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§ 112. —  Compacts between States for cooperation in prevention of crime; consent of Congress.



[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 4USC112]

 
       TITLE 4--FLAG AND SEAL, SEAT OF GOVERNMENT, AND THE STATES
 
                          CHAPTER 4--THE STATES
 
Sec. 112. Compacts between States for cooperation in prevention 
        of crime; consent of Congress
        
    (a) The consent of Congress is hereby given to any two or more 
States to enter into agreements or compacts for cooperative effort and 
mutual assistance in the prevention of crime and in the enforcement of 
their respective criminal laws and policies, and to establish such 
agencies, joint or otherwise, as they may deem desirable for making 
effective such agreements and compacts.
    (b) For the purpose of this section, the term ``States'' means the 
several States and Alaska, Hawaii, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the 
Virgin Islands, Guam, and the District of Columbia.

(Added May 24, 1949, ch. 139, Sec. 129(b), 63 Stat. 107, Sec. 112, 
formerly Sec. 111; amended Aug. 3, 1956, ch. 941, 70 Stat. 1020; Pub. L. 
87-406, Feb. 16, 1962, 76 Stat. 9; renumbered Sec. 112, Pub. L. 89-554, 
Sec. 2(c), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 608.)


                      Historical and Revision Note

    This section [section 129(b) of Act May 24, 1949] incorporates in 
title 4, U.S.C. (enacted into positive law by act of July 30, 1947 (ch. 
389, Sec. 1, 61 Stat. 641), the provisions of former section 420 of 
title 18, U.S.C. (act of June 6, 1934, ch. 406, 48 Stat. 909), which, in 
the course of the revision of such title 18, was omitted therefrom and 
recommended for transfer to such title 4. (See table 7--Transferred 
sections, p. A219, H. Rept. No. 304, April 24, 1947, to accompany H.R. 
3190, 80th Cong.).


                               Amendments

    1962--Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 87-406 inserted ``Guam'' after ``the 
Virgin Islands,''.
    1956--Act Aug. 3, 1956, designated existing provisions as subsec. 
(a) and added subsec. (b).


               Admission of Alaska and Hawaii to Statehood

    Alaska was admitted into the Union on Jan. 3, 1959, on issuance of 
Proc. No. 3269, Jan. 3, 1959, 24 F.R. 81, 73 Stat. c16, and Hawaii was 
admitted into the Union on Aug. 21, 1959, on issuance of Proc. No. 3309, 
Aug. 21, 1959, 24 F.R. 6868, 73 Stat. c74. For Alaska Statehood Law, see 
Pub. L. 85-508, July 7, 1958, 72 Stat. 339, set out as a note preceding 
former section 21 of Title 48, Territories and Insular Possessions. For 
Hawaii Statehood Law, see Pub. L. 86-3, Mar. 18, 1959, 73 Stat. 4, set 
out as a note preceding former section 491 of Title 48.



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