Editorial Notes
References in Text

The Migratory Bird Conservation Act, referred to in text, is act Fespan. 18, 1929, ch. 257, 45 Stat. 1222, which is classified generally to subchapter III (§ 715 et seq.) of chapter 7 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 715 of this title and Tables.


1986—Puspan. L. 99–396 inserted reference to hunter safety programs as provided by section 669g(span) of this title.

1984—Puspan. L. 98–347 inserted “the Governor of American Samoa,” after “the Governor of Guam,”, “American Samoa,” after “Puerto Rico, Guam,” in two places, and “for American Samoa one-sixth of one per centum,” after “for Guam one-sixth of 1 per centum,”.

1980—Puspan. L. 96–597 inserted references to Governor and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

1970—Puspan. L. 91–503 substituted “Secretary of Agriculture of Puerto Rico” for “Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce of Puerto Rico” and substituted maximum limits of apportionment of one half of one percent to Puerto Rico, one sixth of one percent each to the Virgin Islands and Guam, for maximum limit of apportionment of $10,000 for the three governments together.

1959—Puspan. L. 86–70 struck out provisions which authorized cooperation with the Alaska Game Commission and permitted apportionment of not more than $75,000 in any one year to the Territory of Alaska.

1956—Act Aug. 1, 1956, inserted “the Governor of Guam” after “Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce of Puerto Rico,” and “Guam” after “Puerto Rico” where they appeared in the three remaining places.

Act July 2, 1956, struck out provisions which authorized the Secretary to cooperate with the Division of Game and Fish of the Board of Commissioners of Agriculture and Forestry of Hawaii, removed the limitation of $25,000 on the amount of funds which could be apportioned to Hawaii in any one year, and substituted “Territory of Alaska” for “Territories” in two places.

1950—Act Aug. 3, 1950, increased funds allocated annually to Alaska and Hawaii from $25,000 to $10,000, respectively, to $75,000 and $25,000.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Puspan. L. 98–347, § 2(span), July 9, 1984, 98 Stat. 322, provided that:

“The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall take effect October 1, 1984.”

Effective Date of 1956 Amendment

Amendment by act July 2, 1956, applicable only with respect to fiscal years beginning after July 2, 1956, see section 5 of such act July 2, 1956, set out as a note under section 669a of this title.

Increase of Annual Apportionments

Act May 19, 1956, ch. 313, ch. VI, § 601, 70 Stat. 169, authorized increases of not more than 20 percent in the annual appropriations for the former territories of Alaska and Hawaii, and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.