6 U.S. Code § 455 - Miscellaneous authorities

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(a) Seal
The Department shall have a seal, whose design is subject to the approval of the President.
(b) Participation of members of the Armed Forces
With respect to the Department, the Secretary shall have the same authorities that the Secretary of Transportation has with respect to the Department of Transportation under section 324 of title 49.
(c) Redelegation of functions
Unless otherwise provided in the delegation or by law, any function delegated under this chapter may be redelegated to any subordinate.
(d) Investigation of certain violent acts, shootings, and mass killings
(1) In general
At the request of an appropriate law enforcement official of a State or political subdivision, the Secretary, through deployment of the Secret Service or United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, may assist in the investigation of violent acts and shootings occurring in a place of public use, and in the investigation of mass killings and attempted mass killings. Any assistance provided by the Secretary under this subsection shall be presumed to be within the scope of Federal office or employment.
(2) Definitions
For purposes of this subsection—
(A) the term “mass killings” means 3 or more killings in a single incident; and
(B) the term “place of public use” has the meaning given that term under section 2332f (e)(6) of title 18.


(Pub. L. 107–296, title VIII, § 875,Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2244; Pub. L. 112–265, § 2(b),Jan. 14, 2013, 126 Stat. 2435.)
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This chapter, referred to in subsec. (c), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 107–296, Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2135, known as the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 101 of this title and Tables.

2013—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 112–265added subsec (d).

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6 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 4552012112-265 [Sec.] 2(b)126 Stat. 2435


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