41 U.S. Code § 8301 - Definitions

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§ 8301.
In this chapter:
(1)Public building, public use, and public work.—
The terms “public building”, “public use”, and “public work” mean a public building of, use by, and a public work of, the Federal Government, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands.
(2)United states.—
The term “United States” includes any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
(Pub. L. 111–350, § 3, Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3830.)

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)



Mar. 3, 1933, ch. 212, title III, § 1, 47 Stat. 1520; Pub. L. 86–70, § 43, June 25, 1959, 73 Stat. 151; Pub. L. 86–624, § 28, July 12, 1960, 74 Stat. 419; Pub. L. 100–418, title VII, § 7005(a), Aug. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 1552.

In paragraph (1), the words “the Philippine Islands” are omitted because of Proclamation No. 2695 (22 U.S.C. 1394 note). The words “the Canal Zone” are omitted because of the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977.

In paragraph (2), the words “when used in a geographical sense” are omitted as unnecessary.

Implementation of Buy American Act With Respect to Certain Water Resource Projects

Pub. L. 100–371, title V, § 508, July 19, 1988, 102 Stat. 875, provided that:

“(a)General Rule.—
For purposes of title III of the Act of March 3, 1933 (47 Stat. 1520; [former] 41 U.S.C. 10a–10c) [see 41 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.], commonly known as the Buy American Act, a cofferdam or any other temporary structure to be constructed by the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, shall be treated in the same manner as a permanent dam constructed by the Secretary of the Army.
Subsection (a) shall only apply to contracts entered into after the date of the enactment of this Act [July 19, 1988].”


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