Summary

A bill to prevent abuse of Government charge cards. Read More

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This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on Oct 5, 2012.

Bill Text

A BILL

To prevent abuse of Government charge cards.

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 Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2011''.

SEC. 2. MANAGEMENT OF PURCHASE CARDS.

(a) Required Safeguards and Internal Controls.--The head of each executive agency that issues and uses purchase cards and convenience checks shall establish and maintain safeguards and internal controls to ensure the following: (1) There is a record in each executive agency of each holder of a purchase card issued by the agency for official use, annotated with the limitations on single transactions and total transactions that are applicable to the use of each such card or check by that purchase cardholder. (2) Each purchase cardholder and individual issued a convenience check is assigned an approving official other than the cardholder with the authority to approve or disapprove transactions. (3) The holder of a purchase card and each official with authority to authorize expenditures charged to the purchase card are responsible for-- (A) reconciling the charges appearing on each statement of account for that purchase card with receipts and other supporting documentation; and (B) forwarding such reconciliation to the certifying official in a timely manner to enable the certifying official to ensure that the Federal Government ultimately pays only for valid charges. (4) Any disputed purchase card charge, and any discrepancy between a receipt and other supporting documentation and...

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Bill Summary

S. 299 Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011 S. 301 A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to make technical and m...