The Effect of Section 117 of P.L. 107-229, 116 Stat. 1465
B-300192: Nov 13, 2002
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This responds to Senator Robert Byrd's letter of October 18, 2002, requesting our opinion on the effect of section 117 of Pub L. No. 107-229, 116 Stat. 1465 (September 30, 2002) (the fiscal year 2003 Continuing Resolution), as amended by section 4 of Pub. L. No. 107-240, 116 Stat. 1492 (October 11, 2002). Public Law 107-240 extended the fiscal year 2003 Continuing Resolution. For the reasons explained below, we conclude that, under section 117, agencies are prohibited from using any funds to implement the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum M-02-07 including private sector printing, and no funds are available to pay for the printing of the President's Budget other than through the Government Printing Office (GPO). Failure to abide by section 117 would constitute a violation of the Antideficiency Act.