2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle IV - Regulation of Ocean Shipping
Part A - Ocean Shipping
Chapter 413 - Enforcement
Sec. 41303 - Discovery and subpoenas

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 41303 (2016)
Section Name §41303. Discovery and subpoenas
Section Text

(a) In General.—In an investigation or adjudicatory proceeding under this part—

(1) the Federal Maritime Commission may subpoena witnesses and evidence; and

(2) a party may use depositions, written interrogatories, and discovery procedures under regulations prescribed by the Commission that, to the extent practicable, shall conform to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (28 App. U.S.C.).

(b) Witness Fees.—Unless otherwise prohibited by law, a witness is entitled to the same fees and mileage as in the courts of the United States.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 109–304, §7, Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1545.)

Editorial Notes
Historical and Revision Notes


Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
41303 46 App.:1711. Pub. L. 98–237, §12, Mar. 20, 1984, 98 Stat. 81.

In subsection (a)(1), the words "may subpoena witnesses and evidence" are substituted for "may by subpena compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, papers, documents, and other evidence" to eliminate unnecessary words.

In subsection (a)(2), the words "shall conform to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (28 App. U.S.C.)" are substituted for "shall be in conformity with the rules applicable in civil proceedings in the district courts of the United States" for clarity.

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 IV - Regulation of Ocean Shipping
Part A - Ocean Shipping
Sec. 41303 - Discovery and subpoenas
Contains section 41303
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 98 Stat. 81
120 Stat. 1545
Public Law References Public Law 98-237, Public Law 109-304
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