10 U.S. Code § 7863 - Disposal of public stores by order of commanding officer

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§ 7863.
Disposal of public stores by order of commanding officer

When settling an account of a disbursing official, the Comptroller General shall allow disposal of public stores the disbursing official made under an order of a commanding officer when presented with satisfactory evidence that the order was made and that the stores were disposed of as the order provided. The commanding officer is accountable for the disposal.

(Added Pub. L. 97–258, § 2(b)(12)(B), Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1057, § 7862; renumbered § 7863, Pub. L. 99–433, title V, § 514(b)(1), Oct. 1, 1986, 100 Stat. 1054; amended Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title IX, § 913(c)(3)(A), (B)(i), Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 411; Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title X, § 1074(a)(20), Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2660.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


31:44 (1st sentence).

June 10, 1921, ch. 18, § 304 (1st par. 1st sentence), 42 Stat. 24.


R.S. § 285.

The words “disbursing official” are substituted for “disbursing officer” for consistency with other titles of the United States Code. The words “Comptroller General” are substituted for “General Accounting Office” for consistency. The words “of the Navy” are omitted because of the restatement. The words “when presented with” are substituted for “upon” for clarity. The words “by whose order such disbursement or disposal was made” are omitted as surplus.


1996—Pub. L. 104–201 inserted “were” after “the stores” in first sentence.

Pub. L. 104–106, § 913(c)(3)(B)(i), substituted “Disposal of public stores” for “Disbursements” in section catchline.

Pub. L. 104–106, § 913(c)(3)(A), in first sentence, struck out “disbursements of public moneys or” after “Comptroller General shall allow” and “the money was paid or” after “the order was made and that” and, in second sentence, struck out “disbursement or” after “commanding officer is accountable for the”.


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