Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 5.djvu/753

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PUBLIC LAW 104-316—OCT. 19, 1996 110 STAT. 3827 as the Comptroller General and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget jointly determine to be necessary to effectuate the transfer. (2) EFFECT ON PERSONNEL.— Personnel transferred under this section shall not be separated or reduced in classification or compensation for one year after any such transfer, except for cause. (c) REFERENCES.— With respect to any function or authority 31 USC 702 note, transferred under this Act and exercised on or after the effective date of that transfer, reference in any Federal law to the Comptroller General or to any officer or employee of the General Accounting Office is deemed to refer to the Federal officer or agency to which the function or authority is transferred under this Act. (d) SAVINGS PROVISIONS.— 3i use 702 note. (1) ORDERS AND OTHER OFFICIAL ACTIONS NOT AFFECTED. — All orders, determinations, rules, regulations, permits, grants, contracts, certificates, licenses, and privileges— (A) which have been issued, made, granted, or allowed to become effective by the Comptroller General or any official of the General Accounting Office, or by a court of competent jurisdiction, in the performance of any function or authority transferred under this Act, and (B) which are in effect at the time of the transfer; shall continue in effect according to their terms until modified, terminated, superseded, set aside, or revoked in accordance with law. (2) PENDING MATTERS AND PROCEEDINGS. —This Act shall not affect any pending matters or proceedings, including notices of proposed rulemaking, relating to a function or authority transferred under this Act. Such matters or proceedings shall continue under the authority of the agency to which the function or authority is transferred until completed or terminated in accordance with law. (3) JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS AND CAUSES OF ACTIONS.^NO suit, action, or other proceeding or cause of action relating to a function or authority transferred under this Act shall abate by reason of the enactment of this Act. If, before the date on which a transfer of a function or authority this Act takes effect, the Comptroller General of the United States or any officer or employee of the General Accounting Office in their official capacity is party to a suit relating to the function or authority, then such suit shall be continued and the head of the agency to which the function or authority is transferred, or other appropriate official of that agency, shall be substituted or added as a party. (e) EFFECTIVE DATE. — 2 USC i30c note. (1) IN GENERAL. — Except as provided in paragraph (2), this title shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act. (2) EXCEPTIONS. — Sections 103(d), 105(b), and 116 shall take effect 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act. SEC. 102. AMENDMENTS RELATING TO TITLE 2, UNITED STATES CODE (THE CONGRESS). (a) COMPLIANCE REPORTING ON REDUCTION IN EMPLOYEE POSI- TIONS.—Section 307(c) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1994 (Public Law 103-69; 107 Stat. 710; 2 U.S.C. 60 -1 note) is amended by striking "shall" and inserting "may".