Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)






37:255(a) (1st proviso).

Oct. 12, 1949, ch. 681, § 305 (1st proviso of (a)), (d), (e); added Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, § 20(d) (1st proviso of 1st par., 4th par., and 5th par.), 70A Stat. 629.

In subsection (a), the words “within that department” are inserted for clarity. The words “may prescribe” are substituted for the words “shall prescribe”, since the words “that he considers necessary” indicate that the prescribing of regulations is not mandatory.

Subsection (b) is substituted for section 255(d) (less last sentence) of existing title 37. Section 255(d) last sentence) of existing title 37 is omitted, since the categories named therein are excluded by the words “a reserve officer”. (See revision note for section 415(a) of this revised title.)


2002—Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 107–296 substituted “of Homeland Security” for “of Transportation”.

1996—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 104–106 added subsec. (d).

1991—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 102–25 struck out “of this section” after “subsections (a) and (b)”.

1968—Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 90–623 substituted “Secretary of Transportation” for “Secretary of the Treasury”.

Effective Date of 2002 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 107–296 effective on the date of transfer of the Coast Guard to the Department of Homeland Security, see section 1704(g) of Pub. L. 107–296, set out as a note under section 101 of Title 10, Armed Forces.

Effective Date of 1968 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 90–623 intended to restate without substantive change the law in effect on Oct. 22, 1968, see section 6 of Pub. L. 90–623, set out as a note under section 5334 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.