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§ 59b. —  Purchase of office equipment or furnishings by Senators.

[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 2USC59b]

                          TITLE 2--THE CONGRESS
Sec. 59b. Purchase of office equipment or furnishings by 

(a) Authorization; conditions

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a United States Senator 
may purchase, upon leaving office or otherwise ceasing to be a Senator 
(except by expulsion), any item or items of office equipment or office 
furnishings provided by the General Services Administration and then 
currently located and in use in an office of such Senator in the State 
then represented by such Senator.

(b) Request by Senator and arrangement for purchase by Sergeant at Arms 
        of Senate; regulations governing purchase; price

    At the request of any United States Senator, the Sergeant at Arms of 
the Senate shall arrange for and make the purchase of equipment and 
furnishings under subsection (a) of this section on behalf of such 
Senator. Each such purchase shall be--
        (1) in accordance with regulations which shall be prescribed by 
    the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, after 
    consultation with the General Services Administration; and
        (2) at a price equal to the acquisition cost to the Federal 
    Government of the equipment or furnishings so purchased, less 
    allowance for depreciation determined under such regulations, but in 
    no instance less than the fair market value of such items.

(c) Remittance of amounts received to General Services Administration; 

    Amounts received by the Federal Government from the sale of items of 
office equipment or office furnishings under this section shall be 
remitted to the General Services Administration and credited to the 
appropriate account or accounts.

(Pub. L. 93-462, Sec. 2, Oct. 20, 1974, 88 Stat. 1388.)

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