A-87669, JULY 23, 1937, 17 COMP. GEN. 55

A-87669: Jul 23, 1937

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1937: I HAVE YOUR LETTER OF JULY 15. HE IS HEREBY. THERE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO BE APPROPRIATED. THE APPROPRIATION FOR THIS CELEBRATION WAS INCLUDED IN THE FIRST DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION ACT. IT IS THE GENERAL POLICY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NOT TO CARRY INSURANCE UPON ITS PROPERTY. IT HAS BEEN HELD THAT WHERE PRIVATELY OWNED PROPERTY IS TEMPORARILY ENTRUSTED TO THE CUSTODY OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES. THIS OFFICE WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO OBJECT TO THE PAYMENT.

A-87669, JULY 23, 1937, 17 COMP. GEN. 55

INSURANCE - PRIVATE PROPERTY LOANED FOR EXHIBITION PURPOSES - APPROPRIATION AVAILABILITY THE COST OF INSURING PRIVATE PROPERTY TEMPORARILY ENTRUSTED TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR EXHIBITION PURPOSES IN CONNECTION WITH THE CHARLES CARROLL OF CARROLLTON BICENTENARY CELEBRATION, MAY BE PAID FROM THE APPROPRIATION FOR THE BICENTENARY COMMISSION, NOTWITHSTANDING THE GENERAL POLICY OF THE GOVERNMENT NOT TO CARRY INSURANCE ON ITS PROPERTY.

ACTING COMPTROLLER GENERAL ELLIOTT TO SENATOR MILLARD E. TYDINGS, JULY 23, 1937:

I HAVE YOUR LETTER OF JULY 15, 1937, REQUESTING, ON BEHALF OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CHARLES CARROLL OF CARROLLTON BICENTENARY COMMISSION, DECISION WHETHER PORTRAITS, FURNITURE, AND OTHER ITEMS LOANED TO THE COMMISSION FOR EXHIBITION PURPOSES IN CONNECTION WITH THE BICENTENARY CELEBRATION MAY BE INSURED.

PUBLIC RESOLUTION NO. 106 OF JUNE 15, 1936, 49 STAT. 1517, PROVIDES:

THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BE, AND HE IS HEREBY, AUTHORIZED TO APPOINT A BODY OF FIVE PERSONS, TO BE DESIGNATED "THE CHARLES CARROLL OF CARROLLTON BICENTENARY COMMISSION," THIS COMMISSION TO BE CHARGED BY HIM WITH THE WORK OF MAKING ADEQUATE PREPARATIONS FOR A NATIONAL CELEBRATION OF THE BICENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF CHARLES CARROLL OF CARROLLTON. THERE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO BE APPROPRIATED, OUT OF ANY MONEYS IN THE TREASURY NOT OTHERWISE APPROPRIATED, A SUM NOT TO EXCEED $12,500, OR THE NECESSARY PART THEREOF, TO CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS RESOLUTION.

THE APPROPRIATION FOR THIS CELEBRATION WAS INCLUDED IN THE FIRST DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION ACT, FISCAL YEAR 1937, APPROVED FEBRUARY 9, 1937, PUBLIC, NO. 4, IN THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGE:

CHARLES CARROLL OF CARROLLTON BICENTENARY COMMISSION

FOR EVERY EXPENDITURE REQUISITE FOR AND INCIDENT TO THE PERFORMANCE OF THE DUTIES OF THE CHARLES CARROLL OF CARROLLTON BICENTENARY COMMISSION IN CARRYING INTO EFFECT THE PROVISIONS OF PUBLIC RESOLUTION NUMBERED 106, SEVENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS, APPROVED JUNE 15, 1936, INCLUDING PERSONAL SERVICES IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND ELSEWHERE; TRAVEL EXPENSES AND SUBSISTENCE AT NOT TO EXCEED $5 PER DAY; ERECTION OF MARKERS AND MEMORIALS; POSTAGE, PRINTING AND BINDING, SERVICES, OFFICE SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT, PAGEANTRY, CARTOGRAPHIC MAPS AND PUBLICATIONS AND THEIR DISTRIBUTION, PROMOTION, AND STIMULATION OF SCHOOL ACTIVITIES THROUGH AND BY MEANS OF ESSAY AND PUBLIC-SPEAKING CONTESTS, AND BY OTHER METHODS, COOPERATION WITH THE STATE OF MARYLAND AND PATRIOTIC SOCIETIES; FISCAL YEAR 1937, TO REMAIN AVAILABLE DURING THE FISCAL YEAR 1938, $12,500.

IT IS THE GENERAL POLICY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NOT TO CARRY INSURANCE UPON ITS PROPERTY. HOWEVER, IT HAS BEEN HELD THAT WHERE PRIVATELY OWNED PROPERTY IS TEMPORARILY ENTRUSTED TO THE CUSTODY OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES, THE COST OF INSURING SUCH PROPERTY MAY BE PAID FROM APPLICABLE APPROPRIATIONS. 8 COMP. GEN. 19.

ACCORDINGLY, THIS OFFICE WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO OBJECT TO THE PAYMENT, UNDER THE APPROPRIATION FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE COMMISSION, OF THE COST OF INSURANCE UPON PRIVATELY OWNED EXHIBITS LOANED TO THE COMMISSION.