S. 3315 (112th): GAO Mandates Revision Act of 2012

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Dec 14, 2012 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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One Hundred Twelfth Congress of the United States of America

2d Session

S. 3315

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

AN ACT

To repeal or modify certain mandates of the Government Accountability Office.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the GAO Mandates Revision Act of 2012.

2.

Repeals and modifications

(a)

Capitol Preservation Fund financial statements

Section 804 of the Arizona-Idaho Conservation Act of 1988 (2 U.S.C. 2084) is amended by striking annual audits of the transactions of the Commission and inserting periodic audits of the transactions of the Commission, which shall be conducted at least once every 3 years, unless the Chairman or the Ranking Member of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate or the Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives, the Secretary of the Senate, or the Clerk of the House of Representatives requests that an audit be conducted at an earlier date,.

(b)

Judicial Survivors’ Annuities Fund audit by GAO

(1)

In general

Section 376 of title 28, United States Code, is amended—

(A)

by striking subsection (w); and

(B)

by redesignating subsections (x) and (y) as subsections (w) and (x), respectively.

(2)

Technical and conforming amendment

Section 376(h)(2) of title 28, United States Code, is amended by striking subsection (x) and inserting subsection (w).

(c)

ONDCP annual report requirement

Section 203 of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006 (21 U.S.C. 1708a) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a), by striking of each year and inserting , 2013, and every 3 years thereafter,; and

(2)

in subsection (b), in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking at a frequency of not less than once per year— and inserting not later than December 31, 2013, and every 3 years thereafter—.

(d)

USERRA GAO report

Section 105(g)(1) of the Veterans’ Benefits Act of 2010 (Public Law 111–275; 38 U.S.C. 4301 note) is amended by striking , and annually thereafter during the period when the demonstration project is conducted,.

(e)

Semipostal program reports by the General Accounting Office

Section 2 of the Semipostal Authorization Act (Public Law 106–253; 114 Stat. 636; 39 U.S.C. 416 note) is amended—

(1)

by striking subsection (c); and

(2)

by redesignating subsections (d) and (e) as subsections (c) and (d), respectively.

(f)

Earned Import Allowance program review by GAO

Section 231A(b)(4) of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (19 U.S.C. 2703a(b)(4)) is amended—

(1)

by striking subparagraph (C); and

(2)

by redesignating subparagraph (D) as subparagraph (C).

(g)

American Battle Monuments Commission’s financial statements and audits

Section 2103(h) of title 36, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1), by striking of paragraph (2) of this subsection and inserting of section 3515 of title 31;

(2)

in paragraph (1), by striking (1); and

(3)

by striking paragraph (2).

(h)

Senate Preservation Fund audits

Section 3(c)(6) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2004 (2 U.S.C. 2108(c)(6)) is amended by striking annual audits of the Senate Preservation Fund and inserting periodic audits of the Senate Preservation Fund, which shall be conducted at least once every 3 years, unless the Chairman or the Ranking Member of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate or the Secretary of the Senate requests that an audit be conducted at an earlier date,.

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate