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36 U.S. Code § 40701 - Organization

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(a) Federal Charter.—
Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice and Firearms Safety (in this chapter, the “corporation”) is a federally chartered corporation.
(b) Non-Governmental Status.—
The corporation is a private corporation, not a department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government. An officer or employee of the corporation is not an officer or employee of the Government.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


36:5501(a) (less “private, nonprofit”).

Feb. 10, 1996, Pub. L. 104–106, title XVI, § 1611(a) (less “nonprofit”), (b)(1), 110 Stat. 515, 516.


36:5501(a) (related to private), (b)(1).

Subsection (a) is substituted for the source provision for consistency in the revised title.

In subsection (b), the words “is not” are substituted for “shall not be considered to be” for clarity and to eliminate unnecessary words.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Continuation of Eligibility for Certain Civil Service Benefits for Former Federal Employees of Civilian Marksmanship Program

Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title XVI, § 1622, Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 521 [former 36 U.S.C. 5522], provided that:

“(a) Continuation of Eligibility.—
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a Federal employee who is employed by the Department of Defense to support the Civilian Marksmanship Program as of the day before the date of the transfer of the Program to the Corporation and is offered employment by the Corporation as part of the transition described in section 1612(d) [former 36 U.S.C. 5502(d)] may, if the employee becomes employed by the Corporation, continue to be eligible during continuous employment with the Corporation for the Federal health, retirement, and similar benefits (including life insurance) for which the employee would have been eligible had the employee continued to be employed by the Department of Defense. The employer’s contribution for such benefits shall be paid by the Corporation.
“(b) Regulations.—
The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall prescribe regulations to carry out subsection (a).”