What is the bona fide needs rule?

What is the bona fide needs rule?

The Bona Fide Need rule (31 USC, Section 1502) requires appropriated funds to be used only for goods and services for which a need arises during the period of that appropriation’s availability for obligation.

What is the correct order of precedence when laws are unclear?

Where legislation and case law conflict, courts generally presume that legislation takes precedence over case law. The Rule of Lenity: in construing an ambiguous criminal statute, a court should resolve the ambiguity in favor of the defendant.

What funds are available for new obligations for a period of 5 years?

A. The period of availability to incur obligations in the SCN appropriation for all purposes normally is 5 years. For limited purposes, however, SCN funds are available for obligation after the 5-year period has ended.

What are the exceptions to the bona fide needs rule?

Two GAO recognized exceptions to the Bona Fide Needs Rule, specific to supplies, are the lead- time exception (for both delivery and production) and the stock-level exception.

What are the 6 hierarchy of law in the United states?

U.S Constitution • Laws (statutes) enacted by Congress • Rules promulgated by federal agencies • State constitution • Laws enacted by the state legislature • Rules promulgated by state agencies • City/county charters (the “constitution” for the city or county) • Local laws and ordinances • Rules promulgated by local …

How long are 3400 funds good for?

PPBE Process

Appropriation Numerical Codes
Appropriations Accounts (Available) Navy Air Force
MILPERS (1 Year) 1453 3500
Operations and Maintenance (O&M) (1 Year) 1804 3400
Military Construction (MILCON) (5 Years) 1205 3300

Does bona fide need apply to no year funds?

It follows that the bona fide needs rule does not apply to no-year funds.