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H.R. 2544: To amend title 31, United States Code, to clarify that, during a lapse in appropriations beginning on or after October 1, 2020, positions relating to providing services for paying or reimbursing Federal employees for official travel are excepted services under the Anti-Deficiency Act, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of May 7, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2544

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 7, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform

A BILL

To amend title 31, United States Code, to clarify that, during a lapse in appropriations beginning on or after October 1, 2020, positions relating to providing services for paying or reimbursing Federal employees for official travel are excepted services under the Anti-Deficiency Act, and for other purposes.

1.

Designating travel reimbursement services as excepted services under the Anti-Deficiency Act

(a)

In general

Section 1342 of title 31, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by striking An officer and inserting (1) An officer; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(2)

Any services by an officer or employee relating to paying or reimbursing Federal employees for official travel expenses shall be deemed, for purposes of paragraph (1), services for emergencies involving the safety of human life or the protection of property.

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(b)

Application

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to any lapse in appropriations beginning on or after October 1, 2020.