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Printing, and then in no instance shall the whole number exceed the number originally authorized by law. (34 Stat. 1014.)
This section was part of an act to amend the act providing for the public printing and binding and the distribution of public documents.
Section 1 of this act amended section 2 of the Printing and Binding Act. See notes to paragraphs 1 and 3 of the section so amended, ante, $8 6955, 7032.
Section 4 of this act is set forth post, $ 7139. § 7037. (Act Jan. 12, 1895, c. 23, $ 60.) Senate and House docu
ment rooms; superintendents. There shall be one document room of the Senate and one of the House of Representatives, to be designated, respectively, the "Senate and House document room." Each shall be in charge of a superintendent, who shall be appointed by the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate and the Doorkeeper of the House, respectively, who shall also appoint the necessary number of assistants: Provided, That this section shall not take effect until the first day of the first session of the Fifty-Fourth Congress. (28 Stat. 610.)
The document room of the Senate was placed under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Senate by a provision of Act March 3, 1901, c. 830, § 1,
post, $ 7038. § 7038. (Act March 3, 1901, c. 830, § 1.) Document room under
Secretary of Senate. Document Room: And the said document room is hereby transferred to and placed under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Senate. (31 Stat. 962.)
Provision for Senate and House Document Rooms to be in charge of a superintendent appointed by the Sergeant-at-Arms and Doorkeeper respectively was made by section 60 of the Printing and Binding Act of 1895, ante,
§ 7037. § 7039. (Act Jan. 12, 1895, c. 23, § 61.) Superintendent of Docu
ments; sale of documents; disposition of proceeds. The Public Printer shall appoint a competent person to act as Superintendent of Documents, and shall fix his salary. The Superintendent of Documents so designated and appointed is hereby authorized to sell at cost any public document in his charge, the distribution of which is not herein specifically directed, said cost to be estimated by the Public Printer and based upon printing from stereotyped plates; but only one copy of any document shall be sold to the same person, excepting libraries or schools by which additional copies are desired for separate departments thereof, and members. of Congress; and whenever any officer of the Government having in his charge documents published for sale shall desire to be relieved of the same, he is hereby authorized to turn them over to the superintendent of documents, who shall receive and sell them under the provisions of this section. All moneys received from the sale of documents shall be returned to the Public Printer on the first day of each month and be by him covered into the Treasury monthly, and the superintendent of documents shall report annually the number of copies of each and every document sold by him, and the price of the same. He shall also report monthly to the Public Printer the numCOMP.ST.'13–198
ber of documents received by him and the disposition made of the same. He shall have general supervision of the distribution of all public documents, and to his custody shall be committed all documents subject to distribution, excepting those printed for the special official use of the Executive Departments, which shall be delivered to said Departments, and those printed for the use of the two Houses of Congress, which shall be delivered to the folding rooms of said Houses and distributed or delivered ready for distribution to Members and Delegates upon their order by the superintendents of the folding rooms of the Senate and House of Representatives. (28 Stat. 610.)
The Secretary of State was required to deliver to the Superintendent of Documents the Revised Statutes, Supplements, Session Laws (pamphlets), and Statutes at Large, to supply deficiencies and for sale, by Act March 15, 1898, c. 68, $ 4, post, $ 7114.
The reprinting, from time to time, on the order of the Superintendent of Documents, of such public documents as may be required for sale, as provided for by this section, was authorized by Res. March 28, 1904, No. 11, post, $ 7097.
Provisions relating to appropriations for expenses of administration of the office of Superintendent of Documents, and the administration of the office under the direction of the Public Printer, were made by Act March 1, 1907, c. 2284, § 3, 34 Stat. 1014, which was repealed by Act May 27, 1908, c. 200, § 1, 35 Stat. 384, and subsequent provisions of Act March 4, 1909, c. 299, § 1, 35 Stat. 1021, and Act June 25, 1910, c. 384, § 1, post, 7040.
§ 7040. (Act June 25, 1910, c. 384, § 1.) Superintendent of Docu
ments; control of office and making of disbursements therefor
by Public Printer. The office of the superintendent of documents shall be under the control of the Public Printer as heretofore; the disbursements on account of salaries or other expenses of the office of the superintendent of documents shall be made by the Public Printer, and a statement thereof shall be included in his annual report for each fiscal year. (36 Stat. 770.)
This was a proviso annexed to appropriations for the office of Superintendent of Documents in the sundry civil appropriation act for the fiscal year 1911, cited above.
The same provision was made by the similar act for the preceding fiscal year, Act March 4, 1909, c. 299, § 1, 35 Stat. 1021.
The appointment of the Superintendent of Documents by the Public Printer was provided for by section 61 of the Printing and Binding Act of 1895, ante, $ 7039.
The annual report of the Public Printer was provided for by section 19 of the Printing and Binding Act of 1895, ante, & 6973.
§ 7041. (Act Jan. 12, 1895, c. 23, $ 62.) Index of documents; num
ber and distribution. The Superintendent of Documents shall, at the close of each regular session of Congress, prepare and publish a comprehensive index of public documents, beginning with the Fifty-third Congress, upon such plan as shall be approved by the Joint Committee on Printing; and the Public Printer shall, immediately upon its publication, deliver to him a copy of each and every document printed
by the Government Printing Office; and the head of each of the Executive Departments, bureaus, and offices of the Government shall deliver to him a copy of each and every document issued or published by such Department, bureau, or office not confidential in its character. He shall also prepare and print in one volume a consolidated index of Congressional documents, and shall index such single volumes of documents as the Joint Committee on Printing shall direct. Of the comprehensive index and of the consolidated index two thousand copies each shall be printed and bound in addition to the usual number, two hundred copies for the use of the Senate, eight hundred copies for the use of the House, and one thousand copies for distribution by the Superintendent of Documents. (28 Stat. 610.) § 7042. (Act Jan. 12, 1895, c. 23, § 63.) Disposition of documents
previously stored at Capitol. The Secretary and Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate and the Clerk and Doorkeeper of the House of Representatives shall cause an invoice to be made of all public documents stored in and about the Capitol, other than those belonging to the quota of members of the present Congress, to the Library of Congress and the Senate and House Libraries and document rooms, and all such documents shall by the superintendents, respectively, of the Senate and House folding rooms be put to the credit of Senators, Representatives, and Delegates of the present Congress, in quantities equal in the number of volumes and as nearly as possible in value, to each member of Congress, and said documents shall be distributed upon the orders of Senators, Representatives, and Delegates, each of whom shall be supplied by the superintendents of the folding rooms with a list of the number and character of the publications thus put to his credit: Provided, That before said apportionment is made copies of any of these documents desired for the use of committees of the Senate or House shall be delivered to the chairmen of such committees : And provided further, That four copies of each and all leatherbound documents shall be reserved and carefully stored, to be used hereafter in supplying deficiencies in the Senate and House Libraries caused by wear or loss, and a similar invoice shall be prepared and distribution made as above provided at the convening in regular session of each successive Congress. (28 Stat. 611.) § 7043. (Act Jan. 12, 1895, c. 23, § 64.) Office of Superintendent of
Documents in Interior Department abolished; distribution of
reports of Eleventh Census. Upon the appointment of the Superintendent of Documents, as. hereinbefore provided, the office of the Superintendent of Documents in the Department of the Interior shall be, and is hereby, abolished, and all laws now in force providing for the delivery to the Department of the Interior of public documents for distribution, other than such as are for the use of that Department, shall be, and the same are hereby, repealed: Provided, That the distribution of the reports of the Eleventh Census shall be continued and complet
ed by the Superintendent of Documents, under existing laws and regulations. (28 Stat. 611.)
This section superseded R. S. § 3813, which provided for the delivery to the Interior Department of all books and documents directed by law to be printed for the government, except such as were to be printed for Congress, the President, or any of the Departments.
It also superseded R. S. 88 497-509, relating to the former office of Superintendent of Documents in the Interior Department. See note to said sections.
(Act Jan. 12, 1895, c. 23, § 65. Transferred to Title XLVI,
c. 4.) This section, providing for free transmission by mail of official correspondence, etc., of the Superintendent of Documents, is placed, with other provisions relating to the franking privilege, post, under Title XLVI, “The Postal
Service," c. 4, “Postage,” 8 7375. § 7044. (Act Jan. 12, 1895, c. 23, § 66.) Assistants, blanks, print
ing, etc., for Superintendent of Documents. The Public Printer is hereby authorized and directed, upon the requisition of the Superintendent of Documents, to appoint such assistants as may be necessary, and furnish such blanks and to do such printing and binding as are required by his office, the cost of the same to be charged against the appropriation for printing and binding for Congress, and the Public Printer shall provide convenient office, storage, and distributing rooms for the use of the Superintendent of Documents. (28 Stat. 611.) § 7045. (Act Jan. 12, 1895, c. 23, § 67.) Delivery of documents in
charge of Departments, etc., to Superintendent of Documents. All documents at present remaining in charge of the several Executive Departments, bureaus, and offices of the Government not required for official use shall be delivered to the Superintendent of Documents, and hereafter all public documents accumulating in said Departments, bureaus, and offices not needed for official use shall be annually turned over to the Superintendent of Documents for distribution or sale. (28 Stat. 611.)
This section superseded Res. March 3, 1887, No. 13, 24 Stat. 647, which authorized the Secretary of the Interior to sell at cost price any public docu
ments not required for public use. § 7046. (Act Jan. 12, 1895, c. 23, § 68, as amended, Act April 6,
1904, c. 862.) ' Distribution of documents to members of Con
gress. Whenever in the division among Senators, Representatives, and Delegates of documents printed for the use of Congress there shall be an apportionment to each or either House in round numbers, the Public Printer shall not deliver the full number so accredited at the respective folding rooms, but only the largest multiple of the number constituting the full membership of each or either House, including the Secretary and Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate and Clerk, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Doorkeeper of the House, which shall be contained in the round numbers thus accredited to each or either House, so that the number delivered shall divide evenly and without remainder among the members of the House to which they are delivered; and the remainder of the docu
ments thus resulting shall be turned over to the superintendent of documents, to be distributed by him, first, to public and school libraries for the purpose of completing broken sets; second, to public and school libraries that have not been supplied with any portions of such sets, and, lastly, by sale to other persons; said libraries to be named to him by Senators, Representatives, and Delegates in Congress; and in this distribution the superintendent of documents shall see that as far as practicable an equal allowance is made to each Senator, Representative, and Delegate. (28 Stat. 612. 33 Stat. 159.)
The amendment of this section by Act April 6, 1904, c. 862, cited above, consisted in the insertion after the word "clerk" of the words "Sergeant-atArms," with some verbal changes.
Provisions for distribution of one copy of each document delivered for distribution to State and Territorial libraries, etc., were made by Act Jan.
18, 1907, c. 153, post, $ 7138. § 7047. (Act March 4, 1909, c. 317, § 1.) Distribution of copies of
Congressional Record, and of bills, documents, etc., to governor-general of Phillipine Islands. The Public Printer is hereby authorized to furnish gratuitously to the governor-general of the Philippine Islands at Manila ten copies of the daily Congressional Record and three copies of all bills, resolutions, documents, and reports, as printed, and he is hereby directed to print, if necessary, the extra number required to comply with this Act. (35 Stat. 1067.) § 7048. (Act Jan. 12, 1895, c. 23, § 69.) Catalogue of Government
publications. A catalogue of Government publications shall be prepared by the Superintendent of Documents on the first day of each month, which shall show the documents printed during the preceding month, where obtainable, and the price thereof. Two thousand copies of such catalogue shall be printed in pamphlet form for distribution. (28 Stat. 612.) § 7049. (Act Jan. 12, 1895, c. 23, § 70.) Investigation of libraries
designated as depositories. The Superintendent of Documents shall thoroughly investigate the condition of all libraries that are now designated depositories, and whenever he shall ascertain that the number of books in any such library, other than college libraries, is below one thousand, other than Government publications, or it has ceased to be maintained as a public library, he shall strike the same from the list, and the Senator, Representative, or Delegate shall designate another depository that shall meet the conditions herein required. (28 Stat. 612.) § 7050. (Act Jan. 12, 1895, c. 23, $ 71.) Senate and House folding
rooms; superintendents; distribution of documents therefrom. There shall be one folding room of the Senate and one folding room of the House of Representatives. They shall be in charge of superintendents, appointed respectively by the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate and Doorkeeper of the House, who shall also appoint