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Calendar No. 357

113th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 1947


To rename the Government Printing Office the Government Publishing Office, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 16, 2014

Ms. Klobuchar (for herself and Mr. Chambliss) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration

April 10, 2014

Reported by Mr. Schumer, without amendment


A BILL

To rename the Government Printing Office the Government Publishing Office, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Government Publishing Office Act of 2014”.

SEC. 2. Redesignation of Government Printing Office to Government Publishing Office.

(a) In general.—The Government Printing Office is hereby redesignated the Government Publishing Office.

(b) References.—Any reference to the Government Printing Office in any law, rule, regulation, certificate, directive, instruction, or other official paper in force on the date of enactment of this Act shall be considered to refer and apply to the Government Publishing Office.

SEC. 3. Redesignation of Public Printer to Director of the Government Publishing Office.

(a) Title 44, United States Code.—Title 44, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by striking “Public Printer” each place that term appears and inserting “Director of the Government Publishing Office”; and

(2) in the heading for each of sections 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 502, 710, 1102, 1111, 1115, 1340, 1701, 1712, and 1914, by striking “Public Printer” and inserting “Director of the Government Publishing Office”.

(b) Other references.—Any reference in any law other than in title 44, United States Code, or in any rule, regulation, certificate, directive, instruction, or other official paper in force on the date of enactment of this Act to the Public Printer shall be considered to refer and apply to the Director of the Government Publishing Office.

SEC. 4. Redesignation of Deputy Public Printer to Deputy Director of the Government Publishing Office.

(a) Title 44, United States Code.—Title 44, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by striking “Deputy Public Printer” each place that term appears and inserting “Deputy Director of the Government Publishing Office”; and

(2) in the heading for each of sections 302 and 303, by striking “Deputy Public Printer” and inserting “Deputy Director of the Government Publishing Office”.

(b) Other references.—Any reference in any law other than in title 44, United States Code, or in any rule, regulation, certificate, directive, instruction, or other official paper in force on the date of enactment of this Act to the Deputy Public Printer shall be considered to refer and apply to the Deputy Director of the Government Publishing Office.

SEC. 5. Director requirements.

Section 301 of title 44, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in the first sentence, by striking “, who must be a practical printer and versed in the art of bookbinding,”; and

(2) in the second sentence, by striking “His” and inserting “The”.

SEC. 6. Deputy Director requirements.

Section 302 of title 44, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in the first sentence, by striking “, who must be a practical printer and versed in the art of bookbinding,”; and

(2) in the second sentence—

(A) by striking “He” and inserting “The Deputy Director of the Government Publishing Office”;

(B) by striking “perform the duties formerly required of the chief clerk,”;

(C) by striking “, and perform” and inserting “and perform”; and

(D) by striking “of him”.

SEC. 7. Other conforming amendments.

Chapter 3 of title 44, United States Code is amended—

(1) in the first sentence of section 304, by striking “or his” and inserting “or the Director's”;

(2) in section 305(a)—

(A) by striking “he considers” and inserting “the Director considers”; and

(B) by striking “He may not” and inserting “The Director of the Government Publishing Office may not”;

(3) in section 306, by striking “his direction” and inserting “the direction of the Director”;

(4) in section 308—

(A) in subsection (b)(1)—

(i) by striking “his accounts” and inserting “the accounts of the disbursing officer”; and

(ii) by striking “his name” and inserting “the name of the disbursing officer”;

(B) in subsection (b)(2)—

(i) by striking “his estate” and inserting “the estate of the disbursing officer”;

(ii) by striking “to him” and inserting “to the deputy disbursing officer”; and

(iii) by striking “his service” and inserting “the service of the deputy disbursing officer”; and

(C) in subsection (c)(1)—

(i) by striking “by him” and inserting “by such officer or employee”;

(ii) by striking “his discretion” and inserting “the discretion of the Comptroller General”; and

(iii) by striking “whenever he” each place that terms appears and inserting “whenever the Comptroller General”;

(5) in section 309—

(A) in the second sentence of subsection (a), by striking “by him” and inserting “by the Director”; and

(B) in subsection (f), by striking “his or her discretion” and inserting “the discretion of the Comptroller General”;

(6) in section 310, by striking “his written request” and inserting “the written request of the Director”;

(7) in section 311(b), by striking “he justifies” and inserting “the Director justifies”;

(8) in section 312, by striking “his service” and inserting “the service of such officer”; and

(9) in section 317, by striking “his delegate” and inserting “a delegate of the Director”.


Calendar No. 357

113th CONGRESS
     2d Session
S. 1947

A BILL
To rename the Government Printing Office the Government Publishing Office, and for other purposes.

April 10, 2014
Reported without amendment
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