H.R.4786 - 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.111th Congress (2009-2010)
Text: H.R.4786 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)
Referred in Senate (03/26/2010)
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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 4786 Referred in Senate (RFS)] 111th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4786 _______________________________________________________________________ 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 _______________________________________________________________________ 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.