§ 1507. Amendments to Convention
(a) Proposed amendments; advice and consent of Senate; declaration of non-acceptance
The Secretary of State, with the concurrence of the Secretary, may propose amendments to the Convention or may request a conference for amending the Convention in accordance with article IX of the Convention. An amendment communicated to the United States in accordance with article IX(2) of the Convention may be accepted for the United States by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate. The President may make a declaration that the United States does not accept an amendment.
(b) Amendment of Convention annexes
The Secretary of State, with the concurrence of the Secretary, may propose amendments to the annexes of the Convention, may propose a conference for amending annexes to the Convention and shall consider and act on amendments to the annexes of the Convention adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee and communicated to the United States in accordance with article X(2) of the Convention. If a proposed amendment is approved by the United States, the amendment shall enter into force in accordance with article X of the Convention. If any proposed amendment is objected to, the Secretary of State shall promptly communicate the objection as provided in article X(3) of the Convention.
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