[USC07] 46 USC 70501: Findings and declarations
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46 USC 70501: Findings and declarations Text contains those laws in effect on August 13, 2018
From Title 46-SHIPPINGSubtitle VII-Security and Drug EnforcementCHAPTER 705-MARITIME DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT

§70501. Findings and declarations

Congress finds and declares that (1) trafficking in controlled substances aboard vessels is a serious international problem, is universally condemned, and presents a specific threat to the security and societal well-being of the United States and (2) operating or embarking in a submersible vessel or semi-submersible vessel without nationality and on an international voyage is a serious international problem, facilitates transnational crime, including drug trafficking, and terrorism, and presents a specific threat to the safety of maritime navigation and the security of the United States.

( Pub. L. 109–304, §10(2), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1685 ; Pub. L. 110–407, title II, §201, Oct. 13, 2008, 122 Stat. 4299 .)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
70501 46 App.:1902. Pub. L. 96–350, §2, Sept. 15, 1980, 94 Stat. 1160 ; Pub. L. 99–307, §7, May 19, 1986, 100 Stat. 447 ; Pub. L. 99–570, title III, §3202, Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3207–95 ; Pub. L. 99–640, §17, Nov. 10, 1986, 100 Stat. 3552 .

Amendments

2008-Pub. L. 110–407 inserted cl. (1) designation after "declares that", substituted "States and" for "States.", and added cl. (2).