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10 U.S. Code § 3803 - Security for advance payments

Advance payments made under section 3801 of this title may be made only if the contractor gives adequate security and after a determination by the head of the agency that to do so would be in the public interest. Such security may be in the form of a lien in favor of the United States on the property contracted for, on the balance in an account in which such payments are deposited, and on such of the property acquired for performance of the contract as the parties may agree. This lien is paramount to any other liens and is effective immediately upon the first advancement of funds without filing, notice, or any other action by the United States.

(Added and amended Pub. L. 116–283, div. A, title XVIII, § 1834(a), (d), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4234, 4236.)
Editorial Notes

The text of subsec. (d) of section 2307 of this title, which was transferred to this section and amended by Pub. L. 116–283, § 1834(d), was based on act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 131; Pub. L. 85–800, § 9, Aug. 28, 1958, 72 Stat. 967; Pub. L. 103–355, title II, § 2001(a)(4), (7), (d), Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3301, 3302.


2021—Pub. L. 116–283, § 1834(d), transferred subsec. (d) of section 2307 of this title to this section, struck out subsec. (d) designation and heading “Security for Advance Payments” at beginning, and substituted “section 3801 of this title” for “subsection (a)”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date

Section and amendment by Pub. L. 116–283 effective Jan. 1, 2022, with additional provisions for delayed implementation and applicability of existing law, see section 1801(d) of Pub. L. 116–283, set out as an Effective Date of 2021 Amendment note preceding section 3001 of this title.