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§ 28. —  Parliamentary precedents of House of Representatives.

[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 2USC28]

                          TITLE 2--THE CONGRESS
Sec. 28. Parliamentary precedents of House of Representatives

(a) Periodic compilation; other useful materials; index digest; date of 

    The Parliamentarian of the House of Representatives, at the 
beginning of the fifth fiscal year following the completion and 
publication of the parliamentary precedents of the House authorized by 
the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1966 (79 Stat. 270; Public Law 
89-90), and at the beginning of each fifth fiscal year thereafter, shall 
commence the compilation and preparation for printing of the 
parliamentary precedents of the House of Representatives, together with 
such other materials as may be useful in connection therewith, and an 
index digest of such precedents and other materials. Each such 
compilation and preparation for printing of the parliamentary precedents 
of the House shall be completed by the close of the fiscal year 
immediately following the fiscal year in which such work is commenced.

(b) Form, number, and distribution of compilation

    As so compiled and prepared, such precedents and other materials and 
index digest shall be printed on pages of such size, and in such type 
and format, as the Parliamentarian may determine and shall be printed in 
such numbers and for such distribution as may be provided by law enacted 
prior to printing.

(c) Appointment and compensation of personnel; utilization of services 
        of personnel of Federal agencies

    For the purpose of carrying out each such compilation and 
preparation, the Parliamentarian may--
        (1) subject to the approval of the Speaker, appoint (as 
    employees of the House of Representatives) clerical and other 
    personnel and fix their respective rates of pay; and
        (2) utilize the services of personnel of the Library of Congress 
    and the Government Printing Office.

(Pub. L. 91-510, title III, Sec. 331, Oct. 26, 1970, 84 Stat. 1186.)

                       References in Text

    The Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1966, referred to in 
subsec. (a), is Pub. L. 89-90, July 27, 1965, 79 Stat. 265. For complete 
classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

                             Effective Date

    Section effective immediately prior to noon on Jan. 3, 1971, see 
section 601(1) of Pub. L. 91-510, set out as an Effective Date of 1970 
Amendment note under section 72a of this title.

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