US (United States) Code. Title 48. Chapter 7: Virgin Islands

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

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SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec.

1391. Repealed.

1392. Local laws continued; courts.

1392a to 1393. Repealed.

1394. Customs duties and internal-revenue taxes.

1395. Tax laws continued; tax on sugar.

1396. Duties and taxes covered into Virgin Islands treasury.

1397. Income tax laws of United States in force; payment of

proceeds; levy of surtax on all taxpayers.

1398 to 1400. Omitted or Repealed.

1401. Equalization of taxes on real property; declaration of

policy.

1401a. Valuation of real property for assessment; uniformity

of rates.

1401b. Rate of tax in absence of local laws; regulations by

President for assessment and collection pending

adoption of local laws.

1401c. Depository.

1401d. Omitted.

1401e. Exemptions from taxation; authority of municipalities

to alter, amend, or repeal existing laws.

1401f. Omitted.

1402. Extension of industrial alcohol and internal revenue

laws to Virgin Islands.

1403. Issuance of bonds or other obligations by government

or municipalities; use of proceeds; limit on public

indebtedness; terms, execution, interest rate, and

sale price; taxes.

1403a. Expenditure of bond proceeds for public improvements.

1403b. Bond liability of United States.

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

1405. Geographical application of subchapter; land and

waters included in term "Virgin Islands".

1405a, 1405b. Repealed.

1405c. Transfer of property to government.

(a) Property not reserved.

(b) Applicability of United States law.

(c) Applicability of tonnage duties.

(d) Presidential determination of applicable laws.

(e) Existing powers of United States officers

unaffected.

1405d to 1405p. Repealed.

1405q. Laws continued in force until modified; patent, trade

mark, and copyright laws extended to Virgin Islands;

jurisdiction of district court.

1405r to 1406e. Repealed or Omitted.

1406f. Judicial process; title of criminal prosecutions.

1406g. Repealed.

1406h. Taxes, duties and fees as funds for benefit of

municipalities; appropriations.

1406i. Taxes and fees; power to assess and collect; ports of

entry; export duties.

1406j, 1406k. Repealed.

1406l. Effective date.

1406m. Short title.

SUBCHAPTER III - VIRGIN ISLANDS CORPORATION

1407 to 1407i. Repealed.

SUBCHAPTER IV - PUBLIC HOUSING

1408. Legislative authority to create authorities;

appointment of members; powers of authorities.

1408a. Issuance of notes, bonds, and obligations.

1408b. Authorization of loans, conveyances, etc., by

government and municipalities.

1408c. Grants-in-aid by Federal Government.

1408d. Ratification of prior acts.

1408e. Additional powers.

SUBCHAPTER V - INTERNAL DEVELOPMENT

1409 to 1409j. Repealed.

SUBCHAPTER VI - AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM

1409m to 1409o. Repealed.

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ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS

For additional provisions, constituting a revision of the Organic

Act of the Virgin Islands of the United States, see section 1541 et

seq. of this title.

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CODIFICATION

A new organic act, or basic charter of civil government, for the

people of the Virgin Islands of the United States, was passed in

1954. Act July 22, 1954, ch. 558, 68 Stat. 497, known as the

Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands, is set out as section

1541 et seq. of this title. Section 8(c) of the Revised Organic

Act, set out as section 1574(c) of this title, provides that laws

of the United States, set out generally in this chapter, as well as

local laws and ordinances, including provisions of the Organic Act

of the Virgin Islands of the United States, act June 22, 1936, ch.

699, 49 Stat. 1807, section 1405 et seq. of this title, in force on

July 22, 1954, and not inconsistent with act July 22, 1954, are to

remain in force and effect until otherwise changed.

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CONSTITUTIONS FOR VIRGIN ISLANDS AND GUAM: ESTABLISHMENT;

CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORIZATION

Pub. L. 94-584, Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2899, as amended by Pub.

L. 96-597, title V, Sec. 501, Dec. 24, 1980, 94 Stat. 3479,

provided:

"[Section 1. Authorization to organize governments] That the

Congress, recognizing the basic democratic principle of government

by the consent of the governed, authorities the peoples of the

Virgin Islands and of Guam, respectively, to organize governments

pursuant to constitutions of their own adoption as provided in this

Act.

"Sec. 2. [Constitutional conventions and draft provisions] (a)

The Legislatures of the Virgin Islands and Guam, respectively, are

authorized to call constitutional conventions to draft, within the

existing territorial-Federal relationship, constitutions for the

local self-government of the people of the Virgin Islands and Guam.

"(b) Such constitutions shall -

"(1) recognize, and be consistent with, the sovereignty of the

United States over the Virgin Islands and Guam, respectively, and

the supremacy of the provisions of the Constitution, treaties,

and laws of the United States applicable to the Virgin Islands

and Guam, respectively, including, but not limited to, those

provisions of the Organic Act [this chapter] and Revised Organic

Act of the Virgin Islands [section 1541 et seq. of this title]

and the Organic Act of Guam [section 1421 et seq. of this title]

which do not relate to local self-government.

"(2) provide for a republican form of government, consisting of

three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial;

"(3) contain a bill of rights;

"(4) deal with the subject matter of those provisions of the

Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands of 1954, as amended,

and the Organic Act of Guam, as amended, respectively, which

relate to local self-government;

"(5) with reference to Guam, provide that the voting franchise

may be vested only in residents of Guam who are citizens of the

United States;

"(6) provide for a system of local courts consistent with the

provisions of the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands, as

amended; and

"(7) provide for the establishment of a system of local courts

the provisions of which shall become effective no sooner than

upon the enactment of legislation regulating the relationship

between the local courts of Guam with the Federal judicial

system.

"Sec. 3. [Selection and qualifications of members] The members of

such constitutional conventions shall be chosen as provided by the

laws of the Virgin Islands and Guam, respectively (enacted after

the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 21, 1976]): Provided,

however, That no person shall be eligible to be a member of the

constitutional conventions, unless he is a citizen of the United

States and qualified to vote in the Virgin Islands and Guam,

respectively.

"Sec. 4. [Submittal of proposed constitutions to governors and

President] The conventions shall submit to the Governor of the

Virgin Islands a proposed constitution for the Virgin Islands and

to the Governor of Guam a proposed constitution for Guam which

shall comply with the requirements set forth in section 2(b) above.

Such constitutions shall be submitted to the President of the

United States by the Governors of the Virgin Islands and Guam.

"Sec. 5. [Transmittal to Congress and submittal to voters] Within

sixty calendar days after the respective date on which he has

received each constitution, the President shall transmit such

constitution together with his comments to the Congress. The

constitution, in each case, shall be deemed to have been approved

by the Congress within sixty legislative days (not interrupted by

an adjournment sine die of the Congress) after its submission by

the President, unless prior to that date the Congress has approved

the constitution, or modified or amended it, in whole or in part,

by joint resolution. As so approved or modified, the constitutions

shall be submitted to the qualified voters of the Virgin Islands

and Guam, respectively, for acceptance or rejection through

islandwide referendums to be conducted as provided under the laws

of the Virgin Islands and Guam, respectively, (enacted after the

date of enactment of this Act) [Oct. 21, 1976]. Upon approval by

not less than a majority of the votes (counting only the

affirmative or negative votes) participating in such referendums,

the constitutions shall become effective in accordance with their

terms."

DELEGATE TO CONGRESS FROM VIRGIN ISLANDS

Provisions respecting representation in Congress by a Delegate

from Virgin Islands to the House of Representatives, see section

1711 et seq. of this title.

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Sec. 1391. Repealed. Pub. L. 89-554, Sec. 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80

Stat. 643

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Section, act Mar. 3, 1917, ch. 171, Sec. 1, 39 Stat. 1132,

provided for appointment and pay of Governor of Virgin Islands and

other employees.

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Sec. 1392. Local laws continued; courts

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Until Congress shall otherwise provide, insofar as compatible

with the changed sovereignty and not in conflict with the

provisions of this section and sections 1391 (!1) and 1394 to 1396

of this title, the laws regulating elections and the electoral

franchise as set forth in the code of laws published at Amalienborg

the 6th day of April, 1906, and the other local laws, in force and

effect in said islands on the 17th day of January, 1917, shall

remain in force and effect in said islands, and the same shall be

administered by the civil officials and through the local judicial

tribunals established in said islands, respectively; and the

orders, judgments, and decrees of said judicial tribunals shall be

duly enforced. With the approval of the President, or under such

rules and regulations as the President may prescribe, any of said

laws may be repealed, altered, or amended by the colonial council

having jurisdiction. The jurisdiction of the judicial tribunals of

said islands shall extend to all judicial proceedings and

controversies in said islands to which the United States or any

citizen thereof may be a party.

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(Mar. 3, 1917, ch. 171, Sec. 2, 39 Stat. 1132; June 25, 1948, ch.

646, Sec. 39, 62 Stat. 992.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

Section 1391 of this title, referred to in text, was repealed by

Pub. L. 89-554, Sec. 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 643.

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AMENDMENTS

1948 - Act June 25, 1948, repealed last sentence relating to

appeals. See section 1294 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial

Procedure.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1948 AMENDMENT

Amendment by act June 25, 1948, effective Sept. 1, 1948, see

section 38 of that act set out as an Effective Date note preceding

section 1 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.

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(!1) See References in Text note below.

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Sec. 1392a. Repealed. Pub. L. 89-554, Sec. 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80

Stat. 650, 654

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Section, acts May 24, 1940, ch. 209, Sec. 3, 54 Stat. 220; July

31, 1946, ch. 704, Sec. 1, 60 Stat. 716; June 25, 1948, ch. 646,

Sec. 30, 62 Stat. 991, related to salary of judge of District

Court.

Section was formerly classified to section 5a of Title 28 prior

to the general revision and enactment of Title 28, Judiciary and

Judicial Procedure, by act June 25, 1948, ch. 646, Sec. 1, 62 Stat.

869.

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Sec. 1392b. Repealed. Pub. L. 97-357, title III, Sec. 308(c), Oct.

19, 1982, 96 Stat. 1710

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Section, act July 1, 1932, ch. 370, Sec. 2, 47 Stat. 565, vested

in District Court of Virgin Islands jurisdiction of prosecutions

for violations of section 1399 of this title, relating to

obstruction of navigable waters.

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Sec. 1393. Repealed. Pub. L. 97-357, title III, Sec. 308(a), Oct.

19, 1982, 96 Stat. 1710

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Section, act July 12, 1921, ch. 44, Sec. 1, 42 Stat. 123,

declared as ineligible to hold office as a member of colonial

councils of Virgin Islands or any other public office under Virgin

Islands government, anyone owing allegiance to any country other

than United States.

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Sec. 1394. Customs duties and internal-revenue taxes

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There shall be levied, collected, and paid upon all articles

coming into the United States or its possessions from the Virgin

Islands the rates of duty and internal-revenue taxes which are

required to be levied, collected, and paid upon like articles

imported from foreign countries: Provided, That all articles, the

growth or product of, or manufactured in, such islands, from

materials the growth or product of such islands or of the United

States, or of both, or which do not contain foreign materials to

the value of more than 20 per centum of their total value, upon

which no drawback of customs duties has been allowed therein,

coming into the United States from such islands shall be admitted

free of duty. In determining whether such a Virgin Islands article

contains foreign material to the value of more than 20 per centum,

no material shall be considered foreign which, at the time the

Virgin Islands article is entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for

consumption, may be imported into the continental United States

free of duty generally.

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(Mar. 3, 1917, ch. 171, Sec. 3, 39 Stat. 1133; Sept. 7, 1950, ch.

909, 64 Stat. 784.)

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AMENDMENTS

1950 - Act Sept. 7, 1950, permitted free entry of articles into

the United States from the Virgin Islands when such articles

contain foreign materials which may be imported directly into the

United States free of duty.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 1392, 1396 of this title.

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Sec. 1395. Tax laws continued; tax on sugar

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Until Congress shall otherwise provide all laws now imposing

taxes in the said West Indian Islands, including the customs laws

and regulations, shall, insofar as compatible with the changed

sovereignty and not otherwise herein provided, continue in force

and effect, except that articles the growth, product, or

manufacture of the United States shall be admitted there free of

duty: Provided, That upon exportation of sugar to any foreign

country, or the shipment thereof to the United States or any of its

possessions, there shall be levied, collected, and paid thereon an

export duty of $6 per ton of two thousand pounds, irrespective of

polariscope test, in lieu of any export tax now required by law:

Provided further, That the internal revenue taxes levied by the

Colonial Council of Saint Croix, or by the Colonial Council of

Saint Thomas and Saint John, in pursuance of the authority granted

by this section and sections 1391,(!1) 1392, 1394, and 1396 of this

title on articles, goods, wares, or merchandise may be levied and

collected as the Colonial Council of Saint Croix, or as the

Colonial Council of Saint Thomas and Saint John, may direct, on the

articles subject to said tax, as soon as the same are manufactured,

sold, used, or brought into the island: And provided further, That

no discrimination be made between the articles imported from the

United States or foreign countries and similar articles produced or

manufactured in the municipality of Saint Croix, or in the

municipality of Saint Thomas and Saint John, respectively. The

officials of the Customs and Postal Services of the United States

are directed to assist the appropriate officials of the

municipality of Saint Croix, or of the municipality of Saint Thomas

and Saint John, in the collection of these taxes.

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(Mar. 3, 1917, ch. 171, Sec. 4, 39 Stat. 1133; Feb. 25, 1927, ch.

192, Sec. 5, 44 Stat. 1235; June 24, 1932, ch. 275, 47 Stat. 333.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The customs laws, referred to in text, are classified generally

to Title 19, Customs Duties.

Section 1391 of this title, referred to in text, was repealed by

Pub. L. 89-554, Sec. 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 643.

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AMENDMENTS

1932 - Act June 24, 1932, inserted provisos permitting local levy

of internal revenue taxes, prohibiting discrimination against

imports, and directing customs and postal services to assist in

collecting taxes.

1927 - Act Feb. 25, 1927, reduced export duty on sugar from $8 to

$6 per ton.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 1392, 1396 of this title.

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(!1) See References in Text note below.

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Sec. 1396. Duties and taxes covered into Virgin Islands treasury

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The duties and taxes collected in pursuance of sections 1394 and

1395 of this title shall not be covered into the general fund of

the Treasury of the United States, but shall be used and expended

for the government and benefit of the Virgin Islands, under such

rules and regulations as the President may prescribe.

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(Mar. 3, 1917, ch. 171, Sec. 5, 39 Stat. 1133.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 1392 of this title.

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Sec. 1397. Income tax laws of United States in force; payment of

proceeds; levy of surtax on all taxpayers

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The income-tax laws in force in the United States of America and

those which may hereafter be enacted shall be held to be likewise

in force in the Virgin Islands of the United States, except that

the proceeds of such taxes shall be paid into the treasuries of

said islands: Provided further, That, notwithstanding any other

provision of law, the Legislature of the Virgin Islands is

authorized to levy a surtax on all taxpayers in an amount not to

exceed 10 per centum of their annual income tax obligation to the

government of the Virgin Islands.

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(July 12, 1921, ch. 44, Sec. 1, 42 Stat. 123; Pub. L. 94-392, Sec.

5, Aug. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 1195.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The income-tax laws in force in the United States of America,

referred to in text, are classified to Title 26, Internal Revenue

Code.

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CODIFICATION

Section is from act July 12, 1921, popularly known as the Naval

Service Appropriation Act, 1922.

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AMENDMENTS

1976 - Pub. L. 94-392 inserted proviso authorizing Legislature of

Virgin Islands to levy a surtax, not to exceed 10 per centum, on

annual income tax obligation of all taxpayers.

APPLICATION OF WESTERN HEMISPHERE TRADE CORPORATION PROVISION UNDER

THE VIRGIN ISLANDS TAX LAWS

Pub. L. 92-178, title III, Sec. 307, Dec. 10, 1971, 85 Stat. 524,

provided that for purposes of applying the income tax laws of the

United States with respect to the Virgin Islands under this

section, subpart C of part III of subchapter N of chapter 1 of the

Internal Revenue Code of 1954 [former 26 U.S.C. 921, 922] (relating

to Western Hemisphere Trade Corporations) shall be treated as

having been repealed effective with respect to taxable years

beginning after Dec. 10, 1971.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in title 26 section 934.

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Sec. 1398. Omitted

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CODIFICATION

Section, act July 1, 1922, ch. 259, 42 Stat. 788, which related

to quarantine and passport fees, was from the Navy Department and

Naval Service Appropriation Act, 1923, was not repeated in

subsequent years. See section 1642 of this title.

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Sec. 1399. Repealed. Pub. L. 97-357, title III, Sec. 308(b), Oct.

19, 1982, 96 Stat. 1710

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Section, acts July 3, 1930, ch. 847, Sec. 8, 46 Stat. 948; July

1, 1932, ch. 370, Sec. 1, 47 Stat. 565, made applicable to the

Virgin Islands and the navigable waters thereof, certain provisions

of Title 33, Navigation and Navigable Waters, relating to

obstruction of navigable waters.

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Sec. 1400. Repealed. Pub. L. 98-454, title VII, Sec. 709, Oct. 5,

1984, 98 Stat. 1741

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Section, act May 20, 1932, ch. 194, 47 Stat. 160, related to

extension of admiralty laws of the United States to Virgin Islands.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective on ninetieth day following Oct. 5, 1984, see

section 1005 of Pub. L. 98-454, set out as an Effective Date of

1984 Amendment note under section 1424 of this title.

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Sec. 1401. Equalization of taxes on real property; declaration of

policy

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It is the policy of Congress to equalize and more equitably to

distribute existing taxes on real property in the Virgin Islands of

the United States and to reduce the burden of taxation now imposed

on land in productive use in such islands.

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(May 26, 1936, ch. 450, Sec. 1, 49 Stat. 1372.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 1401b, 1401e of this

title.

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Sec. 1401a. Valuation of real property for assessment; uniformity

of rates

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For the calendar year 1936 and for all succeeding years all taxes

on real property in the Virgin Islands shall be computed on the

basis of the actual value of such property and the rate in each

municipality of such islands shall be the same for all real

property subject to taxation in such municipality whether or not

such property is in cultivation and regardless of the use to which

such property is put.

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(May 26, 1936, ch. 450, Sec. 2, 49 Stat. 1372.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 1401b, 1401e of this

title.

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Sec. 1401b. Rate of tax in absence of local laws; regulations by

President for assessment and collection pending adoption of local

laws

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Until local tax laws conforming to the requirements of sections

1401 to 1401e of this title are in effect in a municipality the tax

on real property in such municipality for any calendar year shall

be at the rate of 1.25 per centum of the assessed value. If the

legislative authority of a municipality failed to enact laws for

the levy, assessment, collection, or enforcement of any tax imposed

under authority of said sections, within three months after May 26,

1936, the President shall prescribe regulations for the levy,

assessment, collection, and enforcement of such tax, which shall be

in effect until the legislative authority of such municipality

shall make regulations for such purposes.

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(May 26, 1936, ch. 450, Sec. 3, 49 Stat. 1372.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 1401e of this title.

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Sec. 1401c. Depository

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All taxes so levied and collected shall be deposited in the

municipal treasury of the municipality in which such taxes are

collected.

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(May 26, 1936, ch. 450, Sec. 4, 49 Stat. 1372.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 1401b, 1401e of this

title.

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Sec. 1401d. Omitted

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CODIFICATION

Section, acts May 26, 1936, ch. 450, Sec. 5, 49 Stat. 1372; June

30, 1949, ch. 285, Sec. 12, 63 Stat. 356, which related to payments

to be made by the Virgin Islands Corporation into municipal

treasuries of the Virgin Islands in lieu of certain taxes,

valuation of real property in the Virgin Islands owned by the

Virgin Islands Corporation as a basis for determining the amount of

taxation, and payment to be made for any property owned by the

United States in the Virgin Islands used for ordinary business or

commercial purposes, was omitted in view of the termination of the

Corporation program on June 30, 1965, and subsequent dissolution of

the Corporation on July 1, 1966, and the repeal of sections 1407 to

1407i of this title, which provided the basic authority for the

Corporation, by Pub. L. 97-357, title III, Sec. 308(e), Oct. 19,

1982, 96 Stat. 1710.

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-HEAD-

Sec. 1401e. Exemptions from taxation; authority of municipalities

to alter, amend, or repeal existing laws

-STATUTE-

Nothing in sections 1401 to 1401e of this title shall be

construed as altering, amending, or repealing exemptions from

taxation, existing on May 26, 1936, of property used for

educational, charitable, or religious purposes. Subject to the

provisions of said sections, the legislative authority of the

respective municipalities is empowered to alter, amend, or repeal,

subject to the approval of the Governor, any law imposing taxes on

real and personal property on May 26, 1936.

-SOURCE-

(May 26, 1936, ch. 450, Sec. 6, 49 Stat. 1373.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 1401b of this title.

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-HEAD-

Sec. 1401f. Omitted

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section, act Oct. 5, 1992, Pub. L. 102-381, title I, 106 Stat.

1392, which authorized Territorial and local governments of Virgin

Islands to make purchases through General Services Administration,

was from the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies

Appropriations Act, 1992, and was not repeated in subsequent

appropriation acts. See section 1469e of this title. Similar

provisions were contained in the following prior appropriation

acts:

Nov. 13, 1991, Pub. L. 102-154, title I, 105 Stat. 1007.

Nov. 5, 1990, Pub. L. 101-512, title I, 104 Stat. 1932.

Oct. 23, 1989, Pub. L. 101-121, title I, 103 Stat. 716.

Sept. 27, 1988, Pub. L. 100-446, title I, 102 Stat. 1797.

Dec. 22, 1987, Pub. L. 100-202, Sec. 101(g) [title I], 101 Stat.

1329-213, 1329-231.

Oct. 18, 1986, Pub. L. 99-500, Sec. 101(h) [title I], 100 Stat.

1783-242, 1783-258, and Oct. 30, 1986, Pub. L. 99-591, Sec. 101(h)

[title I], 100 Stat. 3341-242, 3341-258.

Dec. 19, 1985, Pub. L. 99-190, Sec. 101(d) [title I], 99 Stat.

1224, 1238.

Oct. 12, 1984, Pub. L. 98-473, title I, Sec. 101(c) [title I], 98

Stat. 1837, 1851.

Nov. 4, 1983, Pub. L. 98-146, title I, 97 Stat. 931.

Dec. 30, 1982, Pub. L. 97-394, title I, 96 Stat. 1979.

Dec. 23, 1981, Pub. L. 97-100, title I, 95 Stat. 1401.

Dec. 12, 1980, Pub. L. 96-514, title I, 94 Stat. 2969.

Nov. 27, 1979, Pub. L. 96-126, title I, 93 Stat. 965.

Oct. 17, 1978, Pub. L. 95-465, title I, 92 Stat. 1289.

July 26, 1977, Pub. L. 95-74, title I, 91 Stat. 295.

July 31, 1976, Pub. L. 94-373, title I, 90 Stat. 1052.

Dec. 23, 1975, Pub. L. 94-165, title I, 89 Stat. 987.

Aug. 31, 1974, Pub. L. 93-404, title I, 88 Stat. 812.

Oct. 4, 1973, Pub. L. 93-120, title I, 87 Stat. 433.

Aug. 10, 1972, Pub. L. 92-369, title I, 86 Stat. 512.

Aug. 10, 1971, Pub. L. 92-76, title I, 85 Stat. 233.

July 31, 1970, Pub. L. 91-361, title I, 84 Stat. 673.

Oct. 29, 1969, Pub. L. 91-98, title I, 83 Stat. 151.

July 26, 1968, Pub. L. 90-425, title I, 82 Stat. 430.

June 24, 1967, Pub. L. 90-28, title I, 81 Stat. 63.

May 31, 1966, Pub. L. 89-435, title I, 80 Stat. 174.

June 28, 1965, Pub. L. 89-52, title I, 79 Stat. 179.

July 7, 1964, Pub. L. 88-356, title I, 78 Stat. 278.

July 26, 1963, Pub. L. 88-79, title I, 77 Stat. 102.

Aug. 9, 1962, Pub. L. 87-578, title I, 76 Stat. 339.

Aug. 3, 1961, Pub. L. 87-122, title I, 75 Stat. 250.

May 13, 1960, Pub. L. 86-455, title I, 74 Stat. 112.

June 23, 1959, Pub. L. 86-60, title I, 73 Stat. 101.

June 4, 1958, Pub. L. 85-439, title I, 72 Stat. 163.

July 1, 1957, Pub. L. 85-77, title I, 71 Stat. 265.

June 13, 1956, ch. 380, title I, 70 Stat. 264.

June 16, 1955, ch. 147, title I, 69 Stat. 149.

July 1, 1954, ch. 446, title I, 68 Stat. 372.

July 31, 1953, ch. 298, title I, 67 Stat. 273.

July 9, 1952, ch. 597, title I, 66 Stat. 457.

Aug. 31, 1951, ch. 375, title I, 65 Stat. 263.

Sept. 6, 1950, ch. 896, Ch. VII, title I, 64 Stat. 694.

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48 USC Sec. 1402 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 1402. Extension of industrial alcohol and internal revenue

laws to Virgin Islands

-STATUTE-

Title III of the National Prohibition Act, as amended, and all

provisions of the internal revenue laws relating to the enforcement

thereof, are extended to and made applicable to the Virgin Islands,

from and after August 27, 1935. The Insular Government shall

advance to the Treasury of the United States such funds as may be

required from time to time by the Secretary of the Treasury for the

purpose of defraying all expenses incurred by the Treasury

Department in connection with the enforcement in the Virgin Islands

of the said Title III and regulations promulgated thereunder. The

funds so advanced shall be deposited in a separate trust fund in

the Treasury of the United States and shall be available to the

Treasury Department for the purposes of this section.

-SOURCE-

(June 26, 1936, ch. 830, title III, Sec. 329(c), 49 Stat. 1957.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The National Prohibition Act, as amended, referred to in text, is

act Oct. 28, 1919, ch. 85, 41 Stat. 305, as amended. Title III of

such Act was classified principally to chapter 3 (Sec. 71 et seq.)

of Title 27, Intoxicating Liquors, and was omitted from the Code in

view of the incorporation of such provisions in the Internal

Revenue Code of 1939, and subsequently into the Internal Revenue

Code of 1986.

The internal revenue laws, referred to in text, are classified

generally to Title 26, Internal Revenue Code.

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Provisions similar to those comprising this section relating to

Puerto Rico are classified to section 734a of this title.

-End-

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 1403. Issuance of bonds or other obligations by government or

municipalities; use of proceeds; limit on public indebtedness;

terms, execution, interest rate, and sale price; taxes

-STATUTE-

To construct, improve, extend, better, repair, reconstruct,

acquire, and operate any and all types of public works which shall

include, but not be limited to, streets, bridges, wharves, and

harbor facilities, sewers and sewage-disposal plants, municipal

buildings, schools, libraries, gymnasia and athletic fields, fire

houses, electric distribution systems or other work pertaining to

electric systems, and other public utilities, including those owned

or operated by the Saint Thomas Power Authority, or to clear slums,

accomplish urban redevelopment or provide low-rent housing,

negotiable general obligation bonds and other obligations may be

issued by the government of the Virgin Islands or any municipality

thereof: Provided, That no public indebtedness of any municipality

thereof shall be incurred in excess of 10 per centum of the

aggregate assessed valuation of the taxable real property in such

municipality and that no public indebtedness of the government of

the Virgin Islands shall be incurred in excess of 10 per centum of

the aggregate assessed valuation of the taxable real property in

the islands. Bonds issued pursuant to sections 1403 to 1403b of

this title shall bear such date or dates, may be in such

denominations, may mature in such amounts and at such time or

times, not exceeding thirty years from the date thereof, may be

payable at such place or places, may be sold at either public or

private sale, may be redeemable (either with or without premium) or

nonredeemable, may carry such registration privileges as to either

principal and interest, or principal only, and may be executed by

such officers and in such manner, as shall be prescribed by the

government of the Virgin Islands or of the municipality issuing the

bonds. In case any of the officers whose signatures appear on the

bonds or coupons shall cease to be such officers before delivery of

such bonds, such signature, whether manual or facsimile, shall,

nevertheless, be valid and sufficient for all purposes, the same as

if such officers had remained in office until such delivery. The

bonds so issued shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed 4 per

centum per annum, payable semiannually. All such bonds shall be

sold for not less than the principal amount thereof plus accrued

interest. All bonds issued by the government of the Virgin Islands

or any municipality thereof, including specifically interest

thereon, shall be exempt from taxation by the Government of the

United States, or by the government of the Virgin Islands or any

political subdivision thereof, or by any State, Territory, or

possession or by any political subdivision of any State, Territory,

or possession, or by the District of Columbia: Provided further,

That the government of the Virgin Islands and any municipality

thereof shall be obliged to levy and collect sufficient taxes for

servicing any of the outstanding bonds, even if such taxation is

required at a rate in excess of or in addition to the tax or tax

rate of 1.25 per centum of the assessed value which is provided for

in section 1401b of this title.

-SOURCE-

(Oct. 27, 1949, ch. 769, Sec. 1, 63 Stat. 940.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 1403a, 1403b, 1408a of

this title.

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SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 1403a. Expenditure of bond proceeds for public improvements

-STATUTE-

The proceeds of the bond issues or other obligations herein

authorized shall be expended only for the public improvements set

forth in section 1403 of this title, or for the reduction of the

debt created by such bond issue or obligation, unless otherwise

authorized by the Congress.

-SOURCE-

(Oct. 27, 1949, ch. 769, Sec. 2, 63 Stat. 941.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 1403, 1403b, 1408a of

this title.

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48 USC Sec. 1403b 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 1403b. Bond liability of United States

-STATUTE-

Bonds or other obligations issued pursuant to sections 1403 to

1403b of this title shall not be a debt of the United States, nor

shall the United States be liable thereon.

-SOURCE-

(Oct. 27, 1949, ch. 769, Sec. 3, 63 Stat. 941.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 1403, 1408a of this

title.

-End-

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-SECREF-

SUBCHAPTER REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This subchapter is referred to in sections 1408a, 1574 of this

title.

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48 USC Sec. 1405 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 1405. Geographical application of subchapter; land and waters

included in term "Virgin Islands"

-STATUTE-

The provisions of this subchapter, and the name "the Virgin

Islands" as used in this subchapter, shall apply to and include the

territorial domain, lands and waters acquired by the United States

through cession of the Danish West Indian Islands by the convention

between the United States of America and His Majesty the King of

Denmark entered into August 4, 1916, and ratified by the Senate on

September 7, 1916 (39 Stat. L. 1706).

-SOURCE-

(June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 1, 49 Stat. 1807.)

-End-

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48 USC Secs. 1405a, 1405b 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Secs. 1405a, 1405b. Repealed. Pub. L. 97-357, title III, Sec. 307,

Oct. 19, 1982, 96 Stat. 1709

-MISC1-

Section 1405a, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 2, 49 Stat. 1807,

related to division of Virgin Islands into municipality of Saint

Croix and municipality of Saint Thomas and Saint John.

Section 1405b, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 3, 49 Stat. 1807,

related to constituting into bodies politic and juridic of

inhabitants of municipalities of Saint Croix and of Saint Thomas

and Saint John.

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48 USC Sec. 1405c 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 1405c. Transfer of property to government

-STATUTE-

(a) Property not reserved

All property which may have been acquired by the United States

from Denmark in the Virgin Islands under the convention entered

into August 4, 1916, not reserved by the United States for public

purposes prior to June 22, 1937, is placed under the control of the

Government of the Virgin Islands.

(b) Applicability of United States law

Except as otherwise expressly provided, all laws of the United

States for the protection and improvement of the navigable waters

of the United States shall apply to the Virgin Islands.

(c) Applicability of tonnage duties

No Federal laws levying tonnage duties, light money, or entrance

and clearance fees shall apply to the Virgin Islands.

(d) Presidential determination of applicable laws

The legislature of the Virgin Islands shall have power to enact

navigation, boat inspection, and safety laws of local application;

but the President shall have power to make applicable to the Virgin

Islands such of the navigation, vessel inspection, and coastwise

laws of the United States as he may find and declare to be

necessary in the public interest, and, to the extent that the laws

so made applicable conflict with any laws of local application

enacted by the legislature, such laws enacted by the legislature

shall have no force and effect.

(e) Existing powers of United States officers unaffected

Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to affect or impair

in any manner the terms and conditions of any authorizations,

permits, or other powers heretofore lawfully granted or exercised

in or in respect of the Virgin Islands by any authorized officer or

agent of the United States.

-SOURCE-

(June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 4, 49 Stat. 1808; Aug. 7, 1939, ch.

515, 53 Stat. 1242; Oct. 31, 1951, ch. 654, Sec. 1(127), 65 Stat.

706; Pub. L. 97-357, title III, Sec. 306, Oct. 19, 1982, 96 Stat.

1709.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1982 - Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 97-357 substituted "legislature" for

"Legislative Assembly" wherever appearing.

1951 - Subsec. (f). Act Oct. 31, 1951, repealed subsec. (f) which

authorized the Secretary of the Interior to lease or sell any

property under his administrative supervision in the Virgin Islands

not needed for public purposes.

1939 - Act Aug. 7, 1939, designated existing provisions as

subsecs. (a), (b), (e), and (f) and added subsecs. (c) and (d).

CONSTRUCTION OF VIRGIN ISLANDS PROJECTS BY SECRETARY OF THE ARMY

Pub. L. 101-640, title IV, Sec. 406, Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat.

4647, provided that:

"(a) General Rule. - Upon request of the Governor of the Virgin

Islands with respect to a construction project in the Virgin

Islands for which Federal financial assistance is available under

any law of the United States, the Federal official administering

such assistance may make such assistance available to the Secretary

instead of the Virgin Islands. The Secretary shall use such

assistance to carry out such project in accordance with the

provisions of such law.

"(b) Limitation on Statutory Construction. - Nothing in this

section shall be construed as relieving the Virgin Islands from

complying with any requirements for non-Federal cooperation with

respect to a construction project carried out with Federal

financial assistance provided to the Secretary pursuant to this

section; except that the Secretary shall be responsible for

complying with administrative and fiscal requirements associated

with utilization of such assistance.

"(c) Termination Date. - Subsection (a) shall not be effective

after the last day of the 3-year period beginning on the date of

the enactment of this Act [Nov. 28, 1990]; except that the

Secretary shall complete construction of any project commenced

under subsection (a) before such day."

-EXEC-

EX. ORD. NO. 9170. CERTAIN NAVIGATION LAWS MADE APPLICABLE TO

VIRGIN ISLANDS

Ex. Ord. No. 9170, eff. May 21, 1942, 7 F.R. 384, provided in

part:

It is ordered that all of the navigation and vessel inspection

laws of the United States be, and they are hereby, made applicable

to the Virgin Islands of the United States, with the following

exceptions:

(1) The coastwise laws of the United States.

(2) The act of Congress approved June 7, 1897 (30 Stat. 96), as

amended by the acts of February 19, 1900 (31 Stat. 30), May 25,

1914 (38 Stat. 381), March 1, 1933 (47 Stat. 1417), Aug. 21, 1935

(49 Stat. 668, 669), May 20, 1936 (49 Stat. 1367), and April 22,

1940 (54 Stat. 150).

(3) So much of the vessel inspection laws of the United States as

requires the inspection as a passenger vessel of any cargo vessel,

foreign or domestic, when carrying more than twelve passengers or

persons in addition to the crew.

(4) Federal laws levying tonnage duties, light money, or entrance

and clearance fees.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 1545 of this title.

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48 USC Secs. 1405d to 1405g 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Secs. 1405d to 1405g. Repealed. Pub. L. 97-357, title III, Sec.

307, Oct. 19, 1982, 96 Stat. 1709

-MISC1-

Section 1405d, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 5, 49 Stat. 1808,

related to composition, election, and legislative powers of

Municipal Council of Saint Croix.

Section 1405e, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 6, 49 Stat. 1808,

related to composition, election, and legislative powers of

Municipal Council of Saint Thomas and Saint John.

Section 1405f, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 7, 49 Stat. 1808,

related to composition, meetings, and powers of two municipal

councils to be known as the Legislative Assembly of the Virgin

Islands.

Section 1405g, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 8, 49 Stat. 1809,

related to time of holding elections.

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48 USC Secs. 1405h, 1405i 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Secs. 1405h, 1405i. Repealed. Pub. L. 89-554, Sec. 8(a), Sept. 6,

1966, 80 Stat. 649

-MISC1-

Section 1405h, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 9, 49 Stat. 1809,

related to eligibility for membership in municipal councils.

Section 1405i, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 10, 49 Stat.

1809, related to compensation and travel expenses of municipal

council members.

-End-

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48 USC Secs. 1405j to 1405p 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Secs. 1405j to 1405p. Repealed. Pub. L. 97-357, title III, Sec.

307, Oct. 19, 1982, 96 Stat. 1709

-MISC1-

Section 1405j, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 11, 49 Stat.

1809, related to powers of municipal councils, exemption of members

from liability for debate in council, and privilege from arrest.

Section 1405k, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 12, 49 Stat.

1809, related to appointment by each municipal council of members

to serve on Municipal Committee and powers of Municipal Committee.

Section 1405l, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 13, 49 Stat.

1810, related to time and place of meetings of each municipal

council.

Section 1405m, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 14, 49 Stat.

1810, related to introduction of bills in municipal councils by

Governor, submission to councils of a budget of estimated receipts

and expenditures, and submission of reports.

Section 1405n, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 15, 49 Stat.

1810, related to quorum of councils, vote on adoption of bills, and

a journal of proceedings.

Section 1405o, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 16, 49 Stat.

1810, related to acts of councils and assembly, approval or veto

thereof by Governor, submission of repassed vetoed bills to the

President, annulment of acts by Congress, and authorization of

appropriations.

Section 1405p, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 17, 49 Stat.

1811, related to vesting of voting franchise in residents of the

Virgin Islands who are citizens of the United States and

prescription by legislative assembly of additional qualifications.

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 1405q. Laws continued in force until modified; patent, trade

mark, and copyright laws extended to Virgin Islands; jurisdiction

of district court

-STATUTE-

The laws of the United States applicable to the Virgin Islands on

June 22, 1936, and all local laws and ordinances in force on such

date in the Virgin Islands, not inconsistent with this subchapter,

shall continue in force and effect: Provided, That the Municipal

Council of Saint Croix and the Municipal Council of Saint Thomas

and Saint John, and the legislative assembly, shall have power when

not inconsistent with this subchapter and within their respective

jurisdictions, to amend, alter, modify, or repeal any law of the

United States of local application only, or any ordinance, public

or private, civil or criminal, continued in force and effect by

this subchapter, except as herein otherwise provided, and to enact

new laws and ordinances not inconsistent with this subchapter and

not inconsistent with the laws of the United States hereafter made

applicable to the Virgin Islands or any part thereof, subject to

the power of the Congress to annul the same. The laws of the United

States relating to patents, trade marks, and copyrights, and to the

enforcement of rights arising thereunder, shall have the same force

and effect in the Virgin Islands as in the continental United

States, and the District Court of the Virgin Islands shall have the

same jurisdiction in causes arising under such laws as is exercised

by United States district courts.

-SOURCE-

(June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 18, 49 Stat. 1811.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The laws of the United States relating to patents, trade marks,

and copyrights, referred to in text, are classified generally to

Title 35, Patents, chapter 22 (Sec. 1051 et seq.) of Title 15,

Commerce and Trade, and Title 17, Copyrights.

-End-

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 1405r. Repealed. Pub. L. 97-357, title III, Sec. 307, Oct. 19,

1982, 96 Stat. 1709

-MISC1-

Section, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 19, 49 Stat. 1811,

related to scope of legislative power of Virgin Islands and

prohibition of tax discrimination against property of nonresidents.

-End-

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48 USC Secs. 1405s to 1405t 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Secs. 1405s to 1405t. Repealed. Pub. L. 89-554, Sec. 8(a), Sept. 6,

1966, 80 Stat. 649, 651, 655

-MISC1-

Section 1405s, acts June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 20, 49 Stat.

1812; Dec. 26, 1941, ch. 637, 55 Stat. 872, related to executive

branch of Government, and to appointment, powers and duties of

Governor.

Section 1405s-1, act Oct. 15, 1949, ch. 695, Sec. 5(a), 63 Stat.

880, prescribed compensation of Governor.

This section was not enacted as part of the Organic Act of the

Virgin Islands of the United States which comprises this

subchapter.

Section 1405t, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 21, 49 Stat.

1812, related to appointment, powers and duties of Government

Secretary.

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48 USC Secs. 1405u to 1405w 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Secs. 1405u to 1405w. Repealed. Pub. L. 97-357, title III, Sec.

307, Oct. 19, 1982, 96 Stat. 1709

-MISC1-

Section 1405u, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 22, 49 Stat.

1812, related to appointment of an Administrator for Saint Croix to

act for Governor.

Section 1405v, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 23, 49 Stat.

1813, related to appointment of such other executive and

administrative officers as may be required in discretion of

Secretary of the Interior.

Section 1405w, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 24, 49 Stat.

1813, related to appointment of all salaried officers and employees

of municipal governments by Governor with advice and consent of

municipal council having jurisdiction.

-End-

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 1405w-1. Omitted

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section, act July 3, 1945, ch. 262, Sec. 1, 59 Stat. 359, which

related to appointment of an executive assistant to Governor and

legal counsel, was superseded by section 1591 of this title.

Section was not enacted as part of the Organic Act of the Virgin

Islands of the United States which comprises this subchapter.

-End-

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 1405x. Repealed. Pub. L. 97-357, title III, Sec. 307, Oct. 19,

1982, 96 Stat. 1709

-MISC1-

Section, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 25, 49 Stat. 1813,

related to vesting of judicial power in District Court of Virgin

Islands, organization and conduct of a Superior Court, and appeals

from Superior Court.

-End-

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SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 1405y. Repealed. Pub. L. 89-554, Sec. 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80

Stat. 649, 650, 654, 657

-MISC1-

Section, acts June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 26, 49 Stat. 1813;

Aug. 5, 1939, ch. 430, 53 Stat. 1203; June 25, 1948, ch. 646, Sec.

28, 62 Stat. 991; Feb. 10, 1954, ch. 6, Sec. 3(a), 68 Stat. 12,

related to appointment of a judge of district court, a special

judge, district attorney, and court officers.

-End-

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48 USC Secs. 1405z to 1406e 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Secs. 1405z to 1406e. Repealed. Pub. L. 97-357, title III, Sec.

307, Oct. 19, 1982, 96 Stat. 1709

-MISC1-

Section 1405z, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 27, 49 Stat.

1813, related to two divisions of District Court of Virgin Islands,

terms of court, rules of practice, and process.

Section 1406, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 28, 49 Stat. 1814,

related to jurisdiction of district court generally.

Section 1406a, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 29, 49 Stat.

1814, related to jurisdiction of district court over crimes

committed on the high seas.

Section 1406b, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 30, 49 Stat.

1814, related to appeals from District Court of Virgin Islands.

Section 1406c, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 31, 49 Stat.

1814, related to jury trials in criminal cases.

Section 1406d, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 32, 49 Stat.

1814, related to jurisdiction of inferior courts.

Section 1406e, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 33, 49 Stat.

1815, related to appeals from inferior courts to district court.

-End-

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48 USC Sec. 1406f 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 1406f. Judicial process; title of criminal prosecutions

-STATUTE-

All judicial process shall run in the name of "United States of

America, scilicet, the President of the United States", and all

penal or criminal prosecutions in the local courts shall be

conducted in the name of and by authority of "the People of the

Virgin Islands of the United States."

-SOURCE-

(June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 37, 49 Stat. 1817.)

-End-

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48 USC Sec. 1406g 01/06/03

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SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 1406g. Repealed. Pub. L. 97-357, title III, Sec. 307, Oct. 19,

1982, 96 Stat. 1709

-MISC1-

Section, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 34, 49 Stat. 1815,

related to bill of rights of Virgin Islands.

-End-

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48 USC Sec. 1406h 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 1406h. Taxes, duties and fees as funds for benefit of

municipalities; appropriations

-STATUTE-

All taxes, duties, fees, and public revenues collected in the

municipality of Saint Croix shall be covered into the treasury of

the Virgin Islands and held in account for said municipality and

all taxes, duties, fees, and public revenues collected in the

municipality of Saint Thomas and Saint John shall be covered into

said treasury of the Virgin Islands and held in account for said

municipality: Provided, That the proceeds of customs duties, less

the cost of collection, and the proceeds of the United States

income tax, and the proceeds of any taxes levied by the Congress on

the inhabitants of the Virgin Islands, and all quarantine,

passport, immigration, and naturalization fees collected in the

Virgin Islands shall be covered into the treasury of the Virgin

Islands and held in account for the respective municipalities, and

shall be expended for the benefit and government of said

municipalities in accordance with the annual municipal budgets. The

Municipal Council of Saint Croix may make appropriations for the

purposes of said municipality from, and to be paid out of, the

funds credited to its account in the treasury of the Virgin

Islands; and the Municipal Council of Saint Thomas and Saint John

may make appropriations for the purposes of said municipality from,

and to be paid out of, the funds credited to its account in said

treasury.

-SOURCE-

(June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 35, 49 Stat. 1816.)

-End-

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48 USC Sec. 1406i 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 1406i. Taxes and fees; power to assess and collect; ports of

entry; export duties

-STATUTE-

Taxes and assessments on property and incomes, internal-revenue

taxes, license fees, and service fees may be imposed and collected,

and royalties for franchises, privileges, and concessions granted

may be collected for the purposes of the Government of the Virgin

Islands as may be provided and defined by the municipal councils

herein established: Provided, That all money hereafter derived from

any tax levied or assessed for a special purpose shall be treated

as a special fund in the treasury of the Virgin Islands and paid

out for such purpose only, except when otherwise authorized by the

legislative authority having jurisdiction after the purpose for

which such fund was created has been accomplished. Until Congress

shall otherwise provide, all laws concerning import duties and

customs in the municipality of Saint Thomas and Saint John now in

effect shall be in force and effect in and for the Virgin Islands:

Provided, That the Secretary of the Treasury shall designate the

several ports and sub-ports of entry in the Virgin Islands of the

United States and shall make such rules and regulations and appoint

such officers and employees as he may deem necessary for the

administration of the customs laws in the Virgin Islands of the

United States; and he shall fix the compensation of all such

officers and employees and provide for the payment of such

compensations and other expenses of the collection of duties, fees,

and taxes imposed under the customs laws from the receipts thereof.

The export duties in effect on June 22, 1936 may be from time to

time reduced, repealed, or restored by ordinance of the municipal

council having jurisdiction: Provided further, That no new export

duties shall be levied in the Virgin Islands except by the

Congress.

-SOURCE-

(June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 36, 49 Stat. 1816.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The customs laws, referred to in text, are classified generally

to Title 19, Customs Duties.

-End-

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 1406j. Repealed. Pub. L. 89-554, Sec. 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80

Stat. 649

-MISC1-

Section, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 38, 49 Stat. 1817,

provided for citizenship of officials and for oath of office.

-End-

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48 USC Sec. 1406k 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 1406k. Repealed. Pub. L. 97-357, title III, Sec. 307, Oct. 19,

1982, 96 Stat. 1709

-MISC1-

Section, act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 39, 49 Stat. 1817,

related to jurisdiction of Secretary of the Interior and Attorney

General.

-End-

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48 USC Sec. 1406l 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 1406l. Effective date

-STATUTE-

This subchapter shall take effect June 22, 1936, but until its

provisions shall severally become operative as herein provided, the

corresponding legislative, executive, and judicial functions of the

existing government shall continue to be exercised as now provided

by law or ordinance, and the present incumbents of all offices

under the Government of the Virgin Islands shall continue in office

until their successors are appointed and have qualified unless

sooner removed by competent authority.

-SOURCE-

(June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 40, 49 Stat. 1817.)

-End-

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48 USC Sec. 1406m 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER II - CIVIL GOVERNMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 1406m. Short title

-STATUTE-

This subchapter may be cited as the Organic Act of the Virgin

Islands of the United States.

-SOURCE-

(June 22, 1936, ch. 699, Sec. 41, 49 Stat. 1817.)

-End-

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48 USC SUBCHAPTER III - VIRGIN ISLANDS CORPORATION 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER III - VIRGIN ISLANDS CORPORATION

-HEAD-

SUBCHAPTER III - VIRGIN ISLANDS CORPORATION

-End-

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48 USC Secs. 1407 to 1407i 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER III - VIRGIN ISLANDS CORPORATION

-HEAD-

Secs. 1407 to 1407i. Repealed. Pub. L. 97-357, title III, Sec.

308(e), Oct. 19, 1982, 96 Stat. 1710

-MISC1-

Section 1407, act June 30, 1949, ch. 285, Sec. 1, 63 Stat. 350,

related to creation of Virgin Islands Corporation under direction

of the President of the United States or his representative for

promotion of economic development of Virgin Islands.

Section 1407a, act June 30, 1949, ch. 285, Sec. 2, 63 Stat. 351,

related to principal offices of Corporation for venue purposes and

establishment of branch offices.

Section 1407b, act June 30, 1949, ch. 285, Sec. 3, 63 Stat. 351,

set forth authorized activities of Corporation.

Section 1407c, acts June 30, 1949, ch. 285, Sec. 4, 63 Stat. 352;

Sept. 2, 1958, Pub. L. 85-913, Secs. 1-3, 72 Stat. 1759; June 6,

1972, Pub. L. 92-310, title II, Sec. 234, 86 Stat. 214, related to

general powers of Corporation.

Section 1407d, act June 30, 1949, ch. 285, Sec. 5, 63 Stat. 353,

related to utilization of other Federal agencies and

instrumentalities.

Section 1407e, acts June 30, 1949, ch. 285, Sec. 6, 63 Stat. 353;

Sept. 2, 1958, Pub. L. 85-913, Sec. 4, 72 Stat. 1760; Oct. 4, 1961,

Pub. L. 87-382, 75 Stat. 812, related to appropriation of money and

establishment of a revolving fund.

Section 1407f, act June 30, 1949, ch. 285, Sec. 7, 63 Stat. 353;

1970 Reorg. Plan No. 2, Sec. 102, eff. July 1, 1970, 35 F.R. 7959,

84 Stat. 2085, related to use of funds and limitations thereon,

interest payments to Treasury on advances, and contributions to

retirement and disability funds.

Section 1407g, acts June 30, 1949, ch. 285, Sec. 8, 63 Stat. 354;

Sept. 2, 1958, Pub. L. 85-913, Sec. 5, 72 Stat. 1760, related to

authorization of appropriations necessary to cover losses

substained in revenue-producing activities, expenses incurred in

non-revenue-producing activities, and an appraisal of necessary

working capital.

Section 1407h, acts June 30, 1949, ch. 285, Sec. 9, 63 Stat. 354;

Sept. 2, 1958, Pub. L. 85-913, Sec. 6, 72 Stat. 1760, related to

Board of Directors of Corporation.

Section 1407i, act June 30, 1949, ch. 285, Sec. 10, 63 Stat. 355;

1970 Reorg. Plan No. 2, Sec. 102, eff. July 1, 1970, 35 F.R. 7959,

84 Stat. 2085, related to transfer of functions, assets, and

property of Virgin Islands Company to Corporation.

EFFECTIVE DATE

Act June 30, 1949, ch. 285, Sec. 14, 63 Stat. 356, which provided

that act June 30, 1949, ch. 285 [see Short Title note below] become

effective June 30, 1949, was repealed by Pub. L. 97-357, title III,

Sec. 308(e), Oct. 19, 1982, 96 Stat. 1710.

SHORT TITLE

Act June 30, 1949, ch. 285, Sec. 15, 63 Stat. 356, provided that

act June 30, 1949, enacting sections 1407 to 1407i of this title

and amending section 1401d of this title and section 846 of former

Title 31, Money and Finance, could be cited as the "Virgin Islands

Corporation Act", prior to repeal by Pub. L. 97-357, title III,

Sec. 308(e), Oct. 19, 1982, 96 Stat. 1710.

SAVINGS PROVISION

Section 308(e) of Pub. L. 97-357 provided in part: "That nothing

in this subsection [repealing sections 1407 to 1407i of this title]

shall affect the pension rights of former employees of the Virgin

Islands Corporation."

TRANSFER OF FACILITIES; INVESTMENT INCREASE; SUPPLY OF ELECTRIC

POWER

Pub. L. 85-913, Sec. 7, Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1760, authorized

the Secretary of the Navy to transfer and convey to the Virgin

Islands Corporation, without reimbursement, the power-generating

facilities located at the Marine Corps air facility and naval

submarine base, Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands, together with all the

land, buildings, structures, facilities, distribution lines, fuel

tanks, and equipment appurtenant thereto and necessary for the

operation thereof, with such transfer to be accomplished not later

than June 30, 1969.

DISSOLUTION OF VIRGIN ISLANDS COMPANY

Act June 30, 1949, ch. 285, Sec. 11, 63 Stat. 355, authorized the

Secretary of the Interior, the Under Secretary of the Interior, and

the Governor of the Virgin Islands, as the stockholders of the

Virgin Islands Company, a corporation created by ordinance of the

Colonial Council for Saint Thomas and Saint John, Virgin Islands of

the United States, to take such steps as may be appropriate to

dissolve the Virgin Islands Company, prior to repeal by Pub. L.

97-357, title III, Sec. 308(e), Oct. 19, 1982, 96 Stat. 1710.

-End-

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48 USC SUBCHAPTER IV - PUBLIC HOUSING 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER IV - PUBLIC HOUSING

-HEAD-

SUBCHAPTER IV - PUBLIC HOUSING

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Sec. 1408 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER IV - PUBLIC HOUSING

-HEAD-

Sec. 1408. Legislative authority to create authorities; appointment

of members; powers of authorities

-STATUTE-

The government of the Virgin Islands, through its legislative

assembly, may grant to a public corporate authority existing or to

be created through said assembly, exclusive authority to undertake

slum clearance, urban redevelopment, urban renewal, and low-rent

housing activities within the municipalities of the Virgin Islands.

The legislative assembly may provide for the appointment and terms

of office of the members of such authority and for the powers of

such authority, including authority to accept whatever benefits the

Federal Government may make available under the Housing Act of 1949

(Public Law 171, Eighty-First Congress), as amended [42 U.S.C. 1441

et seq.], or any other law, for projects contemplated by this Act,

as amended, and to do all things, to exercise any and all powers,

and to assume and fulfill any and all obligations, duties,

responsibilities, and requirements, including but not limited to

those relating to planning or zoning, necessary or desirable for

receiving such Federal assistance, except that such authority shall

not be given any power of taxation, nor any power to pledge the

faith and credit of the people of the Virgin Islands for any loan

whatever.

-SOURCE-

(July 18, 1950, ch. 466, title III, Sec. 301, 64 Stat. 346; Aug.

11, 1955, ch. 783, title I, Sec. 107(5), (7), (9), 69 Stat. 638.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Housing Act of 1949 (Public Law 171, Eighty-First Congress),

as amended, referred to in text, is act July 15, 1949, ch. 338, 63

Stat. 413, as amended, which is classified principally to chapter

8A (Sec. 1441 et seq.) of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.

For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short

Title note set out under section 1441 of Title 42 and Tables.

This Act, referred to in text, means act July 18, 1950, ch. 466,

64 Stat. 344, as amended, known as the Territorial Enabling Act of

1950, which enacted this subchapter and sections 480 to 480b, 483a,

483b, 721 to 721b, and 910 to 910b of this title, amended sections

481 to 483 and 722 of this title, and enacted provisions set out as

notes under sections 480, 481, and 722 of this title. For complete

classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1955 - Act Aug. 11, 1955, included urban renewal projects, and

inserted "as amended" after "Housing Act of 1949" and after "this

Act".

URBAN RENEWAL ACTIVITIES

Section 107(4) of act Aug. 11, 1955, amended the heading of title

III of the Territorial Enabling Act of 1950, this subchapter, to

insert the words "urban renewal" in order to make financial

assistance available for urban renewal projects.

-End-

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48 USC Sec. 1408a 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER IV - PUBLIC HOUSING

-HEAD-

Sec. 1408a. Issuance of notes, bonds, and obligations

-STATUTE-

The legislative assembly may authorize such authority, any

provision of the Virgin Islands Organic Act [48 U.S.C. 1405 et

seq.] or any other Act of Congress to the contrary notwithstanding,

to borrow money and to issue notes, bonds, and other obligations of

such character and maturity, with such security, and in such manner

as the legislative assembly may provide. Such notes, bonds, and

other obligations shall not be a debt of the United States, or of

the Virgin Islands or of any municipality or subdivision thereof,

other than such authority, nor constitute "bonds and other

obligations" within the meaning of sections 1403 to 1403b of this

title, or a debt, indebtedness, or the borrowing of money within

the meaning of any limitation or restriction on the issuance of

notes, bonds, or other obligations contained in any laws of the

United States applicable to the Virgin Islands or to any municipal

corporation or other political subdivision or agency thereof.

-SOURCE-

(July 18, 1950, ch. 466, title III, Sec. 302, 64 Stat. 346.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Virgin Islands Organic Act, referred to in text, probably

means the Organic Act of the Virgin Islands of the United States,

act June 22, 1936, ch. 699, 49 Stat. 1807, as amended, which is

classified generally to subchapter II (Sec. 1405 et seq.) of this

chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see

section 1406m of this title and Tables.

-End-

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48 USC Sec. 1408b 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER IV - PUBLIC HOUSING

-HEAD-

Sec. 1408b. Authorization of loans, conveyances, etc., by

government and municipalities

-STATUTE-

The government of the Virgin Islands, through its legislative

assembly, may assist such authority with cash donations, loans,

conveyances of real and personal property, facilities, and

services, and otherwise, and may authorize municipalities and other

subdivisions to make cash donations, loans, conveyances of real and

personal property to such authority, and to take other action,

including but not limited to, the making available or the

furnishing of facilities and services, in aid of slum clearance,

urban redevelopment, urban renewal, or low-rent housing projects.

-SOURCE-

(July 18, 1950, ch. 466, title III, Sec. 303, 64 Stat. 347; Aug.

11, 1955, ch. 783, title I, Sec. 107(5), 69 Stat. 638.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1955 - Act Aug. 11, 1955, included urban renewal projects.

-End-

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48 USC Sec. 1408c 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER IV - PUBLIC HOUSING

-HEAD-

Sec. 1408c. Grants-in-aid by Federal Government

-STATUTE-

Notwithstanding the limitation contained in the last sentence of

section 110(d) [42 U.S.C. 1460(d)] or in any other provision of

title I [42 U.S.C. 1450 et seq.] of the Housing Act of 1949 (Public

Law 171, Eighty-first Congress), as amended, the Secretary of

Housing and Urban Development is authorized to allow and credit to

such authority as may be created for the Virgin Islands under this

Act, as amended, (1) such local grants-in-aid as are otherwise

approvable pursuant to the first sentence of said section 110(d)

with respect to any slum clearance and urban redevelopment or urban

renewal project or projects undertaken by such authority with

Federal assistance made available under title I of the Housing Act

of 1949, as amended, and (2) such grants-in-aid made or assistance

given to the local community by any Federal department or agency

pursuant to authority of law other than the Housing Act of 1949 [42

U.S.C. 1441 et seq.] which would, if made or given by a State or

local community, be approvable pursuant to said first sentence of

section 110(d) with respect to any such project or projects so

undertaken.

-SOURCE-

(July 18, 1950, ch. 466, title III, Sec. 304, 64 Stat. 347; Aug.

11, 1955, ch. 783, title I, Sec. 107(6)-(9), 69 Stat. 638; Pub. L.

90-19, Sec. 9, May 25, 1967, 81 Stat. 22.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Housing Act of 1949, referred to in text, is act July 15,

1949, ch. 338, 63 Stat. 413, as amended, which is classified

principally to chapter 8A (Sec. 1441 et seq.) of Title 42, The

Public Health and Welfare. Title I of the Housing Act of 1949

(Public Law 171, Eighty-first Congress) was classified generally to

subchapter II (Sec. 1450 et seq.) of chapter 8A of Title 42, and

was omitted from the Code pursuant to section 5316 of Title 42

which terminated the authority to make grants or loans under such

title I after Jan. 1, 1975. For complete classification of this Act

to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1441 of

Title 42 and Tables.

This Act, referred to in text, means act July 18, 1950, ch. 466,

64 Stat. 344, as amended, known as the Territorial Enabling Act of

1950, which enacted this subchapter and sections 480 to 480b, 483a,

483b, 721 to 721b, and 910 to 910b of this title, amended sections

481 to 483 and 722 of this title, and enacted provisions set out as

notes under sections 480, 481, and 722 of this title. For complete

classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1967 - Pub. L. 90-19 substituted "Secretary of Housing and Urban

Development" for "Housing and Home Finance Administrators."

1955 - Act Aug. 11, 1955, included urban renewal projects, and

inserted "as amended" after (Public Law 171, Eighty-first

Congress), after "this Act", and after "Housing Act of 1949" in cl.

(1).

-End-

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48 USC Sec. 1408d 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER IV - PUBLIC HOUSING

-HEAD-

Sec. 1408d. Ratification of prior acts

-STATUTE-

All legislation heretofore enacted by the legislative assembly of

the Virgin Islands dealing with any part of the subject matter of

this Act and not inconsistent herewith is ratified and confirmed.

-SOURCE-

(July 18, 1950, ch. 466, title III, Sec. 305, 64 Stat. 347.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

This Act, referred to in text, means act July 18, 1950, ch. 466,

64 Stat. 344, as amended, known as the Territorial Enabling Act of

1950, which enacted this subchapter and sections 480 to 480b, 483a,

483b, 721 to 721b, and 910 to 910b of this title, amended sections

481 to 483 and 722 of this title, and enacted provisions set out as

notes under sections 480, 481, and 722 of this title. For complete

classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

-End-

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48 USC Sec. 1408e 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER IV - PUBLIC HOUSING

-HEAD-

Sec. 1408e. Additional powers

-STATUTE-

Powers granted in this Act shall be in addition to and not in

derogation of any powers granted by other law to or for the benefit

or assistance of any public corporate authority or municipality.

-SOURCE-

(July 18, 1950, ch. 466, title III, Sec. 306, 64 Stat. 347.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

This Act, referred to in text, means act July 18, 1950, ch. 466,

64 Stat. 344, as amended, known as the Territorial Enabling Act of

1950, which enacted this subchapter and sections 480 to 480b, 483a,

483b, 721 to 721b, and 910 to 910b of this title, amended sections

481 to 483 and 722 of this title, and enacted provisions set out as

notes under sections 480, 481, and 722 of this title. For complete

classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC SUBCHAPTER V - INTERNAL DEVELOPMENT 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER V - INTERNAL DEVELOPMENT

-HEAD-

SUBCHAPTER V - INTERNAL DEVELOPMENT

-End-

-CITE-

48 USC Secs. 1409 to 1409j 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER V - INTERNAL DEVELOPMENT

-HEAD-

Secs. 1409 to 1409j. Repealed. Pub. L. 97-357, title III, Sec.

308(d), Oct. 19, 1982, 96 Stat. 1710

-MISC1-

Section 1409, acts Dec. 20, 1944, ch. 615, Sec. 1, 58 Stat. 827;

June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title I, Sec. 103, 63 Stat. 380; 1950

Reorg. Plan No. 15, Sec. 1, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3176, 64

Stat. 1267, related to undertaking of certain useful construction

projects to assist in internal development of Virgin Islands.

Section 1409a, act Dec. 20, 1944, ch. 615, Sec. 2, 58 Stat. 828,

related to availability of funds for studies, plans, etc., for

projects authorized.

Section 1409b, acts Dec. 20, 1944, ch. 615, Sec. 3, 58 Stat. 829;

1950 Reorg. Plan No. 15, Sec. 1, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3176,

64 Stat. 1267; July 12, 1982, Pub. L. 97-214, Sec. 10(b)(3), 96

Stat. 175, related to acquisition of lands for projects authorized.

Section 1409c, acts Dec. 20, 1944, ch. 615, Sec. 4, 58 Stat. 829;

June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title I, Sec. 103, 63 Stat. 380; 1950

Reorg. Plan No. 15, Sec. 1, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3167, 64

Stat. 1267, related to acceptance of funds and materials from

Virgin Islands government for use in connection with projects

authorized.

Section 1409d, act Dec. 20, 1944, ch. 615, Sec. 5, 58 Stat. 829;

1950 Reorg. Plan No. 15, Sec. 1, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3176,

64 Stat. 1267, required construction of projects authorized to be

by contract, provided that repairs and improvements to existing

structures be accomplished by employment of persons without regard

to civil-service and classification laws.

Section 1409e, acts Dec. 20, 1944, ch. 615, Sec. 6, 58 Stat. 829;

June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title I, Sec. 102, 63 Stat. 380; 1950

Reorg. Plan No. 15, Sec. 1, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3176, 64

Stat. 1267, related to procurement, warehousing and distribution of

property, and establishment of a revolving fund for purchase,

repairs, etc., of materials and supplies.

Section 1409f, act Dec. 20, 1944, ch. 615, Sec. 7, 58 Stat. 829,

made inapplicable to projects authorized the provisions of section

5 of title 41, relating to advertising for bids in purchase of

materials and services, where aggregate amount is less than $500.

Section 1409g, act Dec. 20, 1944, ch. 615, Sec. 8, 58 Stat. 829,

related to disability and death benefits for certain employees

receiving compensation from funds appropriated under this

subchapter, subject to certain exceptions.

Section 1409h, act Dec. 20, 1944, ch. 615, Sec. 9, 58 Stat. 829;

1950 Reorg. Plan No. 15, Sec. 1, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3176,

64 Stat. 1267, related to consideration and settlement of claims

for injury to persons and damage to property, and limitations

thereon.

Section 1409i, act Dec. 20, 1944, ch. 615, Sec. 10, 58 Stat. 830;

1950 Reorg. Plan No. 15, Sec. 1, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3176,

64 Stat. 1267, related to promulgation of rules and regulations.

Section 1409j, act Dec. 20, 1944, ch. 615, Sec. 11, 58 Stat. 830;

1950 Reorg. Plan No. 15, Sec. 1, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3176,

64 Stat. 1267, related to authorization of appropriations for

administrative and other expenses.

ESTIMATES AS NOT CONSTITUTING LIMITATIONS

Act July 31, 1953, ch. 298, title I, Sec. 1, 67 Stat. 275,

provided in part that the estimated project costs specified in this

subchapter not constitute limitations on amounts that could be

expended for such projects.

Similar provisions were contained in acts July 9, 1952, ch. 597,

title I, Sec. 101, 66 Stat. 459; Aug. 31, 1951, ch. 375, title I,

Sec. 101, 65 Stat. 264.

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48 USC SUBCHAPTER VI - AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER VI - AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM

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SUBCHAPTER VI - AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM

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48 USC Secs. 1409m to 1409o 01/06/03

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TITLE 48 - TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS

CHAPTER 7 - VIRGIN ISLANDS

SUBCHAPTER VI - AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM

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Secs. 1409m to 1409o. Repealed. Pub. L. 97-357, title III, Sec.

308(f), Oct. 19, 1982, 96 Stat. 1710

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Section 1409m, act Oct. 29, 1951, ch. 603, Sec. 1, 65 Stat. 661,

related to establishment and maintenance of an agricultural

research and extension service program.

Section 1409n, act Oct. 29, 1951, ch. 603, Sec. 2, 65 Stat. 662,

related to transfer of functions, property, etc., of the

agricultural experiment stations in Virgin Islands from Secretary

of the Interior to Secretary of Agriculture.

Section 1409o, act Oct. 29, 1951, ch. 603, Sec. 3, 65 Stat. 662,

related to authorization of appropriations and use of funds.

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