2 U.S. Code § 1907 - Transfer of disbursing function

(a) In general
(1) Disbursing officer
The Chief of the Capitol Police shall be the disbursing officer for the Capitol Police. Any reference in any law or resolution before February 20, 2003, to funds paid or disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate relating to the pay and allowances of Capitol Police employees shall be deemed to refer to the Chief of the Capitol Police.
(2) Transfer
Any statutory function, duty, or authority of the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives or the Secretary of the Senate as disbursing officers for the Capitol Police shall transfer to the Chief of the Capitol Police as the single disbursing officer for the Capitol Police.
(3) Continuity of function during transition
Until such time as the Chief notifies the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate that systems are in place for discharging the disbursing functions under this subsection, the House of Representatives and the Senate shall continue to serve as the disbursing authority on behalf of the Capitol Police.
(b) Treasury accounts
(1) Salaries
(A) In general
There is established in the Treasury of the United States a separate account for the Capitol Police, into which shall be deposited appropriations received by the Chief of the Capitol Police and available for the salaries of the Capitol Police.
(B) Transfer authority during transition
Until such time as the Chief notifies the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate that systems are in place for discharging the disbursing functions under subsection (a) of this section, the Chief shall have the authority to transfer amounts in the account to the House of Representatives and the Senate to the extent necessary to enable the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate to continue to serve as the disbursing authority on behalf of the Capitol Police pursuant to subsection (a)(3) of this section.
(2) General expenses
There is established in the Treasury of the United States a separate account for the Capitol Police, into which shall be deposited appropriations received by the Chief of the Capitol Police and available for the general expenses of the Capitol Police.
(c) Transfer of funds, assets, accounts, records, and authority
(1) In general
The Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate are authorized and directed to transfer to the Chief of the Capitol Police all funds, assets, accounts, and copies of original records of the Capitol Police that are in the possession or under the control of the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives or the Secretary of the Senate in order that all such items may be available for the unified operation of the Capitol Police. Any funds so transferred shall be deposited in the Treasury accounts established under subsection (b) of this section and be available to the Chief of the Capitol Police for the same purposes as, and in like manner and subject to the same conditions as, the funds prior to the transfer.
(2) Existing transfer authority
Any transfer authority existing before February 20, 2003, granted to the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives or the Secretary of the Senate for salaries, expenses, and operations of the Capitol Police shall be transferred to the Chief of the Capitol Police.
(d) Unexpended balances
Except as may otherwise be provided in law, the unexpended balances of appropriations for the fiscal year 2003 and succeeding fiscal years that are subject to disbursement by the Chief of the Capitol Police shall be withdrawn as of September 30 of the fifth fiscal year following the period or year for which provided. Unpaid obligations chargeable to any of the balances so withdrawn or appropriations for prior years shall be liquidated from any appropriations for the same general purpose, which, at the time of payment, are available for disbursement.
(e) Hiring authority; eligibility for same benefits as House employees
(1) Authority
(A) In general
The Chief of the Capitol Police, in carrying out the duties of office, is authorized to appoint, hire, suspend with or without pay, discipline, discharge, and set the terms, conditions, and privileges of employment of employees of the Capitol Police, subject to and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
(B) Special rule for terminations
The Chief may terminate an officer, member, or employee only after the Chief has provided notice of the termination to the Capitol Police Board (in such manner as the Board may from time to time require) and the Board has approved the termination, except that if the Board has not disapproved the termination prior to the expiration of the 30-day period which begins on the date the Board receives the notice, the Board shall be deemed to have approved the termination.
(C) Notice or approval
The Chief of the Capitol Police shall provide notice or receive approval, as required by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate and the Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives, as each Committee determines appropriate for—
(i) the exercise of any authority under subparagraph (A); or
(ii) the establishment of any new position for officers, members, or employees of the Capitol Police, for reclassification of existing positions, for reorganization plans, or for hiring, termination, or promotion for officers, members, or employees of the Capitol Police.
(2) Benefits
Employees of the Capitol Police who are appointed by the Chief under the authority of this subsection shall be subject to the same type of benefits (including the payment of death gratuities, the withholding of debt, and health, retirement, Social Security, and other applicable employee benefits) as are provided to employees of the House of Representatives, and any such individuals serving as employees of the Capitol Police as of February 20, 2003, shall be subject to the same rules governing rights, protections, pay, and benefits in effect immediately before such date until such rules are changed under applicable laws or regulations.
(f) Repealed. Pub. L. 113–76, div. I, title I, § 1002(b),Jan. 17, 2014, 128 Stat. 424
(g) Effect on existing law
(1) In general
The provisions of this section shall not be construed to reduce the pay or benefits of any employee of the Capitol Police whose pay was disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives or the Secretary of the Senate before February 20, 2003.
(2) Superseding provisions
All provisions of law inconsistent with this section are hereby superseded to the extent of the inconsistency.
(h) Omitted
(i) Effective date
This section and the amendments made by this section shall take effect on February 20, 2003, and shall apply to fiscal year 2003 and each fiscal year thereafter.

Source

(Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, § 1018,Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 366; Pub. L. 111–145, § 2(a)(4)(A),Mar. 4, 2010, 124 Stat. 49; Pub. L. 113–76, div. I, title I, § 1002(b),Jan. 17, 2014, 128 Stat. 424.)
References in Text

For the amendments made by this section, referred to in subsec. (i), see Codification note below.
Codification

Section is comprised of section 1018 of div. H of Pub. L. 108–7. Subsec. (h) ofsection 1018 of Pub. L. 108–7amended sections 1901 and 1905a of this title and repealed section 1921 of this title.
Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2003, which is div. H of Pub. L. 108–7.
Amendments

2014—Pub. L. 113–76struck out subsec. (f), which established a worker’s compensation account for the Capitol Police.
2010—Subsec. (e)(1). Pub. L. 111–145added par. (1) and struck out former par. (1) which authorized the Chief of the Capitol Police to appoint, hire, discharge, and set the terms, conditions, and privileges of employment of employees of the Capitol Police, subject to review and approval.
Effective Date of 2014 Amendment

Pub. L. 113–76, div. I, title I, § 1002(c),Jan. 17, 2014, 128 Stat. 424, provided that: “This section [enacting section 1907b of this title and amending this section] shall apply with respect to appropriations for fiscal year 2014 and each fiscal year thereafter.”

 

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