[USC02] 22 USC Ch. 37: FOREIGN GIFTS AND DECORATIONS
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22 USC Ch. 37: FOREIGN GIFTS AND DECORATIONS
From Title 22—FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSE

CHAPTER 37—FOREIGN GIFTS AND DECORATIONS

Sec.
2621.
Definitions.
2622 to 2624. Repealed.
2625.
Gifts or decorations on deposit with State Department.
2626.
Repealed.

        

§2621. Definitions

In this chapter—

(1) The term "person" includes every person who occupies an office or a position in the Government of the United States, its territories and possessions, the Canal Zone government, and the government of the District of Columbia, or is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, or a member of the family and household of any such person.

(2) The term "foreign government" includes every foreign government and every official, agent, or representative thereof.

(3) The term "gift" includes any present or thing, other than a decoration, tendered by or received from a foreign government.

(4) The term "decoration" includes any order, device, medal, badge, insignia, or emblem tendered by or received from a foreign government.

(Pub. L. 89–673, §2, Oct. 15, 1966, 80 Stat. 952.)

Short Title

Pub. L. 89–673, §1, Oct. 15, 1966, 80 Stat. 952, which provided that Pub. L. 89–673, enacting this chapter, amending section 804 of this title, and repealing sections 114, 115, and 115a of former Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees, could be cited as the "Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act of 1966", was repealed by Pub. L. 90–83, §10(b), Sept. 11, 1967, 81 Stat. 224. See section 7342 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

Repeal of Section

Section was repealed by Pub. L. 90–83, §10(b), Sept. 11, 1967, 81 Stat. 224, except insofar as it applies to section 2625 of this title.

§§2622 to 2624. Repealed. Pub. L. 90–83, §10(b), Sept. 11, 1967, 81 Stat. 224

Section 2622, Pub. L. 89–673, §3, Oct. 15, 1966, 80 Stat. 952, prohibited request for or encouragement of a tender of a gift or decoration. See section 7342(b) of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

Section 2623, Pub. L. 89–673, §4, Oct. 15, 1966, 80 Stat. 952, permitted acceptance of a gift of minimal value. See section 7342(c) of Title 5.

Section 2624, Pub. L. 89–673, §5, Oct. 15, 1966, 80 Stat. 952, permitted acceptance of decorations tendered in recognition of active field service in time of combat operations. See section 7342(d) of Title 5.

§2625. Gifts or decorations on deposit with State Department

Any gift or decoration on deposit with the Department of State on October 15, 1966, shall, when approved by the Secretary of State and the appropriate department, agency, office, or other entity, be released to the donee or his legal representative. Such donee may, if authorized, be entitled to wear any decoration so approved. A gift or decoration not approved for release, because of any special or unusual circumstances involved, shall be deemed a gift to the United States and shall be deposited by the donee in accordance with the rules and regulations issued pursuant to this chapter.

(Pub. L. 89–673, §6, Oct. 15, 1966, 80 Stat. 952.)

§2626. Repealed. Pub. L. 90–83, §10(b), Sept. 11, 1967, 81 Stat. 224

Section, Pub. L. 89–673, §7, Oct. 15, 1966, 80 Stat. 952, authorized President to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out purposes of this chapter. See section 7342(e) of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.