10 U.S. Code § 2312. Remission of liquidated damages

Upon the recommendation of the head of an agency, the Secretary of the Treasury may remit all or part, as he considers just and equitable, of any liquidated damages assessed for delay in performing a contract, made by that agency, that provides for such damages.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 132; Pub. L. 104–316, title II, § 202(c), Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3842.)

Historical and Revision Notes

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Feb. 19, 1948, ch. 65, § 6, 62 Stat. 24.

The words “a contract, made by that agency, that provides for” are substituted for the words “any contract made on behalf of the Government by the agency head or by officers authorized by him so to do includes a provision”.


1996—Pub. L. 104–316 substituted “Secretary of the Treasury” for “Comptroller General”.