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Text of the Presidential Protection Assistance Act
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 17, 1976. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 17, 1976 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).
PUBLIC LAW 94-524—OCT. 17, 1976 90 STAT. 2475 Public Law 94-524 94th Congress An Act To establish procedures and regulations for certain protective services provided Oct. 17, 1976 by the United States Secret Service. [H.R. 1244] Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled^ That this Act may Presidential be cited as the "Presidential Protection Assistance Act of 1976". Protection Assistance Act of SEC, 2, As used in this Act the term— 1976. (1) "Secret Service" means the United States Secret Service, Definitions. the Department of the Treasury; (2) "Director" means the Director of the Secret Service; (3) "protectee" means any person eligible to receive the pro- tection authorized by section 3056 of title 18, United States Code, or Public Law 90-331 (82 Stat. 170); 18 u s e 3056 (4) "Executive departments" has the same meaning as provided note. in section 101 of title 5, United States Code; (5) "Executive agencies" has the same meaning as provided in section 105 of title 5, United States Code; (6) "Coast Guard" means the United States Coast Guard, Department of Transportation or such other Executive depart- ment or Executive agency to which the United States Coast Guard may subsequently be transferred; (7) "duties" means all responsibilities of an Executive depart- ment or Executive agency relating to the protection of any protectee; and (8) "non-Governmental property" means any property owned, leased, occupied, or otherwise utilized by a protectee which is not owned or controlled by the Government of the United States of America. SEC. 3. (a) Each protectee may designate one non-governmental Non- property to be fully secured by the Secret Service on a permanent governmental basis. property, permanent (b) A protectee may thereafter designate a different non-Govern- security. mental property in lieu of the non-Governmental property previously 18 u s e 3056 designated under subsection (a) (hereinafter in this Act referred to note. as the "previously designated property") as the one non-Governmen- tal property to be fully secured by the Secret Service on a permanent basis under subsection (a). Thereafter, any expenditures by the Secret Service to maintain a permanent guard detail or for permanent facili- ties, equipment, and services to secure the non-Governmental property previou'^ly designated under subsection (a) shall be subject to the limitations imposed under section 4. (c) For the purposes of this section, where two or more protectees share the same domicile, such protectees shall be deemed a single protectee. SEC. 4. Expenditures by the Secret Service for maintaining a per- Expenditures, manent guard detail and for permanent facilities, equipment, and limitations. services to secure any non-Governmental property in addition to the 18 u s e 3056 one non-Governmental property designated by each protectee under note. subsection 3(a) or 3(b) may not exceed a cumulative total of $10,000 at each such additional non-Governmental property, unless expendi- tures in excess of that amount are specifically approved by resolutions adopted by the Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate, respectively. SEC. 5. (a) All improvements and other items acquired by the Federal Government and used for the purpose of securing any non- Governmental property in the performance of the duties of the Secret Service shall be the property of the United States.
90 STAT. 2476 PUBLIC LAW 94-524—OCT. 17, 1976 (b) Upon termination of Secret Service protection at any non-Gov- ernmental property all such improvements and other items shall be removed from the non-Governmental property unless the Director determines that it would not be economically feasible to do so; except that such improvements and other items shall be removed and the non-Governmental property shall be restored to its original state if the owner of such property at the time of termination requests the removal of such improvements or other items. If any such improvements or other items are not removed, the owner of the non-Governmental prop- erty at the time of termination shall compensate the United States for the original cost of such improvements or other items or for the amount by which they have increased the fair market value of the property, as determined by the Comptroller General of the United States, as of the date of termination, whichever is less. (c) In the event that any non-Governmental property becomes a previously designated property and Secret Service protection at that property has not been terminated, all such improvements and other items which the Director determines are not necessary to secure the previously designated property within the limitations imposed under section 4 shall be removed or compensated for in accordance with the procedures set forth under Subsection (b) of this section. SEC. 6. Executive departments and Executive agencies shall assist the Secret Service in the performance of its duties by providing serv- ices, equipment, and facilities on a temporary and reimbursable basis when requested by the Director and on a permanent and reimbursable basis upon advance written request of the Director; except that the Department of Defense and the Coast Guard shall provide such assist- ance on a temporary basis without reimbursement when assisting the Secret Service in its duties directly related to the protection of the President or the Vice President or other officer immediately next in order of succession to the office of the President. 18 use 3056 SEC. 7. No services, equipment, or facilities may be ordered, pur- "*'**• chased, leased, or otherwise procured for the purposes of carrying out the duties of the Secret Service by persons other than officers or employees of the Federal Government duly authorized by the Director to make such orders, purchases, leases, or procurements. 18 use 3056 SEC. 8. No funds may be expended or obligated for the purpose of "****• carrying out the purposes of section 3056 of title 18, United States 18 use 3056 Code, and section 1 of Public Law 90-331 other than funds specifically ""*^- appropriated to the Secret Service for those purposes with the excep- tion of— (1) expenditures made by the Department of Defense or the Coast Guard from funds appropriated to the Department of Defense or the Coast Guard in providing assistance on a tem- porary basis to the Secret Service in the performance of its duties directly related to the protection of the President or the Vice President or other officer next in order of succession to the office of the President; and (2) expenditures made by Executive departments and agencies, in providing assistance at the request of the Secret Service in the performance of its duties, and which will be reimbursed by the Secret Service under section 6 of this Act. Reports to SEC. 9. The Director, the Secretary of Defense, and the Comman- congressional dant of the Coast Guard shall each transmit a detailed semi-annual 1 fTnsr^^n'^fi report of expenditures made pursuant to this Act during the six-month 3056 period immediately preceding such report by the Secret Service, the °°^* Department of Defense, and the Coast Guard, respectively, to the
PUBLIC LAW 94-524—OCT. 17, 1976 90 STAT. 2477 Committees on Appropriations, Committees on the Judiciary, and Committees on Government Operations of the House of Representa- tives and the Senate, respectively, on March 31 and September 30, of each year. SEC. 10. Expenditures made pursuant to this Act shall be subject Audit, to audit by the Comptroller General and his authorized representa- 18 USC 3056 tives, who shall have access to all records relating to such expenditures. "''*^- The Comptroller General shall transmit a report of the results of any Report to such audit to the Committees on Appropriations, Committees on the congressional Judiciary, and Committees on Government Operations of the House committees, of Representatives and the Senate, respectively. SEC. 11. Section 2 of Public Law 90-331 (82 Stat. 170) is repealed. Repeal. 18 USC 3056 Approved October 17, 1976. °ote. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 94-105 pt. I (Comm. on the Judiciary) and No. 94-105 pt. II (Comm. on Government Operations). SENATE REPORT No. 94-1325 (Committees on the Judiciary and Government Operations). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: Vol. 121 (1975): May 5, considered and passed House. Vol. 122 (1976): Sept. 28, considered and passed Senate, amended. Sept. 29, House agreed to Senate amendment. 89-194 O—78—pt. 2-