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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3165

    To require the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy to 
prescribe a policy regarding purchase card and travel card programs to 
   provide a government-wide system of accountability for such cards.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 24, 2003

Mr. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida (for himself, Ms. Ginny Brown-Waite of 
   Florida, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Chocola, Mr. Hensarling, Mrs. Miller of 
   Michigan, Mr. Schrock, Mr. Feeney, Mr. Garrett of New Jersey, Mr. 
 Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida, Mr. Barton of Texas, and Mr. Putnam) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                           Government Reform

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
    To require the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy to 
prescribe a policy regarding purchase card and travel card programs to 
   provide a government-wide system of accountability for such cards.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Purchase Card and Travel Card 
Accountability Act of 2003''.

SEC. 2. GOVERNMENT-WIDE SYSTEM OF ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PURCHASE CARDS AND 
              TRAVEL CARDS.

    (a) Regulations Required.--The Office of Federal Procurement Policy 
Act (41 U.S.C. 403 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the 
following new section:

``SEC. 41. GOVERNMENT-WIDE SYSTEM OF ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PURCHASE CARDS 
              AND TRAVEL CARDS.

    ``(a) Policy for Purchase Cards and Travel Cards.--The 
Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, pursuant to the authority 
provided in section 6(a), shall prescribe a Government-wide policy 
regarding the use of purchase cards and travel cards by Federal 
employees.
    ``(b) Contents of Policy.--
            ``(1) Appropriate and inappropriate uses.--The policy shall 
        include definitions of appropriate and inappropriate uses of 
        purchase cards and travel cards.
            ``(2) System of accountability.--The policy shall include a 
        system of accountability for employees using such cards, with 
        disciplinary actions that include reimbursement to the Federal 
        Government and termination of employment for employees that 
        violate the terms of the agreements for the use of such cards.
    ``(c) Implementation Through Government-wide Federal Acquisition 
Regulation.--The policy prescribed under subsection (a) shall be 
implemented through the Federal Acquisition Regulation and shall be 
followed by executive agencies in their respective purchase card and 
travel card programs.
    ``(d) Inspector General Reports.--The Inspector General of each 
executive agency with a purchase card or travel card program shall 
periodically submit reports to the Administrator on disciplinary 
actions taken with respect to employees of the agency found in 
violation of the purchase card or travel card program.''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of contents in section 1(b) of 
such Act is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

``Sec. 41. Government-wide system of accountability for purchase cards 
                            and travel cards.''.
    (c) Implementation.--The policy required by section 41 of the 
Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, as added by subsection (a), 
shall be implemented not later than six months after the date of the 
enactment of this Act.
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