31 U.S. Code Chapter 37 - CLAIMS

SUBCHAPTER I—GENERAL Sec. 3701. Definitions and application. 3702. Authority to settle claims. SUBCHAPTER II—CLAIMS OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 3711. Collection and compromise. 3712. Time limitations for presenting certain claims of the Government. 3713. Priority of Government claims. 3714. Keeping money due States in default. 3715. Buying real property of a debtor. 3716. Administrative offset. 3717. Interest and penalty on claims. 3718. Contracts for collection services. 3719. Reports on debt collection activities. 3720. Collection of payments. 3720A. Reduction of tax refund by amount of debt. 3720B. Barring delinquent Federal debtors from obtaining Federal loans or loan insurance guarantees. 3720C. Debt Collection Improvement Account. 3720D. Garnishment. 3720E. Dissemination of information regarding identity of delinquent debtors. SUBCHAPTER III—CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 3721. Claims of personnel of agencies and the District of Columbia government for personal property damage or loss. 3722. Claims of officers and employees at Government penal and correctional institutions. 3723. Small claims for privately owned property damage or loss. 3724. Claims for damages caused by investigative or law enforcement officers of the Department of Justice. 3725. Claims of non-nationals for personal injury or death in a foreign country. 3726. Payment for transportation. 3727. Assignments of claims. 3728. Setoff against judgment. 3729. False claims. 3730. Civil actions for false claims. 3731. False claims procedure. 3732. False claims jurisdiction. 3733. Civil investigative demands.

1996—Pub. L. 104–316, title II, § 202(n)(2),Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3844, substituted “Authority to settle claims” for “Authority of the Comptroller General to settle claims” in item 3702.
Pub. L. 104–134, title III, § 31001(j)(2), (o)(2), (r)(2), (t)(2),Apr. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 1321–365, 1321–371, 1321–373, 1321–375, added items 3720B to 3720E.
1989—Pub. L. 101–203, § 1(b)(2),Dec. 7, 1989, 103 Stat. 1805, substituted “investigative or law enforcement officers of the Department of Justice” for “the Federal Bureau of Investigation” in item 3724.
1986—Pub. L. 99–562, § 6(b),Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3168, added items 3732 and 3733.
1984—Pub. L. 98–369, div. B, title VI, §§ 2652(a)(2), 2653(a)(2),July 18, 1984, 98 Stat. 1152, 1154, added items 3720 and 3720A.
1983—Pub. L. 97–452, § 1(13)(B), (16)(B),Jan. 12, 1983, 96 Stat. 2470, 2474, inserted “and application” in item 3701 and added items 3716–3719.


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