18 U.S. Code § 1261 - Enforcement, regulations, and scope

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§ 1261.
Enforcement, regulations, and scope
(a)[1] The Attorney General—
shall enforce the provisions of this chapter; and
has the authority to issue regulations to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 761; May 24, 1949, ch. 139, § 31, 63 Stat. 94; Pub. L. 107–273, div. B, title IV, § 4004(b), Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1812; Pub. L. 107–296, title XI, § 1112(g), Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2276.)

[1]  So in original. There is no subsec. (b).
Historical and Revision Notes
1948 Act

Based on sections 222, 223(b), 225 and 226 of title 27, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Intoxicating Liquors (June 25, 1936, ch. 815, §§ 5, 10, 49 Stat. 1929, 1930).

Changes were made in phraseology and arrangement.

1949 Act

This section [section 31] corrects a typographical error in section 1261 of title 18, U.S.C.


2002—Pub. L. 107–296, which directed amendment of subsec. (a) generally, was executed by amending text of section generally to reflect the probable intent of Congress and the amendment by Pub. L. 107–273, see below. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Secretary of the Treasury shall enforce the provisions of this chapter. Regulations to carry out its provisions shall be prescribed by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury.”

Pub. L. 107–273 struck out subsec. (a) designation and subsec. (b) which read as follows: “This chapter shall not apply to the Canal Zone.”.

1949—Subsec. (b). Act May 24, 1949, substituted subsection designation “(b)” for “(d)”.

Effective Date of 2002 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 107–296 effective 60 days after Nov. 25, 2002, see section 4 of Pub. L. 107–296, set out as an Effective Date note under section 101 of Title 6, Domestic Security.

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