2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle V - Merchant Marine
Part A - General
Chapter 501 - Policy, Studies, and Reports
Sec. 50106 - Studies on the operation of vessels

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 50106 (2016)
Section Name §50106. Studies on the operation of vessels
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(a) Relative Costs.—The Secretary of Transportation shall investigate, determine, and keep current records of the relative cost of marine insurance, maintenance, repairs, wages and subsistence of officers and crews, and all other items of expense, in the operation of comparable vessels under the laws and regulations of the United States and those of the foreign countries whose vessels are substantial competitors of American vessels.

(b) Shipyards.—The Secretary shall investigate, determine, and keep current records of the number, location, and efficiency of shipyards in the United States.

(c) Navigation Laws.—The Secretary shall examine the navigation laws and regulations of the United States and make such recommendations to Congress as the Secretary considers proper for the amendment, improvement, and revision of those laws and for the development of the merchant marine of the United States.

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(Pub. L. 109–304, §8(b), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1559.)

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Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
50106(a) 46 App.:811 (1st sentence words after 1st comma). Sept. 7, 1916, ch. 451, §12 (1st sentence words after 1st comma, 3d sentence), 39 Stat. 732; Ex. Ord. No. 6166, §12, eff. June 10, 1933; June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title II, §204, title IX, §904, 49 Stat. 1987, 2016; Pub. L. 97–31, §12(27), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 155.
  46 App.:1121(e). June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title II, §211(e), (g), 49 Stat. 1989; Pub. L. 91–469, §§4(2), 5, 35(a), Oct. 21, 1970, 84 Stat. 1018, 1035; Pub. L. 97–31, §12(67), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 159.
50106(b) 46 App.:1121(g).
50106(c) 46 App.:811 (3d sentence).

In subsection (b), the words "existing on June 29, 1936, or thereafter built" are omitted as obsolete.

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 V - Merchant Marine
Part A - General
CHAPTER 501 - POLICY, STUDIES, AND REPORTS
Sec. 50106 - Studies on the operation of vessels
Contains section 50106
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 39 Stat. 732
49 Stat. 1987, 1989
84 Stat. 1018
95 Stat. 155, 159
120 Stat. 1559
Public Law References Public Law 91-469, Public Law 97-31, Public Law 109-304
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