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§ 623. —  Continuing study of additional budget reform proposals.

[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 2USC623]

                          TITLE 2--THE CONGRESS
Sec. 623. Continuing study of additional budget reform proposals

    (a) The Committees on the Budget of the House of Representatives and 
the Senate shall study on a continuing basis proposals designed to 
improve and facilitate methods of congressional budgetmaking. The 
proposals to be studied shall include, but are not limited to, proposals 
        (1) improving the information base required for determining the 
    effectiveness of new programs by such means as pilot testing survey 
    research, and other experimental and analytical techniques;
        (2) improving analytical and systematic evaluation of the 
    effectiveness of existing programs;
        (3) establishing maximum and minimum time limitations for 
    program authorization; and
        (4) developing techniques of human resource accounting and other 
    means of providing noneconomic as well as economic evaluation 

    (b) The Committee on the Budget of each House shall, from time to 
time, report to its House the results of the study carried on by it 
under subsection (a) of this section, together with its recommendations.
    (c) Nothing in this section shall preclude studies to improve the 
budgetary process by any other committee of the House of Representatives 
or the Senate or any joint committee of the Congress.

(Pub. L. 93-344, title VII, Sec. 703, July 12, 1974, 88 Stat. 326.)


    Section was formerly classified to section 1303 of Title 31 prior to 
the general revision and enactment of Title 31, Money and Finance, by 
Pub. L. 97-258, Sec. 1, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 877.

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