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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1980

94 STAT. 928

40 USC 490.

Unresolved and new audits.

Delinquent debts.

Funds for consulting services, submittal to congressional committees. 31 USC 28.

Agency budget controls and progress, submittal to Congress.

PUBLIC LAW 96-304—JULY 8, 1980 available from the revenues and collections deposited into the Federal Buildings Fund pursuant to section 210(f) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended (40 U.S.C. 4901(f)), for the purposes set forth in the provisions contained under such heading is reduced by $15,000,000, which reduction shall apply specifically to the limitation on rental of space under clause (4) of such provisions. SEC. 305. All unresolved audits currently pending within agencies and departments, for which appropriations are made under this Act, shall be resolved not later than September 30, 1981. Any new audits, involving questioned costs, arising after the enactment of this Act shall be resolved within 6 months. SEC. 306. Each department and agency for which appropriations are made under this Act shall take immediate action (1) to improve the collection of overdue debts owed to the United States within the jurisdiction of that department or agency; (2) to bill interest on delinquent debts as required by the Federal Claims Collection Standards; and (3) to reduce amounts of such debts written off as uncollectible. SEC. 307. (a) Effective October 1, 1981, for application in fiscal year 1982, a department, agency, or establishment, as defined by section 2, subchapter I, chapter 1, title 31, United States Code, shall submit annually to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, as part of its budget justification, the estimated amount of funds requested for consulting services; the appropriation accounts in which these funds are located; and a brief description of the need for these services, including a list of those major programs that require consulting services. (b) Effective October 1, 1981, for application in fiscal year 1982, the Inspector General of such department, agency, or establishment, or comparable official, or if the agency has no Inspector General or comparable official, the agency head or the agency head's designee, shall submit to the Congress along with the agency s budget justification, an evaluation of the agency's progress to institute effective management controls and improve the accuracy and completeness of the data provided to the Federal Procurement Data System regarding consultant service contractual arrangements. Approved July 8, 1980.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 96-1086 (Comm. on Appropriations), No. 96-1149 (Comm. of eonference) and No. 96-934 accompanying H.R. 7325 (Comm. on Appropriations). SENATE REPORT No. 96-829 (Comm. on Appropriations). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 126 (1980): June 17-19, considered and passed House in lieu of H.R. 7325. June 26-28, considered and passed Senate, amended. July 1, House disagreed to Senate amendments, and agreed to a conference. July 2, House and Senate agreed to conference report and resolved amendments in disagreement.