14 U.S. Code § 2531 - Personnel of former Lighthouse Service
The following statement appeared in Senate Report No. 656, 81st Congress, in explanation of Senate Judiciary Committee amendment no. 3 which added former sections 431 (now repealed), 432 (now 2531), and 433 (now repealed):
There are, at present, in the Coast Guard certain personnel who were transferred from the former Life Saving Service, the Lighthouse Service, the Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation, and the Bureau of Customs. The number of such personnel is not large and no new personnel can be taken on in these categories. As time goes on the numbers will be reduced by death or resignation and any other method of leaving the service until, eventually, there will be no one remaining in any of these groups. Certain laws appearing in existing title 14 applicable to such personnel were not included in this bill as it passed the House. The reason for such omission was that such laws were temporary in that they would eventually apply to no one, although no definite termination date was fixed in the law. While recognizing this fact, this committee feels that since said laws apply to a class of personnel and will so apply for an indeterminate period in the future, it is desirable to include such laws in this codification, subject to being repealed at such time as there are no longer any personnel in the Coast Guard, active or retired, to whom these sections would be applicable.
Proposed section 432(f) is based on section 1 of Public Law 143, 81st Congress, approved June 29, 1949.
Proposed section 432(g) is based on sections 2 and 3 of Public Law 143, 81st Congress, approved June 29, 1949.
The date of enactment of this subsection, referred to in subsec. (g)(1), is Aug. 4, 1949.
1986—Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 99–640 designated existing provisions as par. (1), struck out last par. relating to inclusion of additional compensation in computations of compensation for purposes of the Lighthouse Service Retirement Act, and added par. (2).
1984—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 98–557 substituted reference to enlisted members for reference to enlisted men.
1982—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 97–295, § 2(13), substituted “chapter 51, subchapter III of chapter 53, and sections 5542–5546 of title 5” for “the civil service classification laws and titles II and III of the Federal Employees Pay Act of 1945 as amended”.
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 97–295, § 2(11), substituted “percent” for “per centum”.
1979—Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 96–23 substituted “$15,000” for “$7,500”.
1970—Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 91–278 substituted “$7,500” for “$5,100”.
1959—Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 86–309 substituted “$5,100” for “$3,750”.
1955—Subsec. (f). Act Aug. 9, 1955, § 1, inserted “as amended”.
Subsec. (g). Act Aug. 9, 1955, § 2, authorized head of department in which the Coast Guard is operating to regulate hours of duty and pay.