U.S. Code, Title 1, General Provisions

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Title 1—General Provisions

This title was enacted by act July 30, 1947, ch. 388, § 1, 61 Stat. 633

Chap.     Sec.

1.     Rules of construction     1

2.     Acts and resolutions; formalities of enactment; repeals; sealing of instruments     101

3.     Code of Laws of United States and Supplements; District of Columbia Code and Supplements     201

Positive Law; Citation

     This title has been made positive law by section 1 of act July 30, 1947, ch. 388, 61 Stat. 633, which provided in part that: "Title 1 of the United States Code entitled `General Provisions’, is codified and enacted into positive law and may be cited as `1 U. S. C., § ——.’ "

Repeals

     Section 2 of act July 30, 1947, provided that the sections or parts thereof of the Statutes at Large or the Revised Statutes covering provisions codified in this Act are repealed insofar as the provisions appeared in former Title 1, and provided that any rights or liabilities now existing under the repealed sections or parts thereof shall not be affected by the repeal.

Writs of Error

     Section 23 of act June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 990, provided that: "All Acts of Congress referring to writs of error shall be construed as amended to the extent necessary to substitute appeal for writ of error."

Table Showing Disposition of All Sections of Former Title 1

Title 1 Former Sections

Revised Statutes Statutes at Large

Title 1 New Sections

1     R.S., § 1     1

2     R.S., § 2     2

3     R.S., § 3     3

4     R.S., § 4     4

5     R.S., § 5     5

6     June 11, 1940, ch. 325, § 1, 54 Stat. 305     6

21     R.S., § 7     101

22     R.S., § 8     102

23     R.S., § 9     103

24     R.S., § 10     104

25     R.S., § 11     105

26     Nov. 1, 1893, 28 Stat. App. 5     106

          Mar. 2, 1895, ch. 177, § 1, 28 Stat. 769.

27      Mar. 6, 1920, ch. 94, § 1, 41 Stat. 520     107

28     R.S., § 12     108

29     R.S., § 13     109

          Mar. 22, 1944, ch. 123, 58 Stat. 118.

29a     R.S., § 5599     110

29b     Mar. 3, 1933, ch. 202, § 3, 47 Stat. 1431     111

30     Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23, § 73, 28 Stat. 615     112

               June 20, 1936, ch. 630, § 9, 49 Stat. 1551.

          June 16, 1938, ch. 477, § 1, 52 Stat. 760.

30a     R.S., § 908     113

31     R.S., § 6     114

51a     Mar. 2, 1929, ch. 586, § 1, 45 Stat. 1540     201

52     May 29, 1928, ch. 910, § 2, 45 Stat. 1007     202

          Mar. 2, 1929, ch. 586, § 2, 45 Stat. 1541.

53     May 29, 1928, ch. 910, § 3, 45 Stat. 1007     203

54     May 29, 1928, ch. 910, § 4, 45 Stat. 1007     204

          Mar. 2, 1929, ch. 586, § 3, 45 Stat. 1541.

54a     Mar. 2, 1929, ch. 586, § 4, 45 Stat. 1542     205

          Mar. 4, 1933, ch. 282, § 1, 47 Stat. 1603.

          June 13, 1934, ch. 483, §§ 1, 2, 48 Stat. 948.

54b     Mar. 2, 1929, ch. 586, § 5, 45 Stat. 1542     206

          Mar. 4, 1933, ch. 282, § 1, 47 Stat. 1603.

          June 13, 1934, ch. 483, §§ 1, 2, 48 Stat. 948.

54c     Mar. 2, 1929, ch. 586, § 6, 45 Stat. 1542     207

54d     Mar. 2, 1929, ch. 586, § 7, 45 Stat. 1542     208

55     May 29, 1928, ch. 910, § 5, 45 Stat. 1007     209

56     May 29, 1928, ch. 910, § 6, 45 Stat. 1007     210

57     May 29, 1928, ch. 910, § 7, 45 Stat. 1008     211

58     May 29, 1928, ch. 910, § 8, 45 Stat. 1008     212

59     May 29, 1928, ch. 910, § 10, 45 Stat. 1008     213

60     Mar. 3, 1933, ch. 202, § 2, 47 Stat. 1431     Rep.

Title Referred to in Other Sections

     This title is referred to in title 46 App. section 1279e.

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