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Source

(Mar. 30, 1920, ch. 111, § 1, 41 Stat. 537; Pub. L. 106–181, title IV, § 404(a), Apr. 5, 2000, 114 Stat. 131.)

Amendments

2000—Pub. L. 106–181 designated existing text as subsec. (a), inserted “Subject to subsection (b) of this section,” before “whenever”, and added subsec. (b).

Effective Date of 2000 Amendment

Pub. L. 106–181, title IV, § 404(c), Apr. 5, 2000, 114 Stat. 131, provided that: “The amendments made by subsections (a) and (b) [amending this section and section 762 of this Appendix] shall apply to any death occurring after July 16, 1996.”

Short Title

Act Mar. 30, 1920, ch. 111, which enacted this chapter, is popularly know as the “Death on the High Seas Act”.