2017 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle V - Merchant Marine
Part E - Control of Merchant Marine Capabilities
Chapter 563 - Emergency Acquisition of Vessels
Sec. 56306 - Use and transfer of vessels

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 56306 (2017)
Section Name §56306. Use and transfer of vessels
Section Text

(a) In General.—The Secretary of Transportation may repair, recondition, reconstruct, operate, or charter for operation, a vessel acquired under this chapter.

(b) Transfer to Other Agencies.—The Secretary may transfer the possession or control of a vessel acquired under this chapter to another department or agency of the United States Government on terms and conditions approved by the President. The department or agency shall promptly reimburse the Secretary for expenditures for just compensation, purchase price, charter hire, repairs, reconditioning, or reconstruction.

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(Pub. L. 109–304, §8(c), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1656.)

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Historical and Revision Notes
Revised SectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
56306 46 App.:1242(e). June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title IX, §902(e); as added Aug. 7, 1939, ch. 555, §3, 53 Stat. 1256; Pub. L. 97–31, §12(131), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 165.

In this section, the word "vessel" is substituted for "property" for consistency in the chapter.

In subsection (b), the words "Such reimbursements shall be deposited in the construction fund established by section 1116 of this Appendix" are omitted as impliedly repealed by 46 App. U.S.C. 1119 as amended in 1967.

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 5, 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 E - Control of Merchant Marine Capabilities
CHAPTER 563 - EMERGENCY ACQUISITION OF VESSELS
Sec. 56306 - Use and transfer of vessels
Contains section 56306
Date 2017
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 12, 2018
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 53 Stat. 1256
95 Stat. 165
120 Stat. 1656
Public Law References Public Law 97-31, Public Law 109-304
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