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H.R. 5627 (113th): PRINT Act

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 18, 2014 (Introduced).


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113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5627

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 18, 2014

(for himself, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Mr. Ruiz, Mr. Quigley, and Ms. Kaptur) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

A BILL

To amend title 44, United States Code, to require the Public Printer to adjust the fonts used in documents printed by the Government Printing Office if adjusting the fonts will reduce printing costs, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Printing Responsibly in New Typesets Act or the PRINT Act .

2.

Requiring Public Printer to adjust fonts used in documents printed by Government Printing Office to achieve savings

(a)

Adjusting Fonts

(1)

In general

Chapter 5 of title 44, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

518.

Adjustment of fonts

(a)

Documents Printed by Government Printing Office

The Public Printer shall adjust the font used to print the text of any type of document printed by the Government Printing Office if the Public Printer determines that adjusting the font will reduce printing costs and be cost-effective and appropriate with respect to that type of document.

(b)

Documents Printed by Others

The Public Printer shall enter into such agreements as may be required to ensure that any person other than the Government Printing Office who prints documents for the Federal Government under the authority of this title or pursuant to agreements authorized by this title follows the requirements of subsection (a) with respect to those documents in the same manner as the Public Printer follows such requirements with respect to documents printed by the Government Printing Office.

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(2)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections of chapter 5 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

518. Adjustment of fonts.

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(b)

Conforming Amendments

(1)

United States Code

(A)

Section 205 of title 1, United States Code, is amended by striking and shall be in such form and style and inserting and (subject to section 518 of title 44, United States Code) shall be in such form and style.

(B)

Section 206 of title 1, United States Code, is amended by striking shall be printed in such form and style and inserting shall (subject to section 518 of title 44, United States Code) be printed in such form and style.

(2)

Congressional printing

Section 707 of title 44, United States Code, is amended by striking Subject to sections and inserting Subject to section 518 of this title and sections.

(3)

Congressional Record

Section 901 of title 44, United States Code, is amended by striking The Joint Committee and inserting Subject to section 518 of this title, the Joint Committee.

(4)

Executive and judiciary printing

Section 1105 of title 44, United States Code, is amended by striking The Public Printer and inserting Subject to section 518 of this title, the Public Printer .

(c)

Effective Date

The amendments made by this Act shall apply with respect to documents printed after the expiration of the 1-year period which begins on the date of the enactment of this Act.

3.

Prohibiting delivery of printed copies of Congressional Record to offices of Members of Congress

(a)

Prohibiting Delivery

Section 906 of title 44, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by striking The Public Printer and inserting (a) In General.—Subject to subsection (c), the Public Printer ;

(2)

by striking Copies of the daily edition and inserting (b) Timing of Delivery.—Copies of the daily edition; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(c)

Prohibiting Delivery to Offices of Members of Congress

The Public Printer may not deliver a printed copy of any version of the Congressional Record to the office of a Senator or the office of a Member of the House of Representatives (including a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress).

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(b)

Effective Date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act.

4.

Redesignation of Government Printing Office as Government Publishing Office

(a)

Redesignation

The Government Printing Office is hereby redesignated as the Government Publishing Office.

(b)

References

Any reference to the Government Printing Office in any law, rule, regulation, certificate, directive, instruction, or other official paper in force on the date of enactment of this Act shall be considered to refer and apply to the Government Publishing Office.