H.R. 5503 (99th): Prompt Payment Amendments of 1986

Sep 11, 1986 (99th Congress, 1985–1986)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 2479 (same title)
Passed Senate — Oct 15, 1986

Thomas Kindness
Representative for Ohio's 8th congressional district
Related Bills
S. 2479 (identical)

Passed Senate
Last Action: Oct 15, 1986


This bill was introduced on September 11, 1986, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 11, 1986
Referred to Committee Sep 11, 1986
Full Title

A bill to amend chapter 39 of title 31, United States Code, to require the Federal Government to pay interest on overdue payments, and for other purposes.


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Prompt Payment Amendments of 1986 - Revises Federal law to deem the head of an agency to receive an invoice on the fifth day after the date on which a property is actually delivered, or final performance of a service is actually completed, unless the contract specifies otherwise.
Makes Federal prompt payment provisions applicable to the United States Postal Service. Reduces the 15-day grace period for payment of interest penalties to eight days for solicitations issued before October 1, 1988.
Requires an agency to pay a double interest penalty if it fails to meet such grace period and the business concern makes a written demand that the agency pay such penalty.
Makes the interest penalty provisions applicable to construction contracts for progress payments and retained amounts.
Specifies the calculation of time for interest penalties on discount payments.
Revises agency reporting requirements on interest penalty payments to include a description of agency payment practices.
Requires the modification of Government-wide procurement regulations to implement Federal prompt payment provisions.

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