31 U.S. Code § 9301. Definitions

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In this chapter—
person” means an individual, a trust, an estate, a partnership, and a corporation.
eligible obligation” means any security designated as acceptable in lieu of a surety bond by the Secretary of the Treasury.
(Pub. L. 97–258, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1046; Pub. L. 109–351, title IX, § 901(a), Oct. 13, 2006, 120 Stat. 2007.)

Historical and Revision Notes

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6:15(10th, last sentences).

In clause (1), the words after the semicolon are omitted as unnecessary because of the restatement.

Clause (2) is substituted for 6:15(last sentence) for consistency and to eliminate unnecessary words.


2006—Par. (2). Pub. L. 109–351 amended par. (2) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows: “ ‘Government obligation’ means a public debt obligation of the United States Government and an obligation whose principal and interest is unconditionally guaranteed by the Government.”