[USC02] 2 USC CHAPTER 29, SUBCHAPTER I, Part C: Uniform and Arms
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2 USC CHAPTER 29, SUBCHAPTER I, Part C: Uniform and Arms
From Title 2—THE CONGRESSCHAPTER 29—CAPITOL POLICESUBCHAPTER I—ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION

Part C—Uniform and Arms

§1941. Uniform

The Capitol Police Board shall select and regulate the pattern for a uniform for the Capitol police and watchmen, and furnish each member of the force with the necessary belts and arms, payable from appropriations to the Capitol Police upon certification of payment by the Chief of the Capitol Police. Such arms so furnished or other arms as authorized by the Capitol Police Board shall be carried by each officer and member of the Capitol Police, while in the Capitol Buildings (as defined in section 5101 of title 40), and while within or outside of the boundaries of the United States Capitol Grounds (as defined in section 5102 of title 40), in such manner and at such times as the Capitol Police Board may, by regulations, prescribe.

(R.S. §1824; Pub. L. 92–607, ch. V, §507, Oct. 31, 1972, 86 Stat. 1508; Pub. L. 95–26, title I, §112, May 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 87; Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, §1003, Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3180.)

Codification

Section was classified to section 210 of former Title 40, prior to the enactment of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, by Pub. L. 107–217, §1, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1062.

R.S. §1824 derived from act Mar. 30, 1867, ch. 20, §1, 15 Stat. 11.

Amendments

2004Pub. L. 108–447, in first sentence, substituted "The Capitol Police Board" for "The Sergeant at Arms of the Senate and the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives" and "payable from appropriations to the Capitol Police upon certification of payment by the Chief of the Capitol Police" for "payable out of the contingent fund of the Senate and House of Representatives upon the certificate of the officers above named" and, in second sentence, inserted "or other arms as authorized by the Capitol Police Board" after "furnished" and substituted "the Capitol Police Board" for "the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate and the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives".

1977Pub. L. 95–26 struck out "at a cost not to exceed twenty dollars per man," after "furnish each member of the force with the necessary belts and arms,".

1972Pub. L. 92–607 directed that the arms be carried in the Capitol Buildings and within and without the boundaries of the United States Capitol Grounds according to regulations prescribed by the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate and the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives.

§1942. Uniform to display United States flag or colors

(a) The uniform of officers and members of the United States Park Police force, the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division, the Capitol Police, and the Metropolitan Police force of the District of Columbia shall bear a distinctive patch, pin, or other emblem depicting the flag of the United States or the colors thereof.

(b) The Secretary of the Interior in the case of the United States Park Police force, the Secretary of the Treasury in the case of the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division, the Capitol Police Board in the case of the Capitol Police, and the Mayor of the District of Columbia in the case of the Metropolitan Police force shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.

(Pub. L. 91–297, title II, §201(a), (b), June 30, 1970, 84 Stat. 357; Pub. L. 93–198, title IV, §421, Dec. 24, 1973, 87 Stat. 789; Pub. L. 95–179, Nov. 15, 1977, 91 Stat. 1371.)

Codification

Section was classified to section 210a of former Title 40, prior to the enactment of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, by Pub. L. 107–217, §1, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1062.

Amendments

1977Pub. L. 95–179 substituted "United States Secret Service Uniformed Division" for "Executive Protective Service" wherever appearing.

Transfer of Functions

Office of Commissioner of District of Columbia, as established by Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1967, abolished as of noon Jan. 2, 1975, by Pub. L. 93–198, title VII, §711, Dec. 24, 1973, 87 Stat. 818, and replaced by office of Mayor of District of Columbia by section 421 of Pub. L. 93–198. Accordingly, "Mayor" substituted in text for "commissioner".

§1943. Repealed. Pub. L. 111–145, §6(b), Mar. 4, 2010, 124 Stat. 54

Section, R.S. §1825, required members of the Capitol police to pay for their own uniforms.

Codification

Section was classified to section 211 of former Title 40, prior to the enactment of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, by Pub. L. 107–217, §1, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1062.

R.S. §1825 derived from act July 20, 1868, ch. 176, §1, 15 Stat. 94.

§1944. Wearing uniform on duty

The officers, privates, and watchmen of the Capitol police shall, when on duty, wear the regulation uniform.

(Mar. 18, 1904, ch. 716, §1, 33 Stat. 89.)

Codification

Section was classified to section 212 of former Title 40, prior to the enactment of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, by Pub. L. 107–217, §1, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1062.

The text of this section was taken from act Mar. 18, 1904, popularly known as the "Legislative, Executive and Judicial Appropriation Act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1905". Similar provisions were contained in the following prior appropriation acts:

Feb. 25, 1903, ch. 755, §1, 32 Stat. 857.

Mar. 3, 1901, ch. 830, §1, 31 Stat. 963.