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2 U.S. Code § 1850 - Compensation of registered nurses

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period which begins on or after December 27, 1974, the positions of registered nurses compensated under appropriations for Capitol Buildings, Senate Office Buildings, and House Office Buildings, shall be allocated by the Architect of the Capitol at not to exceed grade 12 of the General Schedule.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, effective January 1, 1975, none of the funds appropriated to the Architect of the Capitol shall thereafter be available for any nursing position unless the position is occupied by a Registered Nurse: Provided, That such provision shall not be applicable to the present incumbents of such positions.

Editorial Notes
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The General Schedule, referred to in text, is set out under section 5332 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.


Section was classified to section 166b–2 of former Title 40, prior to the enactment of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, by Pub. L. 107–217, § 1, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1062.


1994—Pub. L. 103–283 substituted “at not to exceed grade 12” for “to grade 11” in first par.

1990—Pub. L. 101–520 substituted “grade 11” for “grade 10” and struck out “and compensated initially at the same steps in such grade, currently in effect for their present grades, so long as such positions are held by the present incumbents” after “General Schedule” in first par.