46 U.S. Code § 51303. Non-competitive appointments

The Secretary of Transportation may appoint each year without competition as cadets at the United States Merchant Marine Academy not more than 50 qualified individuals with qualities the Secretary considers to be of special value to the Academy. In making these appointments, the Secretary shall try to achieve a national demographic balance at the Academy.

(Pub. L. 109–304, § 8(b), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1572; Pub. L. 114–328, div. C, title XXXV, § 3516(a), Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2789.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)

51303

46 App.:1295b(b) (3)(D).

June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title XIII, § 1303(b)(3)(D), as added Pub. L. 96–453, § 2, Oct. 15, 1980, 94 Stat. 1999.

Amendments

2016—Pub. L. 114–328 substituted “50” for “40”.