2018 US Code
Title 34 - Crime Control and Law Enforcement
Subtitle I - Comprehensive Acts
Chapter 101 - Justice System Improvement
Subchapter XXIV - Matching Grant Program for Law Enforcement Armor Vests
Sec. 10533 - Definitions

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Citation 34 U.S.C. § 10533 (2018)
Section Name §10533. Definitions
Section Text

For purposes of this subchapter—

(1) the term "armor vest" means—

(A) body armor, no less than Type I, which has been tested through the voluntary compliance testing program operated by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and found to meet or exceed the requirements of NIJ Standard 0101.03, or any subsequent revision of such standard; or

(B) body armor that has been tested through the voluntary compliance testing program, and found to meet or exceed the requirements of NIJ Standard 0115.00, or any revision of such standard;

(2) the term "body armor" means any product sold or offered for sale as personal protective body covering intended to protect against gunfire, stabbing, or other physical harm;

(3) the term "State" means each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands;

(4) the term "unit of local government" means a county, municipality, town, township, village, parish, borough, or other unit of general government below the State level;

(5) the term "Indian tribe" has the same meaning as in section 5304(e) of title 25; and

(6) the term "law enforcement officer" means any officer, agent, or employee of a State, unit of local government, or Indian tribe authorized by law or by a government agency to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, or investigation of any violation of criminal law, or authorized by law to supervise sentenced criminal offenders.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 90–351, title I, §2503, as added Pub. L. 105–181, §3(a)(3), June 16, 1998, 112 Stat. 514; amended Pub. L. 106–517, §3(d), Nov. 13, 2000, 114 Stat. 2408.)

Editorial Notes CODIFICATION

Section was formerly classified to section 3796ll–2 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.


2000—Par. (1). Pub. L. 106–517 designated provisions after " 'armor vest' means" as subpar. (A) and added subpar. (B).


Pub. L. 106–517, §3(e), Nov. 13, 2000, 114 Stat. 2408, provided that: "For purposes of part Y of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 [34 U.S.C. 10531 et seq.], as amended by this Act, the meaning of the term 'armor vest' (as defined in section 2503 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 3796ll–2) [now 34 U.S.C. 10533]) shall, until the date on which a final NIJ Standard 0115.00 is first fully approved and implemented, also include body armor which has been found to meet or exceed the requirements for protection against stabbing established by the State in which the grantee is located."

Publication Title United States Code, 2018 Edition, Title 34 - CRIME CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Subtitle I - Comprehensive Acts
Sec. 10533 - Definitions
Contains section 10533
Date 2018
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 14, 2019
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 112 Stat. 514
114 Stat. 2408
Public Law References Public Law 90-351, Public Law 105-181, Public Law 106-517
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