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United States code : containing the general and permanent laws of the United States enacted through the 112th Congress (ending January 2, 2013, the last law of which was signed on January 15, 2013)
Title:
United States code : containing the general and permanent laws of the United States enacted through the 112th Congress (ending January 2, 2013, the last law of which was signed on January 15, 2013)
Author:
United States, enacting jurisdiction.
Uniform Title:
Laws, etc. (U.S. code : 2012 edition)
Edition:
2012 edition.
Physical Description:
volumes ; 27 cm
Contents:
volume 1. Organic laws: Title 1--General provisions to Title 5--Government organizations and employees [sections] 101-5949 -- Volume two. Title 5-- Government organizations and employees [sections] 6101--end to Title 7--Agriculture [sections] 1-855 -- Volume three. Title 7--Agriculture [sections] 901-end -- Volume four. Title 8--Aliens and nationality to Title 10--Armed Forces [sections] 101-1414.
Abstract:
Preface 2012 edition: The United States Code is the official codification of the general and permanent laws of the United States. The Code was first published in 1926, and a new edition of the code has been published every six years since 1934. The 2012 edition of the Code incorporates laws enacted through the One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second session, the last of which was signed by the President on January 15, 2013. It does not include laws of the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First session, enacted between January 3, 2013, the date it convened, and January 15, 2013. By statutory authority this edition may be cited "U.S.C. 2012 ed." As adopted in 1926, the Code established prima facie the general and permanent laws of the United States. The underlying statutes reprinted in the Code remained in effect and controlled over the Code in case of any discrepancy. In 1947, Congress began enacting individual titles of the Code into positive law. When a title is enacted into positive law, the underlying statutes are repealed and the title then becomes legal evidence of the law. Currently, 26 of the 51 titles in the Code have been so enacted. These are identified in the table of titles near the beginning of each volume. The Law Revision Counsel of the House of Representatives continues to prepare legislation pursuant to 2 USC 285b to enact the remainder of the Code, on a title-by-title basis, into positive law. The 2012 edition of the Code was prepared and published under the supervision of Ralph V. Seep, Law Revision Counsel. Grateful acknowledgment is made of the contributions by all who helped in this work, particularly the staffs of the Office of the Law Revision Counsel and the Government Printing Office. -- John. A. Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., January 15, 2013--Page VII.
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