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§ 300105. —  Powers.



[Laws in effect as of January 7, 2003]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 7, 2003 and December 19, 2003]
[CITE: 36USC300105]

 
     TITLE 36--PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND 
                              ORGANIZATIONS
 
              Subtitle III--Treaty Obligation Organizations
 
              CHAPTER 3001--THE AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS
 
Sec. 300105. Powers

    (a) General.--The corporation may--
        (1) adopt bylaws and regulations;
        (2) adopt, alter, and destroy a seal;
        (3) own and dispose of property to carry out the purposes of the 
    corporation;
        (4) accept gifts, devises, and bequests of property to carry out 
    the purposes of the corporation;
        (5) sue and be sued in courts of law and equity, State or 
    Federal, within the jurisdiction of the United States; and
        (6) do any other act necessary to carry out this chapter and 
    promote the purposes of the corporation.

    (b) Designation.--The corporation is designated as the organization 
authorized to act in matters of relief under the treaties of Geneva, 
August 22, 1864, July 27, 1929, and August 12, 1949.

(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1492.)

                                          Historical and Revision Notes
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           Revised  Section                    Source (U.S. Code)               Source (Statutes at Large)
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300105................................  36:2 (1st sentence words         Jan. 5, 1905, ch. 23, Sec.  2 (1st
                                         between 2d comma and 3d          sentence words between 2d comma and 3d
                                         semicolon and after 4th          semicolon and after 4th semicolon), 33
                                         semicolon).                      Stat. 600; May 8, 1947, ch. 50, Sec.
                                                                          3, 61 Stat. 81.
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    In subsection (a)(1), the word ``adopt'' is substituted for ``ordain 
and establish'' for consistency in the revised title. The words ``not 
inconsistent with the laws of the United States of America or any State 
thereof'' are omitted as unnecessary.
    In subsection (a)(2), the words ``adopt, alter, and destroy a seal'' 
are substituted for ``adopt a seal and the same to alter and destroy at 
pleasure'' for consistency in the revised title and to eliminate 
unnecessary words.
    In subsection (a)(3), the words ``own and dispose of property'' are 
substituted for ``to have and to hold such real and personal estate as 
shall be deemed advisable and to dispose of the same'' for consistency 
in the revised title and to eliminate unnecessary words.
    In subsection (a)(4), the word ``property'' is substituted for 
``real and personal estate'' for clarity and consistency in the revised 
title.
    In subsection (a)(6), the word ``things'' is omitted as included in 
``act''. The words ``carry out this chapter'' are substituted for 
``carry into effect the provisions of sections 1, 2 to 6, 8, and 9 of 
this title'' for clarity and because under 36:1a the corporation 
existing under those sections continued under the source provisions 
restated in the revised chapter.
    In subsection (b), the words ``treaties of Geneva, August 22, 1864, 
July 27, 1929, and August 12, 1949'' are substituted for ``said 
treaties'' for clarity and consistency in the chapter.



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