2014 US Code
Title 42 - The Public Health and Welfare (Sections 1 - 18445)
Chapter 111 - Emergency Federal Law Enforcement Assistance (Sections 10501 - 10513)
Sec. 10503 - Limitation on authority

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 2, Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
CHAPTER 111 - EMERGENCY FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE
Sec. 10503 - Limitation on authority
Containssection 10503
Date2014
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 5, 2015
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditPub. L. 98-473, title II, §609O, Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 2105.
Statutes at Large Reference98 Stat. 2105
Public and Private LawPublic Law 98-473

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42 U.S.C. § 10503 (2014)

§10503. Limitation on authority

(a) Federal investigations

Nothing in this chapter authorizes the use of Federal law enforcement personnel to investigate violations of criminal law other than violations with respect to which investigation is authorized by other provisions of law.

(b) Federal supervision

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize the Attorney General or the Federal law enforcement community to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over any police force or other criminal justice agency of an applicant for Federal law enforcement assistance.

(c) Racial balance in criminal justice agencies

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize the Attorney General or the Federal law enforcement community—

(1) to condition the availability or amount of Federal law enforcement assistance upon the adoption by an applicant for such assistance of, or

(2) to deny or discontinue such assistance upon the failure of such applicant to adopt,


a percentage ratio, quota system, or other program to achieve racial balance in any criminal justice agency of such applicant.

(d) Federal supplantation of State funds

No funds provided under this chapter may be used to supplant State or local funds that would otherwise be made available for such purposes.

(e) Other authorities unaffected

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit any authority to provide emergency assistance otherwise provided by law.

(Pub. L. 98–473, title II, §609O, Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 2105.)

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