10 U.S. Code § 2226. Contracted property and services: prompt payment of vouchers

(a) Requirement.—
Of the contract vouchers that are received by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service by means of the mechanization of contract administration services system, the number of such vouchers that remain unpaid for more than 30 days as of the last day of each month may not exceed 5 percent of the total number of the contract vouchers so received that remain unpaid on that day.
(b) Contract Voucher Defined.—
In this section, the term “contract voucher” means a voucher or invoice for the payment to a contractor for services, commercial items (as defined in section 103 of title 41), or other deliverable items provided by the contractor under a contract funded by the Department of Defense.
(Added Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title X, § 1006(a)(1)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–247; amended Pub. L. 111–350, § 5(b)(7), Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3842; Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, § 836(e)(1), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1869.)
Amendment of Subsection (b)

Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, § 836(e)(1), (h), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1869, 1874, provided that, effective Jan. 1, 2020, subject to a savings provision, subsection (b) of this section is amended by striking “for services” and all that follows through “deliverable items” and inserting “for services or deliverable items”. See 2018 Amendment note below.

Amendments

2018—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 115–232 substituted “for services or deliverable items” for “for services, commercial items (as defined in section 103 of title 41), or other deliverable items”.

2011—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 111–350 substituted “section 103 of title 41” for “section 4(12) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 403(12))”.

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Jan. 1, 2020, subject to a savings provision, see section 836(h) of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as an Effective Date of 2018 Amendment; Savings Provision note under section 453b of Title 6, Domestic Security.

Effective Date

Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title X, § 1006(b)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–248, provided that:

Section 2226 of title 10, United States Code (as added by subsection (a)), shall take effect on December 1, 2000.”
Conditional Requirement for Report

Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title X, § 1006(c)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–248, required submission of a report for any month between Dec. 1, 2000, and Nov. 30, 2004, in which the requirement in 10 U.S.C. 2226 was not met.