Proposed legislation (81 - 90 of 480 items)
[Comments on EPA Proposal to Designate New Nonattainment Areas]
B-208593.3: Published: Aug 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1990.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on an amendment to a continuing resolution, specifically whether it supported the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposals to: (1) redesignate some attainment areas as nonattainment; and (2) expand the boundaries of existing ozone and carbon monoxide nonattainment areas to encompass the outlying portions of some larger metropolitan are...
[Comments on H.R. 2714]
B-228615: Published: Jul 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1990.
GAO commented on proposed legislation to clarify the exemption of essential congressional support activities from sales, use, or personal property taxes. GAO found that, in order to be considered for tax-exempt status, an activity should be: (1) physically located on or in the specified areas; and (2) an essential support activity or function for either the House of Representatives or the Senate...
[Views on S. 1405]
B-214934: Published: May 7, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided comments on S. 1405, the Federal Neutrality Act of 1983, which would provide criminal penalties for organizations which use Federal funds to finance lobbying activities. GAO stated that the penalties provided by S. 1405 are unduly harsh and raise serious constitutional questions. GAO prefers that lobbying costs be accounted for in the same manner a...
Reclamation Law: Changes to Excess Land Sales Will Generate Millions in Federal Revenues
RCED-90-100: Published: Feb 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Reclamation's management of the sale of excess land under recordable contracts that allowed landowners to irrigate their excess lands from federal water projects at subsidized rates.GAO found that: (1) excess land buyers could obtain significant profits under current reclamation law, because they could buy the land at dry-land value a...
Persons With Disabilities: Reports on Costs of Accommodations
HRD-90-44BR: Published: Jan 4, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the potential costs of proposed legislation prohibiting private-sector employment discrimination against disabled persons.GAO identified 12 published reports that estimated the costs of accommodating the disabled, noting that: (1) the reports had limited value for estimating the costs of implementing the employment discrimination leg...
Tax Policy: Tax-Exempt Bond Issuance Costs
GGD-90-9BR: Published: Dec 18, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed state and local governments' tax-exempt bond issuance costs and how proposed legislation would affect those costs.GAO found that: (1) issuance costs from bonds sold to private enterprises in 1985 ranged from 2.2 to 4.1 percent of bond proceeds; (2) bond underwriter spreads comprised 48 to 88 percent of issuance costs, although underwriting spreads...
Health Care: Information on Foreign Nurses Working in the United States Under Temporary Work Visas
HRD-90-10: Published: Nov 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO studied the nursing industry and how it was affected by the temporary and permanent foreign nursing supply.GAO found that: (1) nurses' average salaries were generally lower than those for individuals in jobs requiring similar education and training; (2) the shortage of registered nurses negatively affected their work environment; (3) about 400,000, or 20 pe...
Strategic Bombers: B-1B Program's Use of Expired Appropriations
NSIAD-89-209: Published: Sep 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's proposed use of expired appropriations for the B-1B bomber program, focusing on whether the: (1) proposed use complied with all applicable laws and regulations; and (2) planned modifications to fix the B-1B defensive avionics system were within the scope of the original contracts.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force's proposed use of e...
Nationwide and State Data on Youth Camp Safety and Health Not Collected
T-HRD-89-27: Published: Sep 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1989.
GAO discussed youth camp safety and health, focusing on: (1) how many accidents, illnesses, and fatalities occurred at youth camps each year; (2) state youth camp safety and health standards and their enforcement of those standards; and (3) the effect of proposed federal legislation on states. GAO found that: (1) except for Maryland, which enacted but did not implement new youth camp legislation,...
[Comments on Proposed Changes to FAR]
B-234591,B-234593: Published: Jun 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1989.
GAO commented on two General Services Administration proposals to revise the Federal Acquisition Regulation. GAO: (1) supported a proposed revision which would require solicitations to explicitly inform bidders of the possibility of bid rejection in the event of unbalanced first-article and production prices; and (2) had no objection to a proposed revision which would clarify the procuring agency'...