Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in act Sept. 21, 1922, ch. 356, title IV, § 560,42 Stat. 977
. That section was superseded by section 560 of act June 17, 1930, comprising this section, and repealed by section 651(a)(1) of the 1930 act.
Prior provisions on the subject matter of this section were contained in R.S. § 2953, providing that nothing therein contained should be construed to prevent the leasing or hiring of buildings for use of appraisers, or for short periods, of stores required for customhouse purposes at the smaller ports; section
2954, authorizing the leasing of warehouses for storage of unclaimed goods or goods required to be stored; section
2955, prohibiting the leasing of warehouses at ports at which there was any private bonded warehouse, but excepting buildings for use of appraisers, etc.; section
2956, providing that warehouses hired should be on public account, and be appropriated exclusively to receipt of foreign merchandise, subject, as to rates of storage, to regulation by the Secretary of the Treasury; and section
2957, prohibiting leases for more than three years, or the payment of rent in advance. All of these sections were repealed by act Sept. 21, 1922, ch. 356, title IV, § 642,42 Stat. 989
A prior provision that no officer of the customs should have any personal ownership of, or interest in, any bonded warehouse or general order store, was contained in act June 22, 1874, ch. 391, § 24, 18 Stat. 191
; and a provision prohibiting agreements for the use of any building to be erected was contained in R.S. § 2957. Both of these sections were repealed by act Sept. 21, 1922, ch. 356, title IV, §§ 642,
643,42 Stat. 989
1970—Pub. L. 91–271
substituted “officer of the customs” for “collector or other officer of the customs”.
For effective date of amendment by Pub. L. 91–271
, see section 203 ofPub. L. 91–271
, set out as a note under section
of this title.