GAO MANDATES REVISION ACT OF 2012
(Senate - September 21, 2012)

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                   GAO MANDATES REVISION ACT OF 2012

  Mr. PRYOR. I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the

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consideration of Calendar No. 523, S. 3315.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the bill by title.
  The legislative clerk read as follows:

       A bill (S. 3315) to repeal or modify certain mandates of 
     the Government Accountability Office.

  There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the bill, 
which had been reported from the Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs, with an amendment, as follows:
  (Omit the part shown in boldface brackets and insert the part printed 
in italic.)

                                S. 3315

       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 ``GAO Mandates Revision Act of 
     2012''.

     SEC. 2. REPEALS AND MODIFICATIONS.

       (a) Capitol Preservation Fund Financial Statements.--
     Section 804 of the Arizona-Idaho Conservation Act of 1988 (2 
     U.S.C. 2084) is amended by striking ``annual audits of the 
     transactions of the Commission'' and inserting ``periodic 
     audits of the transactions of the Commission, which shall be 
     conducted at least once every 3 years, unless the Chairman or 
     the Ranking Member of the Committee on Rules and 
     Administration of the Senate or the Committee on House 
     Administration of the House of Representatives requests that 
     an audit be conducted at an earlier date,''.
       (b) Judicial Survivors' Annuities Fund Audit by GAO.--
       (1) In general.--Section 376 of title 28, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (A) by striking subsection (w); and
       (B) by redesignating subsections (x) and (y) as subsections 
     (w) and (x), respectively.
       (2) Technical and conforming amendment.--Section 376(h)(2) 
     of title 28, United States Code, is amended by striking 
     ``subsection (x)'' and inserting ``subsection (w)''.
       [(c) ONDCP Annual Report Requirement.--Section 203 of the 
     Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 
     2006 (21 U.S.C. 1708a) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``(a) In General.--''; and
       (2) by striking subsection (b).]
       (c) ONDCP Annual Report Requirement.--Section 203 of the 
     Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 
     2006 (21 U.S.C. 1708a) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``of each year'' and 
     inserting ``, 2013, and every 3 years thereafter,''; and
       (2) in subsection (b), in the matter preceding paragraph 
     (1), by striking ``at a frequency of not less than once per 
     year--'' and inserting ``not later than December 31, 2013, 
     and every 3 years thereafter--''.
       (d) USERRA GAO Report.--Section 105(g)(1) of the Veterans' 
     Benefits Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-275; 38 U.S.C. 4301 
     note) is amended by striking ``, and annually thereafter 
     during the period when the demonstration project is 
     conducted,''.
       (e) Semipostal Program Reports by the General Accounting 
     Office.--Section 2 of the Semipostal Authorization Act 
     (Public Law 106-253; 114 Stat. 636; 39 U.S.C. 416 note) is 
     amended--
       (1) by striking subsection (c); and
       (2) by redesignating subsections (d) and (e) as subsections 
     (c) and (d), respectively.
       (f) Earned Import Allowance Program Review by GAO.--Section 
     231A(b)(4) of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (19 
     U.S.C. 2703a(b)(4)) is amended--
       (1) by striking subparagraph (C); and
       (2) by redesignating subparagraph (D) as subparagraph (C).
       (g) American Battle Monuments Commission's Financial 
     Statements and Audits.--Section 2103(h) of title 36, United 
     States Code, is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``of paragraph (2) of 
     this subsection'' and inserting ``of section 3515 of title 
     31'';
       (2) in paragraph (1), by striking ``(1)''; and
       (3) by striking paragraph (2).
       (h) Senate Preservation Fund Audits.--Section 3(c)(6) of 
     the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2004 (2 U.S.C. 
     2108(c)(6)) is amended by striking ``annual audits of the 
     Senate Preservation Fund'' and inserting ``periodic audits of 
     the Senate Preservation Fund, which shall be conducted at 
     least once every 3 years, unless the Chairman or the Ranking 
     Member of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the 
     Senate requests that an audit be conducted at an earlier 
     date,''.

  Mr. PRYOR. I ask unanimous consent that the committee-reported 
amendment be agreed to, the Lieberman amendment, which is at the desk, 
be agreed to, the bill, as amended, be read a third time and passed, 
the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table, with no intervening 
action or debate, and any related statements be printed in the Record.
  The committee-reported amendment was agreed to.
  The amendment (No. 2866) was agreed to, as follows:

       On page 2, line 11, insert ``, the Secretary of the Senate, 
     or the Clerk of the House of Representatives'' after ``House 
     of Representatives''.
       On page 5, line 1, insert ``or the Secretary of the 
     Senate'' after ``the Senate''.
  The bill (S. 3315), as amended, was ordered to be engrossed for a 
third reading, was read the third time and passed, as follows:

                                S. 3315

       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 ``GAO Mandates Revision Act of 
     2012''.

     SEC. 2. REPEALS AND MODIFICATIONS.

       (a) Capitol Preservation Fund Financial Statements.--
     Section 804 of the Arizona-Idaho Conservation Act of 1988 (2 
     U.S.C. 2084) is amended by striking ``annual audits of the 
     transactions of the Commission'' and inserting ``periodic 
     audits of the transactions of the Commission, which shall be 
     conducted at least once every 3 years, unless the Chairman or 
     the Ranking Member of the Committee on Rules and 
     Administration of the Senate or the Committee on House 
     Administration of the House of Representatives, the Secretary 
     of the Senate, or the Clerk of the House of Representatives 
     requests that an audit be conducted at an earlier date,''.
       (b) Judicial Survivors' Annuities Fund Audit by GAO.--
       (1) In general.--Section 376 of title 28, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (A) by striking subsection (w); and
       (B) by redesignating subsections (x) and (y) as subsections 
     (w) and (x), respectively.
       (2) Technical and conforming amendment.--Section 376(h)(2) 
     of title 28, United States Code, is amended by striking 
     ``subsection (x)'' and inserting ``subsection (w)''.
       (c) ONDCP Annual Report Requirement.--Section 203 of the 
     Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 
     2006 (21 U.S.C. 1708a) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``of each year'' and 
     inserting ``, 2013, and every 3 years thereafter,''; and
       (2) in subsection (b), in the matter preceding paragraph 
     (1), by striking ``at a frequency of not less than once per 
     year--'' and inserting ``not later than December 31, 2013, 
     and every 3 years thereafter--''.
       (d) USERRA GAO Report.--Section 105(g)(1) of the Veterans' 
     Benefits Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-275; 38 U.S.C. 4301 
     note) is amended by striking ``, and annually thereafter 
     during the period when the demonstration project is 
     conducted,''.
       (e) Semipostal Program Reports by the General Accounting 
     Office.--Section 2 of the Semipostal Authorization Act 
     (Public Law 106-253; 114 Stat. 636; 39 U.S.C. 416 note) is 
     amended--
       (1) by striking subsection (c); and
       (2) by redesignating subsections (d) and (e) as subsections 
     (c) and (d), respectively.
       (f) Earned Import Allowance Program Review by GAO.--Section 
     231A(b)(4) of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (19 
     U.S.C. 2703a(b)(4)) is amended--
       (1) by striking subparagraph (C); and
       (2) by redesignating subparagraph (D) as subparagraph (C).
       (g) American Battle Monuments Commission's Financial 
     Statements and Audits.--Section 2103(h) of title 36, United 
     States Code, is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``of paragraph (2) of 
     this subsection'' and inserting ``of section 3515 of title 
     31'';
       (2) in paragraph (1), by striking ``(1)''; and
       (3) by striking paragraph (2).
       (h) Senate Preservation Fund Audits.--Section 3(c)(6) of 
     the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2004 (2 U.S.C. 
     2108(c)(6)) is amended by striking ``annual audits of the 
     Senate Preservation Fund'' and inserting ``periodic audits of 
     the Senate Preservation Fund, which shall be conducted at 
     least once every 3 years, unless the Chairman or the Ranking 
     Member of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the 
     Senate or the Secretary of the Senate requests that an audit 
     be conducted at an earlier date,''.

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