100 STAT. 3508
PUBLIC LAW 99-627—NOV. 7, 1986
Public Law 99-627 99th Congress
Nov. 7, 1986 [H.R. 5420]
31 USC 3726 note.
An Act To amend section 3726 of title 31, United States Code, relating to payment for transportation, to permit prepayment audits for selected transportation bills, to permanently authorize payment of transportation audit contractors from carrier overpayments collected, to authorize net overpayments collected to be transferred to the Treasury, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 3726 of title 31, United States Code, is amended— (1) in subsection (a) by striking out the first sentence and insert in lieu thereof the following: "A carrier or freight forwarder presenting a bill for transporting an individual or property for the United States Government may be paid before the Administrator of General Services conducts an audit, in accordance with regulations that the Administrator shall prescribe."; (2) by redesignating subsections (c) and (d) as subsections (f) and (g), respectively; and (3) by inserting after subsection (b) the following new subsections: "(c) Expenses of transportation audit contracts and contract administration shall be financed from overpayments collected from carriers on transportation bills paid by the Government and other similar type refunds at not to exceed 40 percent of such collections annually. Pajment to any contractor shall not exceed 50 percent of the overpayments identified by any contract audit. "(d) At least annually, and as determined by the Administrator, after making adequate provision for expenses of refunds to carriers, transportation audit contracts, and contract administration authorized in subsection (c), the balance of the overpayments collected by the General Services Administration shall be transferred to miscellaneous receipt of the Treasury. A report of receipts, disbursements, and transfers (to miscellaneous receipts) pursuant to this section shall be made annually in connection with the budget estimates to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and to the Congress. "(e) The Administrator may delegate any authority conferred by this section to another agency or agencies if the Administrator determines that such a delegation would be cost-effective or otherwise in the public interest.". Sec. 2. (a) Within 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of CJeneral Services shall establish a task force to study and investigate the feeisibility, desirability, and economy of an integrated, automated system that Federal agencies may use in managing the transportation of property for the United States. (b) The task force established under subsection (a) shall— (1) be chaired by a representative of the Administrator; (2) include representatives of the Department of Defense and other Federal agencies significantly involved in the transportation of property for the United States; and