7 U.S. Code § 2353 - Testimony in Plant Variety Protection Office cases

The Secretary may establish regulations for taking affidavits, depositions, and other evidence required in cases before the Plant Variety Protection Office. Any officer authorized by law to take depositions to be used in the courts of the United States, or of the State where the officer resides, may take such affidavits and depositions, and swear the witnesses. If any person acts as a hearing officer by authority of the Secretary, the person shall have like power.


(Pub. L. 91–577, title I, § 23,Dec. 24, 1970, 84 Stat. 1544; Pub. L. 103–349, § 13(c),Oct. 6, 1994, 108 Stat. 3143.)

1994—Pub. L. 103–349substituted “the officer” for “he” in second sentence and “the person” for “he” in third sentence.
Effective Date of 1994 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 103–349effective 180 days after Oct. 6, 1994, see section 15 ofPub. L. 103–349, set out as a note under section 2401 of this title.

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