10 U.S. Code § 4592 - Radiograms and telegrams: forwarding charges due connecting commercial facilities

In the operation of telegraph lines, cables, or radio stations, members of the Signal Corps may, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Army, collect forwarding charges due connecting commercial telegraph or radio companies for sending radiograms or telegrams over their lines. Under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, they may present a voucher to a disbursing official for payment of the forwarding charge.


(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 257; Pub. L. 97–258, § 2(b)(1)(A),Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1052; Pub. L. 104–316, title I, § 105(e),Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3830.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
4592 10:1319. May 12, 1917, ch. 12 (proviso under “Washington-Alaska Military Cable and Telegraph System”), 40 Stat. 43.

The words “members of” are inserted for clarity. The words “Government”, “and to this end”, “as may be”, and “amount of such” are omitted as surplusage.

1996—Pub. L. 104–316substituted “of the forwarding” for “, or may file a claim with the General Accounting Office for the forwarding” in second sentence.
1982—Pub. L. 97–258substituted “official” for “officer”.


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