13 U.S. Code § 1 - Definitions

prev | next
As used in this title, unless the context requires another meaning or unless it is otherwise provided—
(1) “Bureau” means the Bureau of the Census;
(2) “Secretary” means the Secretary of Commerce; and
(3) “respondent” includes a corporation, company, association, firm, partnership, proprietorship, society, joint stock company, individual, or other organization or entity which reported information, or on behalf of which information was reported, in response to a questionnaire, inquiry, or other request of the Bureau.


(Aug. 31, 1954, ch. 1158, 68 Stat. 1012; Pub. L. 94–521, § 1,Oct. 17, 1976, 90 Stat. 2459.)
Historical and Revision Notes

Section is new, and was inserted to eliminate the necessity for referring, throughout this title, to the Bureau of the Census, and the Secretary of Commerce, by their full designations.

1976—Pub. L. 94–521designated existing provisions as pars. (1) and (2), and added par. (3).
Effective Date of 1976 Amendment

Pub. L. 94–521, § 17,Oct. 17, 1976, 90 Stat. 2466, provided that: “The amendments made by this Act [enacting sections 181 to 184 and 196 of this title, amending this section and sections 3 to 6, 8, 23, 141, 191, 195, 214, 221, 224, 225, and 241 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under this section] shall take effect on October 1, 1976, or on the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 17, 1976], whichever date is later”.
Short Title of 1999 Amendment

Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(7) [div. B, title XII, subtitle E, § 1251], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1536, 1501A–505, provided that: “This subtitle [amending section 301 of this title and enacting provisions set out as notes under section 301 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Proliferation Prevention Enhancement Act of 1999’.”
Short Title of 1994 Amendment

Pub. L. 103–430, § 1,Oct. 31, 1994, 108 Stat. 4393, provided that: “This Act [enacting section 16 of this title, amending sections 9 and 214 of this title and section 412 of Title 39, Postal Service, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 16 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Census Address List Improvement Act of 1994’.”

Pub. L. 94–521, § 16,Oct. 17, 1976, 90 Stat. 2466, provided that: “If a provision enacted by this Act [see section 17 ofPub. L. 94–521set out above] is held invalid, all valid provisions that are severable from the invalid provision remain in effect. If a provision of this Act [Pub. L. 94–521] is held invalid in one or more of its applications, the provision remains in effect in all valid applications that are severable from the invalid application or applications.”

The table below lists the classification updates, since Jan. 3, 2012, for this section. Updates to a broader range of sections may be found at the update page for containing chapter, title, etc.

The most recent Classification Table update that we have noticed was Tuesday, August 13, 2013

An empty table indicates that we see no relevant changes listed in the classification tables. If you suspect that our system may be missing something, please double-check with the Office of the Law Revision Counsel.

13 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large


LII has no control over and does not endorse any external Internet site that contains links to or references LII.