Rule making authority. "Financial organization."
Minority party staff a p p o i n t e e s. 84 Stat. 1176.
Professional staff, s p e c i a l i z e d training. 84 Stat. 1180.
Senate salaries, advance payment. 74 Stat. 5 3.
Detailed GAO e m p l o y e e s, salary reimbursement. 84 Stat. 1171.
PUBLIC LAW 92-136-OCT. 11, 1971
credited to the account of each of those individuals. (c) Payment by the United States of a check, drawn in accordance with this section and properly endorsed, shall constitute a full acquittance for the amount due to the individual making any such request. (d) The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this section. (e) For purposes of this section, "financial organization" means any bank, savings bank, savings and loan association or similar institution, or Federal or State chartered credit union. SEC. 5. (a) Section 202(g) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 72a (g)) is amended to read as follows: " (g) I n any case in which a request for the appointment of a minority staff member under subsection (a) or subsection (c) is made at any time when no vacancy exists to which the appointment requested may be made— "(1) the person appointed pursuant to such a request under subsection (a) may serve in addition to any other professional staff members authorized by such subsection and may be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate until such time as such a vacancy occurs, at which time such person shall be considered to have been appointed to such vacancy; and "(2) the person appointed pursuant to such a request under subsection (c) may serve in addition to any other clerical staff members authorized by such subsection and may be paid, until otherwise provided, from the contingent fund of the Senate." (b) Section 2()2(j)(l) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 72a(j)(1)) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: "Any joint committee of the Congress whose expenses are paid out of funds disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate or by the Clerk of the House, the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, and the Majority Policy Committee and Minority Policy Committee of the Senate are each authorized to expend, for the purpose of providing assistance in accordance with paragraphs (2), (3), and (4) of this subsection for membeis of its staff in obtaining such training, any part of amounts appropriated to that committee." SEC. 6. Clause (2) of the first section of the joint resolution entitled "Joint Resolution relating to the payment of salaries of employees of the Senate", approved April 20, 1960 (2 U.S.C. 60c-l), is amended by inserting immediately after "holiday" the following: "(including any holiday on which the banks of the District of Columbia are closed pursuant to law)". SEC. 8. Section 235 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970 (31 U.S.C. 1175) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(c) A committee of the Senate, or a joint committee whose expenses are disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate, shall reimburse the General Accounting Office for the salary of each employee of that office for any period during which that employee is assigned or detailed to such committee or joint committee." SEC. 9. (a) The amendments made by the first section, section 2, and section 5 of this Act shall become effective as of noon on January 3, 1971. (b) Sections 4 and 6 of this Act shall become effective as of July 1, 1971. (c) Section 8 of this Act shall become effective on March 1, 1972. Approved October 11, 1971.