Text: H.R.4786 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
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[H.R. 4786 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

111th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4786


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             March 10, 2010

                                Received

               March 26 (legislative day, March 25), 2010

   Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
                          Governmental Affairs

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                                 AN ACT


 
  To provide authority to compensate Federal employees for the 2-day 
 period in which authority to make expenditures from the Highway Trust 
                  Fund lapsed, 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. COMPENSATION AND RATIFICATION OF AUTHORITY.

    (a) Compensation for Federal Employees.--Any Federal employees 
furloughed as a result of the lapse in expenditure authority from the 
Highway Trust Fund after 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2010, through March 
2, 2010, shall be compensated for the period of that lapse at their 
standard rates of compensation, as determined under policies 
established by the Secretary of Transportation.
    (b) Ratification of Essential Actions.--All actions taken by 
Federal employees, contractors, and grantees for the purposes of 
maintaining the essential level of Government operations, services, and 
activities to protect life and property and to bring about orderly 
termination of Government functions during the lapse in expenditure 
authority from the Highway Trust Fund after 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 
2010, through March 2, 2010, are hereby ratified and approved if 
otherwise in accord with the provisions of the Continuing 
Appropriations Resolution, 2010 (division B of Public Law 111-68).
    (c) Funding.--Funds used by the Secretary to compensate employees 
described in subsection (a) shall be derived from funds previously 
authorized out of the Highway Trust Fund and made available or limited 
to the Department of Transportation by the Consolidated Appropriations 
Act, 2010 (Public Law 111-117) and shall be subject to the obligation 
limitations established in such Act.
    (d) Expenditures From Highway Trust Fund.--To permit expenditures 
from the Highway Trust Fund to effectuate the purposes of this section, 
this section shall be deemed to be a section of the Continuing 
Appropriations Resolution, 2010 (division B of Public Law 111-68), as 
in effect on the date of the enactment of the last amendment to such 
Resolution.

            Passed the House of Representatives March 10, 2010.

            Attest:

                                            LORRAINE C. MILLER,

                                                                 Clerk.