2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle III - Maritime Liability
Chapter 307 - Liability of Water Carriers
Sec. 30707 - Criminal penalty

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 30707 (2016)
Section Name §30707. Criminal penalty
Section Text

(a) In General.—A carrier that violates this chapter shall be fined under title 18.

(b) Lien.—The amount of the fine and costs for the violation constitute a lien on the vessel engaged in the carriage. A civil action in rem to enforce the lien may be brought in the district court of the United States for any district in which the vessel is found.

(c) Disposition of Fine.—Half of the fine shall go to the person injured by the violation and half to the United States Government.

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(Pub. L. 109–304, §6(c), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1517.)

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Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
30707 46 App.:194. Feb. 13, 1893, ch. 105, §5, 27 Stat. 446.

In subsection (a), the words "and who refuses to issue on demand the bill of lading herein provided for" are omitted as unnecessary. The words "shall be fined under title 18" are substituted for "shall be liable to a fine not exceeding $2,000" because of chapter 227 of title 18.

In subsection (b), the words "A civil action in rem to enforce the lien may be brought in the district court of the United States for any district in which the vessel is found" are substituted for "such vessel may be libeled therefor in any district court of the United States" for clarity and to modernize the language.

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 46 - SHIPPING
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 46 - SHIPPING
Subtitle III - Maritime Liability
CHAPTER 307 - LIABILITY OF WATER CARRIERS
Sec. 30707 - Criminal penalty
Contains section 30707
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 27 Stat. 446
120 Stat. 1517
Public Law References Public Law 109-304
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