10 U.S. Code § 4681 - Surplus war material: sale to States and foreign governments

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Subject to regulations under section 121 of title 40, the Secretary of the Army may sell surplus war material and supplies, except food, of the Department of the Army, for which there is no adequate domestic market, to any State or to any foreign government with which the United States was at peace on June 5, 1920. Sales under this section shall be made upon terms that the Secretary considers expedient.


(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 262; Pub. L. 96–513, title V, § 512(19),Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2930; Pub. L. 107–217, § 3(b)(24),Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1297.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
4681 10:1262. June 5, 1920, ch. 240 (2d proviso under “Contingencies of the Army”), 41 Stat. 949; Oct. 31, 1951, ch. 654, § 2(8), 65 Stat. 707.

The word “may” is substituted for the words “is authorized in his discretion to”. The words “war material” are substituted for the word “materiel”. The words “or equipment” are omitted as covered by the word “supplies”. The words “of the Department of the Army” are substituted for the words “pertaining to the Military Establishment”. The words “which are not needed for military purposes” are omitted as covered by the word “surplus”. The words “as or may be found to be” are omitted as surplusage.

2002—Pub. L. 107–217substituted “section 121 of title 40” for “section 205 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 486)”.
1980—Pub. L. 96–513substituted “section 205 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 486)” for “section 486 of title 40”.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513effective Dec. 12, 1980, see section 701(b)(3) ofPub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.

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10 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 4681prec2012112-239 [Sec.] 1051(b)126 Stat. 1935


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