This Act, referred to in text, means act June 5, 1920, ch. 250, 41 Stat. 988, as amended, known as the Merchant Marine Act, 1920, which (except for sections repealed or reenacted in Title 46, Shipping) is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section
889 of this Appendix and Tables.
863 of this Appendix, referred to in text, was omitted from the Code.
United States Shipping Board, referred to in fourth undesignated par., dissolved and functions transferred to successive Federal agencies and departments. Secretary of Commerce, referred to in such par., exercised certain functions of Board pursuant to Reorg. Plan No. 21 of 1950, and was not changed to Secretary of Transportation in view of directory language of Pub. L. 97–31. See 1981 Amendment and Transfer of Functions notes below.
1981—Pub. L. 97–31substituted “Secretary of Transportation” for “Commission” wherever appearing except in fourth paragraph and “his” for “its”. For prior transfers of functions, see Transfer of Functions note below.
1928—Act May 22, 1928, struck out paragraph which related to contracts for carrying mails.
Transfer of Functions
Functions conferred upon Secretary of Commerce by provisions of Reorg. Plan No. 21 of 1950 to remain vested in Secretary except to extent inconsistent with sections 101(b) and 104(b) of Reorg. Plan No. 7 of 1961. See section 202 of Reorg. Plan No. 7 of 1961, set out under section
1111 of this Appendix.
In fourth undesignated par., “Secretary of Commerce” and “Secretary” substituted for “Commission”, meaning United States Maritime Commission, on authority of Reorg. Plan No. 21 of 1950, set out under section
1111 of this Appendix, section 306 of which abolished United States Maritime Commission and section 204 of which transferred to Secretary of Commerce such Commission’s functions not transferred to Federal Maritime Board.
Previously, “Commission”, meaning United States Maritime Commission, substituted for “board”, meaning United States Shipping Board. For dissolution of Board and transfer of functions to United States Maritime Commission, see Ex. Ord. No. 6166 and act June 29, 1936. Ex. Ord. No. 6166 is set out as a note under section
901 of Title
5, Government Organization and Employees. Executive and administrative functions of United States Maritime Commission transferred to Chairman thereof by Reorg. Plan No. 6 of 1949, eff. Aug. 20, 1949, 14 F.R. 5228, 63 Stat. 1069, set out under section
1111 of this Appendix.
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