44 U.S. Code § 1708 - Prices for sales copies of publications; crediting of receipts; resale by dealers; sales agents
The price at which additional copies of Government publications are offered for sale to the public by the Superintendent of Documents shall be based on the cost as determined by the Public Printer plus 50 percent. A discount may be allowed as determined by the Superintendent of Documents, but the printing may not interfere with prompt execution of work for the Government.
The Superintendent of Documents may prescribe terms and conditions under which he authorizes the resale of Government publications by book dealers, and he may designate any Government officer his agent for the sale of Government publications under regulations agreed upon by the Superintendent of Documents and the head of the respective department or establishment of the Government.
Source(Pub. L. 90–620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1280; Pub. L. 95–94, title IV, § 409(a),Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 683; Pub. L. 103–69, title II, § 207(b),Aug. 11, 1993, 107 Stat. 708; Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, § 1301,Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3191.)
Historical and Revision Notes
Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., § 72a (June 30, 1932, ch. 314, § 307,47 Stat. 409).
2004—Pub. L. 108–447, in first par., substituted “may be allowed as determined by the Superintendent of Documents” for “of not to exceed 25 percent may be allowed to book dealers and quantity purchasers”.
1993—Pub. L. 103–69, in first par., struck out at end “Receipts from general sales of publications in excess of the total costs and expenses incurred in connection with the publication and sale thereof, as determined by the Public Printer, shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of miscellaneous receipts.”
1977—Pub. L. 95–94substituted “Receipts from general sales of publications in excess of the total costs and expenses incurred in connection with the publication and sale thereof, as determined by the Public Printer,” for “Surplus receipts from sales”.
Effective Date of 1993 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 103–69effective Oct. 1, 1993, see section 207(c) ofPub. L. 103–69, set out as a note under section 309 of this title.
Effective Date of 1977 Amendment