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PUBLIC LAW 94-000—MMMM. DD, 1975

89 STAT. 836 2 USC 142e.

2 USC 142b. 2 USC 142e.

PUBLIC LAW 94-157—DEC. 18, 1975 All vouchers certified for payment by duly authorized certifying officers of the L i b r a r y of Congress shall be supported with a certification by an officer or employee of the Congressional B u d g e t Office duly authorized in writing by the Director of the Congressional Budget Office to certify payments from appropriations of the Congressional Budget Office. The Congressional Budget Office certifying officers shall (1) be held responsible for the existence and correctness of the facts recited in the certificate or otherwise stated on the voucher or its supporting paper and the legality of the proposed payment under the appropriation or fund involved (2) be held responsible and accountable for the correctness of the computations of certifications made, and (3) be held accountable for and required to make good to the United States the amount of any illegal, improper, or incorrect payment resulting from any false, inaccurate, or misleading certificate made by him, as well as for any payment prohibited by law which did not represent a legal obligation under the appropriation or fund involved: Provided, That the Comptroller General of the United States may, at his discretion, relieve such certifying officer or employee of liability for any payment otherwise proper whenever he finds (1) that the certification was based on official records and that such certifying officer or employee did not know, and by reasonable diligence and inquiry could not have ascertained the actual facts, or (2) that the obligation was incurred in good faith, that the payment was not cont r a r y to any statutory provision specifically prohibiting payments of the character involved, and the United States has received value for such payment: Provided further, That the Comptroller General shall relieve such certifying officer or employee of liability for an overpayment for transportation services made to any common carrier covered by section 66 of title 49, whenever he finds that the overpayment occurred solely because the administrative examination made prior to payment of the transportation bill did not include a verification of transportation rates, freight classifications, or land g r a n t deduction. (Public Law 85-53, paragraph 3, June 13, 1957, 71 Stat. 81.) The Disbursing Officer of the L i b r a r y of Congress shall not be held accountable or responsible for any illegal, improper, or incorrect payment resulting from any false, inaccurate, or misleading certificate, the responsibility for which is imposed upon a certifying officer or employee of the Congressional Budget Office. GOVERNMENT PRINTING PRINTING

AND

OFFICE

BINDING

For an additional amount for " P r i n t i n g and binding" for the automation of the publications process for the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations, $794,000. For an additional amount for " P r i n t i n g and b i n d i n g " for the automation of the publications process for the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations for the period July 1, 1976, through September 30, 1976, $199,000. OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS SALARIES AND EXPENSES

For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses", $800,000. For an additional amount for "Salaries and expenses" for the period July 1, 1976, through September 30, 1976, $200,000.