31 U.S. Code § 1501 - Documentary evidence requirement for Government obligations
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(a) An amount shall be recorded as an obligation of the United States Government only when supported by documentary evidence of—
(1) a binding agreement between an agency and another person (including an agency) that is—
(4) an order issued under a law authorizing purchases without advertising—
(5) a grant or subsidy payable—
(A) from appropriations made for payment of, or contributions to, amounts required to be paid in specific amounts fixed by law or under formulas prescribed by law;
Source(Pub. L. 97–258, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 927.)
|Revised Section||Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|1501(a)||31:200(a).||Aug. 26, 1954, ch. 935, § 1311(a), (e), 68 Stat. 830, 831.|
In subsection (a), before clause (1), the words “After August 26, 1954” are omitted as executed. In clause (1), the words “an agency and another person (including an agency)” are substituted for “the parties thereto, including Government agencies” for clarity. In clause (2), the word “valid” is omitted as unnecessary. In clause (6), the words “brought under authority of law” are omitted as surplus. In clause (9), the word “legally” is omitted as surplus.
In subsection (b), the words “consistent with” are substituted for “as defined in” for clarity and for consistency with section 1108 of the revised title. The word “valid” is omitted as unnecessary.