2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle IV - Regulation of Ocean Shipping
Part A - Ocean Shipping
Chapter 413 - Enforcement
Sec. 41308 - Enforcement of subpoenas and orders

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 41308 (2016)
Section Name §41308. Enforcement of subpoenas and orders
Section Text

(a) Civil Action.—If a person does not comply with a subpoena or order of the Federal Maritime Commission, the Attorney General, at the request of the Commission, or an injured party, may seek enforcement in a district court of the United States having jurisdiction over the parties. If, after hearing, the court determines that the subpoena or order was regularly made and duly issued, the court shall enforce the subpoena or order.

(b) Time Limit on Bringing Actions.—An action under this section to enforce an order of the Commission must be brought within 3 years after the date the order was violated.

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(Pub. L. 109–304, §7, Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1548.)

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Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
41308(a) 46 App.:1713(c). Pub. L. 98–237, §14(c), (e), Mar. 20, 1984, 98 Stat. 83, 84.
41308(b) 46 App.:1713(e).

In subsection (a), the words "subpoena or" are added in the second sentence for consistency in the subsection. The words "by an appropriate injunction or other process, mandatory or otherwise" are omitted as unnecessary. The words "regularly made and duly issued" are substituted for "properly made and duly issued" for consistency in the subtitle.

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. 41308 - Enforcement of subpoenas and orders
Contains section 41308
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 98 Stat. 83
120 Stat. 1548
Public Law References Public Law 98-237, Public Law 109-304
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