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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2182

Contracts. Records. Public information.

Communications and telecommunications. 40 USC 166 note.

Communications and telecommunications. 2 USC 177f. eommunications and telecommunications

Ruby M. Daniel. Marlene V. Howard. Geraldine M. Price. Lois S. Duncan.

PUBLIC LAW 100-458—OCT. 1, 1988

House, and clerk hire for Senators and Members shall be the permanent law with respect thereto. SEC. 304. The expenditure of any appropriation under this Act for any consulting service through procurement contract, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109, shall be limited to those contracts where such expenditures are a matter of public record and available for public inspection, except where otherwise provided under existing law, or under existing Executive order issued pursuant to existing law. SEC. 305. (a) The Architect of the Capitol, in consultation with the heads of the agencies of the legislative branch, shall develop an overall plan for satisfying the telecommunications requirements of such agencies, using a common system architecture for maximum interconnection capability and engineering compatibility. The plan shall be subject to joint approval by the Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, and, upon approval, shall be communicated to the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate. No part of any appropriation in this Act or any other Act shall be used for acquisition of any new or expanded teleconununications S3rstem for an agency of the legislative branch, unless, as determined by the Architect of the Capitol, the acquisition is in conformance with the plan, as approved. 0>) As used in this section— (1) the term "agency of the legislative branch" means, the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, the Botanic Garden, the General Accounting Office, the Government Printing Office, the Library of Congress, the Office of Technology Assessment, and the Congressional Budget Office; and (2) the term "telecommunications system" means an electronic system for voice, data, or image communication, including any associated cable and switching equipment. SEC. 306. (a) Effective upon enactment of this Act, the Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized to receive commissions for providing public telephone service in space occupied by the United States House of Representatives. (b) The Clerk is authorized to receive for deposit, amounts charged to any l^islative branch entity, including but not limited to L^islative Service Organizations, the Congressional Budget Office and the Architect of the Capitol, for the provision of telephone or telecommunications services: Provided, That no amounts charged to the official expense allowances of Members of the House shall be deposited in accordance with this section. (c) Receipts from the commissions and charges set forth in subsections (a) and (b) of this section shall be deposited in the United States Treasury for credit to the appropriation for "Salaries and Expenses of the United States House of Representatives", and shall be available for expenditure upon the approval of the Conmuttee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives. SEC. 307. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, including the joint item for the Capitol Police Board in the undesignated paragraph under the subheading "GENERAL EXPENSES", amounts for general expenses of the Capitol Police shall be disbursed by the O e r k of the House of Representatives. SEC. 307A- For payment to Ruby M. Daniel, widow of Dan Daniel, late a Representative from the State of Virginia, $89,500. For payment to Marlene V. Howard, widow of James J. Howard, late a