10 U.S. Code § 6973 - Gifts, bequests, and loans of property: acceptance for benefit and use of Naval Academy

(a) The Secretary of the Navy may accept, hold, administer, and spend any gift or bequest of personal property, and may accept, hold, and administer any loan of personal property other than money, that is made on the condition that it be used for the benefit of, or for use in connection with, the Naval Academy or the Naval Academy Museum, its collection, or its services. Gifts and bequests of money and the proceeds from the sales of property received as gifts shall be deposited in the Treasury in the fund called “United States Naval Academy Gift and Museum Fund”. The Secretary may disburse funds deposited under this subsection for the benefit or use of the Naval Academy (including the Naval Academy Museum) subject to the terms of the gift or bequest.
(b) The Secretary shall prescribe written guidelines to be used for determinations of whether the acceptance of money, any personal property, or any loan of personal property under subsection (a) would reflect unfavorably on the ability of the Department of the Navy or any officer or employee of the Department of the Navy to carry out responsibilities or duties in a fair and objective manner, or would compromise either the integrity or the appearance of the integrity of any program of the Department of the Navy or any officer or employee of the Department of the Navy who is involved in any such program.
(c) For the purpose of Federal income, estate, and gift taxes, property that is accepted under this section is considered as a gift or bequest to or for the use of the United States.
(d) Upon the request of the Secretary of the Navy, the Secretary of the Treasury may invest, reinvest, or retain investments of money or securities comprising any part of the United States Naval Academy Gift and Museum Fund in securities of the United States or in securities guaranteed as to principal and interest by the United States. The interest and benefits accruing from those securities shall be deposited to the credit of the United States Naval Academy Gift and Museum Fund and may be disbursed as provided in this section.

Source

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 436; Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title IX, § 942(c)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–241.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
6973(a) 34 U.S.C. 1115. Mar. 31, 1944, ch. 147, § 1, 58 Stat. 135.
34 U.S.C. 1115a. Mar. 31, 1944, ch. 147, § 2, 58 Stat. 135.
6973(b) 34 U.S.C. 1115b. Mar. 31, 1944, ch. 147, § 3, 58 Stat. 135.
6973(c) 34 U.S.C. 1115c. Mar. 31, 1944, ch. 147, § 4, 58 Stat. 135.

Amendments

2000—Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title IX, § 942(c)(4)], substituted “Gifts, bequests, and loans of property: acceptance for benefit and use of Naval Academy” for “Gifts and bequests: acceptance for benefit of Naval Academy” as section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title IX, § 942(c)(1)], in first sentence, substituted “any gift or bequest of personal property, and may accept, hold, and administer any loan of personal property other than money, that is” for “gifts and bequests of personal property” and inserted “or the Naval Academy Museum, its collection, or its services” before period at end, in second sentence, substituted “United States Naval Academy Gift and Museum Fund” for “United States Naval Academy general gift fund”, and, in last sentence, inserted “(including the Naval Academy Museum)” after “the Naval Academy”.
Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title IX, § 942(c)(2)], added subsec. (b) and redesignated former subsec. (b) as (c). Former subsec. (c) redesignated (d).
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title IX, § 942(c)(3)], substituted “United States Naval Academy Gift and Museum Fund” for “United States Naval Academy general gift fund” in two places.
Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title IX, § 942(c)(2)(A)], redesignated subsec. (c) as (d).
Temporary Authority To Dispose of Gift Previously Accepted for Naval Academy

Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title IX, § 943], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–243, provided that during fiscal year 2001, the Secretary of the Navy could dispose of a gift accepted before Oct. 30, 2000 for the United States Naval Academy by disbursing from the United States Naval Academy general gift fund to an entity designated by the donor of the gift the amount equal to the current cash value of that gift.

 

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