42 U.S. Code § 12653a - Presidential awards for service
(a) Presidential awards
(1) In general
The President, acting through the Corporation, may make Presidential awards for service to individuals providing significant service, and to outstanding service programs.
(2) Individuals and programs
Notwithstanding section 12511 of this title—
(A) an individual receiving an award under this subsection need not be a participant in a program authorized under this chapter; and
(3) Nature of award
In making an award under this section to an individual or program, the President, acting through the Corporation—
(A) is authorized to incur necessary expenses for the honorary recognition of the individual or program; and
Source(Pub. L. 101–610, title I, § 198A, formerly § 198B, as added Pub. L. 103–82, title I, § 104(c),Sept. 21, 1993, 107 Stat. 843; renumbered § 198A and amended Pub. L. 111–13, title I, §§ 1803(b), 1804,Apr. 21, 2009, 123 Stat. 1554.)
References in Text
This chapter, referred to in subsec. (a)(2), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 101–610, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 3127, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 12501 of this title and Tables.
Section was formerly classified to section 12653b of this title.
A prior section 12653a,Pub. L. 101–610, title I, § 198A, as added Pub. L. 103–82, title I, § 104(c),Sept. 21, 1993, 107 Stat. 842, related to clearinghouses, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 111–13, title I, § 1803(a)(1),Apr. 21, 2009, 123 Stat. 1554, effective Oct. 1, 2009.
Another prior section 12653a,Pub. L. 101–610, title I, § 195A, as added Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title X, § 1092(a)(1),Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2523, which provided for establishment of Civilian Community Corps Demonstration Program, was renumbered section 152 ofPub. L. 101–610by Pub. L. 103–82, § 104(b), and transferred to section 12612 of this title.
Effective Date of 2009 Amendment