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From the U.S. House of Representatives Downloadable U.S. Code
[uscode.house.gov]
[Laws in effect as of January 5, 1999]

[CITE: 42USC271]

 
TITLE 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
    CHAPTER 6A - PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
    SUBCHAPTER II - GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES
    Part G - Quarantine and Inspection
 
-HEAD-
    Sec. 271. Penalties for violation of quarantine laws
 
-STATUTE-
    (a) Penalties for persons violating quarantine laws
      Any person who violates any regulation prescribed under sections
    264 to 266 of this title, or any provision of section 269 of this
    title or any regulation prescribed thereunder, or who enters or
    departs from the limits of any quarantine station, ground, or
    anchorage in disregard of quarantine rules and regulations or
    without permission of the quarantine officer in charge, shall be
    punished by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for
    not more than one year, or both.
    (b) Penalties for vessels violating quarantine laws
      Any vessel which violates section 269 of this title, or any
    regulations thereunder or under section 267 of this title, or which
    enters within or departs from the limits of any quarantine station,
    ground, or anchorage in disregard of the quarantine rules and
    regulations or without permission of the officer in charge, shall
    forfeit to the United States not more than $5,000, the amount to be
    determined by the court, which shall be a lien on such vessel, to
    be recovered by proceedings in the proper district court of the
    United States. In all such proceedings the United States attorney
    shall appear on behalf of the United States; and all such
    proceedings shall be conducted in accordance with the rules and
    laws governing cases of seizure of vessels for violation of the
    revenue laws of the United States.
    (c) Remittance or mitigation of forfeitures
      With the approval of the Secretary, the Surgeon General may, upon
    application therefor, remit or mitigate any forfeiture provided for
    under subsection (b) of this section, and he shall have authority
    to ascertain the facts upon all such applications.
 
-SOURCE-
    (July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title III, Sec. 368, 58 Stat. 706; June 25,
    1948, ch. 646, Sec. 1, 62 Stat. 909; 1953 Reorg. Plan No. 1, Sec.
    5, 8, eff.  Apr. 11, 1953, 18 F.R. 2053, 67 Stat. 631.)
 
-CHANGE-
                               CHANGE OF NAME
      Act June 25, 1948, eff.  Sept. 1, 1948, substituted ''United
    States attorney'' for ''United States district attorney''.  See
    section 541 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure, and
    Historical and Revision note thereunder.
 
-TRANS-
                           TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS
      Office of Surgeon General abolished by section 3 of Reorg. Plan
    No. 3 of 1966, eff.  June 25, 1966, 31 F.R. 8855, 80 Stat. 1610,
    and functions thereof transferred to Secretary of Health,
    Education, and Welfare by section 1 of Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1966,
    set out as a note under section 202 of this title.  Secretary of
    Health, Education, and Welfare redesignated Secretary of Health and
    Human Services by section 509(b) of Pub. L. 96-88 which is
    classified to section 3508(b) of Title 20, Education.
      Functions of Federal Security Administrator transferred to
    Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and all agencies of
    Federal Security Agency transferred to Department of Health,
    Education, and Welfare by section 5 of Reorg. Plan No. 1 of 1953,
    set out as a note under section 3501 of this title.  Federal
    Security Agency and office of Administrator abolished by section 8
    of Reorg. Plan No. 1 of 1953. Secretary and Department of Health,
    Education, and Welfare redesignated Secretary and Department of
    Health and Human Services by section 509(b) of Pub. L. 96-88 which
    is classified to section 3508(b) of Title 20.
 


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