42 U.S. Code § 617 - Limitation on Federal authority

No officer or employee of the Federal Government may regulate the conduct of States under this part or enforce any provision of this part, except to the extent expressly provided in this part.


(Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title IV, § 417, as added Pub. L. 104–193, title I, § 103(a)(1),Aug. 22, 1996, 110 Stat. 2159; amended Pub. L. 105–33, title V, § 5514(c),Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 620.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 617, act Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title IV, § 417, formerly § 418, as added Oct. 13, 1988, Pub. L. 100–485, title VI, § 603(a), 102 Stat. 2408; renumbered § 417, Nov. 10, 1988, Pub. L. 100–647, title VIII, § 8105(7), 102 Stat. 3798, related to Assistant Secretary for Family Support, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 104–193, § 103(a)(1), as amended by Pub. L. 105–33, title V, § 5514(c),Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 620.

1997—Pub. L. 105–33made technical amendment to directory language of Pub. L. 104–193, § 103(a)(1), which enacted this section.
Effective Date of 1997 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 105–33effective as if included in the provision of Pub. L. 104–193amended at the time the provision became law, see section 5518(d) ofPub. L. 105–33, set out as a note under section 862a of Title 21, Food and Drugs.
Effective Date

Section effective July 1, 1997, with transition rules relating to State options to accelerate such date, rules relating to claims, actions, and proceedings commenced before such date, rules relating to closing out of accounts for terminated or substantially modified programs and continuance in office of Assistant Secretary for Family Support, and provisions relating to termination of entitlement under AFDC program, see section 116 ofPub. L. 104–193, as amended, set out as a note under section 601 of this title.

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