2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle VIII - Miscellaneous
Chapter 801 - Wrecks and Salvage
Sec. 80103 - Property on Florida coast to be taken to port of entry

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 80103 (2016)
Section Name §80103. Property on Florida coast to be taken to port of entry
Section Text

(a) In General.—Property taken from a wreck, the sea, or a key or shoal, on the coast of Florida and within the jurisdiction of the United States, shall be brought to a port of entry of the United States.

(b) Seizure and Forfeiture.—A vessel transporting property described in subsection (a) to a foreign port may be seized by, and forfeited to, the United States Government. A forfeiture under this subsection accrues half to the informer and half to the Government.

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(Pub. L. 109–304, §11, Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1690.)

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Historical and Revision Notes
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Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
80103 46 App.:722. R.S. §4239.
  46 App.:723. R.S. §4240.

In subsection (a), the words "of any description whatsoever" are omitted as unnecessary.

In subsection (b), the words "transporting property described in subsection (a) of this section" are substituted for "which shall be engaged or employed in carrying or transporting any property whatsoever, taken from any wreck, from the sea, or from any of the keys or shoals, within the jurisdiction of the United States, on the coast of Florida" to eliminate unnecessary words. The words "may be seized by, and forfeited to, the United States Government" are substituted for "shall . . . be forfeited" for consistency in the revised title. The words "together with her tackle, apparel, and furniture" are omitted as unnecessary. The words "accrues half to the informer and half to the Government" are substituted for "one moiety to the informer and the other to the United States" to use more commonly understood 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 VIII - Miscellaneous
CHAPTER 801 - WRECKS AND SALVAGE
Sec. 80103 - Property on Florida coast to be taken to port of entry
Contains section 80103
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large Reference 120 Stat. 1690
Public Law References Public Law 109-304
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