1984—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98–454 inserted reference to Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands in two places.

1960—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 86–624 substituted “States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico” for “States, the Territory of Hawaii, and the possessions of Puerto Rico”, and struck out “Hawaii” from definition of “State”.

1959—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 86–70 substituted “the States, the Territory of Hawaii,” for “the United States, the Territories of Alaska and Hawaii”, and struck out “Alaska,” after “the term ‘State’ includes”.

1947—Subsec. (a). Act July 26, 1947, included the Virgin Islands.


Section 3 of act July 26, 1947, repealed all laws in conflict therewith.