2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle VII - Security and Drug Enforcement
Chapter 705 - Maritime Drug Law Enforcement
Sec. 70504 - Jurisdiction and venue

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 70504 (2016)
Section Name §70504. Jurisdiction and venue
Section Text

(a) Jurisdiction.—Jurisdiction of the United States with respect to a vessel subject to this chapter is not an element of an offense. Jurisdictional issues arising under this chapter are preliminary questions of law to be determined solely by the trial judge.

(b) Venue.—A person violating section 70503 or 70508 of this title shall be tried in the district court of the United States for—

(1) the district at which the person enters the United States; or

(2) the District of Columbia.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 109–304, §10(2), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1688; Pub. L. 110–407, title II, §202(b)(2), Oct. 13, 2008, 122 Stat. 4300.)

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Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
70504 46 App.:1903(f). Pub. L. 96–350, §3(f), Sept. 15, 1980, 94 Stat. 1160; Pub. L. 99–570, title III, §3202, Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3207–97; Pub. L. 99–640, §17, Nov. 10, 1986, 100 Stat. 3554; Pub. L. 104–324, §1138(a)(5), Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3989.
AMENDMENTS

2008—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 110–407 inserted "or 70508" after "70503" in introductory provisions.

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 VII - Security and Drug Enforcement
CHAPTER 705 - MARITIME DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT
Sec. 70504 - Jurisdiction and venue
Contains section 70504
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 94 Stat. 1160
100 Stat. 3207-97, 3554
110 Stat. 3989
120 Stat. 1688
122 Stat. 4300
Public Law References Public Law 96-350, Public Law 99-570, Public Law 99-640, Public Law 104-324, Public Law 109-304, Public Law 110-407
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