[USC02] 14 USC 3908: Vessel deemed public vessel
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14 USC 3908: Vessel deemed public vessel Text contains those laws in effect on September 22, 2019
From Title 14-COAST GUARDSUBTITLE III-COAST GUARD RESERVE AND AUXILIARYCHAPTER 39-COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

§3908. Vessel deemed public vessel

While assigned to authorized Coast Guard duty, any motorboat or yacht shall be deemed to be a public vessel of the United States and a vessel of the Coast Guard within the meaning of sections 937 and 938 of this title and other applicable provisions of law.

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 555 , §827; Pub. L. 104–324, title IV, §406, Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3924 ; renumbered §3908 and amended Pub. L. 115–282, title I, §§119(b), 123(b)(2), Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4236 , 4240.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., §266 (Feb. 19, 1941, ch. 8, title I, §7, 55 Stat. 10 ).

Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress, House Report No. 557.

Amendments

2018-Pub. L. 115–282, §123(b)(2), substituted "sections 937 and 938" for "sections 646 and 647".

Pub. L. 115–282, §119(b), renumbered section 827 of this title as this section.

1996-Pub. L. 104–324 reenacted section catchline without change and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: "Any motorboat or yacht, while assigned to authorized Coast Guard duty shall be deemed to be a public vessel of the United States, and within the meaning of section 646 of this title shall be deemed to be a vessel of the Coast Guard."