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10 U.S. Code § 8621 - Acceptance and care of gifts to vessels

The Secretary of the Navy may accept and care for such gifts of silver, colors, books, or other articles of equipment or furniture as, in accordance with custom, are made to vessels of the Navy. Necessary expenses incident to the care of gifts that are accepted shall be paid from the appropriation for the maintenance and operation of vessels.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 446, § 7221; renumbered § 8621, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, § 807(d)(1), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


5 U.S.C. 419.

May 20, 1908, ch. 182, 35 Stat. 171.

The words “in the form” and “by States, municipalities, or otherwise” are omitted as surplusage. The words “the appropriation for the maintenance and operation of vessels” are substituted for the words “the appropriation ‘Equipment of Vessels’ ” to identify by a general description, rather than by a specific appropriation title, the appropriation authorized to be used.

Editorial Notes

2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7221 of this title as this section.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
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.