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46 U.S. Code § 58104 - Willful violation constitutes breach of contract or charter

A willful violation of any provision of sections 5810158103 of this title constitutes a breach of the contract or charter. On determining that a violation has occurred, the Secretary of Transportation may declare the contract or charter rescinded.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


46 App.:1223(f).

June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title VIII, § 805(f), 49 Stat. 2014; Pub. L. 97–31, § 12(122), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 164.

The words “in force under this chapter” and “forthwith” are omitted as unnecessary. The words “and any person willfully violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor” are omitted because section 3559 of title 18 provides for the classification of offenses. See the revision notes for section 58109 of the revised title.