36 U.S. Code § 151301 - Organization

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(a) Federal Charter.—
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (in this chapter, the “corporation”) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Nature of Corporation and Place of Incorporation.—
The corporation is a charitable and nonprofit corporation incorporated under the laws of Maryland and is not an agency or establishment of the United States Government.
(c) Perpetual Existence.—
Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


36:5201(a) (1st sentence).

Oct. 26, 1992, Pub. L. 102–522, title II, §§ 202(a), 204(a)(1), 106 Stat. 3417, 3419.


36:5201(a) (last sentence).



Subsection (a) is substituted for “There is established the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (hereafter in this chapter referred to as the ‘Foundation’)” for consistency in the revised title.

In subsection (c), the words “Except as otherwise provided” are added, and the word “existence” is substituted for “succession”, for consistency in the revised title.

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