31 U.S. Code § 3341 - Sale of Government warrants, checks, drafts, and obligations

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(a) A disbursing official of the United States Government may sell a Government warrant, check, draft, or obligation not the property of the official at a premium, or dispose of the proceeds of the warrant, check, draft, or obligation, only if the official deposits the premium and the proceeds in the Treasury or with a depositary for the credit of the Government.
(b) A disbursing official violating subsection (a) of this section shall be dismissed immediately.

Source

(Pub. L. 97–258, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 956.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
3341(a) 31:544(words before last semicolon). R.S. § 3652.
3341(b) 31:544(words after last semicolon).

In subsection (a), the words “disbursing official” are substituted for “officer” for clarity and consistency in the revised title. The words “either directly or indirectly” and “or dispose of to any person” are omitted as surplus. The words “Government warrant, check, draft, or obligation” are substituted for “Treasury note, draft, warrant, or other public security” for consistency in the revised title. The words “or sell . . . avails or . . . in his hands for disbursement” are omitted as surplus. The words “only if the official deposits the premium and the proceeds in the Treasury or with a depositary” are substituted for “without making return of such premium, and accounting therefor by charging the same in his account” for clarity and consistency in the chapter.
In subsection (b), the words “from office” are omitted as unnecessary.

 

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