31 U.S. Code § 3529 - Requests for decisions of the Comptroller General

(a) A disbursing or certifying official or the head of an agency may request a decision from the Comptroller General on a question involving—
(1) a payment the disbursing official or head of the agency will make; or
(2) a voucher presented to a certifying official for certification.
(b)
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the Comptroller General shall issue a decision requested under this section.
(2) A decision requested under this section concerning a function transferred to or vested in the Director of the Office of Management and Budget under section 211(a) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1996 (109 Stat. 535), as in effect immediately before the effective date of title II of the General Accounting Office Act of 1996, or under this Act, shall be issued—
(A) by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, except as provided in subparagraph (B); or
(B) in the case of a function delegated by the Director to another agency, by the head of the agency to which the function was delegated.

Source

(Pub. L. 97–258, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 967; Pub. L. 104–316, title II, § 204,Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3845.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
3529 31:44(1st sentence). June 10, 1921, ch. 18, § 304(1st par. 1st sentence), 42 Stat. 24.
31:74(last par. words before 4th comma). July 31, 1894, ch. 174, § 8(6th par. words before 4th comma), 28 Stat. 208.
31:82d(words after semicolon). Dec. 29, 1941, ch. 641, §§ 3(words after semicolon), 4(related to § 3 ), 55 Stat. 876.
31:82e(related to 31:82d).

In subsection (a), before clause (1), the text of 31:82e(related to 82d) is omitted as unnecessary because it does not apply to 31:82d. The words “of law” in 31:82d(words after semicolon) are omitted as surplus. In clause (1), the words “or under them” in 31:74(last par. words before 4th comma) are omitted as unnecessary. In clause (2), the words “a payment on” in 31:82d(words after semicolon) are omitted as surplus.
In subsection (b), the word “issue” is substituted for “render” in 31:74(last par. words before 4th comma) and “obtain” in 31:82d(words after semicolon) because of the restatement.
References in Text

Section 211(a) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1996, as in effect immediately before the effective date of title II of the General Accounting Office Act of 1996, referred to in subsec. (b)(2), is section 211(a) ofPub. L. 104–53, which is set out as a note under section 501 of this title, as in effect before Oct. 19, 1996, the date of enactment of the General Accounting Office Act of 1996, Pub. L. 104–316, section 203 of which amended section 211 ofPub. L. 104–53generally.
This Act, referred to in subsec. (b)(2), probably means Pub. L. 104–316, Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3286, known as the General Accounting Office Act of 1996, which enacted subsec. (b)(2) of this section. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.
Amendments

1996—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–316designated existing provisions as par. (1) and substituted “Except as provided in paragraph (2), the Comptroller General” for “The Comptroller General”, and added par. (2).

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4 CFR - Accounts

4 CFR Part 82 - FURNISHING RECORDS OF THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE IN JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS

32 CFR - National Defense

32 CFR Part 281 - SETTLING PERSONNEL AND GENERAL CLAIMS AND PROCESSING ADVANCE DECISION REQUESTS

32 CFR Part 282 - PROCEDURES FOR SETTLING PERSONNEL AND GENERAL CLAIMS AND PROCESSING ADVANCE DECISION REQUESTS

32 CFR Part 283 - WAIVER OF DEBTS RESULTING FROM ERRONEOUS PAYMENTS OF PAY AND ALLOWANCES

32 CFR Part 284 - WAIVER PROCEDURES FOR DEBTS RESULTING FROM ERRONEOUS PAYMENTS OF PAY AND ALLOWANCES

48 CFR - Federal Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Part 6105 - DECISIONS AUTHORIZED UNDER 31 U.S.C. 3529

 

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