10 U.S. Code § 5131 - Bureaus: names; location

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There are in the executive part of the Department of the Navy the following bureaus:
(1) Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.
(2) Bureau of Naval Personnel.


(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 285; Pub. L. 86–174, §§ 1(1), 2(1),Aug. 18, 1959, 73 Stat. 395; Pub. L. 89–718, § 35(1),Nov. 2, 1966, 80 Stat. 1120.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
5131 5 U.S.C. 429 (less applicability to distribution of business among bureaus). R.S. 419 (less applicability to distribution of business among bureaus); July 19, 1892, ch. 206, 27 Stat. 243 (6th par.); June 30, 1914, ch. 130, 38 Stat. 408 (4th par.); July 12, 1921, ch. 44, § 8 (1st 17 words of 1st par.), 42 Stat. 140; June 20, 1940, ch. 400, § 1(a), (b), 54 Stat. 492; May 13, 1942, ch. 303, § 1, 56 Stat. 276.

The bureaus are listed alphabetically for convenience. This listing has no effect on the precedence of the bureaus.

1966—Pub. L. 89–718struck out cls. (3) to (6) which related to the Bureau of Naval Weapons, the Bureau of Ships, the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts, and the Bureau of Yards and Docks, respectively.
1959—Pub. L. 86–174inserted reference to Bureau of Naval Weapons and struck out reference to Bureau of Aeronautics and Bureau of Ordnance.
Effective Date of 1959 Amendment

Pub. L. 86–174, § 2,Aug. 18, 1959, 73 Stat. 395, provided that the amendment of this section and section 5133 of this title and the repeal of sections 5136 and 5144 of this title shall be effective on July 1, 1960, or on any earlier date on which the Secretary of the Navy makes a formal finding that all the functions of the Bureau of Aeronautics and the Bureau of Ordnance have been transferred to the Bureau of Naval Weapons or elsewhere.
Bureau of Naval Weapons; Transfer of Funds

Pub. L. 86–174, § 3,Aug. 18, 1959, 73 Stat. 396, provided that: “The unexpended balances of appropriations and funds available for use in connection with the exercise of any function transferred to the Bureau of Naval Weapons shall be transferred in the manner provided by section 407 of the National Security Act of 1947, as amended (5 U.S.C. 172f) [10 U.S.C. 126], for use in connection with the transferred functions.”

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