42 U.S. Code § 3741 - Establishment of Bureau of Justice Assistance
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(a) There is established within the Department of Justice, under the general authority of the Attorney General, a Bureau of Justice Assistance (hereafter in this subchapter referred to as the “Bureau”).
(b) The Bureau shall be headed by a Director (hereafter in this subchapter referred to as the “Director”) who shall be appointed by the President. The Director shall report to the Attorney General through the Assistant Attorney General. The Director shall have final authority for all grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts awarded by the Bureau. The Director shall not engage in any employment other than that of serving as the Director, nor shall the Director hold any office in, or act in any capacity for, any organization, agency, or institution with which the Bureau makes any contract or other arrangement under this chapter.
Source(Pub. L. 90–351, title I, § 401, as added Pub. L. 100–690, title VI, § 6091(a),Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4328; amended Pub. L. 112–166, § 2(h)(2),Aug. 10, 2012, 126 Stat. 1285.)
For prior sections 401 ofPub. L. 90–351and prior sections 3741 of this title, see note set out preceding this section.
2012—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 112–166struck out “, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate” before period at end of first sentence.
Effective Date of 2012 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 112–166effective 60 days after Aug. 10, 2012, and applicable to appointments made on and after that effective date, including any nomination pending in the Senate on that date, see section 6(a) ofPub. L. 112–166, set out as a note under section 113 of Title 6, Domestic Security.
Transfer of Functions
Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(1) [title I, § 108(b)], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1535, 1501A–20, provided that: “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, effective August 1, 2000, all functions of the Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, other than those enumerated in the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 3742 (3) through (6), are transferred to the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs.”