2015 US Code
Title 50 - War and National Defense (Sections 1 - 4705)
Chapter 50 - Servicemembers Civil Relief (Sections 3901 - 4043)
Subchapter I - General Provisions (Sections 3911 - 3920)
Sec. 3912 - Jurisdiction and applicability of chapter

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
Sec. 3912 - Jurisdiction and applicability of chapter
Containssection 3912
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Source CreditOct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, title I, §102, as added Pub. L. 108-189, §1, Dec. 19, 2003, 117 Stat. 2837.
Statutes at Large References54 Stat. 1179
105 Stat. 39
117 Stat. 2837
Public and Private LawsPublic Law 102-12, Public Law 108-189

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50 U.S.C. § 3912 (2015)
§3912. Jurisdiction and applicability of chapter(a) Jurisdiction

This chapter applies to—

(1) the United States;

(2) each of the States, including the political subdivisions thereof; and

(3) all territory subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

(b) Applicability to proceedings

This chapter applies to any judicial or administrative proceeding commenced in any court or agency in any jurisdiction subject to this chapter. This chapter does not apply to criminal proceedings.

(c) Court in which application may be made

When under this chapter any application is required to be made to a court in which no proceeding has already been commenced with respect to the matter, such application may be made to any court which would otherwise have jurisdiction over the matter.

(Oct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, title I, §102, as added Pub. L. 108–189, §1, Dec. 19, 2003, 117 Stat. 2837.)


Section was formerly classified to section 512 of the former Appendix to this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.


A prior section 102 of act Oct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, art. I, 54 Stat. 1179; Pub. L. 102–12, §9(2), Mar. 18, 1991, 105 Stat. 39, related to territorial application, jurisdiction of courts, and form of procedure, prior to the general amendment of this Act by Pub. L. 108–189.

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