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1 USC § 105

Title 1 General Provisions

Chapter 2 – Acts and Resolutions; Formalities of Enactment;
Repeals; Sealing of Instruments
(Sections 101 to 114)

§105. Title of appropriation Acts

The style and title of all Acts making appropriations for the support of Government shall be as follows: “An Act making appropriations (here insert the object) for the year ending September 30 (here insert the calendar year).”

Counsel Notes

This section of law is of great importance in budget law since it indicates how an appropriation act may be identified.

Legislative History
Public Laws

Title I – U.S. Code Enactment Codification into Positive Law of 1947 (Pub. L. 80-278, ch. 388, 61 Stat. 633) July 30, 1947  – (p. 634) [PDF]

Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93–344, title V, §506(a), 88 Stat. 322) July 12, 1974


Section 506(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93–344), when enacted,  substituted “September 30” for “June 30”.

Effective Date of 1974 Amendment

Pub. L. 93–344, title V, §506(b), July 12, 1974, 88 Stat. 322,  which provided that the amendment of this section by Pub. L. 93–344 was effective with respect to Acts making appropriations for the support of the Government for any fiscal year commencing on or after Oct. 1, 1976, was omitted in the complete revision of title V of Pub. L. 93–344 by the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101–508, title XIII, §13201(a), Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1388–609).


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