(July 22, 1954, ch. 558, § 2,68 Stat. 497; Pub. L. 90–496, § 13,Aug. 23, 1968, 82 Stat. 842.)
References in Text
This chapter, referred to in subsecs. (a) and (b), was in the original “this Act”, meaning act July 22, 1954, ch. 558, 68 Stat. 497
, as amended, known as the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands, which enacted this chapter, amended sections
, Food and Drugs, and section 3350 of former Title 26, Internal Revenue Code (see section
), and enacted provisions set out as notes under this section. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note below and Tables.
1968—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 90–496
added subsec. (c).
Effective Date of 1968 Amendment
Amendment of provisions of section necessary to authorize the holding of an election for Governor and Lieutenant Governor on Nov. 3, 1970, effective Jan. 1, 1970, and all other amendments of provisions of section, unless otherwise expressly provided by Pub. L. 90–496
, effective Jan. 4, 1971, see section 16 ofPub. L. 90–496
, set out as a note under section
of this title.
Section 34 of act July 22, 1954, provided: “This Act [see Short Title note below] shall take effect upon its approval [July 22, 1954], but until its provisions shall severally become operative as herein provided, the corresponding legislative, executive, and judicial functions of the existing government shall continue to be exercised as now provided by law or ordinance, and the incumbents of all offices under the government of the Virgin Islands shall continue in office until their successors are appointed and have qualified unless sooner removed by competent authority. The enactment of this Act shall not affect the term of office of the judge of the District Court of the Virgin Islands in office on the date of its enactment [July 22, 1954].”
Short Title of 1968 Amendment
Section 17 ofPub. L. 90–496
provided that: “This Act [enacting section
, Armed Forces, amending this section and sections
of this title, repealing sections
of this title, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section
of this title] may be cited as the ‘Virgin Islands Elective Governor Act’.”
Short Title of 1959 Amendment
Pub. L. 86–289
, § 1,Sept. 16, 1959, 73 Stat. 568
, provided: “That this Act [amending sections
of this title] may be cited as the ‘Virgin Islands Organic Act Amendments of 1959’.”
Section 1 of act July 22, 1954, provided that: “This Act [enacting this chapter, amending sections
, Food and Drugs, and sections 3350 of former Title 26, Internal Revenue Code (see section
), and enacting provisions set out as notes under this section] may be cited as the ‘Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands’.”
Section 36 of act July 22, 1954, provided: “If any clause, sentence, paragraph, or part of this Act [see Short Title note above], or the application thereof to any person, or circumstances, is held invalid, the application thereof to other persons, or circumstances, and the remainder of the Act, shall not be affected thereby.”
Congressional Approval of Proposed Constitution for United States Virgin Islands
Pub. L. 97–21
, July 9, 1981, 95 Stat. 105
, set out the text of the Constitution for the United States Virgin Islands and provided that the Constitution is approved for submission to the people of the Virgin Islands in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 94–584, set out as a note preceding this section.
Submerged Lands, Conveyance to Territory
Conveyance of submerged lands to the government of the Virgin Islands, see section
et seq. of this title.