10 U.S. Code § 8303 - Replacement

The Secretary of the Navy may replace without charge any medal of honor, Navy cross, distinguished-service medal, silver star medal, or Navy and Marine Corps Medal, or any associated bar, emblem, or insignia awarded under this chapter that is stolen, lost, or destroyed or becomes unfit for use without fault or neglect on the part of the person to whom it was awarded.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 391, § 6253; Pub. L. 107–107, div. A, title V, § 553(b)(2), Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1116; renumbered § 8303, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, § 807(b)(13), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)

6253

34 U.S.C. 359 (proviso).

Feb. 4, 1919, ch. 14, § 6 (proviso), 40 Stat. 1056; renumbered § 8 and amended Aug. 7, 1942, ch. 551, § 1, 56 Stat. 744.

The words “Secretary of the Navy may replace” are substituted for the words “Provided, That such replacement shall be made only in those cases where”.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 8303, acts Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 514; Aug. 21, 1957, Pub. L. 85–155, title III, § 301(13), 71 Stat. 388; July 12, 1960, Pub. L. 86–616, § 6(3), 74 Stat. 391; June 28, 1962, Pub. L. 87–509, § 4(a), 76 Stat. 121; Nov. 8, 1967, Pub. L. 90–130, § 1(27)(D), 81 Stat. 382, related to effect of failure of a promotion-list officer considered for promotion to grade of captain, major, or lieutenant colonel under section 8299 of this title to be recommended for promotion, which officer was to be known as a “deferred officer”, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 96–513, title II, § 204, Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2880, effective Sept. 15, 1981. See sections 631 and 632 of this title.

Amendments

2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 6253 of this title as this section.

2001—Pub. L. 107–107 substituted “stolen, lost, or destroyed” for “lost or destroyed”.

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.