(June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title VIII, § 805, 49 Stat. 2012; June 23, 1938, ch. 600, §§ 36, 37, 52 Stat. 963; July 17, 1952, ch. 939, § 20, 66 Stat. 765; Pub. L. 91–469, § 25, Oct. 21, 1970, 84 Stat. 1034; Pub. L. 91–603, § 4(e), Dec. 31, 1970, 84 Stat. 1675; Pub. L. 97–31, § 12(122), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 164; Pub. L. 101–225, title III, § 307(7), Dec. 12, 1989, 103 Stat. 1925; Pub. L. 104–239, § 4(b), Oct. 8, 1996, 110 Stat. 3131.)


1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–239, § 4(b)(1), substituted “part A of subchapter VI of this chapter” for “subchapter VI of this chapter”.
Subsecs. (b), (d). Pub. L. 104–239, § 4(b)(2), substituted “under part A of subchapter VI” for “under subchapter VI”.
1989—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 101–225 struck out subsec. (e) which provided that it was unlawful for any contractor or charterer who holds any contract made under authority of this chapter to employ any Member of Congress, either with or without compensation, as an attorney, agent, officer, or director of such person.
1981—Pub. L. 97–31 substituted “Secretary of Transportation” for “Commission” wherever appearing. For prior transfers of functions of the Commission, meaning the United States Maritime Commission, see Transfer of Functions note below.
1970—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 91–469 struck out restriction against taking into account for subsidy accounting purposes any salary for personal services in excess of $25,000 paid by the contractor and definition of terms “director”, “officer”, “employee”, and “salary”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 91–603 struck out provisions which prohibited a contractor from receiving an operating-differential subsidy for the operation of any chartered vessel save and except during a period of actual emergency determined by the Secretary, or except as provided in section 1198 of this Appendix.
1952—Subsec. (c). Act July 17, 1952, removed limitation of amount of salaries paid to employers, and defined director, officer, or employee.
1938—Subsec. (d). Act June 23, 1938, substituted “contractor. (c) No director” for “contractor (c) no director”, and inserted “or except as provided in section 1198 of this Appendix”.

Transfer of Functions

For transfer of functions of United States Maritime Commission, see Reorg. Plan No. 6 of 1949, Reorg. Plan No. 21 of 1950, and Reorg. Plan No. 7 of 1961, set out under section 1111 of this Appendix.