as provided by section 1718 of this title.

Of the Senate documents and reports, unbound - to the Senate

document room, two hundred and twenty copies; office of the

Secretary of the Senate, ten copies; to the House document room,

not to exceed five hundred copies; to the Clerk's office of the

House of Representatives, ten copies; to the Library of Congress,

ten copies, as provided by section 1718 of this title.

(c) Of the number printed, the Public Printer shall bind a

sufficient number of copies for distribution as follows:

Of the House documents and reports, bound - to the Senate

library, fifteen copies; to the Library of Congress, not to exceed

one hundred and fifty copies, as provided by section 1718 of this

title; to the House of Representatives library, fifteen copies; to

the Superintendent of Documents, as many copies as are required for

distribution to the State libraries and designated depositories.

Of the Senate documents and reports, bound - to the Senate

library, fifteen copies; to the Library of Congress, copies as

provided by sections 1718 and 1719 of this title; to the House of

Representatives library, fifteen copies; to the Superintendent of

Documents, as many copies as may be required for distribution to

State libraries and designated depositories. In binding documents

the Public Printer shall give precedence to those that are to be

distributed to libraries and to designated depositories. But a

State library or designated depository entitled to documents that

may prefer to have its documents in unbound form, may do so by

notifying the Superintendent of Documents to that effect prior to

the convening of each Congress.

(d) The usual number of reports on private bills, concurrent or

simple resolutions, may not be printed. Instead there shall be

printed of each Senate report on a private bill, simple or

concurrent resolution, in addition to those required to be

furnished the Library of Congress, three hundred and forty-five

copies, which shall be distributed as follows: to the Senate

document room, two hundred and twenty copies; to the Secretary of

the Senate, fifteen copies; to the House document room, one hundred

copies; to the Superintendent of Documents, ten copies; and of each

House report on a private bill, simple or concurrent resolution, in

addition to those for the Library of Congress, two hundred and

sixty copies, which shall be distributed as follows: to the Senate

document room, one hundred and thirty-five copies; to the Secretary

of the Senate, fifteen copies; to the House document room, one

hundred copies; to the Superintendent of Documents, ten copies.

This section does not prevent the binding of all Senate and House

reports in the reserve volumes bound for and delivered to the

Senate and House libraries, nor abridge the right of the Vice

President, Senators, Representatives, Resident Commissioner,

Secretary of the Senate, and Clerk of the House to have bound in

half morocco, or material not more expensive, one copy of every

public document to which he may be entitled. At least twelve copies

of each report on bills for the payment or adjudication of claims

against the Government shall be kept on file in the Senate document

room.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1246.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 131 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 54, 28 Stat. 608; Mar. 2, 1901, No. 16, Secs. 1, 2, 31 Stat.

1464; Jan. 20, 1905, ch. 50, Sec. 1, 33 Stat. 610; Mar. 1, 1907,

ch. 2284, Sec. 4, 34 Stat. 1014; Jan. 15, 1908, No. 3, Sec. 2, 35

Stat. 566; Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 317, 35 Stat. 1067; June 25, 1910, ch.

439, 36 Stat. 868; Mar. 3, 1925, ch. 421, Secs. 6, 7, 43 Stat.

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

Proc. No. 2695, July 4, 1946, 11 F.R. 7517, 60 Stat. 1352).

CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING SERVICES FOR THE HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES - APPROPRIATIONS AND STUDY

Pub. L. 106-554, Sec. 1(a)(2) [title I, Sec. 111], Dec. 21, 2000,

114 Stat. 2763, 2763A-110, provided that:

"(a) Congressional Printing and Binding For the House Through

Clerk of House. -

"(1) In general. - Notwithstanding any provision of title 44,

United States Code, or any other law, there are authorized to be

appropriated to the Clerk of the House of Representatives such

sums as may be necessary for congressional printing and binding

services for the House of Representatives.

"(2) Preparation of estimates. - Estimated expenditures and

proposed appropriations for congressional printing and binding

services shall be prepared and submitted by the Clerk of the

House of Representatives in accordance with title 31, United

States Code, in the same manner as estimates and requests are

prepared for other legislative branch services under such title,

except that such requests shall be based upon the results of the

study conducted under subsection (b) (with respect to any fiscal

year covered by such study).

"(3) Effective date. - This subsection shall apply with respect

to fiscal year 2003 and each succeeding fiscal year.

"(b) Study. -

"(1) In general. - During fiscal year 2001, the Clerk of the

House of Representatives shall conduct a comprehensive study of

the needs of the House for congressional printing and binding

services during fiscal year 2003 and succeeding fiscal years

(including transitional issues during fiscal year 2002), and

shall include in the study an analysis of the most cost-effective

program or programs for providing printed or other media-based

publications for House uses.

"(2) Submission to committees. - The Clerk shall submit the

study conducted under paragraph (1) to the Committee on House

Administration of the House of Representatives, who shall review

the study and prepare such regulations or other materials

(including proposals for legislation) as it considers appropriate

to enable the Clerk to carry out congressional printing and

binding services for the House in accordance with this section.

"(c) Definition. - In this section, the term 'congressional

printing and binding services' means the following services:

"(1) Authorized printing and binding for the Congress and the

distribution of congressional information in any format.

"(2) Preparing the semimonthly and session index to the

Congressional Record.

"(3) Printing and binding of Government publications authorized

by law to be distributed to Members of Congress.

"(4) Printing, binding, and distribution of Government

publications authorized by law to be distributed without charge

to the recipient."

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in title 2 section 28b.

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44 USC Sec. 702 01/06/03

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Sec. 702. Extra copies of documents and reports

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Copies in addition to the "usual number" of documents and reports

shall be printed promptly when ready for publication, and may be

bound in paper or cloth as the Joint Committee on Printing directs.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1247.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964, ed., Secs. 132, 134 (Jan. 12, 1895,

ch. 23, Secs. 2, 73, 28 Stat. 601, 612, Mar. 1, 1907, ch. 2284,

Sec. 1, 34 Stat. 1013).

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44 USC Sec. 703 01/06/03

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Sec. 703. Printing extra copies

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Orders for printing copies in addition to the "usual number",

otherwise than provided for by this section, shall be by simple,

concurrent, or joint resolution. Either House may print extra

copies to the amount of $1,200 by simple resolution; if the cost

exceeds that sum, the printing shall be ordered by concurrent

resolution, unless the resolution is self-appropriating, when it

shall be by joint resolution. Resolutions, when presented to either

House, shall be referred to the Committee on House Oversight of the

House of Representatives or the Committee on Rules and

Administration of the Senate, who, in making their report, shall

give the probable cost of the proposed printing upon the estimate

of the Public Printer; and extra copies may not be printed before

the committee has reported. The printing of additional copies may

be performed upon orders of the Joint Committee on Printing within

a limit of $700 in cost in any one instance.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1247; Pub. L. 104-186,

title II, Sec. 223(2), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1751.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 133 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 2, 28 Stat. 601; Mar. 1, 1907, ch. 2284, Sec. 1, 34 Stat.

1013; Apr. 19, 1949, ch. 72, 63 Stat. 48).

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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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 726 of this title.

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44 USC Sec. 704 01/06/03

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Sec. 704. Reprinting bills, laws, and reports from committees not

exceeding fifty pages

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When the supply is exhausted, the Secretary of the Senate and the

Clerk of the House of Representatives may order the reprinting of

not more than one thousand copies of a pending bill, resolution, or

public law, not exceeding fifty pages, or a report from a committee

or congressional commission on pending legislation not accompanied

by testimony or exhibits or other appendices and not exceeding

fifty pages. The Public Printer shall require each requisition for

reprinting to cite the specific authority of law for its execution.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1248.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 137 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 2, 28 Stat. 601; Mar. 1, 1907, ch. 2284, Sec. 1, 34 Stat.

1012).

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44 USC Sec. 705 01/06/03

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Sec. 705. Duplicate orders to print

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The Public Printer shall examine the orders of the Senate and

House of Representatives for printing, and in case of duplication

shall print under the first order received.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1248.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 135 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 53, 28 Stat. 608).

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44 USC Sec. 706 01/06/03

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Sec. 706. Bills and resolutions: number and distribution

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There shall be printed of each Senate and House public bill and

joint resolution six hundred and twenty-five copies, which shall be

distributed as follows:

to the Senate document room, two hundred and twenty-five

copies;

to the office of Secretary of Senate, fifteen copies;

to the House document room, three hundred and eighty-five

copies.

There shall be printed of each Senate private bill, when

introduced, when reported, and when passed, three hundred copies,

which shall be distributed as follows:

to the Senate document room, one hundred and seventy copies;

to the Secretary of the Senate, fifteen copies;

to the House document room, one hundred copies;

to the Superintendent of Documents, ten copies.

There shall be printed of each House private bill, when

introduced, when reported, and when passed two hundred and sixty

copies, which shall be distributed as follows:

to the Senate document room, one hundred and thirty-five

copies;

to the Secretary of the Senate, fifteen copies;

to the House document room, one hundred copies;

to the Superintendent of Documents, ten copies.

Bills and resolutions shall be printed in bill form, and, unless

specially ordered by either House shall be printed only when

referred to a committee, when favorably reported back, and after

their passage by either House.

Of concurrent and simple resolutions, when reported, and after

their passage by either House, only two hundred and sixty copies

shall be printed, except by special order, and shall be distributed

as follows:

to the Senate document room, one hundred and thirty-five

copies;

to the Secretary of the Senate, fifteen copies;

to the House document room, one hundred copies;

to the Superintendent of Documents, ten copies.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1248.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 189 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 55, 28 Stat. 609; Jan. 20, 1905, ch. 50, Sec. 2, 22 Stat.

611).

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44 USC Sec. 707 01/06/03

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Sec. 707. Bills and resolutions: style and form

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Subject to sections 205 and 206 of Title 1, the Joint Committee

on Printing may authorize the printing of a bill or resolution,

with index and ancillaries, in the style and form the Joint

Committee on Printing considers most suitable in the interest of

economy and efficiency, and to so continue until final enactment in

both Houses of Congress. The committee may also curtail the number

of copies of bills or resolutions, including the slip form of a

public Act or public resolution.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1248.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 189a (June 13, 1934, ch.

483, Sec. 3, 48 Stat. 948).

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Sec. 708. Bills and resolutions: binding sets for Congress

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The Public Printer shall bind four sets of Senate and House of

Representatives bills, joint and concurrent resolutions of each

Congress, two for the Senate and two for the House, to be furnished

him from the files of the Senate and House document room, the

volumes when bound to be kept there for reference.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1249.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 190 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 82, 28 Stat. 622).

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44 USC Sec. 709 01/06/03

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Sec. 709. Public and private laws, postal conventions, and treaties

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The Public Printer shall print in slip form copies of public and

private laws, postal conventions, and treaties, to be charged to

the congressional allotment for printing and binding. The Joint

Committee on Printing shall control the number and distribution of

copies.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1249.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 191 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 56, 28 Stat. 609; July 10, 1952, ch. 632, Sec. 7, 66 Stat.

541).

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 711, 712 of this title.

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Sec. 710. Copies of Acts furnished to Public Printer

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The Archivist of the United States shall furnish to the Public

Printer a copy of every Act and joint resolution, as soon as

possible after its approval by the President, or after it has

become a law under the Constitution without his approval.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1249; Pub. L. 98-497,

title I, Sec. 107(b)(1), Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2286.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 191a (R.S. Sec. 210; June

20, 1874, ch. 328, 18 Stat. 88; 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 20, Sec. 1,

eff. May 24, 1950; 15 F.R. 3178, 64 Stat. 1272).

AMENDMENTS

1984 - Pub. L. 98-497 substituted "Archivist of the United

States" for "Administrator of General Services".

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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44 USC Sec. 711 01/06/03

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Sec. 711. Printing Acts, joint resolutions, and treaties

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The Public Printer, on receiving from the Archivist of the United

States a copy of an Act or joint resolution, or from the Secretary

of State, a copy of a treaty, shall print an accurate copy and

transmit it in duplicate to the Archivist of the United States or

to the Secretary of State, as the case may be, for revision. On the

return of one of the revised duplicates, he shall make the marked

corrections and print the number specified by section 709 of this

title.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1249; Pub. L. 98-497,

title I, Sec. 107(b)(1), Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2286.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 192 (R.S. Sec. 3805; Jan.

12, 1895, ch. 23, Sec. 56, 28 Stat. 609; 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 20,

Sec. 1, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3178, 64 Stat. 1272).

AMENDMENTS

1984 - Pub. L. 98-497 substituted "Archivist of the United

States" for "Administrator of General Services" wherever appearing.

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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44 USC Sec. 712 01/06/03

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Sec. 712. Printing of postal conventions

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The Public Printer, on receiving from the Postmaster General a

copy of a postal convention between the Postmaster General, on the

part of the United States, and an equivalent officer of a foreign

government, shall print an accurate copy and transmit it in

duplicate to the Postmaster General. On the return of one of the

revised duplicates, he shall make the marked corrections and print

the number specified by section 709 of this title.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1249.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 193 (R.S. Sec. 3806; June

20, 1874, ch. 328, Sec. 1, 18 Stat. 88; Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23, Sec.

56, 28 Stat. 609).

-TRANS-

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

Office of Postmaster General of Post Office Department abolished

and functions, powers, and duties of Postmaster General transferred

to United States Postal Service by Pub. L. 91-375, Sec. 4(a), Aug.

12, 1970, 84 Stat. 773, set out as a note under section 201 of

Title 39, Postal Service.

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44 USC Sec. 713 01/06/03

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Sec. 713. Journals of Houses of Congress

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There shall be printed of the Journals of the Senate and House of

Representatives eight hundred and twenty copies, which shall be

distributed as follows:

to the Senate document room, ninety copies for distribution to

Senators, and twenty-five additional copies;

to the Senate library, ten copies;

to the House document room, three hundred and sixty copies for

distribution to Members, and twenty-five additional copies;

to the Department of State, four copies;

to the Superintendent of Documents, one hundred and forty-four

copies to be distributed to three libraries in each of the States

to be designated by the Superintendent of Documents; and

to the Library of the House of Representatives, ten copies.

The remaining number of the Journals of the Senate and House of

Representatives, consisting of twenty-five copies, shall be

furnished to the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House

of Representatives, respectively, as the necessities of their

respective offices require, as rapidly as signatures are completed

for distribution.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1249; Pub. L. 97-164,

title I, Sec. 158, Apr. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 47.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 147 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 57, 28 Stat. 609; Mar. 2, 1901, No. 16, Secs. 1, 2, 31 Stat.

1464).

AMENDMENTS

1982 - Pub. L. 97-164 substituted "eight hundred and twenty" for

"eight hundred and twenty-two" as total number of Journals printed

and struck out provision that directed that two copies be

distributed to the Court of Claims.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1982 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 97-164 effective Oct. 1, 1982, see section

402 of Pub. L. 97-164, set out as a note under section 171 of Title

28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.

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Sec. 714. Printing documents for Congress in two or more editions;

printing of full number and allotment of full quota

-STATUTE-

The Joint Committee on Printing shall establish rules to be

observed by the Public Printer, by which public documents and

reports printed for Congress, or either House, may be printed in

two or more editions, to meet the public requirements. The

aggregate of the editions may not exceed the number of copies

otherwise authorized. This section does not prevent the printing of

the full number of a document or report, or the allotment of the

full quota to Senators and Representatives, as otherwise

authorized, when a legitimate demand for the full complement is

known to exist.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1250.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 136 (Mar. 30, 1906, No. 14,

34 Stat. 826).

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44 USC Sec. 715 01/06/03

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Sec. 715. Senate and House documents and reports for Department of

State

-STATUTE-

The Public Printer shall print, in addition to the usual number,

and furnish the Department of State twenty copies of each Senate

and House of Representatives document and report.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1250.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 138 (Feb. 7, 1896, No. 14,

29 Stat. 463).

-End-

-CITE-

44 USC Sec. 716 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 716. Printing of documents not provided for by law

-STATUTE-

Either House may order the printing of a document not already

provided for by law, when accompanied by an estimate from the

Public Printer as to the probable cost. An executive department,

bureau, board, or independent office of the Government submitting

reports or documents in response to inquiries from Congress shall

include an estimate of the probable cost of printing to the usual

number. This section does not apply to reports or documents not

exceeding fifty pages.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1250.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 140 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 2, 28 Stat. 601; Mar. 1, 1907, ch. 2284, Sec. 1, 34 Stat.

1013).

-End-

-CITE-

44 USC Sec. 717 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 717. Appropriation chargeable for printing of document or

report by order of Congress

-STATUTE-

The cost of the printing of a document or report printed by order

of Congress which, under section 1107 of this title, cannot be

properly charged to another appropriation or allotment of

appropriation already made, upon order of the Joint Committee on

Printing, shall be charged to the allotment of appropriation for

printing and binding for Congress.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1250.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 144 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 2, 28 Stat. 601; Mar. 1, 1907, ch. 2284, Sec. 1, 34 Stat.

1013).

-End-

-CITE-

44 USC Sec. 718 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 718. Lapse of authority to print

-STATUTE-

The authority to print a document or report, or a publication

authorized by law to be printed, for distribution by Congress,

shall lapse when the whole number of copies has not been ordered

within two years from the date of the original order, except orders

for subsequent editions, approved by the Joint Committee on

Printing, in which case the whole number may not exceed that

originally authorized by law.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1250.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 141 (Mar. 1, 1907, ch.

2284, Sec. 5, 34 Stat. 1014).

-End-

-CITE-

44 USC Sec. 719 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 719. Classification and numbering of publications ordered

printed by Congress; designation of publications of departments;

printing of committee hearings

-STATUTE-

Publications ordered printed by Congress, or either House, shall

be in four series, namely:

one series of reports made by the committees of the Senate, to

be known as Senate reports;

one series of reports made by the committees of the House of

Representatives, to be known as House reports;

one series of documents other than reports of committees, the

orders for printing which originate in the Senate, to be known as

Senate documents; and

one series of documents other than committee reports, the

orders for printing which originate in the House of

Representatives, to be known as House documents.

The publications in each series shall be consecutively numbered,

the numbers in each series continuing in unbroken sequence

throughout the entire term of a Congress, but these provisions do

not apply to the documents printed for the use of the Senate in

executive session. Of the "usual number", the copies which are

intended for distribution to State libraries and other designated

depositories of annual or serial publications originating in or

prepared by an executive department, bureau, office, commission, or

board may not be numbered in the document or report series of

either House of Congress, but shall be designated by title and

bound as provided by section 738 of this title; and the

departmental edition, if any, shall be printed concurrently with

the "usual number." Hearings of committees may be printed as

congressional documents only when specifically ordered by Congress

or either House.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1250.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 142 (Jan. 15, 1908, No. 3,

Sec. 1, 35 Stat. 565).

-End-

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44 USC Sec. 720 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 720. Senate and House Manuals

-STATUTE-

Each House may order printed as many copies as it desires, of the

Senate Manual and of the Rules and Manual of the House of

Representatives, even though the cost exceed $500.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1251.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 148 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 73, 28 Stat. 617).

-End-

-CITE-

44 USC Sec. 721 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 721. Congressional Directory

-STATUTE-

(a) There shall be prepared under the direction of the Joint

Committee on Printing (1) a Congressional Directory, which shall be

printed and distributed as early as practicable during the first

session of each Congress and (2) a supplement to each Congressional

Directory, which shall be printed and distributed as early as

practicable during the second regular session of each Congress. The

Joint Committee shall control the number and distribution of the

Congressional Directory and each supplement.

(b) One copy of the Congressional Directory delivered to Members

of the Senate and the House of Representatives (including Delegates

and the Resident Commissioner) shall be bound in cloth and

imprinted on the cover with the name of the Member. Copies of the

Congressional Directory delivered to depository libraries may be

bound in cloth. All other copies of the Congressional Directory

shall be bound in paper and names shall not be imprinted thereon,

except that copies printed for sale under section 722 may be bound

in cloth.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1251; Pub. L. 95-94, title

IV, Sec. 404, Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 682.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 149 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 73, 28 Stat. 617; July 1, 1902, ch. 1351, 32 Stat. 583).

AMENDMENTS

1977 - Pub. L. 95-94 designated existing provisions as subsec.

(a), substituted provisions relating to distribution of initial and

supplementary Directories for provisions requiring preparation of

three editions of the Directory during the first session of each

Congress and two editions during each second regular session of

Congress, struck out provisions relating to distribution of the

first edition and provisions relating to cloth binding for copies

delivered to Senators and Representatives, and added subsec. (b).

-End-

-CITE-

44 USC Sec. 722 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 722. Congressional Directory: sale

-STATUTE-

The Public Printer, under the direction of the Joint Committee on

Printing, may print the current Congressional Directory for sale at

a price sufficient to reimburse the expense of printing. The money

derived from sales shall be paid into the Treasury and accounted

for in his annual report to Congress, and sales may not be made on

credit.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1251.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 150 (Jan. 12, 1895 ch. 23,

Sec. 40, 28 Stat. 607).

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 721 of this title.

-End-

-CITE-

44 USC Sec. 723 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 723. Memorial addresses: preparation; distribution

-STATUTE-

After the final adjournment of each session of Congress, there

shall be compiled, prepared, printed with illustrations, and bound

in cloth in one volume, in the style, form, and manner directed by

the Joint Committee on Printing, without extra compensation to any

employee, the legislative proceedings of Congress and the exercises

at the general memorial services held in the House of

Representatives during each session relative to the death of a

Member of Congress or a former Member of Congress who served as

Speaker, together with all relevant memorial addresses and eulogies

published in the Congressional Record during the same session of

Congress, and any other matter the Joint Committee considers

relevant; and there shall be printed as many copies as needed to

supply the total quantity provided for by this section, of which

fifty copies, bound in full morocco, with gilt edges, suitably

lettered as may be requested, shall be delivered to the family of

the deceased, and the remaining copies shall be distributed as

follows:

of all eulogies on deceased Members of Congress to the Vice

President and each Senator, Representative, and Resident

Commissioner in Congress, one copy;

of the eulogies on deceased Senators there shall be furnished

two hundred and fifty copies for each Senator of the State

represented by the deceased and twenty copies for each

Representative from that State;

of the eulogies on a deceased Representative and Resident

Commissioner two hundred and fifty copies for his successor in

office; twenty copies for each of the other Representatives, or

Resident Commissioner of the State, or insular possession

represented by the deceased; and twenty copies for each Senator

from that State.

The "usual number" of memorial addresses may not be printed.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1251; Pub. L. 97-51, Sec.

101(c), Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 959.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964, ed., Sec. 151 (Aug. 23, 1894, ch.

307, 28 Stat. 447; Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23, Sec. 73, 28 Stat. 616;

June 20, 1936, ch. 630, title I, Sec. 1, 49 Stat. 1545).

-COD-

CODIFICATION

The 1981 amendment by Pub. L. 97-51 is based on section 4 of

House Resolution 23, Ninety-seventh Congress, Mar. 10, 1981, as

enacted into permanent law by 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.

-MISC2-

AMENDMENTS

1981 - Pub. L. 97-51 inserted "or a former Member of Congress who

served as Speaker" after "relative to the death of a Member of

Congress".

RESTRICTION ON NUMBER OF BOUND EULOGIES

Pub. L. 94-59, title VIII, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 296, provided

that: "Hereafter, appropriations for authorized printing and

binding for Congress shall not be available under the authority of

section 723 of title 44 of the United States Code for the printing,

publication, and distribution of more than fifty bound eulogies to

be delivered to the family of the deceased, and in the case of a

deceased Senator or deceased Representative (including Delegates to

Congress and the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico), there

shall be furnished to his successor in office two hundred and fifty

copies."

-End-

-CITE-

44 USC Sec. 724 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 724. Memorial addresses: illustrations

-STATUTE-

The illustrations to accompany bound copies of memorial addresses

delivered in Congress shall be made at the Bureau of Engraving and

Printing and paid for out of the appropriation for that bureau, or,

in the discretion of the Joint Committee on Printing, shall be

obtained elsewhere by the Public Printer and charged to the

allotment for printing and binding for Congress.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1252.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 152 (Mar. 4, 1921, ch. 161,

Sec. 1, 41 Stat. 1431).

-End-

-CITE-

44 USC Sec. 725 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 725. Statement of appropriations; "usual number"

-STATUTE-

Of the statements of appropriations required to be prepared by

section 105 of Title 2, there shall be printed, after the close of

each regular session of Congress, the usual number of copies.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1252.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 153 (Mar. 2, 1895, ch. 189,

Sec. 1, 28 Stat. 958).

-End-

-CITE-

44 USC Sec. 726 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 726. Printing for committees of Congress

-STATUTE-

A committee of Congress may not procure the printing of more than

one thousand copies of a hearing, or other document germane

thereto, for its use except by simple, concurrent, or joint

resolution, as provided by section 703 of this title.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1252.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 154 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 2, 28 Stat. 601; Mar. 1, 1907, ch. 2284, Sec. 1, 34 Stat.

1012).

-End-

-CITE-

44 USC Sec. 727 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 727. Committee reports: indexing and binding

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of

Representatives shall procure and file for the use of their

respective House copies of all reports made by committees, and at

the close of each session of Congress shall have the reports

indexed and bound, one copy to be deposited in the library of each

House and one copy in the committee from which the report emanates.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1252.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 155 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 83, 28 Stat. 622).

-End-

-CITE-

44 USC Sec. 728 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 728. United States Statutes at Large: distribution

-STATUTE-

The Public Printer, after the final adjournment of each regular

session of Congress, shall print and bind copies of the United

States Statutes at Large, to be charged to the congressional

allotment for printing and binding. The Joint Committee on Printing

shall control the number and distribution of the copies.

The Public Printer shall print and, after the end of each

calendar year, bind and deliver to the Superintendent of Documents

a number of copies of the United States Treaties and Other

International Agreements not exceeding the number of copies of the

United States Statutes at Large required for distribution in the

manner provided by law.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1252.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 196a (Jan. 12, 1895, ch.

23, Sec. 73, 28 Stat. 615; June 20, 1936, ch. 630, title VI, Sec.

9, 49 Stat. 1551; June 16, 1938, ch. 477, Sec. 2, 52 Stat. 761;

Sept. 23, 1950, ch. 1001, Sec. 4, 64 Stat. 980; July 10, 1952, ch.

632, Sec. 2, 66 Stat. 540).

WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR COPIES OF UNITED STATES STATUTES AT LARGE

Pub. L. 94-440, title X, Oct. 1, 1976, 90 Stat. 1459, provided

that: "Hereafter, notwithstanding any other provisions of law,

appropriations for the automatic distribution to Senators and

Representatives (including Delegates to Congress and the Resident

Commissioner from Puerto Rico) of copies of the United States

Statutes at Large shall not be available with respect to any

Senator or Representative unless such Senator or Representative

specifically, in writing, requests that he receive copies of such

document."

-End-

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44 USC Sec. 729 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 729. United States Statutes at Large: references in margins

-STATUTE-

The Archivist of the United States shall include in the

references in margins of the United States Statutes at Large the

number of the bill or joint resolution (designating S. for Senate

bill, H.R. for House bill, S.J. Res. for Senate joint resolution

and H.J. Res. for House joint resolution, as the case may be) under

which each Act was approved and became a law, the reference in the

margins to be placed within brackets immediately under the date of

the approval of the Act at the beginning of each Act as printed

beginning with Volume 32 of the United States Statutes at Large.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1252; Pub. L. 98-497,

title I, Sec. 107(b)(1), Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2286.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 197 (Apr. 12, 1904, No. 20,

33 Stat. 589; 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 20, Sec. 1, eff. May 24, 1950,

15 F.R. 3178, 64 Stat. 1272).

AMENDMENTS

1984 - Pub. L. 98-497 substituted "Archivist of the United

States" for "Administrator of General Services".

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.

-End-

-CITE-

44 USC Sec. 730 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 730. Distribution of documents to Members of Congress

-STATUTE-

When, in the division among Senators, and Representatives, of

documents printed for the use of Congress there is an apportionment

to each or either House in round numbers, the Public Printer may

not deliver the full number so accredited at the Senate Service

Department and House of Representatives Publications Distribution

Service, but only the largest multiple of the number constituting

the full membership of that House, including the Secretary and

Sergeant at Arms of the Senate and Clerk and Sergeant at Arms of

the House, which is contained in the round numbers thus accredited

to that House, so that the number delivered divides evenly and

without remainder among the Members of the House to which they are

delivered; and the remainder of the documents thus resulting shall

be turned over to the Superintendent of Documents, to be

distributed by him, first, to public and school libraries for the

purpose of completing broken sets; second, to public and school

libraries that have not been supplied with any portions of the

sets, and, lastly, by sale to other persons; the libraries to be

named to him by Senators and Representatives; and in this

distribution the Superintendent of Documents, as far as

practicable, shall make an equal allowance to each Senator and

Representative.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1253; Pub. L. 104-186,

title II, Sec. 223(3), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1751.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 157 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 68, 28 Stat. 612; Apr. 6, 1904, ch. 862, 33 Stat. 159; 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.

AMENDMENTS

1996 - Pub. L. 104-186 substituted "and Sergeant at Arms" for ",

Sergeant at Arms, and Doorkeeper".

-End-

-CITE-

44 USC Sec. 731 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 731. Allotments of public documents printed after expiration

of terms of Members of Congress; rights of retiring Members to

documents

-STATUTE-

The Congressional allotment of public documents, other than the

Congressional Record, printed after the expiration of the term of

office of the Vice President of the United States, or Senator,

Representative, or Resident Commissioner, shall be delivered to his

successor in office.

Unless the Vice President of the United States, a Senator,

Representative, or Resident Commissioner, having public documents

to his credit at the expiration of his term of office takes them

prior to the 30th day of June next following the date of

expiration, he shall forfeit them to his successor in office.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1253.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 158 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 72, 28 Stat. 612; Mar. 18, 1924, ch. 60, 43 Stat. 24; June 18,

1934, ch. 606, Sec. 1, 48 Stat. 1017).

Words "or her" deleted by authority of Title 1, sec. 1 - "words

importing masculine gender may be applied to females".

-End-

-CITE-

44 USC Sec. 732 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 732. Time for distribution of documents by Members of Congress

extended

-STATUTE-

Reelected Members may distribute public documents to their

credit, or the credit of their respective districts in the Interior

or other Departments and bureaus, and in the Government Printing

Office, during their successive terms and until their right to

frank documents ends.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1253.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 159 (June 4, 1897, ch. 2,

Sec. 1, 30 Stat. 62).

-End-

-CITE-

44 USC Sec. 733 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 733. Documents and reports ordered by Members of Congress;

franks and envelopes for Members of Congress

-STATUTE-

The Public Printer on order of a Member of Congress, on

prepayment of the cost, may reprint documents and reports of

committees together with the evidence papers submitted, or any part

ordered printed by the Congress.

He may also furnish without cost to Members and the Resident

Commissioner from Puerto Rico, blank franks printed on sheets and

perforated, or singly at their option, for public documents. Franks

shall contain in the upper left-hand corner the following words:

"Public document. United States Senate" or "House of

Representatives U.S." and in the upper right-hand corner the

letters "U.S.S." or "M. C." But he may not print any other words

except where it is desirable to affix the official title of a

document. Other words printed on franks shall be at the personal

expense of the Member or Resident Commissioner ordering them.

At the request of a Member of Congress or Resident Commissioner

the Public Printer may print upon franks or envelopes used for

mailing public documents the facsimile signature of the Member or

Resident Commissioner and a special request for return if not

called for, and the name of the State or Commonwealth and county

and city. The Member or Resident Commissioner shall deposit with

his order the extra expense involved in printing these additional

words.

The Public Printer may also, at the request of a Member or

Resident Commissioner, print on envelopes authorized to be

furnished, the name of the Member or Resident Commissioner, and

State or Commonwealth, the date, and the topic or subject matter,

not exceeding twelve words.

The Public Printer shall deposit moneys accruing under this

section in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the

appropriation made for the working capital of the Government

Printing Office for the year in which the work is done. He shall

account for them in his annual report to Congress.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1253; Pub. L. 93-191, Sec.

8(a), Dec. 18, 1973, 87 Stat. 745; Pub. L. 93-255, Sec. 2(b), Mar.

27, 1974, 88 Stat. 52; Pub. L. 99-87, Sec. 1(c)(2), Aug. 9, 1985,

99 Stat. 291.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 162 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 37, 28 Stat. 606; Mar. 2, 1895, ch. 189, Sec. 1, 28 Stat. 961;

Jan. 30, 1904, ch. 39, 33 Stat. 9; Mar. 4, 1925, ch. 549, Sec. 1,

43 Stat. 1300).

Section 893 of Title 48, U.S. Code, provides that: "The Resident

Commissioner of Puerto Rico shall . . . be allowed the franking

privilege granted Members of Congress."

By inference he should be included in section 733, since the

franking privilege should include the means to use it.

Changes have been made in section 733 to include the Resident

Commissioner as to printing of franks.

AMENDMENTS

1985 - Pub. L. 99-87 temporarily inserted "Franks may also

contain information relating to missing children as provided in

section 3220 of title 39." before "But he may not print" in second

par. See Termination Date of 1985 Amendment note below.

1974 - Pub. L. 93-255 struck out "Postage paid by Congress."

after "Public document." in second par.

1973 - Pub. L. 93-191 substituted "Public document. Postage paid

by Congress." for "Public document. Free." in second par.

TERMINATION DATE OF 1985 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 99-87 not effective after Dec. 31, 2002, see

section 5 of Pub. L. 99-87, as amended, set out as a Termination

Date note under former section 3220 of Title 39, Postal Service.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1973 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 93-191 effective Dec. 18, 1973, see section

14 of Pub. L. 93-191, set out as a note under section 3210 of Title

39, Postal Service.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in title 2 section 31b-4; title 39

sections 3201, 3216.

-End-

-CITE-

44 USC Sec. 734 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 734. Stationery and blank books for Congress

-STATUTE-

Upon requisition of the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of

the House of Representatives, respectively, the Public Printer

shall furnish stationery, blank books, tables, forms, and other

necessary papers preparatory to congressional legislation, required

for the official use of the Senate and the House of

Representatives, or their committees and officers. This does not

prevent the purchase by the officers of the Senate and House of

Representatives of stationery and blank books necessary for sale to

Senators and Members in the stationery rooms of the two Houses as

provided by law.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1254.)

-MISC1-

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 146 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 2, 28 Stat. 601; Mar. 1, 1907, ch. 2284, Sec. 1, 34 Stat.

1013).

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

Stationery room of House of Representatives redesignated Office

Supply Service.

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

Certain functions of Officers of House of Representatives

transferred to Director of Non-legislative and Financial Services

by section 7 of House Resolution No. 423, One Hundred Second

Congress, Apr. 9, 1992. Director of Non-legislative and Financial

Services replaced by Chief Administrative Officer of House of

Representatives by House Resolution No. 6, One Hundred Fourth

Congress, Jan. 4, 1995.

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44 USC Sec. 735 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 735. Binding for Senators

-STATUTE-

Each Senator is entitled to the binding in half morocco, or

material not more expensive, of one copy of each public document to

which he is entitled, an account of which shall be kept by the

Secretary of the Senate.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1254; Pub. L. 104-186,

title II, Sec. 223(4)(A), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1751.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 160 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 2, 28 Stat. 601; Mar. 1, 1907, ch. 2284, Sec. 1, 34 Stat.

1013).

AMENDMENTS

1996 - Pub. L. 104-186, in section catchline, substituted

"Senators" for "Members of Congress", and in text, substituted

"Senator" for "Member of Congress" and struck out "and Clerk of the

House of Representatives, respectively" after "Secretary of the

Senate".

WRITTEN REQUESTS FOR BOUND COPIES OF DOCUMENTS

Pub. L. 94-59, title VIII, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 296, provided

that: "Hereafter, notwithstanding any other provisions of law

appropriations for the binding of copies of public documents by

Committees for distribution to Senators and Representatives

(including Delegates to Congress and the Resident Commissioner from

Puerto Rico) shall not be available for a Senator or Representative

unless such Senator or Representative specifically, in writing,

requests that he receive bound copies of any such documents."

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44 USC Sec. 736 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 736. Binding at expense of Members of Congress

-STATUTE-

The Public Printer may bind at the Government Printing Office

books, maps, charts, or documents published by authority of

Congress, upon application of a Member of Congress, and payment of

the actual cost of binding.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1254.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 171 (Dec. 10, 1877, ch. 6,

20 Stat. 5).

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44 USC Sec. 737 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 737. Binding for Senate library

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of the Senate may make requisition upon the Public

Printer for the binding for the Senate library of books he

considers necessary, at a cost not to exceed $200 per year.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1254.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 168 (Mar. 2, 1895, ch. 189,

Sec. 1, 28 Stat. 958).

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44 USC Sec. 738 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 738. Binding of publications for distribution to libraries

-STATUTE-

The Public Printer shall supply the Superintendent of Documents

with sufficient copies of publications distributed in unbound form,

to be bound and distributed to the State libraries and other

designated depositories for their permanent files. Every

publication of sufficient size on any one subject shall be bound

separately and receive the title suggested by the subject of the

volume, and the others shall be distributed in unbound form as soon

as printed. The library edition, as well as all other bound sets of

congressional numbered documents and reports, shall be arranged in

volumes and bound in the manner directed by the Joint Committee on

Printing.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1254.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 143 (Jan. 15, 1908, No. 3,

Sec. 2, 35 Stat. 566).

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 719 of this title.

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44 USC Sec. 739 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 739. Senate and House document rooms; superintendents

-STATUTE-

There shall be one document room of the Senate and one of the

House of Representatives, to be designated, respectively, the

"Senate and House document room." Each shall be in charge of a

superintendent, who shall be appointed by the Secretary of the

Senate and the Clerk of the House, respectively, together with the

necessary assistants. The Senate document room shall be under the

jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Senate.

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(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1254; Pub. L. 104-186,

title II, Sec. 223(5), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1751.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 165 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 60, 28 Stat. 610; Mar. 3, 1901, ch. 830, Sec. 1, 31 Stat.

962).

AMENDMENTS

1996 - Pub. L. 104-186 substituted "Clerk" for "Doorkeeper".

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44 USC Sec. 740 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 740. Senate Service Department and House Publications

Distribution Service; superintendents

-STATUTE-

There shall be a Senate Service Department and a House of

Representatives Publications Distribution Service in the charge of

superintendents, appointed respectively by the Sergeant at Arms of

the Senate and Chief Administrative Officer of the House of

Representatives, together with the necessary assistants. Reports or

documents to be distributed for the Senators and Representatives

shall be folded and distributed from the Senate Service Department

and House of Representatives Publications Distribution Service,

unless otherwise ordered, and the respective superintendent shall

notify each Senator and Representative in writing once every sixty

days of the number and character of publications on hand and

assigned to him for use and distribution.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1255; Pub. L. 104-186,

title II, Sec. 223(6), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1751.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 166 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 71, 28 Stat. 612; 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.

AMENDMENTS

1996 - Pub. L. 104-186 substituted "Chief Administrative Officer

of the House of Representatives" for "Doorkeeper of the House".

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44 USC Sec. 741 01/06/03

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TITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS

CHAPTER 7 - CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

-HEAD-

Sec. 741. Disposition of documents stored at Capitol

-STATUTE-

The Secretary and Sergeant at Arms of the Senate and the Clerk

and Doorkeeper of the House of Representatives, at the convening in

regular session of each successive Congress shall cause an invoice

to be made of public documents stored in and about the Capitol,

other than those belonging to the quota of Members of Congress, to

the Library of Congress and the Senate and House libraries and

document rooms. The superintendents of the Senate Service

Department and House of Representatives Publications Distribution

Service shall put the documents to the credit of Senators and

Representatives in quantities equal in the number of volumes and as

nearly as possible in value, to each Member of Congress, and the

documents shall be distributed upon the orders of Senators and

Representatives, each of whom shall be supplied by the

superintendents of the Senate Service Department and House of

Representatives Publications Distribution Service with a list of

the number and character of the publications thus put to his

credit, but before apportionment is made copies of any of these

documents desired for the use of a committee of either House shall

be delivered to the chairman of the committee.

Four copies of leather-bound documents shall be reserved and

carefully stored, to be used in supplying deficiencies in the

Senate and House libraries caused by wear or loss.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1255.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 167 (Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23,

Sec. 63, 28 Stat. 611; July 2, 1954, ch. 455, title I, Sec. 101, 68

Stat. 397).

"Senate Service Department and House Folding Room" was

substituted for "Senate and House folding rooms," and

"superintendents of the Senate Service Department and House Folding

Room" was substituted for "superintendents of the folding rooms" in

view of act July 2, 1954, which redesignated the Senate Folding

Room as the Senate Service Department.

Act July 2, 1954, provided in part that "hereafter" the Senate

Folding Room should be known as the Senate Service Department.

"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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ABOLITION OF OFFICE OF DOORKEEPER

Office of Doorkeeper of House of Representatives abolished and

functions transferred generally to Sergeant-at-Arms of House of

Representatives by House Resolution No. 6, One Hundred Fourth

Congress, Jan. 4, 1995.

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