2019 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle VII - Security and Drug Enforcement
Chapter 703 - Maritime Security
Sec. 70301 - Definitions

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 70301 (2019)
Section Name §70301. Definitions
Section Text

In this chapter:

(1) Common carrier.—The term "common carrier" has the meaning given that term in section 40102 of this title.

(2) Passenger vessel.—The term "passenger vessel" has the meaning given that term in section 2101 of this title.

(3) Secretary.—The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating.

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(Pub. L. 109–304, §10(2), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1683.)

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Historical and Revision Notes
Revised SectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
70301 46 App.:1807. Pub. L. 99–399, title IX, §911, Aug. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 892.

In paragraph (2), the term "vessel of the United States" is omitted because the definition of that term in 46 U.S.C. 2101 is being moved to chapter 1 of the revised title and will apply generally throughout the title.

In paragraph (3), the definition of "Secretary" is new. The functions of the Secretary of Transportation under this chapter were carried out by the Coast Guard, and its functions have been transferred to the Department of Homeland Security (except when operating as a service in the Navy) by section 888 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–296, 116 Stat. 2249).

Publication Title United States Code, 2018 Edition, Supplement 1, 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
Sec. 70301 - Definitions
Contains section 70301
Date 2019
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 24, 2020
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 100 Stat. 892
116 Stat. 2249
120 Stat. 1683
Public Law References Public Law 99-399, Public Law 107-296, Public Law 109-304
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