2017 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle V - Merchant Marine
Part E - Control of Merchant Marine Capabilities
Chapter 563 - Emergency Acquisition of Vessels
Sec. 56310 - Voluntary purchase or charter agreements

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 56310 (2017)
Section Name §56310. Voluntary purchase or charter agreements
Section Text

During any period in which vessels may be requisitioned under this chapter as amended,1 the President is authorized through the Secretary of Transportation to acquire by voluntary agreement of purchase or charter the ownership or use of any merchant vessel not owned by citizens of the United States.

Source Credit

(Added and amended Pub. L. 115–91, div. C, title XXXV, §3504(b), Dec. 12, 2017, 131 Stat. 1912.)

Editorial Notes CODIFICATION

Section, as added and amended by section 3504(b) of Pub. L. 115–91, is based on act Aug. 9, 1954, ch. 659, §2, 68 Stat. 675; Pub. L. 97–31, §12(152), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 167, which was formerly classified to section 197 of Title 50, War and National Defense, before being transferred to this chapter and renumbered as this section.

AMENDMENTS

2017—Pub. L. 115–91, §3504(b)(2), inserted section enumerator and catchline and, in text, substituted "this chapter" for "section 902 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936,".

Pub. L. 115–91, §3504(b)(1), transferred section 2 of act Aug. 9, 1954, to this chapter and renumbered it as this section. See Codification note above.

Footnotes

1 So in original.

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. 56310 - Voluntary purchase or charter agreements
Contains section 56310
Date 2017
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 12, 2018
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 68 Stat. 675
95 Stat. 167
131 Stat. 1912
Public Law References Public Law 97-31, Public Law 115-91
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