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10 U.S. Code § 4602 - 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 or 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, § 2226; 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; renumbered § 4602, Pub. L. 116–283, div. A, title XVIII, § 1861(b), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4277.)
Editorial Notes

2021—Pub. L. 116–283 renumbered section 2226 of this title as this section.

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))”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2021 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 116–283 effective Jan. 1, 2022, with additional provisions for delayed implementation and applicability of existing law, see section 1801(d) of Pub. L. 116–283, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

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 [now 10 U.S.C. 4602] (as added by subsection (a)), shall take effect on December 1, 2000.”