14 U.S. Code § 944 - Confidential investigative expenses

Not more than $250,000 each fiscal year appropriated for the operations and support of the Coast Guard shall be available for investigative expenses of a confidential character, to be expended on the approval or authority of the Commandant and payment to be made on the Commandant’s certificate of necessity for confidential purposes, and the Commandant’s determination shall be final and conclusive upon the accounting officers of the Government.

(Added Pub. L. 93–283, § 1(10), May 14, 1974, 88 Stat. 140, § 658; amended Pub. L. 108–293, title II, § 221, Aug. 9, 2004, 118 Stat. 1040; renumbered § 944 and amended Pub. L. 115–282, title I, § 107(b), title III, § 308, Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4205, 4248; Pub. L. 116–283, div. G, title LVXXXV [LXXXV], § 8513(a)(3), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4760.)
Editorial Notes
Amendments

2021—Pub. L. 116–283 substituted “the operations and support” for “necessary expenses for the operation” and “the Commandant’s” for “his” in two places.

2018—Pub. L. 115–282, § 308, substituted “$250,000” for “$45,000”.

Pub. L. 115–282, § 107(b), renumbered section 658 of this title as this section.

2004—Pub. L. 108–293 substituted “$45,000 each fiscal year” for “$15,000 per annum”.