2 U.S. Code § 58a - Telecommunications services for Senators; payment of costs out of contingent fund
The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate shall furnish each Senator local and long-distance telecommunications services in Washington, District of Columbia, and in such Senator’s State in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration; and the costs of such service shall be paid out of the contingent fund of the Senate from moneys made available to him for that purpose.
Source(Pub. L. 98–181, title I, § 1205(a),Nov. 30, 1983, 97 Stat. 1290; Pub. L. 99–65, § 1(b),July 12, 1985, 99 Stat. 163; Pub. L. 99–439, Oct. 2, 1986, 100 Stat. 1085.)
Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1984.
A prior section 58a,Pub. L. 95–94, title I, § 112(g),Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 665, directed Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate to furnish not more than two WATS lines to any Senator requesting them, with the cost of such service to be paid out of contingent fund of Senate, prior to repeal by section 1205(b) ofPub. L. 98–181, effective first day of first calendar month which begins more than thirty days after Nov. 30, 1983.
1986—Pub. L. 99–439struck out “(except services for which the charge is based on the amount of time the service is used)” after “Senator’s State”.
1985—Pub. L. 99–65inserted “and in such Senator’s State (except services for which the charge is based on the amount of time the service is used)”.
Effective Date of 1985 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 99–65effective on first day of first calendar month beginning more than 60 days after July 12, 1985, see section 2 ofPub. L. 99–65, set out as a note under section 58 of this title.
Payment for Telecommunications Service
Pub. L. 104–53, title I, § 5,Nov. 19, 1995, 109 Stat. 517, as amended by Pub. L. 104–197, title I, § 4(a),Sept. 16, 1996, 110 Stat. 2397; Pub. L. 107–68, title I, § 104(a),Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat. 568, provided that:
“(a) Any payment for local and long distance telecommunications service provided to any user shall cover the total invoiced amount, including any amount relating to separately identified toll calls, and shall be charged to the appropriation for the fiscal year in which the underlying base service period covered by the invoice begins.
“(b) As used in subsection (a), the term ‘user’ means a Senator, an Officer of the Senate, and any office, committee, or other entity the funds of which are disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.”
[Pub. L. 107–68, title I, § 104(b),Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat. 568, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending section 5 ofPub. L. 104–53, set out above] shall take effect on October 1, 2001, and shall apply to base service periods beginning on or after that date.”]
[Pub. L. 104–197, title I, § 4(b),Sept. 16, 1996, 110 Stat. 2397, provided that: “The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending section 5 ofPub. L. 104–53, set out above] shall take effect on October 1, 1996, and shall apply to all payments made on or after such date for local and long distance telecommunications service.”]
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